Astronomy Picture: N63A, Also Known as “The Firefox”

Here is a picture of N63A, also know as “The Firefox,” a supernova remnant of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), one of our galaxy’s close neighbor. Explanation: What has this supernova left behind? As little as 2,000 years ago, light from a massive stellar explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) first reached planet Earth. […]

Observe the Magic of a Tesla Valve in Slow Motion [Video]

Watch below as Youtuber NightHawkInLight demonstrates how a Tesla Valve works by using the combustion of propane as a visible medium. The Tesla Valve was invented by Nikola Tesla in the early 1900s to allow various fuilds or gasses to flow in one direction and not the other. [NightHawkInLight | Via BoingBoing]

What If Santa Really Delivered Presents In One Night: A Scientific Look

Here we have a mathematical and scientific breakdown of Santa Claus’ trip around the world on Christmas Eve. It’s a good thing little kids don’t know all that much about math and physics. Yeah, it’s silly, but interesting- especially the part about the calories Santa ingests. Makes me feel as little less guilty about how […]

Electric Eel Brightens Christmas

Every time an eel farts, a Christmas tree grows brighter. Well, not exactly. The sound is generated from the setup at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. Any time the aquarium’s Tweeting electric eel Miguel Wattson produces an electric current, the nearby Christmas tree gets a boost that brightens the Christmas lights. The aquarium named the […]

How Does Chemotherapy Work? [Science Video]

During World War I, scientists were trying to develop an antidote to the poisonous yellow cloud known as mustard gas. They discovered the gas was irrevocably damaging the bone marrow of affected soldiers. This gave the scientists an idea: cancer cells and bone marrow both replicate rapidly. Could mustard gas be used to fight cancer? […]