How Does Asthma Work? [Science Video]

More than 300 million people around the world suffer from asthma, and around 250,000 people die from it each year. But why do people get asthma, and how can this disease be deadly? Christopher E. Gaw describes the main symptoms and treatments of asthma. [TED Ed]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Universe While Eating Increasingly Spicy Wings

Watch as Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the universe while eating increasingly spicy wings, starting with the relitively mild sriracha, and ending with Blair’s Mega Death with Liquid Rage hot sauce. Star Talk host, Hayden Planetarium director, and astrophysicist extraordinaire Neil deGrasse Tyson has a brilliant knack for breaking down big scientific ideas to the masses. […]

What is Entropy and Why is it Useful? [Science Video]

There’s a concept that’s crucial to chemistry and physics. It helps explain why physical processes go one way and not the other: why ice melts, why cream spreads in coffee, why air leaks out of a punctured tire. It’s entropy, and it’s notoriously difficult to wrap our heads around. Jeff Phillips gives a crash course […]

Are We All Related? [Science Video]

In this episode of “It’s OK To Be Smart,” host Joe Hanson investigates how closely related we all really are. Basic math tells us that all humans share ancestors. But you’ll be amazed at how recently those shared ancestors lived. Thanks to genetic data in the 21st century, we’re even discovering that we really are […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Reviews This Summer’s Sci-Fi Movies

Watch as America’s favorite astrophysicist takes a look at the somewhat-questionable science behind big summer movies like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2″ and “Alien: Covenant.’ [The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]

NASA Wants Help With Aircraft Code

NASA is offering a prize to coders who can help speed up the supercomputer software used to improve aircraft performance. You’ll need to be a US citizen and able to work with Modern Fortran. While many people think of NASA as being a space organization, it also works on aeronautics closer to home. This includes […]

The Last Light Before Eternal Darkness – White Dwarfs & Black Dwarfs Explained

One day, everything will end, even the universe. But before that happens, stars will start dying one after the other. The last ones to remain will be white dwarfs, the corpses of stars, which will continue burning for a long, long time before finally becoming Black Dwarfs. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

What Do Electrolytes Actually Do? [Science Video]

Sports drink commercials love talking about them, but what are electrolytes, why do we need them, and what happens if we don’t have enough? Electrolytes are salts that, once in our bodies, help our cells move water around. They also enable the nerve impulses that keep our hearts beating, our lungs breathing and our brains […]