Speaking of Chemistry: The Truth About Wasabi [Video]


Unless you’ve had a sushi chef grate a $50 wasabi stem right onto your plate, you’ve probably not had the real thing. Find out what that green paste next to your tuna roll really is and how compounds in authentic wasabi may one-day treat a variety of medical ailments. [Reactions]

Beautiful: Burning Iron in Liquid Oxygen [Science Video]


Watch what happens when burning iron is dropped into liquid oxygen. [Periodic Videos]

Pokémon in Real Life [Science Video]


We’re obsessed with Pokémon Go, but are there Pokémon in REAL LIFE? Find out in ASAP Science’s latest video! [ASAP Science]

Will Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Kill Us All? [Science Video]


Antibiotics can save millions of lives, but they have also lead to the rise of superbugs! Can these drug-resistant bugs be stopped? Life Noggin takes a look at the situation. [Life Noggin]

How North America Got its Shape [Science Video]


North America didn’t always have its familiar shape, nor its famed mountains, canyons, and plains: all of that was once contained in an unrecognizable mass, buried deep in Rodinia, a huge supercontinent that lay on the face of the Earth. Peter J. Haproff explains how it took millions of years and some incredible plate tectonics […]

Your Brain and Alzheimer’s Disease [Science Video]


VSauce takes a look at what is Alzheimer’s Disease, what might cause it, and possible future treatments. [VSauce]

This Light Bulb Has Been Burning for 115 Years!


The Centennial Bulb has been running for 115 years! It has gone through 2 world wars, the development of the atomic bomb, the moon landing, 25 different Zelda games, and a lot more! When you think that current incandescent bulbs run for about 1000 hours, and this one has been going on for over 1 […]

Drake Equation: What is the Likelihood of Life Emerging in the Universe?


A fantastic animation that explains the famous drake equation with the help of the voice of COSMOS editor Wilson da Silva. The Drake equation is a probabilistic argument used to arrive at an estimate of the number of active, communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. [Andrzej Dudnik]

The Chemistry of Sparklers [Science Video + Infographic]


From Reactions: Now that the Fourth of July is just around the corner you firework lovers out there are gearing up for the big day. We on the other hand have been taking an up close, slow motion look at the chemistry of how sparklers work. Chemistry of Sparklers infographic: [Reactions]

Maillard: The Most Delicious Chemical Reaction In The World [Science Video]


Why does fresh, hot toast have a more complex flavor than plain bread? Why does cooking raw food in general result in mouthwatering smells and a rich taste? The answer lies with the Maillard reaction, also known as the “browning reaction.” By delving into how this process works, Reactions helps you get the most deliciousness […]

Plyethylene Oxide: The Liquid That Pours Itself [Science Video]


Plyethylene Oxide, also called POLYOX, is a polymer that is made from extremely long chain molecules, and when poured, the molecules tug at each other, allowing the liquid to “pour” itself out of a container, even when at an almost vertical position. Check it out! [Steve Mould]

Can You Solve the Boat Puzzle?


You throw a rock in water from your boat. Can you figure out what happens to the water level? For those who are interested in doing more of these puzzles, here’s a big that was made just for you guys: Professor Povey’s Perplexing Problems: Pre-university Physics and Maths Puzzles with Solutions. [Physics Girl]