Researchers Deal With Knotty Issue: Why Your Shoelaces Always Come Untied

Berkeley researchers believe your shoelaces coming untied is just a matter of time. Their study found that unwanted untying comes from two forces combining to replicate the effect of the wearer intentionally pulling the laces undone. The research was originally done to explore why two different versions of the common “bow tie” knot have differing […]

Quantum Mechanics Explained in 5 Minutes (With Added Ducks) [Video]

Quantum mechanics explained in 5 minutes with the help of ducks. Warning: language. What a silly way to build a universe. [exurb1a]

Big Question: Why did we stop going to the moon? [Video]

In this episode of the Mental Floss show, host Craig Benzine explains the reason why we stopped going to the moon. [Metal Floss]

What If You’re Born Without Sympathy & Empathy?

Most of us are born with all our emotions in place, but what if a few crucial feelings were removed? In this video, youtuber Life Noggin explores this possibility [Life Noggin]

Brains May Make Automatic Memory Back-Up

The way brains form memories could be completely different than previously believed according to new research. It suggests we make two simultaneous memories: one for short-term and one for the long-term. Until now the prevailing belief was that the hippocampus creates a memory that is then transferred to the cortex. That was partly derived from […]

The Bayesian Trap: The Bayes’ Theorem Explained

Bayes’ theorem explained with examples and implications for life. [Veritasium]

Why do animals have such different lifespans? [Science Video]

For the microscopic lab worm C. elegans, life equates to just a few short weeks on Earth. The bowhead whale, on the other hand, can live over two hundred years. Why are these lifespans so different? And what does it really mean to ‘age’ anyway? Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explains why the pace of aging […]

10 Amazing Accidental Discoveries

From the hallucinogenic that was intended to make you swear to the summertime snack accidentally created by a kid, some of the most amazing creations in the world have been created by mistake. Watch the clip to discover 10 Amazing Accidental Discoveries. [Alltime10s]

Should You Walk or Run When It’s Cold? [Science Video]

Is it better to walk or run when it’s cold out? If you run, then you have to deal with wind, wind chill, etc, but your body generates more heat. If you stay still, standing or walking slowly, you don’t generate as much heat, but don’t deal with the wind. Note: the simple calculations in […]

The Facts, The Fears, and the Future of GMOs: Genetic Engineering & Our Food

Are GMOs bad for your health? Or is this fear unfounded? Learn all about the facts, the fears, and the future of GMOs in this episode of “In a Nutshell.” [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

Tetris Could Reduce Traumatic Memories

Playing Tetris could help reduce the chances of people suffering long-term mental effects from traumatic events according to a study. Professor Emily Holmes of Karolina Institutet in Sweden led a multi-national research team and ran a study to test the concept. The thinking was that playing Tetris is so absorbing for visual memory that it […]

Elon Musk Wants Wireless Brain-Computer Connection

Elon Musk is working on a program to wirelessly connect human brains and computers. Potential purposes include boosting brains with artificial intelligence and tackling neurodegenerative conditions. Musk plans to detail his new company, Neuralink, some time next week. What’s already known is that it will be based around neural lace, the concept of implanting electrodes […]