The Invisible Creatures That Keep You Alive! [Science Video]

In this episode of “It’s Okay to Be Smart”, host Joe Hanson takes a look at our Microbiome, the system of invisible (to us) Microbes that keeps us alive. [It’s Ok To Be Smart]

Why Don’t Oil and Water Mix While Salt and Water Does? [Science Video]

Salt dissolves in water; oil does not. But why? You can think of that glass of water as a big, bumpin’ dance party where the water molecules are always switching dance partners — and they’d much rather dance with a salt ion. John Pollard explains how two chemistry principles, energetics and entropy, rule the dance […]

How Exactly Do You Hear Things? [Science Video]

Sound is a beautiful thing, but do you know we actually hear? This video takes a look at how our ears process sound. [Life Noggin]

How YOU Will Die According to Science [Video]

Have you ever wanted to know how & when you will die? Science might have an answer… [AsapSCIENCE]

‘Mars Visitors’ Return After Year-Long Mission

Six people have finished a year of isolation designed to replicate life on Mars. The crew have been inside a 36 by 20 foot dome near a Hawaiian volcano. It’s the third and longest such mission following previous experiments lasting four and eight months. While similar studies have concentrated on the long journey inside a […]

Why Do My Eyes Glow Red in Photos? [Science Video]

You know how sometimes your eyes glow bright red in photos, making you look like a scary demon and ruining a priceless family memory? Well, there’s a pretty cool reason it happens and ways to stop it! Learn all about it in this episode of SciShow! [SciShow]

Meteorite or Meteorwrong: A Self-Test Check-List [Flowchart]

Is it a meteorite or is it not? A handy flowchart from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of the Washington University in St. Louis: Oh, and for those too lazy to Google it, here’s the definition of a regmaglypt: A shallow indentation or pit on the surface of a meteorite, resembling a thumbprint […]

Aurora Borealis Scientists Embarrassed By Lawnmower Fail

A university’s prediction that the Northern Lights would be widely visible turned out to be a mistake caused by a lawnmower. The Aurora Watch service, based at Lancaster University in the UK, forecasts likely sightings of the Aurora Borealis, a natural colored light show caused by solar winds disturbing the Earth’s magnetosphere. Forecasting is of […]

The Physiology of Race Walking

Professional walking race athletes in action make for a bizarre sight, but there’s some serious technique in complying with (and sometimes breaking) the rule of keeping one foot on the ground at all time. This video from Vox explains more.

How to Create an Amazingly Cool Pool Vortex + The Science Behind the Phenomenon [Video]

In this video, Youtuber Physics Girl teaches us how to create an amazingly cool pool vortex and explains the science behind the phenomenon. Unfortunately, it’s Winter over here in Canada, so I guess I’ll have to wait until next summer to try this out. I know you could create one in an indoor pool, but […]

Peeing in the Pool is DANGEROUS. Here’s Why! [Science Video]

Our pools are full of disinfectant chemicals that keep then free of microorganisms, but what you might not realize is that those same chemicals are interacting with, well, you. Today we’re talking poolchem, and we’re going to answer that age old question that’s been pondered in the back of every deep end swimmer’s mind – […]

How Not To Get Stuck In Traffic [Video]

Everyone know the problem with traffic is other drivers, but this video explores how science as diverse as phase particles and psychology play a role in clogging up our streets. (Note that the final 30 seconds or so of the clip is a promo spot for a company that sponsored the video makers for this […]