Cool Science Tee: Long Live Heavy Metals!


Long live heavy metals! A cool Tee by artist extraordinaire Wirdou. [Available @ The Neatoshop]

Controversial genetic disorder treatment could get legal backing


The United Kingdom looks set to be the first country to give the legal go-ahead for IVF treatment that would combine genetic material from three people. The technique, known as mitochondrial transfer, would be designed to stop mothers passing on particular types of genetics-based disorders. The disorders involve faults in mitochondria, known informally as cellular power […]

From Broccoli to Big Macs: This is What 200 Calories Look Like [Video]


From Broccoli to Big Macs – All of your favourite foods, shown as 200 calories! [ASAPScience]

The Amazing Falling Bead Chain Experiment [Video]


These beads seem to levitate, defy gravity and jump out of the beaker. But how and why do they act like this? We met up with Steve Mould, the science guy from Britain’s Brightest, to explore the science behind the “self siphoning beads” – also known as “Newton’s Beads”. To get a closer look at […]

Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip


Watch as Andy from The Royal Institution Youtube channel brings together a levitating superconductor and a bewildering Möbius strip made from over 2,000 magnets. As his super-conducting boat whizzes along the track, Andy demonstrates the remarkable properties of the superconducting material (Yttrium barium copper oxide) which allows it to seemingly float both above and below […]

How Fluorescence Works [Science Video]


A fun video exploring the colorful science behind fluorescence. [Nurd Rage | Via UD]

Really Bad Science Jokes [Video]


Here’s a few science jokes about String Theory, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Mars Rovers, and more! Jokes so bad, you have to laugh! Got any really bad science jokes to share with us? Go ahead and let us know about them in the comments section below! [Coma Niddy]

A Day in the Life of an Astronaut on Mars [Video]


The members of the HI-SEAS project are currently on a mission, simulating what an extended stay on Mars would be like for astronauts. The team has been pretty much been secluded for the past two months inside a small habitat without windows on a Hawaiian island, and will stay for another 2 months until the […]

Earth’s Teenage Years [Comic]


[Source: Unearted Comics]

Beer & Biodiversity [Science Video]


Both nature and economy are driven by the same laws. Another interesting video by the folks over at Minute Earth. [Minute Earth]

How to Turn Sound Into Light: Sonoluminescence [Science Video]


Yes, turning sound into light is fairly easy, especially if you have a pet pistol shrimp, but no one understands exactly why it happens. The phenomenon is called “sonoluminescense,” and here’s a video that explains what we know so far about it. [Minute Physics]