Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) Aims to Change the World [Video]

In case you still need to be convinced on how awesome a person and a scientist Bill Nye is, I strongly encourage you to watch this clip. Not only was this guy one of my role model back when I was a kid, but he still is today, alongside with Richard Feynman, Carl Sagan, and […]

Minute Physics Takes on Science, Religion, and the Big Bang [Video]

The Big Bang is a complicated concept, and its unfortunately-misleading name doesn’t help much. Thankfully, we have Minute Physics to help us understand it, and how the theory overlaps (and doesn’t) with Creationism.

What If You Stopped Going Outside? [Science Video]

We all spend so much time indoors either working or binging on YouTube videos, but how is this affecting our brains and bodies? If you spend most of your day inside, this is for you. [ASAPScience | Picture Via]

Ytterbium Clock Is Second-Best

The definition of a second could get even more precise thanks to a new model of atomic clock. The advance has been made by changing the element used for the timekeeping. An atomic clock uses the same principle as a pendulum in a physical clock, just on a tiny scale. It measures the signal emitted […]

What’s Inside: Play-Doh [Science Video]

Learn the magic formula inside that classic yellow tub. Hint: there’s more to it than flour and water. [Wired]

A Brief Animated History of Physics

A short animation Asa Lucander, which was part of the Science Club series on BBC2, taking a look at the history of physics. [Via Kuriositas | Asa Lucander]

The Science of Leeches [Video]

As an entomologist, Dr. Tim Cockerill is used to getting up close and personal with insects and here he lets a hungry leech feed on his arm – all in the name of science. By observing the feeding process (for over three hours!), Tim explores the science behind how leeches live, thrive and survive and […]

Let’s Jam! [Comic]

[Source: Sara Zimmerman at Unearthed Comics]

10 Most Habitable Alien Worlds

Need a new home? Then look no further than the 10 most habitable alien worlds known to man. Please note that these are ranked by similarity with Earth using the Earth Similarity Index. [AllTime10s]

“The Drift” Could Become Reality in Simulated Spacecraft!

Researchers from the University of Essex have been collaborating with some United States researchers — especially those at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory — to develop “brain-computer interface” (BCI) technology, “which allows two people to steer a virtual spacecraft using only their brain power, via electroencephalography (EEG).” To start, they have been working on a BCI mouse […]

Billboard Creates Drinking Water from Air! [Video]

Lima, Peru, and its nearby villages do not have much potable water. Despite humidity at 98%, rainfall is nearly 0%. But by implementing SCIENCE, the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Peru created a BILLBOARD THAT MAKES USABLE WATER. [via Upworthy]

What is Dyslexia? [Video]

Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum — one that doesn’t necessarily fit with labels like “normal” and “defective.” Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of […]