MUST WATCH: A Volcanic Eruption as Seen from Space [Video]

From NASAGoddard: See one of the most eye-popping shots of a volcanic eruption ever captured from space. On June 12, 2009, a fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) made it possible for an astronaut on board to capture Sarychev Volcano in the early stages of eruption. The volcano is located on the northwestern […]

Carl Sagan’s Visionary Series Continues – COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY [Trailer]

I’m really, really excited about this reboot of Cosmos starring Neil deGrasse Tyson. The new series will feature 13 episodes and start airing on March 9th, 2014. COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, the thrilling new 13-part series from EP/writer Ann Druyan and EP Seth MacFarlane, premieres Sunday, March 9 at 9/8c on FOX. [Fox | Via […]

Eye Floaters Explained [Science Video]

Sometimes our eyes do weird things. One of the things they sometimes do is get floaters. What are they? Where do they come from? Join us today on SciShow as Hank explores the science behind these little specks. [SciShow]

The Mystery of Motion Sickness [Science Video]

Although one third of the population suffers from motion sickness, scientists aren’t exactly sure what causes it. Like the common cold, it’s a seemingly simple problem that’s still without a cure. And if you think it’s bad on a long family car ride, imagine being a motion sick astronaut! Rose Eveleth explains what’s happening in […]

The Smelly, Oozy, Sometimes Explode-y Science of Garbage [Video]

You ever think about where your trash goes? How long it takes to decompose? And whether your garbage can become … dangerous? You should! Hank explains the science of trash, how we’ve dealt with it (or not) over the ages, and both the risks and the potential it holds for the future. [SciShow | Via […]

Happy Birthday Opportunity: 10 Years on Mars Today! [NASA Video]

Happy birthday Opportunity! On the same day 10 years ago, you first landed on Mars, and even though your initial mission was supposed to last only 90 days, you’re still going on strong after all these years! Two Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, landed on the Red Planet in January, 2004, on a 90-day […]

Six Decades of a Warming Earth [NASA Video]

From the Youtube channel of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center: This visualization shows how global temperatures have risen from 1950 through the end of 2013. NASA scientists say 2013 tied for the seventh warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest […]

Binary Numbers With Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar) [Math Bites]

In this new episode of Math Bites, host Danica McKellar demystifies the 1s and 0s of binary numbers. [Nerdist]

The Difference Between Evolution and Natural Selection [Science Video]

A lot of people get confused when it comes to understanding the difference between evolution and natural selection, so to help clear things up, here’s a short video from Minute Earth explaining that difference. [Minute Earth]

Jet Lag May Disrupt Genes [Science!]

Disrupted gene activity may be the reason jet lag kicks our butts so badly according to research from a British university. They found that both jet lag and working nightshifts affected the activity of more than 1,500 genes. The Surrey University study looked at the levels of gene expression, in which a gene’s information is […]

Uh-Oh: The Black Hole Science Rap [Science Music Video]

An awesome new science-themed rap by my pal Michael Wilson aka Coma Niddy explaining how black holes aren’t really dangerous per se, what we really need to worry about is being caught in the event horizon, leading inexorably to death by spaghettification. Speaking of spaghettification, black holes are probably entry points to the plane of […]

The Science of Snowflakes [Video]

The video tracks formation of snowflakes from their origins in bits of dust in clouds that become droplets of water falling to Earth. When the droplets cool, six crystal faces form because water molecules bond in hexagonal networks when they freeze. It explains that ice crystals grow fastest at the corners between the faces, fostering […]