Are You Consuming Your Coffee Correctly? [Science Video]

Most of us drink coffee/caffeine first thing in the morning – but science says otherwise! Find out what you SHOULD be doing in the latest video from ASAP Science! [ASAPScience] Advertisements

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Fourth ‘Human Ancestor’ Species Found

Researchers working in Ethiopia have detailed what they believe to be a newly-discovered ancestor species of humans. It means as many as four such species, known as hominins, could have coexisted. The results, published in Nature, are from analysis of 14 teeth and jaw bones discovered beween 2006 and 2013. The bones appear to come […]

Canadian Man Sets Guinness World Record for ‘Farthest Flight by a Hoverboard’

Yes, you read that title correctly. While it may not be the hoverboard we were all wishing for when we first saw Back to the Future 2, this is about as close as we have come yet. Jeez, I didn’t even know this thing existed and people are already breaking records on the thing? Man, […]

Seeing the Smallest Thing in the Universe [Science Video]

Beyond molecules and atoms, how far down can we see below the wavelength of visible light? What is the smallest possible scale in the universe? Watch this enlightening video from Physics Girl to find out! [Physics Girl]

Debunking the myths Surrounding OCD [Science Video]

There’s a common misconception that if you like to meticulously organize your things, keep your hands clean, or plan out your weekend to the last detail, you might be OCD. In fact, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a serious psychiatric condition that is frequently misunderstood by society and mental health professionals alike. Natascha M. Santos […]

Lead Balloon Follows Chocolate Teapot Into Reality

Engineering design students have struck another blow against idiom by successfully flying a lead balloon. They responded to a challenge by British TV’s The One Show, which last year asked chocolate producers Nestle to make a chocolate teapot, based around the idiom that such a receptacle is the epitome of uselessness. In fact it proved […]

L’Oreal Wants To 3D-Print Human Skin

L’Oreal is to 3D-print human skin for use in cosmetics testing. It’s a development of an existing program of producing the skin in a lab. According to the BBC, L’Oreal already uses donated tissue to grow more than 100,000 skin samples a year for testing purposes, avoiding the need for testing on animals or live […]

Sunlight is Way Older Than You Think [Science Video]

It takes light a zippy 8 minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. But how long does it take that same light to travel from the Sun’s core to its surface? Oddly enough, the answer is many thousands of years. Sten Odenwald explains why by illustrating the random walk problem. [TED Ed]