Eyes on the Stars: The Story of a Young Kid Who Later Became an Astronaut [Video]

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On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina. [Storycorps | Via Neatorama]

Brain Tricks: This Is How Your Brain Works [Vid]

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See how your brain works! Not only will these brain tricks blow your mind, they perfectly demonstrate how you think and process information. [ASAPScience]

Immovable Object Vs. Unstoppable Force: Which Wins? [Vid]

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THe ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny: Immovable objects versus unstoppable force. Boom. [Minute Physics]

How Successful Humans are (Number-Wise) When Compared to Other Species?

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There are now more than 7 billion human beings on Earth, and that got me wondering: How successful are we compared to other species? I take a look at out how our numbers stack up to some other domains of life. It turns out that biomass, or what things weigh, can be more important than […]

Did You Know? (Episode 1) [Video]

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A bunch of random facts that you may or may not already be aware of. Did you know that star fish have no brain or that astronaut Frank Borman suffered from a bout of diarrhea onboard Apollo 8, resulting in fecal matter floating around? [didyouknowblog]

Which came first – the chicken or the egg?

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Science has the solution to life’s greatest mystery! Which came first – the chicken or the egg? Watch the video to find out! [ASAPScience]

What is The Most Dangerous Place on Earth?

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Another great vsauce episode taking a look at some of the most dangerous places on Earth for us to live. [Vsauce]

EUREKA: 2012’s Biggest Moments in Science [Infographic]

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Are there any discoveries or events you would add to this infographic? Let us know in the comments section below! Source: BestMastersPrograms.org

Turning Boiling or Hot Water into Snow at -13°F (-25°C) [Video]

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It’s really cold outside today here on the south shore of Montreal (QC, CA). Really, really cold. The temperature outside currently is at -13°F (-25°C), but when you add in the wind chill factor, it feels more like -29°F (-33°C). Since it rarely gets this cold, I decided to use the opportunity to show my […]

Batman Puts Some Sense Into Robin About Viruses and Antibiotics [Pic]

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The Scientific Power of Thought [Video]

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The power of the mind and its ability to affect physical change may shock you! Find out how simply imagining can make it so. [ASAPScience]