10 Mind-Bending Theories About Time Travel [Video]

Bill and Ted, Marty McFly, those guys in the hot tub; time travel seems to belong in the world of fiction, but here are some ideas that might make it a reality in 10 mind-bending theories about time travel. [AllTime10s]

The Biggest Living Organism on Earth [Video]

So geeks, what is the biggest organism currently living on earth? A blue whale? A giant mutant panda? Something that is there but we are not yet aware of? Watch this video to find out! [Minute Earth]

Han Solo Spotted on Mercury: He Will Not Be Permanently Damaged [Pic]

This picture was captured on Mercury by NASA’s Messenger probe back in 2011 and was appropriately titled “He will not be permanently damaged.” A portion of the terrain surrounding the northern margin of the Caloris basin hosts an elevated block in the shape of a certain carbonite-encased smuggler who can make the Kessel Run in […]

Instant Message Responses Slower from Liars

People who are lying take longer to write a message according to a newly-published study. But the difference may not be enough to be a useful guide in text ‘conversations.’ Researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah asked more than 100 students from two unnamed universities to take part in a test where a computer […]

Bohemian Gravity: A Science-Themed Version of Bohemian Rhapsody [Video]

BRILLIANT!!! Is string theory right? Is it just fantasy? Caught in the landscape, Out of touch with reality [acapellascience | Via Laughing Squid]

What’s the Lowest Temperature at which Life Can Survive? [Video]

We know that certain extremophiles thrive at subzero temperatures, happily multiplying in sheets of ice and deep in frozen caves and lakes. But there’s a lower limit to almost everything, and researchers at the British Antarctic Survey wanted to know what that limit was for single-celled organisms at low temperatures. At what point do organisms […]

The Science of Heartbreak [Science Video]

Why is a ‘broken heart’ so painful? Science explains the pain of heartbreak, and more importantly, how to effectively get over it. [ASAPScience]

Voyager Has Left the Solar System!

NASA has officially confirmed that Voyager 1 has left our solar system. The announcement comes to coincide with the publish of a paper in Science with the understated title “In Situ Observations of Interstellar Plasma With Voyager 1.” The paper details “strong evidence that Voyager 1 has crossed the heliopause into the nearby interstellar plasma.” […]

How to Survive a Lightning Strike [Science Video]

As explained by Minute Earth, if you’re in the middle of a field and don’t have a Faraday suit handy during a lightning storm, the best way to survive a lightning strike is to crouch low while keeping your feet close together. But the best way to avoid lightning strikes is to get inside a […]

What Do We See in The Dark? [Science Video]

Sure, after spending a while in the dark, people can start to see a little better, but does this vision reflect reality? Check out the video to learn more about what Prisoner’s cinema is, and why pirates used to wear an eye patch. [VSauce 3 | Via LS]

Dear Algebra [Pic]

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Quantum Networking a Step More Practical

British researchers have successfully tested a method of quantum cryptography that that could make it a more practical system for large-scale communication. Quantum cryptography works by sending each unit of binary data as a light particle (photon) in one of two states, representing a 0 or 1. Not only can this binary information be encrypted […]