Hilarious: Are Imperial Measurements Outdated? [Video]

That’s it, now I feel really bad for all of you people who are still stuck with using the Imperial measurement system. Is an inch really an inch or is it three barleycorns? So a 6 inch ruler is actually 18 barley corns! Now where is that bag of barley… [Head Squeeze]

Computer Pieces Together a Picture of the World

A computer program at a US university has looked at three million images in an attempt to learn more about the world. It’s not the facts themselves that are important, but rather what the project can teach us about the possibilities and limits of computer learning. The program is titled Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL), […]

A Breathtaking Space Film of EPIC Proportions: In Saturn’s Rings [New Teaser Trailer]

Lights off! Full screen! Oh, and if you like the teaser, don’t forget to donate to the kickstarter! A time-lapse movie of EPIC proportions featuring over 1,000,000 real photographs from space animated to full motion! This is the newest teaser for “In Saturn’s Rings”, a giant screen space film for IMAX®, giant screen and fulldome […]

5 Tips for a Better Thanksgiving Through Chemistry [Science Video]

Thanksgiving is a holiday packed with cherished family traditions. But there’s always room to experiment, right? Our latest video features five tips for a better Thanksgiving through chemistry. Check out the video to see the secret of turkey brining explained, the best way to make seitan — a.k.a. mock duck or “wheat meat” — or […]

GIRL POWER: Design Students Invent Invisible Bike Helmet [Video]

Now, I’ll admit — I saw this floating around the interwebz and I was highly skeptical. And then I finally watched the video. Go, Ladies, go! [via Jalopnik]

Researchers question effect of TV and games on kids

A newly published study covering 11,000 children found no strong evidence that extended television watching or video game playing was linked to behavioral or psychological issues among children even as young as five. The study was carried out by the Medical Research Council, based at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom. It used […]

The Chemistry of Cookies [Science Video]

You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it’s not magic; it’s science. Stephanie Warren explains via basic chemistry principles how the dough spreads out, at what temperature we can kill salmonella, and why that intoxicating smell wafting from your oven indicates that the cookies […]

Girls, Rube Goldberg & Beastie Boys: More Than Just Princesses [Video]

This is brilliant. From GoldieBlox: We’re GoldieBlox, a toy company out to show the world that girls deserve more choices than dolls and princesses. We believe that femininity is strong and girls will build the future — literally. Our founder, Debbie Sterling, is a Stanford engineer who decided last year that girls need more choices […]

How Many Stars There Are in the Sky, Explained in Ten Seconds [Video]

1000000000000000000000000 stars in the observable universe. Yep. That’s a lot. Unfortunately, we can only observe about 5000 from our planet, and only half of them from each side of the Earth. [Minute Physics]

Watch NASA’s MAVEN Mission Launch LIVE Right here!

Watch as NASA launches its new MAVEN spacecraft into space live right here! Estimated launch time: 1:28 pm EST. Current time (as I’m writing this): 12:47 EST. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN), set to launch in 2013, will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind. […]

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The Tides Explained in Ten Seconds [Science Video]

You might have to watch the video a few times to fully grasp the explanation, but here’s the quickest and most simple explanation of the science behind tides I’ve ever heard. [Minute Physics]