Free Falling in Outer Space [Science Video]

If you were to orbit the Earth, you’d experience the feeling of free fall, not unlike what your stomach feels before a big dive on a roller coaster. With a little help from Sir Isaac Newton, Matt J. Carlson explains the basic forces acting on an astronaut and why you probably shouldn’t try this one […]

Some of The Most Disturbing Scientific Facts In The World [Video]

Ewww. Here’s an animated gif of me after seeing that giant centipede: [Buzzfeed]

From spears to baseball: the evolution of throwing

A US-led study has compared modern baseball players with archaeological records to conclude it’s highly likely that humans evolved physical characteristics needed to throw a long distance. The researchers believe the physical changes match the timing of humans being able to throw weapons such as spears. That proved a major change in human behavior as […]

How To Make Your Own Polymer Slime [Video]

Making polymer slime at home is easy and fun! All you need is some white glue or transparent glue gel (the ones used in schools,) water, and a little borax. That’s it! [About | Via]

Relativity [Comic]

It’s commonly believed that Lorentz contraction makes objects appear flatter along the direction of travel. However, this ignores light travel times. In fact, a fast-moving butt would appear rotated toward the observer but not substantially distorted. Shakira was right. [Source: XKCD]

Measuring Your Dumbness With A Ruler, in SLOW-MO!

This week on Distort, we are measuring how slow (and dumb) humans are, in centimeters. Guest Dr. Adam Gazzaley explains reaction time and tells us why our brains are more like plastic, not cement. [Distort | Via]

Where is the True North Pole? [Science Video]

Where is the true North Pole? Is it in Canada? Russia? In the Arctic Ocean? Watch this video from Minute Physics to find out! [Minute Physics]

Cool Science Tee: Long Live Heavy Metals!

Long live heavy metals! A cool Tee by artist extraordinaire Wirdou. [Available @ The Neatoshop]

Controversial genetic disorder treatment could get legal backing

The United Kingdom looks set to be the first country to give the legal go-ahead for IVF treatment that would combine genetic material from three people. The technique, known as mitochondrial transfer, would be designed to stop mothers passing on particular types of genetics-based disorders. The disorders involve faults in mitochondria, known informally as cellular power […]

From Broccoli to Big Macs: This is What 200 Calories Look Like [Video]

From Broccoli to Big Macs – All of your favourite foods, shown as 200 calories! [ASAPScience]

The Amazing Falling Bead Chain Experiment [Video]

These beads seem to levitate, defy gravity and jump out of the beaker. But how and why do they act like this? We met up with Steve Mould, the science guy from Britain’s Brightest, to explore the science behind the “self siphoning beads” – also known as “Newton’s Beads”. To get a closer look at […]

Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip

Watch as Andy from The Royal Institution Youtube channel brings together a levitating superconductor and a bewildering Möbius strip made from over 2,000 magnets. As his super-conducting boat whizzes along the track, Andy demonstrates the remarkable properties of the superconducting material (Yttrium barium copper oxide) which allows it to seemingly float both above and below […]