Air Force fights snakes from a plane

Two thousand drugged-up dead mice have been parachuted onto Guam near a US Air Force base. It’s not a bizarre training exercise, but rather an attempt to tackle an overpopulation of snakes. The brown Treesnake is a long-standing problem on Guam. It’s not a native species and the most common theory is that it snuck […]

Gravity (And the Solar System) Visualized With Spandex and Marbles [Science Video]

Wow. Just wow. I especially liked the part where the professor was able to have one marble orbit the other while the first was orbiting the weight located in the center of the sheet of spandex. [apbiolghs | Via]

China Launches Chang’e-3 Rocket [Video]

On Sunday, Dec. 1, China launched its Chang’e-3 lunar probe. If all goes as planned, it will not only be China’s first spacecraft to land on an extraterrestrial body, but it will be the first rover to land on the moon in nearly 4 decades. According to io9: The six-wheeled rover, called “Jade Rabbit” in English, […]

Will 3D Printing Change Everything? [Science Video]

The future is coming! Some are calling it the 3rd or “3D Industrial Revolution”. But how does 3D Printing work, and what can you expect? [ASAPScience]

Why is All Sand the Same? [Science Video]

Wherever you go, sand usually look all the same, but why is that, and how is sand actually made? Watch this video to find out! [MinuteEarth]

The Dark Side of the Moon explained in ten seconds

The dark side of the moon eplained in under 10 seconds by Minute Physics! [Minute Physics]

Cavities Come From Poop [Science Video]

That’s it, I’m totally grossed out now. There are billions of germs in your mouth. Their poop is hazardous to your teeth. It’s time to learn some dental hygiene in this episode of SCI CODE! [Coma Niddy]

Hilarious: Are Imperial Measurements Outdated?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]