Can Santa Claus exist according to the laws of physics?

I love this cool visualization of Santa Claus' Christmas Eve trip as seen from space but, with the current laws of physics, we know he wouldn't be able do it. Or would he? Can Santa be real and deliver on his promises? The question is tricky, as this scientific debate shows. Let the classic scientific fight begin once… » 12/11/14 3:23pm 12/11/14 3:23pm

Scientists think there may be a wormhole in the center of our galaxy

If Zilong Li and Cosimo Bambi of the Fudan University in Shanghai are correct, what we thought was a massive blackhole in the center of our galaxy could be a wormhole that would allow instantaneous travel between two points in space and time. In fact, it may be the gateway to a different universe. » 5/28/14 3:52pm 5/28/14 3:52pm

Hilarious slow-motion video turns Neil deGrasse Tyson into a stoner

Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson, in addition to being a general badass, is most famous for his wildly infectious exuberance for all things science. Unless, of course, NDT is stoned out of his mind. In which case, that vigor would probably turn into the masterpiece you see below. » 3/18/14 11:05am 3/18/14 11:05am

This guy basically destroys all laws of physics and gravity

You know those genius, almost sentient quadcopters that can learn new skills like juggle balls, fly in tandem, work together, go through hoops, attach themselves to wall and basically do things that will eventually destroy mankind? This guy, Kai Hou, is like the human equivalent of those. He's an acrobatic master that… » 2/14/14 10:00pm 2/14/14 10:00pm

Here's what a mathematically perfect centered pool break looks like

If you're curious about what would happen if a perfectly hit cue ball hit a perfectly aligned pool rack perfectly in the middle, well here's what it will look like. It's mathematically perfect. Not even the best pool players in the world, magnet breakers or robots can even get it to look like this. » 2/06/14 11:42pm 2/06/14 11:42pm

We might be destroying the universe just by looking at it

It's not often that astronomy goes well with the book of Genesis. But this is a theory that evokes the line, "But of the tree of the knowledge, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." In this theory, knowledge doesn't just kill you — it kills the entire universe.… » 2/03/14 5:01pm 2/03/14 5:01pm

These pool tricks seem like they're breaking all of Earth's magnets

I'm not sure there's an explanation for this amazing set of pool tricks other than the guy doing them, professional pool trick shot player Florian Kohler, is just impossibly good at what he does or that Kohler has somehow found a way to coax all of the magnets on Earth to bend balls however he wants so they travel… » 1/10/14 11:12pm 1/10/14 11:12pm

This camera stabilizer seems to defy the laws of physics

Though it may look fake and unreal and impossible and not allowed on Earth, the camera stabilizer in the video is completely real. You can't make it shake. It's like magic decided to defy physics and ignore gravity. All I want to do is park myself in front of a mirror and do as many twists and turns and spins as… » 12/31/13 4:21pm 12/31/13 4:21pm

These Are the First Ever Images of a Heart Injected With Liquid Metal

It may surprise you that, despite our seemingly vast knowledge of the human body, we're still decently in the dark when it comes to the smaller portions of the cardiovascular system. Even more surprising, the answer to that problem isn't lying in more powerful microscopes. It's in a heart pumping pure, shiny liquid… » 12/06/13 4:41pm 12/06/13 4:41pm

This mind-bending machine completes one turn every 2.3 trillion years

This machine by Arthur Ganson just blew my mind: its engine runs at 200 revolutions per minute but the last gear of its 12-gear mechanism is locked to a block of concrete. It looks still but, in reality, it is moving. You just can't see it because it completes one revolution every two trillion years. How the hell is… » 11/03/13 12:06am 11/03/13 12:06am