The definitive answer to why we must invest in pure science research

The answer to why we spend money in pure science research and space exploration is obvious to me, but I often see people whining about how we can invest those (very limited!) dollars on doing other things with direct material benefits. Physicist David Kaplan's has the perfect answer to these complains. » 12/02/14 3:59pm 12/02/14 3:59pm

Inside the lab that makes the instant blood stopping gel of the future

Something that seems ripped from the future is being developed right now inside a lab in Brooklyn. It's the VetiGel which is also known as the borderline magical band-aid of the future. It's a gel that when applied on a wound, almost immediately stops the bleeding. Here's the lab where they make the future. » 11/19/14 10:53pm 11/19/14 10:53pm

Ray Bradbury's thoughts on science, us, and the Universe

Ray Bradbury is one of my favorite sci-fi writers. I read his books and watched the movies adapted from his books—Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 is a must watch—but I've never heard him talk. This video illustrates the audio from a 1974 interview where he shares his thoughts about science and the universe. » 11/11/14 6:29am 11/11/14 6:29am

Revolutionary photo clearly shows star system forming for the first time

You are witnessing the formation of a solar system just like ours, 450 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Taurus, as photographed in detail for the first time in history by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array international observatory in Chile. I'm absolutely stunned. » 11/06/14 9:28am 11/06/14 9:28am

These walking fish raised out of water on land help explain evolution

We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they're changing right before our eyes. » 8/27/14 11:47pm 8/27/14 11:47pm

New video of mysterious giant Siberian hole filmed by investigation team

Watch new footage of the mysterious giant hole that opened up in Siberia as a scientific expedition—with the country's Emergencies Ministry represented—reaches the remote site and looks inside. An explosion below the ground is currently thought to be the most probable explanation—but the date and cause remain unknown. » 7/17/14 4:05am 7/17/14 4:05am

Scientists say some farts can help prevent cancer, strokes and dementia

The smell of flatulence could help avoid cancer, strokes, heart attacks and dementia, according to scientists at Exeter University. Hydrogen sulfide is one of the gases produced by bacteria as it breaks down food in the gut, it is toxic in large doses but in tiny amounts it helps protect cells and fight illness. » 7/11/14 2:17pm 7/11/14 2:17pm

This is why you should only drink water with impurities

It may sound like a good idea to drink the purest water you can find, but as this video explains, that is not actually the case. Ultra pure water has no impurities—so absolutely no taste and who wants that—but also in large quantities it will harm and even kill you because it will leach the minerals from your body. » 7/10/14 9:25am 7/10/14 9:25am

Guy turns jar of warm liquid into ice just by putting his hand inside

This is like a scene from X-Men: A man puts his hand into a jar seemingly full of water. Instantly, ice starts growing around it despite the fact that the liquid is warm, expanding until all the content is solid, with the texture of ice cream. What is this sorcery? It's something called hot ice. » 7/09/14 1:28am 7/09/14 1:28am