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

Here's liquid nitrogen turning into solid nitrogen in an extreme vacuum

What happens when you put liquid nitrogen in a vacuum chamber? It turns solid. And then it snows. As the vacuum lowers the pressure in the chamber, it decreases the boiling point of the liquid nitrogen which means the nitrogen boils faster. But! The boiling liquid nitrogen is also evaporating which cools itself which… » 6/25/14 9:18pm 6/25/14 9:18pm

The easy scientific method to make foolproof eggs Benedict

The chef of the Waldorf Hotel created the Eggs Benedict in 1894 when a customer asked for buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon and a hooker of hollandaise to cure his hangover. But everyone knows that cooking them at home is a real nightmare, well, it was. This is how to do them according to science. » 6/23/14 11:53am 6/23/14 11:53am

Computers are now automatically selecting the best embryos for life

These time lapses are captured by a computer that automatically tracks embryo growth from the moment the sperm enters the egg during in vitro fertilization. It selects the best candidates for implantation in mothers, using special algorithms that look for some key markers during the cell division process. » 6/23/14 9:15am 6/23/14 9:15am

Science explains why fried bacon smells so freaking good

This video explains what it is that makes everyone rush to the kitchen every time bacon is being fried. It has to do with the 150 volatile organic compounds that contribute to its incredibly meaty aroma. Now science has to explain why bacon makes every dish better although I guess it's for the same reason. » 5/30/14 6:01am 5/30/14 6:01am

Being gluten free is dumb—and gluten intolerance may not even exist

If you have Celiac, this obviously doesn't apply to you. Don't eat gluten. But if you don't have Celiac—and that's 99% of the human population, mind you—there's no reason to be gluten free. You're wasting your time. Even the scientist who started this gluten free craze thinks it's useless to be gluten free. Seriously.… » 5/15/14 7:59pm 5/15/14 7:59pm