These Microscopic Videos Show How Our Bodies Are Really Fields Of War

To the naked eye, your body may not look like the site of much action, but take a closer look and you'll see the microscopic battles being waged every moment of every day, between our bodies' invaders and the systems that fight back. » 3/25/15 3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm

These Are the Most Beautiful Science Labs in the World

Who said that laboratories, research centers and other science institutions have to be boring places? Believe me, architects are doing their bests when it comes to designing the headquarters of such facilities. The following 22 images prove that I am right. » 3/25/15 8:00pm Wednesday 8:00pm

First Ever Image to Show Light as a Wave and Particle at the Same Time

What you're looking at here is a major breakthrough. The image reveals a property of light that has never been witnessed before by human eyes, though we've long known about it. But at last, thanks in an ingenious imaging experiment, we can now see how light behaves as a wave and a particle at the same time. » 3/02/15 8:00pm 3/02/15 8:00pm

Watch white blood cells swarm and attack a parasite

The human body is such a magnificent thing. Just check out this video that shows how our immune system works. When a parasite finds its way inside a place where it clearly shouldn't be, white blood cells immediately start rushing to the rescue. It only takes a few seconds for the parasite to get swallowed. » 2/16/15 7:25pm 2/16/15 7:25pm

Scientists created a transparent eggshell to see how an embryo grows

Damn, science. Researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China have created a see through eggshell to keep track of how an embryo grows over time. The material is made from a soft, silicon-based organic polymer that maintains the shape of a real eggshell but is completely transparent. » 2/06/15 11:36pm 2/06/15 11:36pm

These amazing photos are not special effects from a sci-fi film

How animal eyes evolved from tiny holes to extremely complex organs

Five hundred million years ago our eyes were only little cavities with the ability to detect the direction of the incoming light. That cavity evolved radically transforming into the complex organs we all know today. But how did this happen? This TedEd video has the scientific answer: » 1/09/15 9:02am 1/09/15 9:02am

Is death real?

Are you alive or are you just a bunch of automated goo? What separates life from death? Is death real? These questions have occupied the mind of scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. This video by Kurzgesagt doesn't try to answer them, but gives you a lot of scientific data that will make you think about… » 12/12/14 5:38pm 12/12/14 5:38pm

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

Pope Francis says evolution and the Big Bang are real

The Head of the Catholic Church has spoken: The Big Bang and evolution are real—God is not "a magician, complete with a magic wand that can do all things," Pope Francis said at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences yesterday. He was surprisingly clear where his immediate predecessors were muddier. » 10/28/14 2:57pm 10/28/14 2:57pm

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

Watch the remote-controlled flight of a cyborg moth

Researchers at North Carolina State University implanted electrodes in the muscles of moths—Manduca sexta—so they can remote-control their flight. This technique could lead to a new generation of small-sized biobots that can be used for both military and civil purposes. » 8/22/14 9:10am 8/22/14 9:10am

Biologist explains the science behind The Hulk and Captain America

Even while it is all science-fiction, there are science mechanisms that can explain some superheroes. Stanford University biologist Sebastian Alvarado talks about the genetic transformations that made the Incredible Hulk and Captain America acquire their trademark superpowers. » 8/15/14 7:06am 8/15/14 7:06am

Watch water doing crazy stuff on hydrophobic surfaces

There are a lot of great applications for materials being developed that display extreme water repelling properties, inspired by nature and particularly desert life. This video doesn't explain any of them and that's fine—I just like to watch all those crazy water droplets doing crazy stuff. » 7/25/14 8:28am 7/25/14 8:28am

The prettiest science experiments of the year according to Princeton

New pictures and video show interior detail of the Siberian hole

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