Aaron William Eli

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Explaining Copper's Bizarre Reaction to Strong Magnets

Why does a copper plate act like a weak magnet?<p>If you drop strong magnets onto a plate of copper, something remarkable happens: the magnets will slow down before hitting the surface, appearing to levitate slightly, like the copper is another magnetic force pushing them away. There's a fascinating …

The Best Steakhouses in Every U.S. State, Mapped

We all have that one guilty pleasure when it comes to food and drink. For some, it's gooey, creamy and oh-so-delicious mac and cheese, and for …

Physicists Make a Groundbreaking Discovery! Hydrogen Atoms Contain A Classic Formula For Pi

For the first time, scientists have discovered a classic formula for pi in the world of quantum physics. Pi is the ratio between a circle’s …

15 Recent Movies WAY Too Disturbing To Watch

Looking for something to watch this Halloween?<p>While some of us might be spending October 31st donning our fangs and partying until sunrise, an …

Here's 31 Underrated Creepy, Disturbing, And Downright Scary Films You Can Watch Throughout October

A movie a day for the spookiest month of the year.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Horror

Passenger films his Uber driver getting road head

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a little exhibitionism—save for the illegality of it—but you should probably draw the line when your sex acts are …

Watch 300 Jedi Absolutely Slaughter 60,000 Medieval Soldiers

Thanks to all those <i>Star Wars</i> movies we know the Jedi can barely survive an attack from just a pair of evil Sith lords. But pit a small battalion of …

The Map of Mathematics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Math Fit Together

Back in December, you hopefully thoroughly immersed yourself in <i>The Map of Physics</i>, an animated video--a visual aid for the modern age--that mapped …

Mathematics

NASA releases first results from ‘Year In Space’ twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

Genetics

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

Aristotle Was Right About Mathematics After All

What is mathematics about? We know what biology is about; it’s about living things. Or more exactly, the living aspects of living things – the motion …

17 Irish Pubs You Have To Visit Before You Die

Nothing beats the feel of a good Irish pub with a mixture of good craic, superb Guinness and that warm feeling as you settle in for a couple of …

Ireland

15+ People Who Look Exactly Like Cartoon Characters

If you've ever wondered where cartoonists get their inspiration from then check out this list of cartoon character lookalikes and wonder no more!<p>As …

Giant spider found in shipping container in Scotland

<b>A giant spider common in Australia, Africa and Asia, has been found inside a shipping container in Scotland.</b><p>The Huntsman spider was spotted by staff at a manufacturing firm in Dumbarton on Friday.<p>They called in the Scottish SPCA amid concerns that it could be venomous.<p>The animal charity contacted …

Winners of the STAR WARS Fan Film Contest Are Incredible

It probably comes as no surprise that we here at Nerdist.com appreciate fandom. Celebrating the things people love is sort of our bread and butter …

The 17 equations that changed the course of history

Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways.<p>In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian …

Mathematics

An X-Ray View of Tokyo's Complex Architecture

Tomoyuki Tanaka renders the intricacies of some of the world’s busiest train stations by hand.<p>From the outside, Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station is sleek: geometric, and rendered in cool grays.<p>Inside, it’s a labyrinth. One of the world’s busiest and biggest transit hubs, over 3.64 million people pass …

Japan

16 Shows To Keep You Busy Until The Next Season Of "Game Of Thrones"

Other medieval legends, classic horror, or tense thrillers to fill that void until next year.

Entertainment

Chill DJ Will Blow Your Mind With Turntable Wizardry

This is DJ Brace, and this is the video he made to compete in the 2016 DMC Online DJ Championships. He’s made it to the final round where on …

Google’s Magenta project releases first piece of AI-composed music

Can artificial intelligence be used to create compelling human art? That’s a question for Google’s Magenta team, a group of researchers from the …

Sneaky Trick Uses Math Magic to Guess Your Cards

Math is basically magic. So it’s no surprise that a clever use of the Fibonacci numbers—a series of numbers (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc.) where each number …

10 exercises to develop the best pecs in the gym

1. Barbell bench press<p><b>How to do it:</b> Lie on a bench with your eyes in line with the bar. Position your hands slightly-wider-than-shoulder-width apart …

What would happen if the moon suddenly blew up

It's no spoiler to say that in Neal Stephenson's 2015 novel "Seveneves," the moon is destroyed.<p>That's because the opening line reads: <b>"The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason."</b><p>We don't how the moon would suddenly explode in the real world — it's unlikely. But the way Stephenson …

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

For these small towns, summer is the best (and prettiest) time to visit.<p>You should add these to your travel plans ASAP.

Why does gravity move at the speed of light?

Newton thought it was instantaneous, but the story is much richer than that!<p><i>“The fact that gravitational damping is measured at all is a strong</i> …

Here Are All the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Books That Will Blow Your Mind This May

Buckle up. It’s a new month, and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of new books arriving in bookstores to get excited for. There are new books …

Books

Billionaire Yuri Milner And Stephen Hawking Team Up To Send Nanospaceships To Alpha Centauri

Last summer, billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner announced he was investing $100 million into searching for extraterrestrial life.<p>Today, the billionaire science philanthropist has once again teamed up with physicist Stephen Hawking to announce a new investment – $100 million with a goal of …

Space Travel

Rey Is a Palpatine. Here's Why

<b>Warning: Major plot spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.</b><p>People know me as that food nerd, but I was a Star Wars nerd long before I ever even picked up a knife. Like other SW fans, I've spent a great deal of time pondering Rey's origins, watching, re-watching, and re-watching <i>The Force</i> …

This 3D Printer Makes Robots That Can Walk Away as Soon as They're Done

Bringing the world one step closer to having real-life replicators like <i>Star Trek</i> promised, researchers at MIT’s CSAIL lab have developed a new 3D …