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The scientist who discovered one of the universe's most important forms of matter hasn't received the Nobel Prize for a disturbing reason

After a two week hiatus (we had our usual modulo(10) outtakes reel, then a week off for Thanksgiving), Crash Course Astronomy is back on the air!<p>This week, I take a look at dark matter.<p>Well, not a "look" <i>per se</i>, since you can't really see it. But it's there! Here's how we know.<p>Writing this one was …

Dark Matter

The First-Ever Breakthrough Prize Junior Winner Made This Cool Science Video

Ryan Chester's video won him and his school $400,000 from leading tech titans<p>When high school student Ryan Chester heard that Silicon Valley’s prestigious Breakthrough Prize would include a new category for an outstanding science video, he decided to go big and tackle a question that baffles most …

How To Make A Smartphone-Powered Hologram [Video]

For less than $1<p>Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of …

Exclusive Clip: See Chris Hadfield Describe Being Blinded During A Spacewalk

Houston we have a problem<p>Space is a vast and terrifying place, and humans have only ventured into a very small portion of it. Most crewed space missions have gone smoothly, but every once in a while, an astronaut will come across a situation where they are in grave danger. They've been trapped …

Chris Hadfield

Computer Brain Surgery Simulation Is Genuinely Gelatinous

Better tools for surgeons in training<p>When you look at a diagram or model of the brain, everything looks to be in its place. Long-term memories are stored in the prefrontal cortex, the cerebellum takes care of balance, the parietal lobe integrates sensory information. But when neurosurgeons slice …

Elon Musk sounds ready to give up on Tesla battery swaps

At 2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting, CEO Says No One Uses The One Station<p>Anyone who wants to fan the flames of frustration with Tesla Motors over the strange way that the battery swap feature in the Model S has been rolled out, pay attention. Speaking at the 2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting in …

Tesla

It’s the ‘end of the world’ yet again... but we feel fine

Apparently an asteroid is going to hit the earth in September. But the doomsday predictors have been wrong a few times before<p>Here we go again. Brace yourselves, everybody - <b>the world is reportedly going to end in September</b>, according to a prediction made by Isaac Newton, <b>as interpreted by this</b> …