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Leidenfrost GIFfect From this video, demonstrating the Leidenfrost effect via a maze for some very jittery droplets. I just can’t get enough.

<b>Leidenfrost GIFfect</b><p>From this video, demonstrating the Leidenfrost effect via a maze for some very jittery droplets. I just can’t get enough.

Supercomputers

The Elements of the Periodic Table, Personified as Illustrated Heroes

As a lover of children’s books, especially illustrated science–inspired and nonfiction children’s books, I was instantly smitten with <b>Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji, whose ingenious subway etiquette posters you …

The solar system to scale; including Sol, corona, all 8 planets, and 5 dwarf planets

The solar system to scale; including Sol, corona, all 8 planets, and 5 dwarf planets.

This Is How Your Brain Responds To Beer vs Coffee

We all know the drinking a coffee first thing in the morning, will increase your energy levels with its caffeine boost. But how exactly does it work? …

Learn How Magnets Work By Watching This Short Animation

The latest video from MinutePhysics, a growing YouTube series by Henry Reich, explains the miracles of magnetism on a particle level.<p>You may remember the Insane Clown Posse’s eternal question, infinitely quoted from their 2009 single “Miracles”: “Fucking magnets, how do they work?”<p>They had the …

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis.

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

Anatomical Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci

<b>Anatomical Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci</b><p>Anatomy of the Neck, c. 1515 (X)<p>Three Studies of the Shoulder and Neck, c. 1509-1510 (X)

Anatomically correct chair

Anatomically correct chair

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

The Most Interesting Photography From All That Is Interesting

photography<p>Be it daguerrotype or digital, the photo is one of the few tangible, intelligible links we have to the past. Photography, then, is as much …

Computing Power Used to Be Measured in 'Kilo-Girls'

The earliest computers were human. And, more often than not, female.<p>It's fitting that Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron and the partner of Charles Babbage, was the world's first computer programmer. For much of computer history, "computers" weren't just humans—people who sat doing the …

Why Leaves Change Color

Charles Rennie Mackintosh observed that, “Art is the flower, Life is the Green Leaf,” but I would very humbly add that after the green leaf dies, all those red, orange, and yellow leaves become nature’s most magnificent work of art.<p>For the past two weeks I’ve enjoyed autumn’s splendor, from the …

30 years of space shuttle missions: A salute in images

The shuttle era is over, but graphic artist Luke Wesley Price is determined to keep the memory from fading. A new photography book, written and designed by Price, collects some of "the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring NASA images from the space shuttle’s 30-year service history."<p>"Space Shuttle: …

Danceroom Spectroscopy: dancing molecules bring the atomic world to life - video

Danceroom Spectroscopy is an educational, interactive visualisation of the world of atoms and molecules developed by a team led by Dr David Glowacki. 'No matter how many textbooks show stationary snapshots of cells, molecules and atoms, they are misleading,' says Glowacki. 'Tiny things are actually …

For $10, Convert Your Smartphone into a Microscope with Photo and Video Capabilities

[Update – 10:43AM 10/29/13] We actually built one of these $10 microscope stands. Take a look at the photos we took using it to see how well it works.<p>…

Microscopes

The Flu Shot May Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Getting the flu vaccine may protect not only against the flu, but in some people, it may also reduce your risk of experiencing heart attack and stroke. According to a new study out in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association,</i> though the flu vaccine had previously been linked to reduced …

The gravitational orbit of any moon, planet, star or galaxy forms a helix, when you view it traveling through a time dimension

<b>The gravitational orbit of any moon, planet, star or galaxy forms a helix, when you view it traveling through a time dimension.</b> A 3-dimensional helix is a ‘slice’ of the 4-dimensional shape of the orbit of a planet; Y is a time dimension, X and Z are space dimensions. One 2D slice of a 3D helix is a circle, another is a wave. One 3D slice of a 4D helix is a sphere; a planet in a specific moment of time.<p>Interesting patterns are revealed when you start thinking about the 4-dimensional shapes of …

How Many Cells Are In Your Body?

You might be surprised to know that until very recently, no one really knew the answer to this question. Estimates have ranged from 5 billion to 200 …

Life in close-up: photomicrography competition winners - in pictures

Nikon has announced the winners of its 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Winning images were selected for displaying both artistic quality and scientific technique. Eric Flem at Nikon said: "After 39 years we are proud to watch the competition continue to grow, allowing us to honor …

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

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Best weather videos of 2013

Here’s a compilation of some of the most interesting, captivating, scary, and intense weather videos of 2013.<p>It is hard to believe that 2013 is over. …

Weather

May guide to the bright planets

Jupiter rules! In May 2018, the king planet shines at its brightest best for the year and is out all night. Venus blazes in early evening. Saturn and …

Astronomy

Hear the sound of the Earth moving from the deepest hole on the planet

For billions of years, the Earth has silently traveled through space, spinning around the sun without making a sound. Even here on the planet, there's been little to hear. But now with the right recording equipment and processing, we can get a sense of what it sounds like for the planet to spin and …

Supermoon Coming on January 1, 2014

A supermoon is coming on January 1, 2014.<p>The new moon is one of two in January, the other coming on January 30.<p>A supermoon is an unofficial term that …

Astronomy

Long-lost photos show Mt. St. Helens just before its devastating eruption

More than 33 years ago Mount Saint Helens blew its top, causing 57 deaths and forever changing the landscape of Washington state and its surrounding areas. One of those deaths was Reid Blackburn, a reporter on assignment for <i>The Columbian</i> — a local area paper — who was snapping photos inside what …

New Year Greeting 2014 to be Sent From Astronauts in Space to Times Square

A New Year greeting will be sent from the astronauts in the International Space Station to revelers in New York City’s Times Square.<p>The space station …

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