8 Dec, 2016

The Science Behind Why Music Gives Us The Chills

You know that feeling when a powerful song hits you like a brick wall – the hair on your arms stands tall at attention, a stampede of nerves rushes up your spine, your body gives way to a sudden shiver. You’ve got the music chills, but how did it happen? Research shows that around 50 […]

7 Dec, 2016

China Just Built The World’s Largest Radio Telescope To Hunt For Aliens

After five years and $180 million spent, China finally finished building the world’s largest radio telescope that’s the size of 30 football fields. Its use? To locate aliens. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), located in the country’s southwestern province of Guizhou, has a diameter of about 1,640 feet and is made up of 4,450 triangular […]

5 Dec, 2016

See How Some Of The World’s Greatest Athletes Compare To Ordinary Animals

Ever wonder who would win in a competition between the world’s fastest human and a warthog, butterfly, house cat, and falcon? Now in one infographic created by Atlas Obscura’s Michelle Enemark and Cara Giaimo, you can how see how some of  the world’s record-breaking Olympians fare against the animal kingdom’s very own top runners, jumpers, and swimmers. Still […]

1 Dec, 2016

Hubble Captured Jupiter’s Stunning Auroras And You Need To See Them

Jupiter is best known for being the largest planet in the solar system and for its colorful storms, like the Great Red Spot. But thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, we now have another extraordinary phenomenon to see – amazing photographs of the planet’s auroras. The vibrant, glowing lights are created when high energy particles […]

30 Nov, 2016

This Fascinating Video Of Pills Dissolving In Water Will Put You In A Trance

If you’ve ever had a splitting headache, nasty cold, muscle cramps, or pretty much anything causing you a little discomfort, you’ve probably downed a few pills in your day. But what happens once they reach your stomach? The medicine is obviously released from a gel capsule or powder pill and sometimes even gets to work […]

29 Nov, 2016

You Do Not Want To Get Hit By This Giant NERF Gun!

What do you get when you combine the brains of a former NASA engineer and his two nerdy friends? An incredibly large NERF gun powerful enough to shatter glass. Inventor and YouTuber Mark Rober, along with his buddies Ryan and David from Eclectical Engineering, created the world’s largest, functional NERF gun using a wooden frame […]

25 Nov, 2016

This Magic Pen Uses Ink To Conduct Electricity And Bring Drawings To Life

Technology is pretty cool. What’s wowing us now? A pen. Japanese infrastructure company Kandenko released an ad featuring an AgIC pen that allows its user to draw ink that instantly conducts electricity. Producers based their ideas for the video on children’s pop-up books, bringing drawings of houses, buildings, street lights, vehicles, and even a ferris […]

24 Nov, 2016

Study Says Playing Super Mario Bros. Can Be Just As Hard As Solving Complex Math Problems

If you’ve ever gotten stuck on a super challenging level of Super Mario Brothers, this will ease your frustration: Computer scientists have proved that solving a level in one of the most popular games of all time can be just as tough as solving some of the most difficult math equations. In a recent study published by […]

23 Nov, 2016

It’s Not Magic, Just Science: This Bottle Turns Air Into Water

Imagine a time when drinking water could be pulled out of thin air. Oh wait, it can be – introducing Fontus, the self-filling water bottle. Created by Vienna-based designer Kristof Retezár, Fontus can extract humidity from the air and condense it into water that’s good enough to drink. “The idea was to solve a global […]

22 Nov, 2016

Forget About Avocados And Butter, You Can Put The Weather Forecast On Your Toast

Sick of eating the same slice of plain ol’ toast for breakfast? This new toaster will burn images of everything from the current weather to emojis right onto your morning toast. Meet Toasteroid, the app-controlled smart toaster that prints custom and pre-made designs onto toast to get you through those morning blues. Here’s how it works: After […]

21 Nov, 2016

These New Six-Pack Holders Will Help Save Marine Life

A Florida-based craft beer brewery was tired of six-pack holders hurting and killing marine life and animals alike, so they took action. The company, Saltwater Brewery, developed a product that would put an end to the senseless killing of sea creatures, birds, and other animals: edible six-pack holders. The holders are made from wheat and barley […]

18 Nov, 2016

Meet Your New Spirit Animal: A Hamster Running Through A Super Mario Bros. Level

The only thing better than playing Super Mario Bros. yourself is watching an adorable hamster play it for you. So, when the daughter of Japanese YouTube user yutako55 asked her mom if they could make a maze for her hamster, they went all out to create the ultimate Mario-turned-hamster obstacle course. Assuming this female hamster […]

17 Nov, 2016

This Active Volcano Is Getting Its Own WiFi Network In The Name Of Science

Between the backs of donkeys, Mount Fuji, and the North Pole, it seems as though you can get WiFi access from just about anywhere these days. The newest place for the Internet? Inside a volcano that regularly erupts and slaps science in the face. Known as the “Mouth of Hell,” Nicaragua’s Masaya volcano poses a […]

16 Nov, 2016

The Meat No One Cares To Eat Weirdly Plays An Important Role In Antenna Design

Whenever you need a cheap fix for something to chomp on, bologna is there to save your flimsy wallet and growling stomach from going empty. But there’s an even better use for the least-liked deli meat: designing antennas. Here’s the thing – when designing antennas for commonly used products like phones, fitness trackers, and watches that […]

15 Nov, 2016

This Interactive Pond Will Make You Feel Like You’re Living In A Dream

If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip to Tokyo, now’s the perfect time to do it. For what? Perhaps the coolest pond you’ll ever see. Thanks to a Japanese art collective called teamLab, the bustling capital of Japan is now home to an interactive pond with computer-generated koi fish of various colors. And they’re […]

11 Nov, 2016

Scientists Discovered A Stunning New Shade Of Blue That Could Save You A Ton Of Green

A team of scientists was running experiments to create new materials for electronics when they found something totally unexpected: an absolutely gorgeous, vibrant shade of blue. The new pigment, called YInMn, was discovered in 2009 when the group from Oregon State University (OSU) heated black manganese oxide and other chemicals to nearly 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. “One day a […]

10 Nov, 2016

Not Sure How Many Drinks You Had? This Temporary Tattoo Could Tell You!

The days of saying you shouldn’t get a tattoo after drinking festivities might soon be over, as long as you’re talking about this “temporary tattoo.” In a proof-of-concept study published in ACS Sensors, scientists and engineers from the University of California San Diego stuck a tattoo-like sensor on the skin of nine drinkers to measure […]

9 Nov, 2016

Introducing The World’s Smartest Pillow You’ve Been Dreaming Of

What do you get when your roommate or partner is yelling at you to turn your music down in bed? A headache and poor night’s sleep. Until now! You can finally forget about worrying that your headphones will strangle you to death in your sleep because this new pillow, called Zeeq, streams music low enough […]

7 Nov, 2016

These Levitating Cups Will Make You Feel Like A Wizard!

Who needs a coaster when you can have a glass that suspends in mid-air? The Levitating CUP, created by engineer and inventor Joel Paglione, is “gravity defying drinkware” that uses the concept of electromagnetic suspension to float atop a base at the bottom. But just how exactly does it work? The metallic base, which adds […]