This short animated film by Minute Earth explains how plants communicate with each other, sending signals both above and below ground to warn of external dangers (such as pests and lawnmowers). It’s fascinating to think that the smell of freshly cut grass may bring back childhood memories for us, but to a plant it means […]
NASA recently released a 1.5 billion pixel image of our nearest galactic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, and the results are spectacular. The photographs, taken as 411 separate images by the Hubble telescope, were made into this awe-inspiring video clip by YouTuber daveachuk. The Andromena galaxy contains over 100 million stars and spans more than 40,000 light […]
This intriguing video with UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner dispels many myths about the way humans are wired and explains the science behind empathy and kindness. Despite many of us believing in social Darwinism (the mistaken view that survival of the fittest translates into being naturally selfish; the most ruthless of us will achieve better success etc), […]
An invisible shield around Earth was discovered last week by scientists, one of whom said the strange “donut-like” rings which surround our planet 7,200 miles (11,600 km) above the Earth’s atmosphere are like something out of Star Trek. The shield is invisible and strong, and has been found blocking ‘killer electrons’ from bombarding our planet […]
In this video Harvard scientists demonstrates an optical technique that allows us to see movement in air. A point source of light is reflected from a concave mirror and focused onto the edge of a razor blade, which is mounted in front of the camera. Light refracted near the mirror and intercepted by the blade gives […]
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company is currently developing a micro-satellite network that will work to bring cheap and unrestricted internet access to the world. He said on his twitter page this week that they are in the early stages of development on the project, and that more details will […]
There are millions of fed-up women in the world who could vouch for the fact that their partner´s excessive porn viewing can totally ruin a relationship. But getting this message through to men isn´t always easy, which is why this short and humorous video might be worth sharing. Watching porn releases dopamine in the brain, and the more […]
It was reported by ABC News that Peyton Robertson a sixth-grader won $25,000 for his innovative sandbag design that does not need sand. His invention uses expanding salt which nothing was said about the environmental impact it could have. We need more kids like this questioning our old outdated technologies.