Tag Archives: science

  • ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ Coming to Netflix Next Year

    ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ Coming to Netflix Next Year

    Bill Nye the Science Guy has been a more or less constant presence in popular culture for the almost 20 years since his show went off the air, but he has not had his own show in that amount of time. That’s changing thanks to that home for many entertainment legends of the past couple […]

  • YInMn Blue: Newly Discovered Shade of Blue Made Commercially Available

    YInMn Blue: Newly Discovered Shade of Blue Made Commercially Available

    Many of science‘s greatest discoveries have been accidental in nature—take the one stumbled upon by Mas Subramanian in 2009, when he was working on a series of experiments toward developing new materials for use in electronic equipment. He and his team of scientists accidentally created a new shade of blue—one that doesn’t fade in oil […]

  • ‘Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products’

    ‘Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products’

    Everyone who’s ever read the packaging of a popular snack food knows that our food is often loaded up with chemicals and additives that barely seem pronounceable, let alone edible. It’s these little-understood aspects of processed food that are the subject of the new book Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food […]

  • ‘Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD’ From NASA (Video)

    ‘Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD’ From NASA (Video)

    NASA has recently released yet another killer video featuring our (“our” meaning humanity’s) mutual friend and benefactor, the sun. It’s called Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD. As its title promises, Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD gives you a look at the sun in stunning 4K resolution, which reveals nuances and activity you […]

  • Guy Tears Tendon From Playing ‘Candy Crush’ All Day

    Guy Tears Tendon From Playing ‘Candy Crush’ All Day

    How addictive is Candy Crush? Science has now made one step towards finding an answer, thanks to the brave efforts of a man who played it so much that he tore a tendon in his left hand. And furthermore, he didn’t even feel the pain until the tendon was actually torn, thanks to the “highly pleasurable” […]

  • Superhydrophobic Metal Repels Water Like Magic (Video)

    Superhydrophobic Metal Repels Water Like Magic (Video)

    We’ve all seen examples of waterproofing, from plants in the natural world that water beads off of to similar effects in clothing. But at the University of Rochester, what’s being called a superhydrophobic metal blows all that stuff out of the water (so to speak). Even more amazingly (once you see it in action), the […]

  • Study Shows Humans Sexually Attracted to Red Clothes

    Study Shows Humans Sexually Attracted to Red Clothes

    Scientists are usually focused on pointless stuff like global warming, world hunger, and medical research, but every once in a while they come out with something that’s actually important – like which color you should be wearing for maximum sexual attraction. According to a recently published study from China’s Wuhan University, both men and women […]