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  • January 21, 2014
    These are the 'ingredient' lists for all natural eggs, bananas and blueberries. They were made by Australian chemistry teacher James Kennedy to show that you shouldn't necessarily be afraid of chemicals in your food just because their names are terrifying and impossible to pro... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    These are the glow-in-the-dark radioactive element soaps made and sold by scientific supply company United Nuclear. You can buy them separately for $7.50 apiece or get all three for $19. You should buy one and scrub your privates with it real good then ask your girlfriend if... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    This is a video from a top-secret branch of the government that has been tasked with developing a race of sentient robots that will overthrow humanity and heat their houses with our bones. Just kidding, it's from scientists in Spain demonstrating a new self-healing polymer tha... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2013
    Because nobody's ever happy with the way things are now, scientists are hard at work trying to create new elements. God willing, these new elements will provide the key to powering the jetpacks of tomorrow so we can all say goodbye to land-based travel and say hello to crashin... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE but you can find a full-res version right -- wait, where'd I put it? Ah, HERE IT IS. This is the Periodic Table of Alcohol created by Brazilian designer Mayra Artes. It arranges alcoholic drinks "based on their primary liquors, groups and proofs." ... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2013
    69-years later, Trinity College Dublin has finally seen it's first drop of tar pitch from an experiment started in 1944. As you may recall from the same experiment conducted at the University of Queensland, tar pitch is a viscoelastic polymer, meaning it appears hard and brit... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2013
    This is a video of an Ammonium dichromate volcano erupting with a couple mercury thiocyanate tablets hidden inside. Mercury thiocyanate is commonly sold as those "Pharoah's snake" fireworks. So between the volcano erupting and those tentacles spilling out it looks like the Kr... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of Rust-Oleum's NeverWet, a superhydrophobic spray coating that creates a waterproof layer, causing almost all liquids to bead up and roll right off it. Does it work for mustard, gravy and fudge syrup? You bet your disgusting sundae it does! The... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE, but unfortunately there isn't really a high-res version available online because that is how you SELL POSTERS. This is the Periodic Table of the Muppets created by designer Mike BaBoon. It would look perfect in my son's science themed nursery provid... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2013
    This is a short video of a potentially fired high school chemistry teacher performing the classic 'What happens if you light a fireball right in front of an emergency water sprinkler' experiment. The experiment goes amazingly well, and I'm sure all the students took something ... / Continue →
  • May 6, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE but follow the link back for an even bigger one (or to buy a poster). This is the Periodic Table of Middle Earth created by Emil Johansson as part of the LOTRProject (links to full-size version). It features a bunch of characters from Lord of the Rin... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2013
    This is a short stop motion video from IBM that they created using SINGLE ATOMS as individual pixels. Do you know how small an atom is? No? Well imagine a bouncy ball. Now imagine a SUPER F***ING TEENY bouncy ball. That's how small an atom is provided you imagined a bouncy... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2012
    This is a video of how to set ice on fire by adding ice cubes to a layer of calcium carbide. Except the ice isn't really burning -- it's just providing the water fuel that calcium carbide needs to produce acetylene gas, which will burn like a lit fart. Calcium carbide consis... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2012
    This is the Chemistree, an unorthodox Christmas tree made out of chemistry lab equipment and a bunch of different magic potions. "Those aren't magic potions." Oh I'm sorry, did you take the picture? "Well, no." So you have no way of knowing what they are, do you? "And neit... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2012
    This isn't the first video we've seen of somebody inhaling sulphur hexaflouride and then talking, because we saw Mythbuster's Adam Savage do it in this video (way back in 2008!). This is just another one. It's like watching videos of cats trying to fit in boxes that are way t... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2012
    This is a picture of the shadow cast by a single atom, captured by scientists for the first time. How did they do it? Science. Ooooooooor drew straws and the shortest had to sell their soul to the devil. Not worth it, bro! To get this to work, an atom of Ytterbium was cool... / Continue →
  • July 3, 2012
    This is a series of photographs of Lake Retba in Senegal. It's pink. The lake has an unusually high salt concentration (like the Dead Sea), in which Dunaliella salina micro-algae thrive, giving it its pink hue. Neato. You know what would be even cooler though? If the Lost ... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    Because squeeze bottles don't exist, PhD student Dave Smith invented a sprayable coating that can used to line ketchup bottles so they pour quicker and with zero clogging. Did you hear that, cheeseburger? I WILL DROWN YOU IN CONDIMENTS. No word how many types of cancer the s... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2012
    Oh man, I still have most of my Dino Rider toys -- ON DISPLAY. According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, intelligent dinosaur-like creatures may exist on other planets. Wait -- since when is the American Chemical Society the authority on s... / Continue →
  • July 25, 2011
    I heard there's about to be a job opening in the title-writing department. Sensational headlines: sometimes reporters go too far. Or are just f***ing idiots. "Like you." Yes, like me. Granted the boiling point of water IS 100°, it's just 100° Celsius AND NOT FAHRENHEIT (... / Continue →