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  • February 12, 2016
    In news that's sure to have Einstein rolling perming his hair in his grave, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) laboratory have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves (aka ripples in space time). The waves, first predicted by Ei... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2016
    This is an interview between Neil DeGrasse Tyson and physicist Brian Cox in which Brian explains to Neil that lightsabers actually could bounce off each other, despite being made of light (previously Neil argued they would just pass through each other with no interaction). The... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2016
    These are several videos starring physicist Andreas Wahl proving various scientific laws by falling 40 feet attached via rope to a kettle bell, sliding through fire, and firing a rifle at himself underwater. Technically he's not risking his life like I said in the title though... / Continue →
  • January 12, 2016
    This is a video of the Physics Girl demonstrating all the pretty patterns you can make with some ferrofluid and glow stick juice. She explains some of the physics of what's happening to the ferrofluid and glow sticks while she's experimenting with them. TRUE STORY: I ate a gl... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2015
    This is a video explaining the Magnus effect, or why a spherical (or cylindrical) object with spin on it will curve from its principle flight path. It is a commonly observed phenomenon, particularly in ball sports. Baseball pitchers use it all the time! It does not explain b... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2015
    Hoho -- some of them are really trying to get up there! This is a video of a bunch of gummi bears being shot at a thonged ass and filmed with a Phantom Flex at 5,000 frames per second. Something about better understanding physics. I don't know about this lady, but I would be... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2015
    Alternatively, open them all separately in half the time it takes to set this up. This is a video of a guy and five friends using a folding ruler to open five beer bottles simultaneously. Physics! They all seem super excited when it actually happens, leading me to believe th... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2015
    The following is Neil DeGrasse Tyson's favorite science joke. It's perfect for those of you who are into physics and corny science jokes. It's not so perfect for those of you who don't know what a Higgs boson particle is, and only like penis jokes. Obviously, it was complete... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2015
    This is a picture taken by the scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland of light acting as both a wave and particle at the same time. Fascinating. (Fascinating is what you say when you don't understand something but don't want to LET ON... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2015
    This is a video from Slow Mo Lab of a firecracker exploding in the middle of a rubber band ball, filmed at 25,000 frames per second. For reference, that's 25,000 times faster than one frame per second, which is about how long the exposure took the last time I used a pinhole c... / Continue →