Tag: science

How to Take Your Socks off With Style

As longtime readers know, I’m never one to embellish or hyperbolize my subject matter or my material in any way. The world is zany enough without adding any more outlandishness to it. That being said, […]

Photos of a man who injected himself with Melanotan-II for 5 months

If you’re like me, and probably most normal people, you have likely never heard of Melanotan-II. It’s likely because it’s never been approved by any governmental agency anywhere and has never even been used (in […]

29 U.S. scientists praise Iran nuclear deal in letter to Obama

Twenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists — including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers — wrote to President Obama on Saturday to praise the Iran deal, calling it […]

Contemporary artist Sam Van Aken created a hybrid tree that produces 40 different kinds of fruit

The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, […]

The most colorful view or the Universe ever taken just released by the Hubble Telescope team

June 3, 2014: Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe — among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope. This study, which […]

A great explanation of how we know the Big Bang happened

Earlier this week, astronomers announced that they directly observed gravitational waves. These waves are evidence for quantum gravity. How does this prove the Big Bang actually happened? Trace is joined by Ian O’Neill to explain […]

Amazing video of a kid using his new prosthetic hand…that was printed from a 3-D printer…by his Dad

3-D printers will completely revolutionize the world in a way that few other devices ever have. Imagine supplying a 3-D printer at the cost of a few thousand dollars to every village in every country […]

Beautiful video of the SpaceX Grasshopper rocket taking off, hovering and landing back on the pad

There’s something about this video that I find awe-inspiring. SpaceX’s Grasshopper rocket, which is a 10-story high rocket, recently had a successful test launch where it blasts off, hovers at the edge of space for […]

Popular Science is shutting off their comments thanks to right wing loons

Why We’re Shutting Off Our Comments A politically motivated, decades-long war on expertise has eroded the popular consensus on a wide variety of scientifically validated topics. Everything, from evolution to the origins of climate change, […]

Scientists discover first mechanical gear living in nature with the Issus Nymph

Scientists in the U.K. have discovered something completely unique about the tiny Issus Nymph. For the first time scientists have documented “gears” in a living organism being used as tool. The Issus uses the gears […]