The octopus and the beer bottle

Someone’s thrash is another one’s treasure – this old saying has an entirely different meaning for an octopus. The little guy found a beer bottle on the seafloor, and it’s just big enough that it can squeeze in and out – though why you would want to come out of a beer bottle after you got inside is beyond me.

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

In case you have no idea who Carl Sagan is… well, you should, basically. Carl Sagan is one of those men who brought science to the people, making numerous fields such as astronomy, astrophysics, exobiology, and many, many more accessible for the masses. He published more than six hundred research papers and popular science works, and reached the minds and

Amazingly beautiful and eerie footage of a NASA shuttle launch

NASA isn’t going through its best period, but it’s not all bad for the American space agency; just recently, they successfully attached a contact microphone and video camera to one of the solid rocket boosters and recorded the launch. The sounds and video that are recorded show how it enters space, separates from the shuttle and then falls back to

Water droplet bouncing on a Superhydrophobic Carbon nanotube array

This is the best video I’ve seen in quite a while ! Don’t let the fancy title fool you, the video explains what’s happening so it’s really easy to understand what’s happening.

Are we headed towards an age of intellectual poverty ?

Lily Asquith makes an impassioned plea for science. This article from the Guardian is by far one of the best I’ve read this year, and it’s not just about UK. It’s about all the discoveries which benefit the whole world, in a more or less direct way. I highly recommend reading it, and watching the video below: Why is Science

Are humans still evolving ?

A great Fora TV discussion about the continued evolution of our species.

Adam Savage presents problem solving: How I do it

I may be just a little bit subjective here, because I loooove the myth busters, and of course, Adam Savage, but here is an hour of useful entertainment:

Ship floating on sulphur hexafluoride

This short fun demonstration shows how a boat model can float on a gas that is significantly denser than air.

Richard Feynman explains the key to science in just over a minute

Richard Feynman is one of the men I admire the most. Here’s just 63 seconds in which he manages to catch the very essence of science.

Water balloons in 0 gravity

Aside from looking just awesome, these tests should also give new insights on water in 0 gravity and furthermore, inspire the new generation of space explorers.

Simulation of a black hole eating a star

Lightning in super slow motion

While I was browsing around youtube, I came across this particular video which just blew my mind. It’s pretty much what it says on the cover, so here it is.

Amazingly long fish filmed

Mark Benfield from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge was undertaking a survey when he spotted this amazing oarfish at about 10 meters long. The fish is one of the longest in the world, and it’s general aspect resembles that of a serpent, so it’s possible it lies at the basis of some sea serpent myths. Professor Benfield explains how they

The most absurd explanation you’ll hear today

Well, the talk is on homeopathy, but this is really not about homeopathy. It’s about the “physics” explanation, and how it manages to be so absurd that it basically urinates on pretty much modern science in just 5 minutes (which is quite an achievement, truth be told). With no disrespect, how she got the “Dr.” title is beyond me, and

Neil deGrasse talks about e=mc^2

Neil deGrasse is definitely one of my heroes, and the simplicity through which he manages to explain even the most complicated things is absolutely amazing. After the symphony of science, here’s him in a short video talking about what is perhaps the most important equation to date.

Amazing video of a drop of water in super slow motion portrays surface tension

Well, these guys explain it way better than I could, so watch the video, even if you are familiarized with surface tension. The super slow-mo frames are absolutely wonderful !