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Your phone won’t give you cancer and you don’t get the flu from the flu shot

12/13/2014 03:24:36 AM

Aaron Carroll is ready to fight the medical myths again. This time it is about the phone and its cancer giving properties, which have not been demonstrated even after 2 decades of studies from around the world. Phone use microwave radiation, ...

You wont believe: the smallest possible star is just a bit bigger than Jupiter

12/07/2014 01:17:04 AM

It is said that Jupiter is a failed star. It is so massive that, if it were a couple of times more massive, it would have become a star. Stars can be way smaller than our Sun. For example, theoretically, a red dwarf star has only about 7.5% ...

13 things you didn’t know about the snowflakes and snow

12/07/2014 00:56:13 AM

DNews’ Trace got it right: we don’t know a lot of things about snow and he’s here to make some light. Snow is great. Winter is also great. Those who live in warm climates won’t ever know how it feels to fight with snowballs. T

If you drink 6 L of water at once you die

12/02/2014 13:02:02 PM

The guys at Reactions have created an explained video in which we learn that the dose makes the poison. For example, were you to drink 6L at once, then you would die. You die because of loss of Na ions in your body and thus the electrical activity ...

Holiday life hacks are here :D

12/02/2014 12:48:38 PM

John Green, from Mental Floss, is ready to go through a series of Holiday life hacks again. Most of them are valid, but there are some others that didn’t make the cut. I’d say the choices were rather subjective, but on most part i agree ...

Greetings from Pripyat, Chernobyl [video]

12/01/2014 08:34:28 AM

A must watch video about the Pripyat, Chernobyl area more than 26 years after the disaster. What we can say is that the animals are back, wolves roam the woods in here again and the plats grew astonishingly well. Any other animals are suites ...

Watch this mesmerizing video of mechanical principles at work

12/01/2014 08:30:42 AM

The 19th century was a magnificent era of mechanical wonders. It was the time of Babbage’s differential engine and a time when Niepce created the first photograph. A time when Maxwell created the mathematical equations for the electrical and ...

How many bridges has Pittsburgh? Only 446!

12/01/2014 08:25:18 AM

The only city i the world to have the most number of bridges, 446, is Pittsburgh. The city is build right at the confluence of Monongahela and Allegheny and where they meet they form the Ohio River which flows into Mississippi. With that many ...

Neat experiment with honey: it will be attracted to a plastic cup when the cup is electrically charged

11/27/2014 02:30:53 AM

Thunderf00t tried to explain why does the water get attracted to a plastic cup when you rub it against your hair. It seems that water behaves like an electrically charged medium and people don’t really know why it does that. in order to o ...

Things that are radioactive and you don’t know it

11/27/2014 02:27:29 AM

Everything on Earth is radioactive. Do not forget that the Earth is also radioactive and gives off heat due to radioactive decay that is happening inside it. Due to this radioactive decay Earth will have enough heat for 1 billion years ahead. ...

Could life be older than Earth?

11/27/2014 02:19:57 AM

Alexei A. Sharov and Richard Gordon published on Arxiv.org a paper that shows their calculations: given the fact that the complexity of life doubles once every 376 million years, it seems that, going back in time, life could be about 9 billion ...

Poor Pluto [comic]

11/25/2014 16:19:29 PM

Pluto was at first considered to be a planet. Our 9th planet, but with the time the astronomers discovered more similar sized objects, as Pluto is tinier even than our Moon, in what is now called the Kuiper Belt. That Kuiper Belt is right where ...

The sixth extinction

11/24/2014 07:16:14 AM

The biosphere, meaning all life on Earth, has gone through 5 big extinction periods. The extinction affected mainly animals, so we can talk about five big animal extinctions. The sixth is happening now and we’re the one generating it. A sad ...

Build a gaming PC for under $750.

11/24/2014 07:02:59 AM

Jays2Cents helps us again with tips and tricks in buying a new gaming pc that is under $750. It is not the best in town, but it does the job. You can play the games that are sold today and you can be happy for one year from now on. Here is the ...

Watch a neurosurgeon perform a surgery on the brain! NSFW!!!

11/24/2014 06:55:05 AM

NSFW. Back now. NSFW. Neurosurgeon opens up the skull of a 80 yr old woman and then cleans the blood that was invading her brain. Ready? Here it is: Told you that it is NSFW. Dr. Carlos A. Rodríguez-Alvarez removed part of her cranial bone ...

Robert Goddard, the original rocket scientist

11/18/2014 16:26:24 PM

SciShow space takes us through a journey into Robert Goddard’s life, the original rocket scientist. He was the first one to say that you do not need air to move a rocket around. He told everyone that you could use a rocket in space and he ...

5 experiments you can try at home

11/18/2014 16:18:23 PM

The King of Random presents 5 experiments you can try and do at home. I tested the one with the vacuum bottle and it definitively works. Also, the one with the battery seems to be a pretty incredible experiment we could do. Projects featured ...

ESA has landed a robot on comet 67P – a worlds first

11/14/2014 04:44:59 AM

OK, this is the most awesome thing you’ll hear this year: ESA, European Space Agency, lanched the Rosetta spacecraft 10 years ago and on Nov 12th 2014, 16:00 GMT, was able to land the robot called Philae on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gherasimenko. ...

Why is light the fastest thing ever?

11/14/2014 04:37:12 AM

Light travels at the speed of 300 000 kmph or about 180 000 mph, which is a LOT. In fact, any object with mass cannot travel at that speed as you’d need to spend a infinite amount of energy to accelerate a body to that speed. The fact that ...

Science Fun: some images to make you laugh

11/14/2014 02:54:08 AM

via Mr. C via ASAP Science. Science Fun: some images to make you laugh is a post from: TehGeekTive -the blog about tech, geeky and creative stuff.Science Fun: some images to make you laugh is a post from: TehGeekTive -the blog about tech, geeky ...

Watch a Lyre Bird imitate a laser beam cannon

11/12/2014 10:09:08 AM

In the video from above you will see a Lyre bird, the single animal on Earth that can imitate a huge array of sounds incredibly well. In the video from above at 00:09, 00:17, 00:48 – 00:58, 01:24 you will hear the Lyre bird making the sound ...

The accidental discoveries were not so accidental

11/11/2014 14:44:04 PM

well, it is a known fact that people love accidental discoveries, but few know that those discoveries, though they seems to be the result of chance, were, in fact, a set of circumstances that would’ve ultimately led to the given discovery. ...

Supermasive black holes: killers and birthers of stars and galaxies

11/11/2014 14:19:47 PM

Black holes are able to eat up just about anything that falls into them. You need to see that I mentioned falling, not being sucked in. Today we know that at the center of each galaxy is a supermassive black hole, a black hole that can be hundreds ...

Beer can levitation. Can someone explain this?

11/11/2014 14:07:24 PM

Thuderf00t created a simple experiment in which he was able to livetate a magnet over a beer can. First he connected the beer can to a drill and then started spinning that beer can. Once that beer can was rotating the magnet was pushed away ...

Inside look on how the Tesla S model is manufactured

11/10/2014 13:29:52 PM

The guys at Interesting Engineering have found some great videos that show the insides of the Tesla factory. You get to see how they use robots to do a lot of the work in the factory and how they build the cars. The S model is a great electric ...

Haptotime – Feel virtual objects with a floating touchscreen

11/10/2014 13:24:05 PM

New Scientist reports that a device was invented that lets you touch virtual objects using a floating touchscreen. Using ultrasounds the device created areas of pressure and your fingers can feel those areas as you feel the press of a button. ...

Why doesn’t the sun steal the Moon?

11/10/2014 13:18:29 PM

Because it is in Earth’s gravitational well or in Earths Hill sphere which goes up to 1.5 million kilometers out in space. From this sphere you can only get away if you break the escape velocity. For earth the escape velocity is about 5 km/s, ...

Which one falls to the earth faster: a feather or a bowling ball? Neither.

11/07/2014 14:37:48 PM

Brian Cox explains why two falling objects will reach the earth in the same time where they fall in a vacuum chamber. Basically, any two falling objects will fall at the same rate with g as the acceleration. You can easily explain this if you ...

We have the specs for Far Cry 4 pc edition

11/07/2014 14:32:40 PM

Soon enough I’ll buy Far Cry 4 and I just read the pc specs which, in my opinion, seem a bit high if you want to run the game in optimal configuration. I mean, 8GB of RAM and using ATI R9 290X video card does not seem a little overkill? In ...

The Ebola virus explained

11/06/2014 09:36:10 AM

There is never shortage of Ebola virus videos, but few of them are as informative as this one. The Ebola virus is a strange virus because it first attacks the immune cells and then the rest of the body. With the immune cells dead, the Ebola ...

How were the pyramids built?

11/06/2014 09:31:47 AM

The pyramids from Egypt were build using workers that were paid for their labor. They would use a giant sled to carry the lime rocks to the place where the pyramids would be built. The workers would pour water in front of the sleds to make them ...

Beginners guide to motherboards and what is a chipset

11/04/2014 14:34:36 PM

JaysTwoCents teaches us how to choose the motherboards more intelligently. Firstly, you need to decide what processor you will be using since the motherboards are strictly tied with the type of processor you want to use. In the example above, ...

Electric sparks from falling water

10/31/2014 11:27:45 AM

Derek Muller, from Veritasium, shows off a device that simply uses the falling water as an electricity generator. You have two water sources, curled pipes around the water dispenser, then other two curled pipes around a sieve at the bottom. ...

Where do trees get their mass from? Veritasium explains

10/31/2014 11:21:45 AM

Derek Muller, from Veritasium, explains where do tree get their mass from. It is mostly water and air, more specifically carbon dioxide. If the trees would eat up the earth beneath their roots, then there would be a whole where every tree stands. ...

SciShow: what is energy?

10/28/2014 12:22:05 PM

Energy can be found everywhere and in many forms. In the same way as the existence of matter, energy as existed since the dawn of the Universe. It is a constant quantity in the Universe: nothing gets lost, but only transformed. Energy is the ...

Realistic fears – halloween rap by Coma Niddy

10/28/2014 11:55:23 AM

I like this guy. Coma Niddy creates great science videos and also science rap music. He is one of a kind and I like that he tries to paint science in batter lights, he tries to get it to the masses through music. Have fun with his newest rap, ...

Learn the full story about ebola

10/28/2014 11:52:45 AM

I’ve written about ebola before and you need not fear if you’re outside West Africa. Ebola, also called Ebola Virus Disease, generated by the Ebola Zaire strain, is a virus that can be transmitted only via direct contact. So, if youR ...

AMD vs Intel smackdown: Intel is better, but about 30% pricier

10/28/2014 11:35:54 AM

The answer is short: Intel is better because it has invested more into processors than AMD. AMD delivers almost the same performance for the same cost, however it is cheaper. So, if you have money to spend, buy an Intel i7 newest generation. ...

Brady Haran’s mile of Pi

10/24/2014 12:56:14 PM

Ok, that guys is crazy. Brady Haran printed out one mile of Pi, meaning 1 million digits for number Pi. Matt Parker checks out the mile of Pi and then presents some interesting things that can be found along the way. What Matt Parker has found: ...

Mental floss: misconceptions about food #2

10/24/2014 12:47:06 PM

Elliot Morgan kills some food myths and explains why they are simply that, myths. MSG, or monosodium glutamate, can be found in soy sauce and it does not pose a risk to health, unless eaten too much. Twinkies do expire: after 45 days. Tomatoes ...

Now, that’s how you promote science, bitches: Ambition, the movie

10/24/2014 12:41:06 PM

Ambition is a collaboration between Platige Image and ESA. Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aiden Gillen and Aisling Franciosi. Ambition was shot on location in Iceland, and screened on 24 October 2014 during the British Film Institute’s ...

Bigcommerce templates: customization and store design changes at the best price [S]

10/23/2014 04:52:31 AM

You own a Bigcommerce ecoomerce store. You have the products, the resources, the people and are ready to sell. Big Time, as BIG from Bigcommerce also says. Now, you have chosen a Bigcommerce template that is great, even responsive, and does ...

How to see time travel

10/22/2014 11:45:19 AM

Joe Hanson explains how we can see time travel or, better said, how subatomic particles feel the dilation of time as they fly around us at near the speed of light. Using what is called a cloud chamber, a particle detector, you can detect muons, ...

How Gutenberg’s printing press revolutionized the glass industry

10/22/2014 11:34:35 AM

At first only few clergies would have books to read and, if they would not read those tiny letters, then they would use glass monoculars that were big and clunky. Their shape was the one of a hemispehere and they had limited use. When Gutenberg ...

First actual hoverboard: Hendo

10/22/2014 11:22:54 AM

It is not and antigravity hoverboard like you’d expect, but at least it is a maglev device that you can master and use. The Hendo hoverboard has four circular magnets that repel a metallic surface like copper or aluminum from underneath and ...

All you need to know about Ebola în 1 minute

10/22/2014 11:16:29 AM

The guys at Vox created a short video about Ebola and it puts a perspective on what it is and its actual effects. Ebola’s mortality rate sis 70%, there is no cure for it, 4500 are dead this year only because of it, in 2014 died three times ...

What would happen if we would live on the Moon?

10/21/2014 11:12:13 AM

Well, not many good things actually, as there is no air in there, sun’s radiation would boil everything and the nights cold would freeze everything. Also, the gravity is three times smaller than on Earth and this would mean bone mass loss ...

The telegraph cable that connected the Old and New world was installed in 1866

10/21/2014 11:09:08 AM

In 1866 the Old and New World were connected via an undersea cable that span from London to New York. This way the news would travel via the telegraph in an instant. Otherwise it would take 3 weeks by ship. The Science Museum, the ones who created ...

Bell’s greatest invention: the photophone

10/21/2014 10:59:28 AM

Nope. it was not about a webcam. In the 19th century they barely had working photo cameras let alone phones that would send images too. No, the photophone actually means that Alexander Graham Bell manages to get sound transmitted using light. ...

Damn those freaking lightnings. Science Asylum explains what the heck they are

10/20/2014 09:41:37 AM

Nick Lucid, no, he is not lucid, explains what lightnings are and how do they form. On Science Asylum he has great videos that explain a ton of things from the world around us. Subscribe now and don’t miss any episode. Now, back to lightnings, ...

SciShow: how old is Earth and how did we measure its age?

10/20/2014 09:15:47 AM

The age of the Earth is one of the cornerstones of the 19th century. Lord Kelvin, yes, that guy, was obsessed with this question and he obtained several hundreds of millions of years. The conservative world of that time, a world which relied ...

RS7, Audi’s self driving car

10/20/2014 09:08:57 AM

As far as Engadget tells us, Audi’s RS 7 is a regular super prized car that can be converted into a self driving car. The RS 7 was outfitted with GPS, radio and 3D cameras to allow it to navigate through the world. Google self driving cars ...

Are microwave ovens a danger if you stay next to them? No.

10/13/2014 15:05:39 PM

No, microwave ovens are not the danger one woul;d think they are. The microwave radiation generated is at least 100 to 1000 times weaker than the visible light. Microwaves have wavelengths of 1cm to 1cm and that means energies of 12.4 microeV ...

Quirkology: 10 new tricks to keep your friends in awe

10/13/2014 14:59:10 PM

Quirkology has nice tricks to teach us. We can make the day way better if we learn those tricks. For example if you use only one thumbtack you can blow up a balloon, but if you put around 20 thumbtacks near each other and then a balloon on top ...

Columbus day in decline. Find out here why

10/13/2014 14:54:17 PM

Well, Christopher Columbus traveled to west in the hopes that he will find a shorter route to India. Instead he located, in 1942, the islands of Haiti and then murdered and sold as slaves many men and women. It is said that 3 million people ...

Go get a flu shot. Flu season is here.

10/09/2014 13:05:54 PM

Some guys told me that they got ill when they got a flu shot. Well, they didn’t got sick, their bodies reacted to the inactivated virus and triggered signals, like fever, to occur, but they were not ill at all. Go get your flu shot and, if ...

Vsauce about us being morbidly curious

10/09/2014 13:02:29 PM

Vsauce goes once again into the depths of the human psyche and tells something about us: our curiosity drives us to look even at despicable scenes not because we like them, but because we dislike them and because we are darn curious. Also, when ...

How do TV ratings work?

10/09/2014 12:57:45 PM

I have thought and I have hoped that they use better systems. Nope. they use black boxes in randomly selected houses and they monitor a couple of thousands of households to see what they watch. then Nielsen, the company that has these devices ...

How do we study the stars?

10/08/2014 12:21:32 PM

Well, by analyzing the light that comes from them. We can measure their velocity, how big they are, what type they are, what are they made of. Light or electromagnetic waves are still our best instrument that we use to learn as much as we can ...

Titans of the sea: Mary Maersk, the mega container ship

10/08/2014 12:17:06 PM

Yes, the biggest ships ever are contained ships. Some of them are so big that they won’t fit into the Panama canal or they won’t be allowed i any US port. Such a behemoth is Mary Maersk, the mega container ship that can get 18 000 conta ...

How do clouds stay up?

10/08/2014 12:06:35 PM

Well, the short answer Joe Hanson gives is buoyancy. The hot air will move up and the cold air will come down. Cumulus clouds, for example, show up above any area that is warm, like a city, or a sunny hillsides. That is ok. The cloud forms above ...

So, it seems that our brains construct hardwired maps made out of neurons to map real maps

10/07/2014 11:20:29 AM

Too many map-ing words in the title? Wait for more. The Nobel prize for Medicine was presented on Monday and it was given to three individuals that were able to demonstrate that the brain is creating hardwired maps inside it made of actual neurons. ...

What does ethanol say? Let’s party!

10/07/2014 11:12:13 AM

I found the graphic from below on ASAP Science Facebook page and I had to share it. The image was created by NeatoShop. So, what does ethanol say? Let’s party. Some comments on the ASAP page are hilarious: “Omg carbon is such a slut. ...

7 key data points light can offer in astronomy

10/07/2014 11:08:33 AM

Light isn’t just some electromagnetic radiation with a ton of cool properties. It is also a messenger that can tell us 7 things about the objects it’s coming from. Light can give us information about the temperature of an object, the ve ...

Estivation, much like the hybernation, but for hot times and areas

10/07/2014 11:05:18 AM

Estivation is a process in which animals retain water and slow down metabolism in order to survive a hot dry season. Most of the animals that undergo estivation will cover themselves with a mucus that will keep them protected from warmth like ...

How do vitamins work?

10/07/2014 10:59:06 AM

Vitamins are substances that the body needs in very small proportions in order to function properly. Some vitamins like C and B (water soluble vitamins) travel through the blood without issues, but some others (fat soluble vitamins) will need ...

LOL. Coma Niddy parody: all about that space

10/07/2014 10:48:49 AM

Coma Niddy creates nice science rap music. He doesn’t always get the best of the rap out there, but he may be one of the guys that will be big in the science music industry. All about that bass is a parody of Meghan Trainor’s song All A ...

Detecting those pesky neutrinos with Fermilab’s 14,000 ton NOvA detector

10/06/2014 07:21:16 AM

Neutrinos are very small particles, smaller than the electrons and they can travel through led for 2 years before hitting an led atom. Neutrinos have no charge and leave no traces, so they are hard to trap. Fermilab, IL, USA is generating neutrinos ...

Learn now what causes a sonic boom

10/06/2014 07:10:51 AM

A sonic boom is that continuous sound that you hear when an airplane is at or above the speed of sound. At the speed of sound the sound waves simply gather on top of each other right at the front of the plane and multiply their intensity hundreds ...

How does the computer draw curved lines? It’s more complicated than you think

10/06/2014 07:00:16 AM

Cubic Bezier Curves – Under the Hood from Peter Nowell on Vimeo. I never knew how a computer draws curved lines, but now that I have seen it, I can say that it is an incredible process. What about games, where you have tons of polygons, about ...

How do astronomers know what elements are stars made of?

10/06/2014 06:56:49 AM

Michel van Biezen, from iLectureOnline, explains how do astronomers know what elements are in the atmospheres of exoplanets or in the atmospheres of stars. It all has to do with emission spectra and absorption spectrum. Basically, a heated and ...

What is the difference between anti-virus and anti-malware

10/06/2014 06:51:12 AM

As Linus, from TechQuickie, put it: both work int he same way as they fight viruses, but its the time scale they work on that matters. The antivirus deals with known threats and will update every once in a while while the dedicated anti-malware ...

Learn physics with iLectureOnline.com: what are decibels (dB) and why we use them to measure sound intensity?

10/06/2014 06:45:13 AM

Decibels, written as dB, are a more convenient way to measure the intensity of sound. The actual measurements for the intensity of sound are in Watt/m^2 and, after you will see the upper and lower limits in w/m^2, you will understand why we ...

Lasers help us discover lost cities

10/03/2014 10:40:21 AM

DNews reported recently that lasers can and have been used to discover lost cities. It takes month and even years to discover lost cities and lasers can help reduce that time at least 10x. The technology used is LIDAR, a radar for lasers, which ...

Use animations in hospitals to explain better what the patient is suffering of

10/03/2014 10:33:39 AM

Animations are easy to understand and, if you have a given disease, int he future the doctor will walk you through an animation of the areas in your body where the issue has been found. By visualizing illness this way the patients can understand ...

Which diets work? low fat and low carb are the same on the long run

10/03/2014 10:29:43 AM

Aaron Carroll explains why we should keep our diets for a long time, at least six months if not one year. Also, on the long run low fat diets are the same as low carb diets. So, if you wanna get slim, then you need to keep the fats and card ...

Is telekinesis real? No, it isn’t

10/03/2014 10:25:35 AM

People like to believe in all sorts of things, even in telekinesis, but we all know that this won’t work. Telekinesis is a nice trick to have in a movie or when illusion shows are setup, but not in the real life. We are now able to communicate ...

The Big Bang Theory as told by scientists at Fermilab

10/03/2014 09:59:30 AM

Don Lincoln, from Fermilab, a real scientist, as opposed to the characters from The Big Bang Theory, explains what the Big Bang theory actually is and why it has been proven until now. There are three points that lead to a conclusion that the ...

Should you keep tomatoes in the fridge?

10/03/2014 09:46:57 AM

The guys at Compound Chem say: yes and no. It all depends on how much the fruit has ripen and for how long will you keep the tomatoes in the fridge. So, here are some ideas: – don’t put tomatoes that did not ripen in the fridge – ri

Beat jet lag with this app: up to 80% easier to overcome jetlag

10/01/2014 11:00:20 AM

Or so they say. When going from NY to Hong Kong, a 12 hour difference, you will feel jet lag and for about 12 days it will be hard to adjust to the new sleeping pattern. Gladly, there is an app that will mathematically help you reduce those ...

If the planets lined up we would be just fine

10/01/2014 10:54:41 AM

Don’t believe the tales a lot of sheisters are telling you. If the planets will ever align in our lifetime then nothing would happen. Jupiter, the biggest planet out there has only 0.001% gravitational effect on Earth. The sun and the Moon ...

What would happen if humans became extinct?

10/01/2014 10:52:02 AM

Not much. No, it would happen a lot of things and among them: building collapsing, dams going down, wilderness coming back into the cities. The balance of nature would be, once again, restored. Such thought experiments can lead us to interesting ...

Mazes are amazing

10/01/2014 10:49:44 AM

Jake from Vsauce3 went into the history and technology of mazes in order to explain why we love them so much. The first time we have heard of mazes was when the Greek mythology told us about the Minotaur contained into a maze created by Daedalus. ...

Target tumors with electricity? We can do this!

10/01/2014 10:42:06 AM

With over 140 000 new cases of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, diagnosed each year in the US it is no wonder one would need to find a cure for cancer and fast. Doctors are now using electricity to target this type of cancer. ...

The science of wildfires

09/30/2014 07:13:15 AM

Widlfires are seen as a bad thing, but they are bad for the human inhabitants, not for nature. Wildfires occur in many places and what they do is to burn up a ton of dry wood and vegetation and the resulting ash will then be used as a fertilizer ...

What is antimatter? Same as matter, but with opposite charges

09/30/2014 07:09:14 AM

Henry Reich, from Minute Physics, explains what antimatter is and it is the same as matter, but with opposite electrical charges. The issue is that antimatter is hard to come by or to store as any contact between matter and antimatter will lead ...

Where does the $ come from? From Mexico, of course

09/30/2014 06:58:46 AM

Mental Floss replied to the question from above and it seems that the most cited theory is that the origins of the $ sign are from Mexican Peso. They had a P and an S an, with the time, it is believed that the US adopted a S over P so that there ...

The first touchscreen? Well. CERN invented that. And the web, of course.

09/30/2014 06:55:35 AM

The first touchscreen ever invented was CERN’s SPS Control System that had a display with buttons which could be touched. The display would show tree, branches and leaves in order to help the operator run the entire facility with only a couple ...

Bats are a farmer’s best friend

09/30/2014 06:47:22 AM

Joe Hanson explains why bats are such great creatures and why they are a farmer’s best friend. First things first: they are mammals that have their hands modified in such a way that they are now wings. Also, bats see as any other animal would ...

Shellshock bug: drop everything now and ask your hosting provider if they updated Control Panel

09/26/2014 12:05:58 PM

The sehllshock bug is a vulnerability in the bash program inside Linus servers. Bash is a comand line interface that allows you to run programs and instructions by comand line only. Its like Command in Windows, but for servers. That vulnerability ...

The best AMD APU upgrade? A dedicated graphics card. I LOL’d

09/26/2014 12:00:46 PM

Not much to say about this, actually. APU processors from AMD do a fine job in using those processors as graphics cards too, but they are weak. You may use a R7 270x in dual mode with the APU, but it won’t help too much. The answer is always: ...

Mindblow #87:

09/26/2014 11:57:09 AM

Kevin, from Vsauce2, has a new selection of science, tech and amazing stuff that needs to be shared all over the web. You can find out about augmented reality glasses, that lets you manipulate virtual objects by superimposing them over images ...

Sleep related wows: sexsomnia and sleep drunkenness

09/26/2014 11:44:43 AM

I never knew there is a sex and sleep related disorder: sexsomnia. It means that people that have this disease are walking around in their sleep and having sex. Also, it seems that one guy was acquitted of rape because of such disorder. I still ...

Do you love the truth science brings us? Sense About Science needs our help

09/26/2014 11:11:44 AM

Sense About Science, the guys who created trustworthy guides about homeopathy lies (this one too), detox scams, are in need of donations. You can help too. You can find more info on their donations page. We need to help groups of people who ...

13 misconceptions about global warming

09/25/2014 03:53:21 AM

Derek Muller tells us about 13 misconceptions about global warming. Since climate change is a big subject to speak of and it is hard to understand, it may suffice to say that the way our industries worked in the last 200 years have put a great ...

Internet firsts: see 12 of them now

09/25/2014 03:31:04 AM

The guys at Anyhoo have created a list of 12 historical events in the world of the internet. You can learn who invented the internet and read about few of these 12 internet first: 1971, first email – sent by Ray Tomlinson and contained the ...

Mental Floss: 29 early sports rules

09/25/2014 03:23:08 AM

Ok, I didn’t knew the early sport rules were no rules at all. Some of the games would be played in any way you could. For example, soccer, the real football I mean, would be played with a ball, but you could grab it with the hand too to move ...

Exploring the Universe: we’re made of star stuff

09/25/2014 02:54:39 AM

Crash Course Big History #2, with John Green, takes us from the time of Big Bang and up until now, and tells us that we are made of star stuff. Actually, Carl Sagan was the first to put it that way in these exact words. In any case, the heavy ...

Will you lose your memory when you get older?

09/25/2014 02:50:46 AM

The short answer is YES. The longer one is maybe. It all depends on what you actually do. If you just there work, go home, then go back to work and do not do any brain work-outs, then you’re bound to lose memory year in year out. But, if you ...

Tech stuff in short bursts: processor manufacturing, Intel X99 chipset, and Nvidia GTX 980 vs Ati R9 290x

09/23/2014 11:18:51 AM

Linus explains in the video form above why the computer industry manages to keep the prices almost the same year by year but are able to double the capacity and power of the processors once every two years. The secret? They are able to use more ...