What's Your Favorite David Attenborough Moment?

The BBC will celebrate the life and work of Sir David Attenborough all next week, with its creatively titled #AttenboroughWeek. To help kick things off, the folks at EarthUnplugged asked a bunch of YouTubers to share and discuss their favorite Attenborough moments. » 4/18/14 5:06pm Yesterday 5:06pm

This Beautiful Jewelry Is a Secret Drug Science Joke

Much as we love the present trend of sticking drug-molecules on everything from coffee mugs to t-shirts, we crave something new. Fortunately, science-themed artist Delftia has a novel take on subtle drug jewelry: pendants that replicate spider webs spun under the influence of psychoactive drugs. » 4/18/14 3:19pm Yesterday 3:19pm

Watch This Table Turn Sound Into A Dancing Pattern Of Flames

The latest installment of Veritasium is all about the "Pyro-Board." This snazzy contraption is a mesmerizing, planar take on the Rubens' tube – a perforated tube of gas – hooked up to a gas jet and a speaker – that can turn music into beautifully patterned, leaping flicks of fire. » 4/18/14 10:40am Yesterday 10:40am

Iapetus is one of the weirdest moons in the solar system, and one of its weirdest features is its prominent, equatorial mountain range. Now, Popular Science reports on a new theory as to the origins of this peculiar ridge: The mountains, researchers posit in a study recently published in arXiv, fell from spaaaaaaaace. » 4/17/14 5:55pm Thursday 5:55pm

Incredible Feats of Engineering in Formula 1 Racing

Wanna see something cool? Check out the moves on this pit crew. I don't care if you're not a Formula 1 person, a car person, or even a transportation person – if this video comparing F1 crews past and present doesn't blow you away your spark plugs may need changing. » 4/17/14 5:05pm Thursday 5:05pm

Astronomers Have Found the First Earth-Sized, Habitable Zone Planet

Scientists today announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a faraway planet that's perhaps the most Earth-like yet discovered. It's the same size as our home world, and at the right distance from its parent star to have liquid water. So, have we at last discovered Earth 2? » 4/17/14 12:05pm Thursday 12:05pm

China's Terracotta Army Will Make an Appearance in Indianapolis

Since 1974, some 8,000 life-sized terracotta warriors have been discovered guarding the tomb of the First Emperor of China. Beginning May 10th, more than 100 artifacts from the army will be displayed at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the only stateside appearance of the warriors in 2014. » 4/17/14 9:45am Thursday 9:45am

This Isn't Stained Glass, It's A Miracle Of Optics

The contrasting colors of dusking day combine with optics to great effect in Broken Mirror/Evening Sky, a captivating series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright. » 4/16/14 1:40pm Wednesday 1:40pm

​Can You Control Your Metabolism With Your Mind?

Well... maybe. In this intriguing video piece, NPR's Alix Spiegel discusses the work of Columbia psychologist Alia Crum, whose research suggests that food labels have a placebo effect on the way our bodies respond to food and experience hunger. But to what extent do these results mean that we can think ourselves thin? » 4/16/14 9:30am Wednesday 9:30am

The First Instagram From Space Is Of An Astronaut In A Firefly T-Shirt

Last week, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent the first Instagram from space. It was a selfie, naturally, taken before the ISS cupola. But what caught our eye wasn't Swanson's handsome mug or the view of Earth. It was Swanson's shirt, which features a familiar spacecraft and the words: "Shipping & Logistics: Everything's… » 4/16/14 7:20am Wednesday 7:20am

How Do You Get People To Care About Dogs Pooping Where They Shouldn't?

The answer, some scientists hope, is to tell them how much everyone's dogs' poop weighs, and how much it costs to clean that shit up when it lands where it shouldn't. For instance: There are 8-million dogs in the UK. Guess how much crap they produce on a daily basis. A ton? Fifty tons? Five-hundred tons? No. More. Keep … » 4/13/14 6:59pm Sunday 6:59pm

This App Could Help You Overcome Jetlag Faster

Entrain is an app designed by mathematicians at the University of Michigan and Yale University to minimize the effects of jetlag. They've released the app for free so that folks like us can try it out and help perfect it. » 4/13/14 11:30am Sunday 11:30am

New Hepatitis C 'Cure' Hailed as a Breakthrough, Costs $1000 a Day

An international study involving 380 patients has seen 90% of patients "cured" of Hepatitis C in the course of 12 weeks. Experts are calling the treatment a turning point in the treatment of the pernicious disease, which wreaks havoc on the livers of those it infects. Too bad it costs over $80,000 for a course of… » 4/13/14 10:00am Sunday 10:00am