Category Archives: Science

X-Ray GIFs

It’s an x-ray GIF of a hand! That’s about all I need to say. If you head over to WeissOrtho.com, you’ll be able to see a few more GIFs, including shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. It’s all pretty cool. Onwards!

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How The Sun Sees You

This video by Thomas Leveritt makes you wonder, makes you smile, and makes you think. Using an ultraviolet lens, people were filmed and got to see what they looked like in UV, just like how the sun would see you. It’s amazing … Continue reading

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33 “Facts” Everybody Knows That Are Actually Total Lies

BuzzFeed have a great little listicle titled “33 “facts” everybody knows that are actually total lies“. I already knew that pretty much all those “facts” were not true, but it’s nice to have them all together in a list, linking to evidence. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bees

Bees are vitally important insects, transferring pollen from plant to plant, ensuring their survival. They are also actually rather beautiful creatures, especially when viewed in microscopic detail. This is what biologist Sam Droege did, using photography hardware developed for the military. … Continue reading

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Rosetta

“On August 3rd, the Rosetta spacecraft’s narrow angle camera captured this stunning image of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After 10 years and 6.5 billion kilometers of travel along gravity assist trajectories looping through interplanetary space, Rosetta had approached to … Continue reading

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Fun With A Few 9V Batteries (244 Of Them)

What to do if you have 244 spare 9V batteries lying about? Simple – lay them all together in series and see what happens (The Custom Geek). Lots of big sparks! It’s pretty cool.  That popping sound is rather weird … Continue reading

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Kings Time Lapse

“Kings” is an excellent time lapse video by Gavin Heffernan. It was shot over 3 days and two nights at the stunning Kings Canyon National Park. The effort really paid off, as we’re treated to some sublime landscape shots, beautiful … Continue reading

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Shadows And Plumes Across Enceladus

“Why does Enceladus have ice plumes? The discovery of jets spewing water vapor and ice was detected by the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft in 2005. The origin of the water feeding the jets, however, remained a topic of research. A leading … Continue reading

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What Makes Tattoos Permanent?

“The earliest recorded tattoo was found on a Peruvian mummy in 6,000 BC. That’s some old ink! And considering humans lose roughly 40,000 skin cells per hour, how do these markings last? Claudia Aguirre details the different methods, machines and … Continue reading

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Comics That Ask “What If?”

“Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe … Continue reading

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