Category Archives: Science

The 100 Best Science Fiction Movies

What do you think are the 100 best science fiction films? Time Out has a fantastic compilation of their 100 best sci-fi movies, as chosen by leading sci-fi experts, filmmakers, science fiction writers, film critics, and scientists. There is little doubt that … Continue reading

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Optical Illusions

Everyone loves optical illusions. If you don’t… well, I don’t have to finish that sentence because every loves optical illusions! There are many awesome illusions floating around the web, and I’m sure you’ve seen the majority of them. Here, I … Continue reading

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How To Find An Exoplanet

Exoplanets are tricky to find, so how do you go about finding them? MinutePhysics provides a clear and concise explanation on how to find an exoplanet, and it’s all to do with how much light the star darkens by when an … Continue reading

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Demo: The Movie

“This film follows science teacher Alom Shaha as he goes on a journey to explore the use of demonstrations in science teaching. The film tells an interesting story and is primarily intended to encourage secondary science teachers to think about … Continue reading

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ExpeRimental – Bringing Science Home

“ExpeRimental, launching 17 July and brought to you by the Royal Institution, is a series of free short films that make it fun, easy and cheap to do science at home with children aged four to nine. Ignite a child’s … Continue reading

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David Kwong – Magic Crosswords (TED)

In this TED talk, David Kwong talks about the intersection between crosswords and illusions. The trick he pulls off at the end is rather neat, and the build up seems obvious once you know it, but first time watching, it’s very … Continue reading

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The Beauty Of Mathematics (Plus Cake)

You can create some incredibly beautiful images using mathematics. Over at The Guardian, they have a collection of images taken from the book “50 Visions of Mathematics“. These range from fractal images (which are always beautiful), to 3D-printed items, to experiments, … Continue reading

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Starling Murmuration

A murmuration of starlings is truly wonderful to behold. The above video (by Keep Turning Left) shows an incredibly beautiful murmuration, set to the always magnificent Pachelbel’s Canon in D. But… how many birds would there need to be for gravity to … Continue reading

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Electus: Days Of Enlightenment

This is an excellent concept trailer, created on a cheap budget by Shaun Rana, for an atheist science fiction film called Electus: Days of Enlightenment. In this dystopian future, there is one religion, the Supreme Architect’s religion, and if you … Continue reading

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Surface Detail

Surface Detail is a hauntingly beautiful evolving fractal landscape, created by subBlue. It’s very embryonic in nature, and I see cells dividing when I look at it, especially at the start. Further on, I see cocoons, insects swarming, brains, islands, … Continue reading

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