Video Shows the Effects of Sugar on the Brain [video]

We eat sugar, we crave sugar. In this video Dr. Nicole Avena explains why we do enjoy sugar. When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine […]

The Solar System is Flat. This Video Explains Why

We know the solar system is flat, so are several objects in the universe like galaxies, and, as the video points out, Saturn’s rings. So why in the world did our solar system turn out to be flat, with all the three dimensional space available? The video explains it well. This also reminds us of […]

Newly Discovered Asteroid Promptly Strikes Earth

First asteroid to be sighted this year was the 2014 AA, and it was also the first asteroid to enter the Earth’s atmosphere this year. Interestingly enough, this is only the second time ever that we have managed to see an asteroid, before it hit the planet, the first such instance being in 2008.

Heat Map Shows Where You Feel Emotions in Your Body

A team of researchers worked with more than 700 participants in Sweden, Finland and Taiwan to draw a heat map of what areas of the human body are effected with certain emotions. Participants viewed emotion-laden words, videos, facial expressions and stories, and self-reported the body parts that felt different after being exposed to the emotion […]

BioPen Writes With Living Cells, Repairs Damaged Bones

Putting 3D Printing technology to greater use, scientists at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) have developed the BioPen. The pen follows a process similar to 3D printing to deposit regenerative stem cells onto damaged bone and cartilage.

Put On Your Science Hat and Watch a Flame Conduct Electricity

It’s impressive how common, unassuming things around us work, and how little we often know about them. For example, flames that we often see are actually capable of conducting electricity. A flame is mostly composed of plasma where the ionized molecules and atoms can conduct electricity.

Cubli the Robotic Cube Jumps Up, Balances, Walks

Cubli is a tiny cube, measuring just 6 inches for each side. But the tiny little cube is darn impressive, especially given its ability to maintain its balance. Cubli can balance itself on its corner, then you could push, goad, spin the little cube or even dramatically change the angle of the surface it sits […]

An Excellent Visualization of Gravity

We know gravity, but visualizing it on the fabric of space-time can be a bit daunting. This excellent video shows a simple way to visualize gravity, and on its way plays along with some pretty interesting facts and trivia. It is about 10 minutes long, but it is 10 minutes well spent. via

India’s Mars Orbiter Sends Home Its First Image

India’s first mission to Mars, the Mars Orbiter (Mangalyaan) crossed the distance of the moon’s orbit this morning, making it the farthest object sent into space by India. A few days ago, the spacecraft looked back, and sent a postcard back home. This is the first image of Earth taken by the Mars Color Camera […]

What Mad Science? Genetically Engineered Mice With Elvis Presley’s DNA

Prepare yourself for new royalty shaped in the form of mice. But that’s not just any mice, these are mice with the DNA of the king of rock and roll. For his “All That I Am” project, Koby Barhad used the DNA of Elvis Presley in genetically engineered mice. The idea is to explore ethical […]

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