The Quick and the Curious
Cats may help save us from nuclear Armageddon.
Kitty Litter Can Help Clean Up Nuclear Waste
Screams activate the portion of our brain that houses our fear circuits.
Why Do Screams Get Our Attention So Quickly?
We shed about 40,000 skin cells every hour, but somehow tattoos stay put.
Why are Tattoos Permanent?
When two books are interlaced they can lift two tons!
Paper Can Be As Strong As Steel
What’s the trick to winning five dollars? You have treat the dollar bill like a band aid.
Newton’s First Law Bar Trick
Our brains can interpret an image just 13 milliseconds after we see it, but we still don’t catch everything. For our visual system to correctly process everything we see, our brains would have to be the size of houses!
Is Seeing Really Believing?
Even small surprises can set off activity in the brain called the Nucleus Accumbens. That’s one of the brain’s pleasure sensors!
How Does Being Surprised Affect Your Body?
Beer tapping causes a chain reaction. A shockwave travels through the beer and fragments the bubbles.
How To Make Your Beer Explode
Space junk, of any size, is no joke. Paint flecks can travel eight times the speed of a bullet through space!
Tiny Flecks of Paint Can Hurt Astronauts
Kilobots are modeled after the hive mindset often seen in nature. These teeny robots can work together to accomplish goals.
These Tiny Robots Are Shaping the Future
Salmon can swim hundreds of miles and throw themselves up over waterfalls, but hydroelectric dams can be a struggle for them. This pneumatic tube shots them to safety!
A Cannon is Saving Salmon
The Thatcher effect is a phenomenon where it becomes more difficult to detect emotions and features in an upside-down face. Can you guess if this man is happy, sad, or angry?
What is the Thatcher Effect?
30 lemons to be exact. When your phone is out of juice, you can charge it with this juice!
You Can Charge a Phone with Lemons
Light moves fastest in a vacuum where nothing is impeding its travel. Once light hits a dense medium, it changes speed and direction.
Can Light Turn Objects Invisible?
Without a suit, space is not a friendly place. The good news is, you would pass out so quickly, you would’t be awake to witness it.
What Happens if You Don’t Wear a Suit in Space?
Not that we suggest you try it… Human hair is composed of various amino acids that wrap around each other like chains on a molecular level.
Your Hair is Strong Enough to Lift an Elephant