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Flushing Toilets in the North vs the South

Flushing Toilets in the North vs the South

It's long been believed that that water swirls in the opposite direction depending on which hemisphere you're in. So let's get scientific and see if that's true.

Blowing Up a Watermelon with Electricity

Blowing Up a Watermelon with Electricity

It's time for more backyard science fun, this time we're playing with electricity. Watch what happens when a capacitor is used to pass 20,000 volts to a watermelon all at once.

Capturing Molten Copper in Slow Motion

Capturing Molten Copper in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys are at it again this time capturing molten cooper as it cools. The 1,200°C copper liquid is mesmerizing to watch but begins to cool and solidify almost immediately even in slow motion.

Treating Burns with Fish Scales

Treating Burns with Fish Scales

Doctors in Brazil are running a new clinical trial which uses fish scales to treat burn victims. The scales from the tilapia fish are sterilized and then applied to burns and supposedly help speed up recovery.

Playing with Lava for Science

Playing with Lava for Science

When you live in Buffalo, New York it's pretty hard to carry out some science experiments due to the lack of lava. But if you're Ingo Sonder and Andrew Harp you don't let that stop you, you just make your own lava.

Making Batteries Explode with Fire

Making Batteries Explode with Fire

Have you ever wondered what happens when you set a lithium battery on fire? Well thanks to the Slow Mo Guys you can see exactly that and in slow motion.

Magnet Magic in a Copper Pipe

Magnet Magic in a Copper Pipe

Check out what happens when you drop a magnet in the center of a copper pipe. The amazing science experiment see's the magnet defy gravity for a moment as it spins.

Who Does Hollywood Call for Science Advice?

Who Does Hollywood Call for Science Advice?

When it comes to movies we're expected to suspend our disbelief and just enjoy the show. But some movies do try get the science right and when they do these are the guys they call for help.

The World of Mathematics is Huge

The World of Mathematics is Huge

Just the thought of maths makes most of us break out in a cold sweat but what we've been exposed to is only a tiny fraction of mathematics. The world of math is surprisingly large thanks to it's long history and many uses.

The Sticky History of Super Glue

The Sticky History of Super Glue

Ever wonder what makes super glue so super? Well it might be down to the fact that history could never get rid of it no matter how hard it tried.

Creating a Rainbow with Airbags

Creating a Rainbow with Airbags

Watch an airbag go off in slow motion is fun and all but watching 25 going off in a row, each with their own colour paint creating a rainbow, now that's entertainment.

The Science of the Floating Stickman

The Science of the Floating Stickman

The viral video of a floating stickman got everyone's attention including some nerds. Take a look at the science behind what makes a stickman float in water.

How Scientists Sequenced Coffees Genome

How Scientists Sequenced Coffees Genome

Meet the scientists who sequenced the genome of coffee and made the information public. Scientists looked at the geisha coffee plant known for it's aroma, flavour and high price tag to discover what makes it so special.

What Would Happen if the US Military Budget was Given to NASA Instead?

What Would Happen if the US Military Budget was Given to NASA Instead?

The United States has an annual military budget of roughly $600billion and NASA has $18billion. What would happen if the roles were reversed and NASA was given $600billion to spend on scientific exploration and advancement?

How Bad are Hand Sanitizers?

How Bad are Hand Sanitizers?

Hand sanitizer are incredibly helpful when you need to clean your hands and there's no other options available. But are they any good?

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