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An Internet Video on the Science of Productivity. HAH! (No, Really) An Internet Video on the Science of Productivity. HAH! (No, Really)

Sure, you could download an app to make you more productive, or you could promise yourself that you’re going to try harder to get things done. You could even get a bunch of other little things done before tackling your …

Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again

Earlier this year, we looked at a story about a Washington State University chemistry professor who claimed to have adapted Google’s PageRank algorithm to help determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions. We also interviewed her here. Then, we showed you …

Rubio: Age of the Earth is 4.5 Billion Years Rubio: Age of the Earth is 4.5 Billion Years

When the shift in U.S. demographics became a major story after this year’s presidential election, Florida Senator Marco Rubio‘s name began to pop up as a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016. Rubio’s Cuban American background was highlighted as …

YouTube Space Lab’s Space-Traveling Jumping Spider Is Back On Earth YouTube Space Lab’s Space-Traveling Jumping Spider Is Back On Earth

Last year, YouTube and Lenovo kicked off the YouTube Space Lab experiment, inviting teenagers around the world to have an experiment performed in space. There were over 2,000 entries. Two experiments got to go to space. One of them, was …

Coolest Lamp Ever Mimics the Weather Outside, Frightful or Not Coolest Lamp Ever Mimics the Weather Outside, Frightful or Not

If you have ever wished that you could bring the weather indoors, this prototype chandelier is the unnecessary-but-incredible device for you. It uses Wi-fi to obtain weather data, and then puts on a show for you that matches nature’s show …

Life on Earth Visualized As One Single Day (and Animated) Life on Earth Visualized As One Single Day (and Animated)

A better understanding of our world through short, easy-to-understand animations? Count me in. If you were looking to ruminate on the origins of life, here’s a nice little video that takes you from the first single-celled organism to the present …

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Morning Wood [SFW] All You Ever Wanted to Know About Morning Wood [SFW]

Guys of every age know all about it – girls too, by association. It’s morning wood, and it’s a problem/gift for all males from the uterus to the grave. Of course, we know the what and when of it. But …

Here’s Why You Should Always Switch to Door #2 [VIDEO] Here’s Why You Should Always Switch to Door #2 [VIDEO]

Our favorite science/math illustrators are back today with a easy-to-understand breakdown of exactly why you should switch to door number two. Today, AsapSCIENCE tackles the Monty Hall problem – the classic questions that stems from the game show “Let’s Make …

Science-Heavy Animation Looks at the Possibility of a Real Zombie Apocalypse Science-Heavy Animation Looks at the Possibility of a Real Zombie Apocalypse
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Retrograde Axonal Transport? Virus Specificity? Olfactory Nerve? If you’re unfamiliar with these terms, you may want to hit the virology books – because that’s exactly how the world is going to devolve into zombie chaos, according to AsapSCIENCE. They take …

Mars Rover Joins Foursquare, Checks-in at Gale Crater Mars Rover Joins Foursquare, Checks-in at Gale Crater

Having checked-in at nearly every place on Earth, it’s about time Foursquare users have moved on to another planet. But in order to do this, the social network needed a brand new member. Luckily, the Mars rover Curiosity has obliged. …

Buried Antarctic Lake Targeted by a New Expedition Buried Antarctic Lake Targeted by a New Expedition
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Next month, a 12-man team of scientists, engineers, and support staf will set off for Antarctica on a quest to collect samples from an ancient lake that has been buried for hundreds of thousands of years. The expedition has taken …

Facebook Helps Ichthyologist Crowdsource His Research Facebook Helps Ichthyologist Crowdsource His Research

Facebook has just released the second installment of their “Facebook Stories” initiative, and this one involves an ichthyologist and how he got by with a little help from his Facebook friends (many of whom are also ichthyologists). Tagging people in …

Galaxy Discovery Reveals Record-Breaking Star Formation Galaxy Discovery Reveals Record-Breaking Star Formation

Astronomers have found a galaxy cluster that is one of the largest objects in the known universe, and it is breaking records. The cluster, named the Phoenix cluster, has been observed by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the National Science Foundation’s …

Just WTF Has NASA Done for You? New Site Gives You the Answers Just WTF Has NASA Done for You? New Site Gives You the Answers

So, you’ve heard of NASA, right? Yeah, the space guys – the ones in the news recently for dropping a one-ton rover on the surface of Mars. Pretty impressive stuff if you ask me. But, some people need to be …

Flickr Helps Scientists Discover New Species Of Insect Flickr Helps Scientists Discover New Species Of Insect
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I always thought that we knew everything there ever was to know about insects. They’re everywhere and they’re not exactly hard to find. Where would we ever find new species? A Flickr user, Hock Ping Guek, took some pictures of …

Folding Battery Developed By KAIST Researchers Folding Battery Developed By KAIST Researchers
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Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a flexible battery, which is capturing some media attention, and could be used to make electronic devices more bendable. The important thing to note is that when …

NASA Enlists SpaceX To Send Americans Back To Space NASA Enlists SpaceX To Send Americans Back To Space

SpaceX is doing it. The company created by PayPal/Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk, is going to send people into space. Follow @SpaceX SpaceX @SpaceX SpaceX Selected by @NASA to Return Americans to Space! http://t.co/1yvIHDqO  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite1 hour …

Here Are The U.S. Airports With The Most Influence In A Pandemic Here Are The U.S. Airports With The Most Influence In A Pandemic

Ok, this is cool. And also rather frightening, as I just caught Contagion on HBO the other night. Researchers at MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering took a good look at the first few days of a contagious disease …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Live-Tweets The MLB All-Star Game With Predictably Awesome Results Neil deGrasse Tyson Live-Tweets The MLB All-Star Game With Predictably Awesome Results
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is about the only truly famous astrophysicist we have these days, but boy has he taken off like a rocket (pun most definitely intended). Through countless televisions appearances and a strong online presence, the Hayden Planetarium director …

What is the Higgs Boson? These Hipsters Are Clueless What is the Higgs Boson? These Hipsters Are Clueless
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With the scientific community still buzzing about this week’s announcement concerning the Higgs boson, we think it’s important to educate the internet community about its significance and delve into the reason why people are making such a fuss about something …

This Guy and His Beard Explain the Higgs Boson to You Like You’re a Dumb Child This Guy and His Beard Explain the Higgs Boson to You Like You’re a Dumb Child
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Over the past couple of days, you may have read that scientists have found the Higgs boson. You may have even heard some people refer to it as the “God Particle.” You also may have just glossed over that headline …