Science Videos

Everything Wrong with the San Andreas Trailer, According to the Film's Scientific Consultant

The seismologist who consulted on the script for San Andreas claims that the filmmakers mostly ignored his advice.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 9:35AM

Boeing Tests Laser Weapons for Defense Against Terrorist Threats

Boeing and the U.S. military are currently testing prototypes for laser weapons, like those used in Star Trek or Star Wars.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 1:44PM

Everything You Need to Know About the Thirty Meter Telescope - The Future Largest Telescope in the World

The proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has been the subject of awe, controversy, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mix-ups (just...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 11:49AM

Happy Birthday, Sally Ride! Google Doodles Celebrate the First American Woman in Space

Sally Ride passed away in 2012, but today would have been her 64th birthday.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 2:55PM

Why the Military's 'Ethical Robots' May Decide to Wipe Out Humanity

From Ultron to the Cybermen, sci-fi tells us that "ethical robots" could easily decide to eliminate humanity for the greater good.

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 25 May 2015 - 12:36PM

Ex Machina, The Turing Test, and Sci-Fi's Fascination with Emotional Robots

Why is science fiction more concerned with a robot's feelings than its intelligence?

Alexandra Grunberg
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 10:58AM

Watch: What Would It Really Be Like to Live on Mars?

We would have superpowers, we'd see two moons at night, and we would probably live underground.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 18 May 2015 - 5:07PM

First Italian Woman in Space Is About to Break Two Spaceflight Records

Samantha Cristoforetti will soon hold the records for most time in space for an Italian and longest spaceflight for a woman.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 May 2015 - 1:44PM

The Science of Jurassic World - How the Humble Chicken Could Aid the Creation of Real Life Dinosaurs

Is it possible to genetically engineer dinosaurs? A renowned Paleontologist reveals how the humble chicken could be key to a real life...

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 11 May 2015 - 5:07AM

This Animated Explanation of the Fermi Paradox Explores Whether We're Alone in the Universe

This animated explanation of the Fermi Paradox asks, "Where are all the aliens?"

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 May 2015 - 2:20PM

Space Is Filling Up with Junk - Here's What Scientists Are Planning to Prevent a Gravity-Type Disaster

A new report claims that there are millions of pieces of debris circling our planet, and scientists are planning everything from...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 12:52PM

May the 4th Be With You: Bill Nye Explains Star Wars Hologram Using Emojis

Bill Nye the Science Guy explains the Princess Leia hologram from Star Wars: A New Hope in honor of Star Wars day- using emojis.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 May 2015 - 2:43PM

Watch: NASA Captures Spectacular 'Phoenix' Solar Eruption Over the Course of Six Hours

NASA captures stunning footage of an explosive solar eruption evolving over the course of six hours.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 May 2015 - 1:26PM

ESO Releases Iconic Pillars of Creation Image in Spectacular 3-D

ESO releases the first 3-D view of NASA/Hubble's iconic image.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 May 2015 - 11:00AM

Because Science: How Captain America's Super-Soldier Serum Could Work in Real Life

In their new webseries, "Because Science," Nerdist explains how a combination of radiation and genetic modification could create a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 12:52PM

NASA's MESSENGER Sends Back Some of Its Last Photos of Mercury Before Its Kamikaze Death

With just one more day before MESSENGER runs out of propellant and crashes into Mercury's surface, the probe sends back some of the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 11:25AM

Tiny Ant-Man Robots Can Pull 2,000 Times Their Own Body Weight

Tiny robots called "MicroTugs" can pull objects many orders of magnitude greater than their own weight.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 4:02PM

Stephen Hawking Comforts Heartbroken One Direction Fans with Theoretical Physics

Stephen Hawking tells heartbroken teenagers that "in another universe, Zayn is still in One Direction."

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 9:35AM

NASA Celebrates Hubble's 25th Birthday with Celestial Fireworks

NASA releases a beautiful Hubble image in honor of its 25th anniversary.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 April 2015 - 11:15AM

Watch: SpaceX's Hilarious Uptown Funk Parody 'Launch It Up'

SpaceX releases an awesome video parody of one of the most-parodied songs, "Uptown Funk," all while highlighting their efforts towards...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 17 April 2015 - 12:30PM