Science Videos

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams Breaks U.S. Record for Most Days Lived in Space

Earlier this year, Scott Kelly broke the record for most days spent in space by a U.S. astronaut during his historic yearlong mission....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 12:46PM

Science Fiction in the 21st Century: Helping Science Celebrate the Fringe Genius

Science fiction portrays the development of breakthroughs in a sort of folk-historical way—the lone madman in his garage,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 10:31AM

How Big Would a Futurama Ice Cube Need to Be to Combat Climate Change? (Hint: Really Big)

Global warming is a huge problem, and it's not going away anytime soon. As of this week, every single month in 2016 has been the...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 21 August 2016 - 12:31PM

"Space Engine" Is a Free, Scientifically Accurate Version of "No Man's Sky"

No Man's Sky has been taking the gaming world by storm lately, but as it turns out, simulated universe gaming enthusiasts have another...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 1:17PM

Scientists Build Bacterial Nanorobots That Deliver Medicines to Cancerous Tumors

Of all of the potential applications for nanorobots (and there are many), targeted therapies for diseases may be the most...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 12:05PM

Watch Scientists Levitate a Golf Ball-Sized Object With a Real-Life Tractor Beam

Star Trek introduced the idea of a tractor beam, a beam of light that can pull objects towards it, with "Beam me up, Scotty!", and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 August 2016 - 12:33PM
Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 August 2016 - 10:38AM

How the Upside Down from "Stranger Things" Could Actually Exist

Spoilers for Stranger Things season 1 follow!If you've watched the first season of Stranger Things (and if not, what are you waiting...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 1:59PM

Oscar Sharp is Directing a Movie About the Attempted De-Extinction of the Woolly Mammoth

Did you enjoy Jurassic Park, but wished it was grounded in something a little more....realistic? Do you like your big screen...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 12:47PM

Scientists Just Created a Cyborg Sting-Ray Made of Living Tissue

The cyborg revolution is upon us, although maybe in a different form than we imagined. Scientists have just built a robotic...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 - 12:19PM

Scientist Says We Should Look for Advanced Aliens Around Stellified Planets

In 2010: Odyssey Two, Arthur C. Clarke's sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jupiter was "ignited" through a nuclear fusion process, and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 5:08PM

NASA's "AstrOlympics" Explains the Science Behind Olympic Events

The Olympic Games in Rio are officially underway, and to celebrate, NASA is holding an "Olympics" of their own. Their new project, the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 11:55AM

Watch: How Gamma Ray Bursts Could Wipe Out Life on Earth

To sci-fi fans, gamma rays are best known as the driver of Hulk's origin story. But while there's no scientific proof that gamma...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 07 August 2016 - 10:34AM

The Curiosity Rover's 9 Biggest Moments from Four Years on Mars

On August 5, 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover made a historic landing on Mars, and has had three happy and healthy years exploring the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 August 2016 - 4:07PM

How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower Next Week, Now with Double the Meteors

Each year, the Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky when Earth travels through the cloud of dust and debris trailing behind...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 August 2016 - 11:47AM

Watch the Smithsonian Restore the Original Star Trek Enterprise Model to Its Former Glory

This year is Star Trek's 50th anniversary, and Trekkies are getting plenty of celebrations. In addition to the panel at San Diego...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 01 August 2016 - 4:41PM

Watch: Why Humans Can't Survive Being Shrunk

Sometimes real-life science is able to catch up with the speculative technology in science fiction--usually Star Trek--but more often...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 July 2016 - 2:24PM

Ceres' Large Craters Have Been Obliterated Over Time

Where are all of Ceres' large craters? This is a question that has plagued astronomers for years, and now we might finally have the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 2:34PM

Scientists Have No Idea What This Weird Purple Blob Is

Researchers have just found a mysterious purple blob at the bottom of the ocean (or, more accurately, a crab found it), and they have...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 12:11PM

Jack White Wants to Play the First Record in Space

Jack White is already credited by many fans with keeping rock and roll alive in the 21st Century here on Earth, and now the musician...

Johnny Brayson
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 8:27PM