Science Videos

Scientists Finally Just Confirmed the Origin of Northern Lights for Very First Time

The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely in the planet's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:50AM

Scientists Warn Canceling WFIRST Telescope Could Cripple US Space Exploration

Last year, when Donald Trump came to power, it was quickly announced that many government-backed scientific endeavors would receive...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 10:21AM

There is a Small Chance Elon Musk's Tesla Could Crash Back to Earth

Ever since SpaceX launched their Falcon Heavy rocket which just so happened to include a Tesla Roadster as its payload, there's been...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 9:34PM

SETI Claims Cryptocurrency is Hurting The Search For Alien Life

The ongoing speculator goldrush surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is causing more than a few problems for humanity's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 7:16PM

Ants Can Play Doctor and Treat Each Other's Wounds With Spit

Up until now, it was thought that human beings were the only species that could give each other medical aid in order to heal wounds...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 6:38PM

Asteroid Mining Is Just the Beginning: What If We Could Mine a Diamond Planet?

Somewhere out among the stars, not that far from home, is a planet named 55 Cancri e, otherwise known as Janssen (which makes it sound...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 11:37AM

The Beautiful Rosette Nebula Is Your Valentine's Gift From the Universe

Has Valentine's Day left you feeling a little underwhelmed?Were you hoping for some mysterious stranger to announce their affection...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 10:37AM

NASA Wants to Send a Piece of Martian Rock Back Home

Earth currently has an extremely limited amount of Martian rocks to study. We've never managed a successful round trip flight to and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 7:26PM

A Giant 'Pong' Arena Was Created Using LiDAR Tech

Pong is one of the enduring icons of video games. One of the original classic two-player computer gaming experiences, the simple...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 6:31PM

'Screaming Mummy' Mystery Solved? Famous Skeleton May Be Hanged Prince Who Plotted Murder of Pharaoh

If there's one thing missing from The Mummy, it's a good dash of scientific analysis.Thankfully, the real world has this covered:...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 11:14AM

SpaceX Will Launch the First of Many Experimental Internet Satellites

SpaceX just had a big week, managing to successfully launch their gigantic Falcon Heavy rocket and the Tesla Roadster stored in the...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 8:33PM

MIT Scientists Create a Tiny Drone That Dodges Obstacles at High Speeds

As anyone who's ever driven a motorbike or played a Sonic the Hedgehog game can tell you, sometimes it's incredibly difficult to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 7:02PM

Boston Dynamics Made Their Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Even Creepier

By this point it's clear that the engineers at Boston Dynamics are secretly supervillains. There's no other explanation for the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 6:26PM

Video Shows an Excited Elon Musk Watching the Falcon Heavy Launch

Elon Musk, being the eccentric billionaire that he is, definitely made his presence known during SpaceX's historic launch of their...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 6:19PM

NASA is Heading to the Winter Olympics to Study Snow

Like so many people around the world, a group of NASA scientists are currently in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but they're not watching...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 11 February 2018 - 1:23PM

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Could Contain 250 Times More Water Than Earth

The seven planets orbiting around the nearby (or relatively nearby, about 40 lightyears away) TRAPPIST-1 star have been making...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 12:19PM

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is Now Selling Mars-Themed Solar Backpacks

As one of the first men to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin is a revered astronaut who's had to keep himself...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 8:43PM

High-Tech Implant Can Help Astronauts Fight Off Muscle Deterioration

This should go without saying, but being an astronaut is not an easy job. The physical toll is immense, and there are lots of side...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 8:01PM

NASA is Teaching Their 'Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter' to Use Star Charts

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is no spring chicken — the space probe first launched all the way back in 2005.And after over...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 6:27PM

Elon Musk Reveals the Final Photo of 'Starman' and His Tesla in Space

When SpaceX launched their Falcon Heavy rocket this week, it was a major news event for a number of reasons, the most gimmicky of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 8:32PM