Why Can't We Get Power From Waves?

Science
Wave power hasn’t yet made a splash because it’s hard to use waves to spin turbines, and because the sea is a harsh place to build things.

The History of Video

Science
I always wanted to know why film looked better than video. Moving electronic images have as long a history but were invented for a different purpose.

Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?

Science
Research has found some human brains can pick up on rotations of geomagnetic-strength fields as evidenced by drops in alpha wave power following stimulus.

100 Gallons of Spider Silk | Because Science Footnotes

Science
Kyle discusses exactly how much spider silk Peter Parker would need to stop that train, responds to your comments, and more!

Can You Survive An Elevator Fall By Jumping?

Science
Your monthly dose of hypothetical physics scenarios is here, and today we’re dropping Stu, several times, from the top of skyscraper.

What Eating Rotten Food Really Does To Your Body

Science
Food poisoning is awful, but what's actually happening inside your body when you eat rotten food?

The physics of surfing - Nick Pizzo

Science
Wondering how you can catch the perfect wave? Dive into the fascinating and complex physics of surfing.

Why Machines That Bend Are Better

Science
Compliant mechanisms have lots of advantages over traditional devices. SimpliSafe is awesome security. It's really effective, easy to use, and the price is great.

How Captain Marvel Survives in Space

Science
Carol Danvers received a plethora of powers when she hybridized with the Kree space aliens, but her most extraordinary is the ability to survive in space.

Why Do We Go Bald? / What Causes Hair Loss?

Science
We take a comprehensive look at the causes of hair loss, and explore the misconceptions behind one of modern man’s daily worries.

The Big Problem With The Drugs You Take

Science
Who makes sure the drugs you take are safe, and can you trust them?

How Captain Marvel Survives in Space

Science
Carol Danvers received a plethora of powers when she hybridized with the Kree space aliens, but her most extraordinary is the ability to survive in space.

Can You Recover Sound From Images?

Science
Is it possible to reconstruct sound from high-speed video images?

How to Defeat Wolverine with Science

Science
From Superman to the Hulk, there are many indestructible comic book characters, but Wolverine is arguably the most scientifically interesting.

A Problem You'll Never Solve

Science
Newcomb’s Paradox has confounded philosophers, mathematicians, and game players for over 50 years.

Three ways the universe could end

Science
Our universe started with the Big Bang, but how will it end? Explore cosmologists’ three possible scenarios: the Big Crunch, the Big Freeze and the Big Rip.

How Microwaving Grapes Makes Plasma

Science
A bisected grape in the microwave makes plasma. But how does it work? A grape is the right size and refractive index to trap microwaves inside it.

Poison Ivy's Evil Plants

Science
Kyle talks Poison Ivy's deadliest allies, responds to your comments, and more!

What is consciousness?

Science
Explore the theories of human consciousness and the science of how your brain works to create a conscious experience.

Are Negative Ions Good For You?

Science
Do negative air ions improve mood, anxiety, depression, alertness?

Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!

Science
Humans love to explore. Strangely enough even horrible places – like Mars. Let’s see how building a Mars base could work and how insanely nerve-wracking exactly it would be.