As you probably know, the Earth is rotating on its axis. This gives us day and night. Of course it’s impossible, but what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning? Remember, this isn’t possible, it can’t happen, so don’t worry.
Culture & the World
Stunning video shows ball of fire moving down power lines after storm.
Two Russian cosmonauts clad in Orlan spacesuits are conducting an out-of-this-world handoff of the Olympic torch at the start of Saturday’s planned 6-hour spacewalk to perform maintenance on the International Space Station.
Everyone’s heard someone say that they’re “just not a math person.” But don’t believe them… it’s a lie! These people are just lazy and science proves it! Trace Dominguez explains.
According to some scientists, we must begin using more nuclear power in order to prevent global warming from accelerating. But that creates a huge nuclear waste problem. But scientists at the University of Sheffield think they might have found a very unique way of handing it that could make nuclear waste a problem of the past.
The Emergency Wet Tissue by Jeongguk Lee, is a simple disposable gas mask, placed in public places. It’s a handy aid during a fire or smoke emergency situation.
For your daily space zing, check out an infographic recently highlighted on the Chandra X-ray Observatory’s Google+ page. Called “How to Color the Universe” (see it below), it explains why the colors we see from space telescope pictures are added in after the data is gathered.
Contagious yawning can be annoying, but it might also be a sign of good social skills. It’s a type of emotional contagion, a phenomenon in which we tend to share the feelings of people around us. Scientific American MIND editor Sandra Upson explains.
The Mpemba effect is the theory that warmer water can freeze faster than colder water. Scientists have known the phenomenon since the time of Aristotle in Ancient Greece, but until now they have struggled to explain why.
Everyone dies, but what do we do with those bodies? In this episode of SciShow, Hank explores the various options, from mummification to liquefaction, and everything in between.
Scientists at the German Space Agency (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und- Raumfahrt or DLR) have discovered the first fully formed solar system outside our own. KOA-351, some 2,500 light years away, has five rocky planets and two gas giants further out, closely mimicking the formation of our own system.
The UN has announced it’s undertaking the effort to protect the planet from killer asteroids. Trace explains what their plan is if a giant space rock sets it’s sights on Earth.
To some people, stress describes the frantic pace of everyday life. To others, stress is what you feel during times of conflict, loss or illness. People also react differently to stress. Some take it in stride and seem to thrive on it, while others buckle under relatively mild pressure.