Piranha solution is nasty stuff. Composed of part sulfuric acid and part hydrogen peroxide, it eats through most organic matter with ease, and this hot dog shows that it’s frighteningly good at its job. So why does this video have some Explosions In The Sky-type post-rock music playing over it?
The first week of July 2015 will forever be known as the week the internet freaked out about a bunch of triiiiiiippy images generated by a snoozing computer. Please. In my day we didn’t need Google to help us see melting dog faces with six eyes that are actually snails with centipedes crawling on their shells. We did…
By now, the entire internet’s realized that Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network, is capable of some pretty trippy images. But what happens when you run a movie about acid trips through the acid trip generator? Fear and Loathing in your worst nightmares, that’s what.
Watch the rapid effects of pouring sulfuric acid—sold as drain cleaner!—on to a sponge. It dissolves in seconds and some really acrid fumes are produced. You might think it would be hard to get hold of something so corrosive but similar products are available off the shelf in Walmart.
The team of Japanese scientists who published a study trumpeted as a groundbreaking advancement in stem cell biology are now asking that it be retracted.
So what if aliens bleed acid? We breathe acid, suckers! And we can prove it! And while we're doing that, we can show why soda is very mildly bad for you.
I can't even count how many times I used my breath to fog up a camera lens to wipe it down clean. It's the photog equivalent of blowing into those old NES cartridges. I swear it works! Turns out, we might be ruining our camera lenses because our breath has harmful acids that can damage them.
The next time you're having a bit of a bad day, consider this: in a part of the Southern Ocean, sea snails are literally dissolving day by day, thanks to the increasingly high amounts of man-made acidification. Being a little late to that meeting beats being dissolved alive, eh?
We've long touted the awesomeness of the cancer-free, ultra-long-lived, acid-resistant naked mole rats, and we even suggested that they'll inherit the Earth from us. But while we're still around, let's see if we can't benefit from these remarkable rodents.
Back during the Cold War, the military wanted to find out if LSD could be used to incapacitate enemy forces. So they administered the drug to unsuspecting British soldiers, and sent the squaddies off to perform their duties. This short video, which is as hilarious as it is disturbing, chronicles the British…
Here's a story for Springsteen's next ballad: A roofer in New Jersey took a dangerous dive into a vat of acid to save a coworker who had just fallen through a roof into the tank 40 feet below.
Located in East Java, Indonesia, the Kawah Ijen volcanic crater has an eerie beauty to it. But its turquoise waters are filled with deadly acid thanks to the volcano's sulfuric output. That doesn't stop sulfur miners from braving the toxic gases.
Winning the Nobel Prize brings with it a diploma, cash award, and a 200 gram medal made of gold. Each medal is specially cast for the winner, emblazoned with his or her name.A handful of Nobel Prizes met an unusual end – fodder for the treasury of countries during World War I and II. his 1934 Nobel Prize in…
The naked mole rat is quickly becoming one of my favorite mammals ever. The glabrous little buggers live decades longer than most other rodents, never develop cancer, and have mastered the enviable skill of being able to run backwards as quickly as they do forwards.
To ring in the International Year of Chemistry, the American Chemical Society is celebrating the practical applications of chemistry by giving tips on the perfect Bloody Mary.
In 1964, Sports Illustrated ran a piece on scientists experimenting with LSD for commercial fishing applications. Researchers hoped that LSD could both facilitate the removal of invasive carp and dope up commercial fishing populations on a large scale.