Here are 10 things that could wipe out life on Earth as we know it

A super volcano that creates a toxic ash cloud covering Earth. Gamma ray explosions. Shifting of magnetic fields. The robots. The bees. And even ourselves. If you want to give yourself a little scare, watch this video on the 10 things that could wipe out life on Earth. The idea of mass extinctions is riveting stuff. » 3/24/14 11:14pm 3/24/14 11:14pm

This ridiculous badminton rally shows how impossibly quick humans are

Badminton is silly and soft and dainty and not tennis, right? I don't know anymore! This impossibly fast rally makes it seem like an impossibly fast sport played by humans who have impossibly fast reaction times. Even robots couldn't see the ball and hit the ball so fast. It's incredible. » 3/24/14 9:06pm 3/24/14 9:06pm

A single pound of human body fat looks horrifyingly vile

Don't worry, what you're looking at isn't exactly real but actually a full replica of fatty tissue in a human body. Not that it makes it any better because that's pretty much how fat looks like inside your body. Which, well, oh my god gross. I don't want a single ounce of this slimy goopy jiggle on my body anymore. » 2/03/14 10:23pm 2/03/14 10:23pm

What if the rest of the alien universe was terrified of humans?

In almost every sci-fi movie worth re-watching, it seems that us humans are always less technologically advanced, dumber and only serve as a mere speed bump into an alien race eliminating humans to take over our planet and suck Earth dry of its resources. We're always the weaker ones in alien wars. Well, what if we're… » 1/09/14 10:45pm 1/09/14 10:45pm

This animation explains what aging is and how we can live longer

Growing up sucks. Getting older is no fun. Having your body deteriorate to a shell of itself is embarrassing. But wrinkles and brittle bones are a fact of life. But why! PHD Comics and integrative Biologist Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explain in this nifty animated comic on what aging is and how we can use that… » 12/04/13 12:56am 12/04/13 12:56am

What your favorite rock stars would look like if they were alive today

Rock stars don't age, at least our memories of them don't. Sure, some of them get the harsh lines of life imprinted onto their face and others pass away as a shell of themselves much too early but our memories of rock stars never change. They stay forever young through iconic pictures, through the emotions of their… » 11/18/13 7:22pm 11/18/13 7:22pm

How Much Hair, Sweat, Pee and Poop Do Our Bodies Make Every Year?

Prepare to be grossed out. You know how you go to the bathroom every day, cut your nails every few weeks and cut your hair every month? Did you ever think about what all that totals up to? What about all those times you've cried or drooled or worked up a sweat? It adds up to an embarrassing amount of fluid! » 5/03/13 9:04pm 5/03/13 9:04pm

What Aging from 1 Year Old to 102 Years Old Looks Like and What It…

Aside from the science of aging and how faces get wrinkled and joints get creaky, there are also the hidden costs of aging too. Like how many times we went to the doctor's or how many calories we've eaten or how much money we spend on healthcare and when. This video shows what it means to age, by revealing people… » 4/08/13 7:00pm 4/08/13 7:00pm

Naked Human Bodies Jumping Up and Down in 2000FPS Is Not Flattering

Jiggle. Blubber. Bounce. Gravity's a bitch. It's especially unforgiving if you jump up and down naked while getting filmed at 2000FPS. That sort of slow motion camera work exposes all the extra meat we carry on our bodies. LA video artist Michael Haussman captured naked people in slow motion to show you what you're… » 3/22/13 11:00pm 3/22/13 11:00pm

Watch This Video to See How Freaking Awesome People Can Be

I think everybody's goal for 2013 should be to do something so awesome that you'd be included this wrap up video that shows how incredible humans can be. Yes, I understand that making it your life goal to be included in a YouTube video sounds ridiculously silly but watch it, it's four minutes of extremely fun living… » 1/22/13 7:40pm 1/22/13 7:40pm

You're Going to Be So Disgusted with Humans After Watching This Video

Human beings, I love ya, but man are we disgusting. This video by Aaron Rogers lists and animates all the scientific grossness of being a human and it gets pretty gnarly. Like how many hot tubs our saliva can fill and what our eye boogers are made from and all the other nasty stuff that comes with our human body. It's … » 12/15/12 2:00am 12/15/12 2:00am

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Columbus Landing in America Was the Most…

Christopher Columbus is a polarizing figure in modern America. He was a hero! He was a villain! But what if we look past the immediate consequences and look at his broader, unintended impacted on the human species as a whole? » 7/24/12 12:20pm 7/24/12 12:20pm

Why Roller Coasters Wouldn't Exist Without Coal Mining

Humans are strange, thrill-seeking creatures. We crave not just a thrill, but something so terrifying that we think, if only for a moment, that we might not actually survive. For those of us not ready for base jumping in wing suits, roller coasters can fulfill that excitement lust. And the amusement park fixtures may… » 3/01/12 1:00pm 3/01/12 1:00pm