How Native Americans were crucial to defeat the Nazis and Japan in WW2

This is Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo 29, being honored at an April 4th ceremony. If it weren't for him and the other 28 Native Americans who created the secret code language used in the Pacific theater during World War II, America would have probably never won the war against Japan. » 4/15/14 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

Mind-blowing video shows how humans are basically bad copies of amoebas

Vsauce, the master answerer of life's toughest questions and professional blower of minds, tackles something so philosophical in his latest video that you'll start to wonder what in the hell our purpose is on this Earth. And if it's any different than a purpose of a rock. It starts with the discussion of art and then… » 4/15/14 1:58am Yesterday 1:58am

Archeologists unearth rare Egyptian sarcophagus and gold seal in Israel

Archeologists have unearthed a rare tomb in Israel with an Egyptian ceramic sarcophagus. Inside, the body of a man who died about 3,300 years ago along with a gold scarab with the name of Seti I, the father of Ramses II—the pharaoh that enslaved Moses and the Jews according to the Bible myth. But the buried man was not … » 4/12/14 12:52am Saturday 12:52am

Astronauts will grow their own food (or weed?) for the first time ever

NASA is sending a really cool garden to the International Space Station on April 14, on board the SpaceX Dragon. For the first time in history, astronauts will grow their own food in space using this groovy disco box, an important step towards future long-term space travel and extraterrestrial colonies. Incidentally,… » 4/11/14 11:00pm Friday 11:00pm

New Hubble trick will change our perception of the observable Universe

Scientists have found a way to use the Hubble Space Telescope as an extremely precise galactic tape measure, multiplying our previous capabilities by 10. This increase will result in a more accurate understanding of the size of the observable Universe. plus new insight into the mysterious force known as dark energy. » 4/10/14 9:44pm Thursday 9:44pm

Photographer reveals the secret of the Windows XP desktop image

Charles O'Rear is the photographer who took Bliss, the image that became the desktop of every single Windows XP computer in the world. Billions saw it and probably think the photo is so perfect and colorful that it is computer generated—or at least Photoshopped. O'Rear reveals the origin of the photo in this video. » 4/10/14 6:43pm Thursday 6:43pm

This is how the moon would look in the sky if it were a disco ball

Vsauce's Michael Stevens answers a great question with the help of Yeti Dynamics: What if the moon was a disco ball? The answer is sad: The mirrors' specular surface would make the moon almost invisible. However, things really get groovy if you put the disco moon at the same distance as the International Space Station. » 4/04/14 8:50pm 4/04/14 8:50pm

The daily schedules of the world's greatest geniuses

How did Beethoven, Mozart, Freud, Dickens, Darwin, Le Corbusier or Benjamin Franklin managed to be so productive and create some of the most important work in the history of art and science? Check out this great visualization by Info We Trust and find solace in the fact that some of them didn't actually work that much. » 4/02/14 11:08pm 4/02/14 11:08pm

The complete map to Earth's deepest cave—7,208 feet deep, 8 miles long

At 2,197 meters (7,208 feet) the Krubera cave is the deepest on Earth. Located in the Arabika Massif, of the Western Caucasus in Abkhazia, Georgia, it extends for 13.432 kilometers (8,346 miles.) I would love to get inside, but I know the fear would paralyze me. I love to go through its complete (so far) map, though. » 3/28/14 2:57am 3/28/14 2:57am