The 17th century manuscript, which was handwritten by Isaac Newton, describes a procedure for making mercury—a substance that alchemists thought could turn lead into gold.
The minds behind the Hard Science YouTube channel have given us a crash course in the exciting world of non-Newtonian fluids in the most awesome way possible—by biking across a pool of cornstarch that is, at once, both solid and liquid.
Are you the good twin or evil twin? Sometimes just looking for the goatee isn't enough (especially for the ladies). Luckily, Everything Explained Through Flowcharts has you covered! Determine your evilness in this week's excerpt.
If all goes as scheduled, Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree—which inspired him to formulate his Universal Law of Gravitation—will launch to space next Friday at 2:20PM Eastern Time. Not the whole tree, mind you, but just this piece: