Magic material is both a reflecting mirror and a see through window

No, it's not a one way mirror. It's much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in the alternating 84 ultra thin layers typical glass and tantalum oxide. It's a mirror but when you spin it, … » 4/19/14 1:35am Yesterday 1:35am

84 year science experiment finally sees results after years of nothing

Since 1930, there has been a science experiment that basically does nothing. Seriously. Scientists watch as a solid—that's actually a liquid 230 billion times more viscous than water—drips down a glass container. But that takes time. A lot of time with a whole lot of nothing. For the past 84 years, the blob of tar has… » 4/18/14 8:32pm Friday 8:32pm

2,500 Flaming Gas Burners Make This One Awesome Audio Visualizer

Remember Winamp's wonderful audio visualizers? They let you see your music through trippy ever-evolving patterns, but they couldn't hold a flame to this Pyro Board, which trades animations for a glowing grid of flames produced by 2,500 gas burners. Awesome first, safety second. » 4/18/14 4:31pm Friday 4:31pm

Animation explains how viruses attack our cells to make us sick

Staying healthy is a lot like medieval warfare. Cells vs viruses. There are cells defending their castles and viruses trying to break through. If a sneaky virus manages to attack a cell, the cell fights it and notifies all the other castles about what to build to defend it. Man, learning about biology is so much easier … » 4/17/14 11:19pm Thursday 11:19pm

Look At These Beautiful Little Corals Grown Like Popsicles In A Lab

Coral sex is a wonder to behold. On a summer night, always around a full moon, corals somehow all know to release billions of sperm and eggs into the sea, turning the water into a pink miasma of sex. This spawning relies on precise environmental cues, which could get scrambled in climate change. That's why researchers… » 4/17/14 6:20pm Thursday 6:20pm

10 Futurist Phrases And Terms That Are Complete Bullshit

Last month we told you about 20 terms every self-respecting futurist should know, but now it's time to turn our attention to the opposite. Here are 10 pseudofuturist catchphrases and concepts that need to be eliminated from your vocabulary. » 4/17/14 4:39pm Thursday 4:39pm

Science explains why babies are so darn cute

What makes adult sized humans go gaga and coo coo and ooh ooh when they see a little baby? Their adorable cuteness! But are babies really that cute to make people forget how to speak? They are! And it's scientifically proven. ASAP Science says we love round faces, big eyes, protruding cheeks, big forehead and a round… » 4/16/14 11:27pm Wednesday 11:27pm

What a creationist version of the Cosmos would look like

Funny or Die pokes fun of those who like listening to stories over understanding science in its latest: Creationist Cosmos. It's like the new Neil DeGrasse Tyson Cosmos reboot TV show only made for Creationists. So instead of explanations about the universe, we get very unscientific reasons of why things exist. It's… » 4/15/14 8:01pm Tuesday 8:01pm