What does a tear look like at the microscopic level? It’s more interesting—and beautiful—than you might expect.
Whether you're happy to admit it or not, from time to time we all cry. But how? Why? And are all tears the same?
You may joke that, when something sad brings a tear to your eye, someone is chopping onions in the room. But if you compared those two types of tears under a microscope, would they look similar?
Get ready to hold a little vom down in your throat. These carpet-looking thingamajigs are actually cheese made with human bacteria, such as the kind you'd find in your belly button or in your nose or in your salty tears or on your skin or on your toe. It's beyond gross and, if you really really think about it, makes…
We can cry because we're happy. We can cry because we're sad. We can cry because we're cutting onions. We can cry just because we need to cry. They're all completely different emotions... but are they different tears? Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher wanted to find out in her series The Topography of Tears. She put dried…
Chris Hadfield's series of videos showing us how various activities work in space is endlessly fascinating and sometimes a little strange. In this video, he shows us what happens when you cry in space without gravity to make your tears fall.
What do the creatures from your closet use to add a floral quality to their chocolate souffle? The lavender-scented salts derived the tears of human sorrow. If they want more of a kick to their meat, they may choose the peppery salt from tears of sneezing, or the powerful salt from tears of anger.
Andrew Feustel, an astronaut, got soap in his eye and started tearing up. In his words, "my right eye is stinging like crazy" which really sucks because in space, tears "don't fall off of your eye...they kind of stay there."
The tear gas grenades being used to quell protestors in Egypt are actually made right here in the USA. They're intended to cause "tearing of the eyes" and "irritation of respiratory tract and mucous membranes". What's inside the tear gas?
According to researchers at the Weizmann Institute, chemicals in a woman's tears decreases a man's sexual arousal. Interestingly, there's no smell—tears couldn't be distinguished from saline. But the chemicals still lowered testosterone levels in test subjects. [Physorg.com]
In Japan, even with their 500-foot mechs and supercomputer cellphones, some people are craving Apple's smartphone. One fanboy went so far as to transfigure his Sony Ericsson Walkman W52S slider to...is "resemble" being too generous?...an Apple iPhone. From it's horribly scuffed face to the hammered-on metallic edging,…