Here's how all the Pixar movies are connected in one universe

Maybe you've heard of The Pixar Theory by Jon Negroni that showed how all the characters of the Pixar movies are connected to each other in one universe. The evidence was undeniable! Bloop Animation shows how it all ties together in the video below. I want to believe! » 9/26/14 9:53pm 9/26/14 9:53pm

How the Domino Effect Has Shaped History

When younger generations hear the word 'dominoes,' they usually associate it with the famous board game, while others–especially food lovers–might connect it with a delicious pizza. For those who are more politically aware, the word probably brings thoughts of the Cold War and the threat of the spread of communism. In… » 12/23/13 5:15am 12/23/13 5:15am

Geneticists Develop Fruit Flies That Can Count

It took them 40 tries, but a group of geneticists have developed a generation of fruit flies that can count. Flies that can count, you say? Apparently, it's possible, and it could give researchers some new clues into dyscalculia, a dyslexia-related learning disability that impedes a person's ability to understand math. » 7/12/12 6:20pm 7/12/12 6:20pm

The Solar System's Newest Beach Spot Is an Icy One

One ticket to Pluto, please! Seems there's an ocean there just waiting to be discovered, surfed or lounged about. Don't worry about my well-being though—I'll be packing a sweater. » 9/18/11 4:00pm 9/18/11 4:00pm

Cyborg Beetles Powered by a Wing and a Piezolectric Prayer

Remember this day, friends. Remember when the cyborg beetles early first took flight in our labs and flew right into their world domination destiny. Look! Even now one of the brood is stealing a quarter, no doubt for financing purposes. » 9/04/11 10:00am 9/04/11 10:00am

Scientists Say Earth Killed Her Beloved Dinosaurs With Oceans of Lava

It wasn't just an asteroid come down from the heavens to destroy the former masters of the planet. No. Our Earth Mother knew their time had come, and unleashed oceans of lava to scorch the lands that dinosaurs once roamed. » 7/27/11 5:40pm 7/27/11 5:40pm

Alleged LHC Memo Hints Scientists Have Found the Elusive Higgs Boson

Did scientists running the massive Large Hadron Collider finally discover what Einstein eloquently hypothesized was the "mind of God" for the last 30 years of his life? Possibly, yes, if a memo leaked this week turns out to be legitimate. » 4/24/11 7:00pm 4/24/11 7:00pm

Latest Alien Life Theory Posits the Quietest Civilizations Probably…

For decades the Fermi Paradox has stipulated that unless life is unique to Earth, it must exist throughout the galaxy. And yet, so far there's been no word. Hence, paradox. A new theory, based on natural selection, might explain why. » 4/10/11 5:00pm 4/10/11 5:00pm

This Animated Video Simplifies Einstein's Complicated Twin Paradox

Einstein's Twin Paradox is super confusing for me, every time I think I fully understand it, I find more questions. The Twin Paradox is a thought experiment in special relativity when one twin travels to outer space while the other twin stays on Earth. When the space bound twin lands back on Earth, he'll find that… » 2/20/11 4:00pm 2/20/11 4:00pm

A Few Idle Musings On Spontaneous Combustion

You know how people are blowing up for absolutely no reason, like, all the time? So messy! Here's your basic primer—from kundalini to Cartography of Combustion—on all the possible causes of people going boom. [Motherboard] » 2/10/11 3:20pm 2/10/11 3:20pm

Zany Scientists Claim the Laws of Physics Change Throughout the Universe

"Mutliverse" subscribers believe there are other, crazier universes beyond ours that could potentially boast their own unique physics. That's one theory. Another, floated this week, is that the laws of physics in this universe aren't so constant either. » 9/11/10 1:00pm 9/11/10 1:00pm

The Physics of Futurama

You might think that Futurama's an unlikely place to find a grab bag of graduate-level physics, but in an excellent new interview with the American Physical Society, creator David X. Cohen says viewers of his show will find just that. » 5/15/10 1:27pm 5/15/10 1:27pm

The Perfect Gift For the Physicist Who Thinks In Ten Dimensions

Holiday shopping can be tough. Holiday shopping for that special someone can be tougher—especially if that someone happens to be a theoretical physicist. Luckily, for the brainiac who has everything there's this beautiful Calabi-Yau Manifold crystal. » 12/13/09 10:00am 12/13/09 10:00am