Trump's Plan to Scrap Mercury Regulations Won't Save Coal But It Will Cost Lives

President Donald Trump is down with more mercury in the air if that’ll help the coal industry. According to the Washington Post, the Environmental Protection Agency sent a proposal to the White House Friday that suggests altering a rule regulating emissions of mercury—a potent neurotoxin—because the current…

Flipping a Water Bottle Filled with Mercury in Slow Motion Is What's Cool Now

You know you’re old as hell when the only way to find out what young people are doing is to have other old people explain to you what the youths of today are doing, because you don’t actually know anyone young anymore. That’s basically water bottle flipping. If you’ve done it, you’re young (or pretending to be young).…

Here's the Glorious 4K Footage of Last Month's Mercury Transit We've Been Waiting For

So you missed Mercury transiting the Sun last month and thought you were going to have to wait another three whole years to see the rare astronomical event? Not at all. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Laboratory was busy shooting the entire thing in 4K, and it just released three glorious highlight reels. Even if you did tune…

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