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Red Hot Nickel Ball Proves These Eggs Certainly Are Tough to Crack

It's always fun to watch a Red Hot Nickel Ball completely destroy something. But sometimes it's more impressive that nothing happens. Like these eggs – they're practically invincible! Read More >>

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What in the World is This Creepy Experiment?

This is the strangest, funniest, most unique historic photo you'll probably see today. What the hell is going on? Is this an experiment? Why are these blue-dressed men torturing that poor sitting buddha? What are those scary instruments on his head? Is that the Ewok throne for C-3PO? So many questions! Make your own guess about this rare scientific photo in the comments, below. Read More >>

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This Tower Exists Solely for Dropping Things

The 475-foot "drop tower" in Bremen, Germany, is not a rocket disguised as a building, but a giant hollow tube used for experimentally dropping things—letting go of objects, watching them plummet toward the ground, and using those nearly 10 seconds of free-fall as a way to study the effects of weightlessness. Read More >>

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Watch How Silly People's Reaction Times Are in Slow Motion

This is fantastic. Distort measured people's reaction time by making them catch a falling ruler to see how quickly (or slowly) their brains can translate what they see into what they do. Putting the video to slow motion emphasises how silly our reaction times can be. Some of us are so slow we might not even catch the ruler!
Reaction time is a complicated thing! Most people have a delayed response of about 190 milliseconds. Using a falling ruler to test people's reaction times cleverly gives the test a form of measurement. And though you'll probably laugh and be surprised at how slow people can be, don't make too much fun of them because we're all probably just like that. [Distort] Read More >>

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Roadkill Experiment Shows That Six Per Cent of Drivers Are Sadistic Animal Killers

Our friend Mark Rober from NASA makes some awesome videos, but this science experiment must be his best yet. He basically showed that six per cent of the drivers out there are sadistic animal killers. Read More >>

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Lose an Hour This Afternoon In Google's Weird and Wonderful Chrome Web Lab Experiment Thing

In conjunction with the Science Museum, Google's launched a fancy new interactive experiment that lets you prat around on the internet; play and make music together; see through the eyes of a robot, and a load of other awesome collaborative audio-visual experiences. Read More >>

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This Man Must Be the Saddest Scientist In the World

This is Professor John Mainstone, from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He's the custodian of the longest running science experiment in the history of the world. He also must be the saddest scientist in the world. Read More >>

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