Science and Tech

  • Not your grandma’s Tesla gun

    A budding young mad scientist who goes by the name of Rob built himself this handsome Tesla rifle. Rob turned a spark gap Tesla coil powered by an 18V drill battery into a scary-looking, gun-shaped lightning generator. Rob spared no expense, he cast a Nerf gun in aluminum and...
  • Why Your Head Spins When You’re Drunk

    It turns out that there is a fairly complicated scientific explanation behind the room-spinning effect that can kick in after a few too many drinks. The video below gives you a far better explanation than your author could manage and offers a useful scientifically-based tip for minimizing the nauseating...
  • World’s biggest sperm bank says “No!” to redheads

    With the 70 liters of semen sitting on ice in the Cryos sperm bank and a massive queue of lining up to make donations, director Ole Schou can afford to be picky. He told the Ekstra Bladet newspaper that the bank would be more selective in choosing who could...
  • Huge explosion on the sun captured on video.

    This video shows a huge explosion on the Sun, estimated in size at be over a million km across. The light from the explosion was ultraviolet – invisible to the naked eye – but thanks to the miracles of modern technology it has been colored orange for our viewing...
  • “Viagra” condom coming soon

    Men having trouble keeping it up might soon have another option to popping a pill. A British biotech company is working on a condom that will keep things stiff. Dubbed the “Viagra condom” there’s a gel inside that helps get the blood pumping. Inital tests report it works. There...
  • The Mountain [video]

    A couple of weeks ago, filmmaker Terje Sorgjerd climbed his way up El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, to take a week-long time-lapse video. His plan was to shoot the Milky Way, but a sand storm came in from the Sahara and shook things up a little. Things...
  • gallium-spoon-trick

    Melting gallium spoon trick provides expensive (but reusable) scientific entertainment

    Gallium does not exist elementally in nature, it has to be made. Part of the reason why you cannot just dig the stuff out of the ground is that it has an extremely low melting point (~86°F, 30°C). A hot sunny day reduce a piece of the stuff into...
  • tumor

    Man Victim of Huge “Alien” Tumor, Lives to Tell the Tale

    A California man is lucky to be alive after doctors found a huge, cancerous tumor with tentacles growing inside him last year. The tumor, which looks like the pods from the sci-fi film “Alien,” was the size of a soccer ball and doctors estimate it was growing inside of...
  • blue-moon-large

    The Moon is shrinking!

    The Moon; Humans will always be fascinated by it. Cavemen likely looked up at it and wondered if they could unhook it from the sky. We’ve written books about it, poems were recited, Duran Duran wrote a song about it being new, on a Monday. We’ve had paintings, documentaries, men...