Today is International Women’s Day, where the world celebrates the pioneering and mould-breaking females and their social, economic, cultural, scientific and political accomplishments.
One such woman was 20 century British physicist and engineer Hertha Marks Ayrton who, along with her achievements in science, was also active in the Suffragette movement too.
Before you ask no ‘The Moon Terminator Illusion’ hasn’t nothing to do with cyborgs and the singularity.
Instead a terminator is used to describe the line that separates the illuminated and dark side of an object, and here Vsauce shows why it is we see the moon that way.
We’ve all had that strange sensation of being somewhere or seeing something we’ve done before.
It’s called déjà vu, but why the heck does it happen? Well no one’s really sure, but there’s a few good theories about it.
Comedy scientist and YouTube hero Mehdi Sadaghdar builds a mini Tesla coil using something called a slayer exciter circuit.
But rather than just your standard how-to video, Sadaghdar adds his unique no-nonsense delivery and comedic timing to proceedings.
Looking around at the world you’d be forgiven for thinking we were built to be total a-holes.
But no, turns out actually we were built to be compassionate and kind—at least according to UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner, who thinks that sympathy has evolved to be one of the strongest of human instincts.
Homeopathic remedies are a bunch of ball crap—and if you don’t believe that then this video should prove it’s true.
This woman swallows 50 homeopathic sleeping pills and guess what? Nothing much happens, because there’s nothing in them.
It turns out that the Milky Way is part of a much bigger cluster, a supercluster, of galaxies called Laniakea.
A team of scientists based in Hawaii recently came up with a new technique that maps the universe according to the flow of galaxies across space, in the process redefining our home supercluster which they named Laniakea.
All these years and you’ve been cutting cake completely wrong—shame on you and your ancestors.
But at least now you can put your wrongdoing to right by watching this and finally learning the correct way to slice a birthday cake.