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Posts Tagged ‘science’

Vsauce Explains the Moon Terminator Illusion

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.

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Posted by: wesbo | 06.11.15 | Nerdocre, Videos | 9 Comments

What is Déjà Vu?! This Video Aims to Find Out, Find Out

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.

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Posted by: wesbo | 02.10.15 | Nerdocre, Videos | 10 Comments

Building a Slayer Exciter Circuit Using a Tesla Coil

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.

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Posted by: wesbo | 01.29.15 | Nerdocre, Videos | 10 Comments

Turns Out We Might Actually Be Built To Be Kind

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.

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Posted by: wesbo | 01.5.15 | Nerdocre, Videos | 10 Comments

Woman Swallows 50 Homeopathic Sleeping Pills, You Won’t Believe What Happens Next

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.

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Posted by: wesbo | 10.23.14 | Nerdocre, Videos | 11 Comments

Laniakea: The Supercluster of Galaxies We Call Home

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.

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Posted by: wesbo | 09.22.14 | Nerdocre, Videos | 13 Comments

The Scientific Way to Cut a Cake

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.

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Posted by: wesbo | 07.8.14 | Nerdocre, Videos | 14 Comments

The Science of Laziness

If you can be bothered to raise your hand and press play on this video, you can find out why you’re so much lazier than everybody else.

It turns out you might be able to blame the fact you sit around all day acting like a sloth on your genes, meaning you’re predetermined to want to do absolutely nothing.

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Posted by: wesbo | 06.2.14 | Videos | 1 Comment
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