Let's Make Some Hydrogen Gas!

Making explosive gas is a basic skill, and doing it can teach you a lot about chemistry. What you use that gas for is up to you. But please be careful. » 6/16/14 9:23am 6/16/14 9:23am

Best $20 Special Effect Ever: Make Metal That Tears Like Paper

Want to make everyone think you have super strength? Or maybe you want to do a short film where it looks like the fabric of reality is breaking down? All you need is some aluminum, some gallium, and some patience. » 6/11/14 1:30pm 6/11/14 1:30pm

Learn the art of Practical Spoonbending

Or, to be more precise, practical spoon-melting. Do you know about a de-lite-ful little trick that some scientists like to play on one another that causes a spoon to melt in hot liquids? Did you know that once it caused the victims to fill themselves with mercury? » 5/23/13 12:40pm 5/23/13 12:40pm

How to make metal pulse like a beating heart

You gotta love it when science goes goth. Gallium, a silvery metal, can be made to pulse like a living heart when touched with an iron nail. Take a look at a robot's heartbeat, and find out how this metal heart works! » 1/15/13 12:09pm 1/15/13 12:09pm