This is why scurvy is one of evolution's greatest mysteries

Scurvy used to be the scourge of the navy, killing sailors on long voyages. Now it's a blight to evolutionary biologists. They just don't know why it exists in humans. » 9/03/13 10:40am 9/03/13 10:40am

Bloated Tick + Hydrogen Peroxide = A Bloody Disgusting Eruption

From the department of experiments no one ever asked for, these folks decided to inject a blood-filled tick with hydrogen peroxide. The results are distinctly messy. » 6/01/13 8:00am 6/01/13 8:00am

Incredible chemical reactions captured at thousands of frames per second

We love chemical reaction videos. We also love high speed videography. Now, Destin from Smarter Every Day and The Prof from Periodic Table of Videos have teamed up to record some of the most visually arresting chemical reactions on Earth at thousands of frames per second. » 12/24/12 7:20am 12/24/12 7:20am

How the Bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide in Your Bathroom Could Have Been…

That little brown bottle that you have in your bathroom cabinet, the one that bubbles on cuts, once held the key to a revolutionary new form of submarine. This sub, if it had been mass-produced, might have made Germany a lot harder to beat in World War II. » 10/08/12 3:12pm 10/08/12 3:12pm

Ten amazing (and occasionally explosive) chemical reactions, caught on…

It's fun to watch chemistry labs explode on video, but you know what's even more fun? Watching a chemistry experiment in action, with a good explanation of what's going on. That's science at its most awesome. Here are ten of our favorite chemical reactions caught on video — which also include excellent commentary on… » 2/20/12 10:53am 2/20/12 10:53am

New discovery might explain the origins of water and/or bleach the…

Near the star Rho Ophiuchi, there are thick cosmic dust clouds from which new suns are born. While the vast majority of particles in the clouds are hydrogen, a newly discovered molecule could explain where water came from. » 7/10/11 2:00pm 7/10/11 2:00pm