The One Mathematical Concept That Richard Feynman Had Trouble Grasping

In the latest installment of the animated interview series The Experimenters, physicist Richard Feynman gives a fascinating account of his childhood, explaining how his father interested him in science, his mother's reaction to his experiments, and the one time he had trouble understanding a concept in math. »3/31/15 2:20pm3/31/15 2:20pm


You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynman's Physics Lectures For Free

The lectures of Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman were legendary. Footage of these lectures does exist, but they are most famously preserved in The Feynman Lectures. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now you can access it online, in its entirety, for… »8/30/14 1:30pm8/30/14 1:30pm

Here's William Hurt as the legendary physicist Richard Feynman!

The BBC and the Science Channel are making a docudrama about the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster, starring William Hurt as scientist, physicist and all-around awesome person Richard Feynman, who investigated the tragedy as part of the Presidential Rogers Commission while battling cancer. The movie, titled 73… »2/01/13 10:30am2/01/13 10:30am

Richard Feynman waxes scientific about a flower, touches your freaking soul

An expertly animated take on Feynman's famous "Ode to a Flower," created by London-based animator and designer Fraser Davidson. Watching Davidon's short reminded me of another video that made use of the same soundbite: the first installment in The Feynman Series; those interested in hearing more of Feynman's musings… »12/28/12 6:40pm12/28/12 6:40pm

Why do mirrors reverse left and right, but not top and bottom?

Position yourself in front of a mirror and you'll notice it immediately. The text on your sweatshirt is reversed. The part in your hair has switched to the other side of your reflection's head. The mole on your left ear stares back at you from your mirror image's right earlobe. Before you stands a bauplan reversed;… »12/26/12 2:09pm12/26/12 2:09pm

A handy guide to lucid dreaming, with additional tips from Richard Feynman

Anyone who's had one will tell you: lucid dreams are ridiculously, comically, and sometimes obscenely fun — but they're also notoriously difficult to experience. In their latest video, the folks at AsapSCIENCE serve up a series of quick, scientifically informed tips on how to experience nighttime reveries on your… »10/11/12 12:30pm10/11/12 12:30pm

Have you met the hexaflexagon? If not, it's high time you did.

Last week, YouTube's resident mathematical mind-blower, Vi Hart, introduced many of us to the topological wonder that is the hexaflexagon. If you haven't seen it yet, get your life in order and go check it out. In fact, even if you have seen it, go ahead and watch it again. Then reconvene with us here for round two… »10/08/12 11:20am10/08/12 11:20am

Watch a series of seven brilliant lectures by Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman was obviously famous for his work as a physicist, but he's also widely regarded as one of the most lucid and effective lecturers to ever address an audience. So renowned, so readily accessible were his presentations, that his introductory physics lectures (which he delivered to undergraduates at… »3/19/12 4:42pm3/19/12 4:42pm