Reports from the forefront of scientific advancements, as well as off-the-beaten-path quirky stories about the strange things researchers do in the name of knowledge and truth. Also, funny hashtags nerds create on Twitter.
YouTube Guide: “Share It Maybe”
Even the Cookie Monster can’t resist Carly Rae Jensen’s hit single. Plus, meat for breakfast and the science of superheroes.
Watch dramatic chemical reactions in GIF form
r/ChemicalReactionGifs presents science that sizzles, ignites, and explodes.
Canvas blasts Obama with marshmallow cannon meme
President Obama marveled at a marshmallow cannon at the White House Science Fair on Tuesday. Then the Canvas community went to work.
Science for the masses
Reddit holds a good old fashioned science fair. Except that it is, of course, online.
#greenfieldisms: Can a hashtag change science?
Usually when a scientist’s theory turns out to be false, people don’t hear much about it. But a debate prompted by a simple hashtag may be changing that.
4chan word cloud is shocking, scientific
Taking 5,576,095 random posts from the unmoderated, anonymous free-for-all known simply as “/b/” -- one of several forums which comprise the imageboard 4chan -- Andres Monroy-Hernandez and his research associates at MIT created a word picture to illustrate what posters to /b/ talk about the most.