A Hilarious Animation Of How Your Brain Works On A Date

March 19, 2014

As Ringling College of Art and Design students Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song and Joon Soo Son remind us in their CGI film, “Brain Divided”, first dates are always distressing. Watch, wince and relate to this man as the right and left sides of his brain wage war on each other. Which wins out the emotional and impulsive right side, or the logical left?

The Science Of Spiciness

March 15, 2014

Rose Eveleth explains the history and science behind spicy foods, and why Sriracha sauce is heaven for some and gustatory hell for others.

A Beautiful Time Lapse Of How Snowflakes Form

March 11, 2014

Winter may be on its way out (and we’re OK with that), but snowflakes are a source of perennial inspiration. Take a microscopic look at how they’re formed.

50 Interesting Facts About The 50 US State Capitals

March 9, 2014

Brushing up on your geography skills and packing your cranium with conversation-starting factoids in 10 minutes? This video is a godsend.

Can People Drink Too Much Water?

March 7, 2014

Is water intoxication an actual issue of scientific concern? Watch and find out.

An Animated Retelling Of The World’s First Intentional LSD Trip

March 5, 2014

In 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann became the first person in the world to intentionally try LSD. It makes sense, too. Hofmann, after all, was the man who has synthesized the lysergic acid diethylmide compound.