Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Is Shifting South… So What Now?

You may have heard that the earth’s magnetic poles tend to move around. I mean, so do the geographic poles, but magnetic North and South are really mobile…and magnetic North in particular is moving real fast. Like, way faster than we thought it would. And the scientific community is coming up with some really exciting […]

How Could We Get To Mars In Only 28 Hours?

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin. Everyone always wants to get to Mars. Unfortunately, the journey would be a long one, taking hundreds of days of travel with our current technology. Well, what if we could shorten that time to only a matter of days by throwing away our spaceships and using something that’s already […]

A New Theory Reveals Why Tabby’s Star Looks So Bizarre

There’s an unsolved mystery out there in space. One of many, to be sure, but this is one that some people really want to blame on aliens because we haven’t had a stronger explanation. I’m talking about Boyajian’s star, or KIC 8462852 and some new observations that may have just given us the information we […]

This Synthetic DNA Factory Is Building New Forms of Life

Inside this advanced foundry, biologists, software engineers, and a fleet of automated robots are working side by side to crank up the speed of nature. They’re taking synthetic DNA, remixing it and programming microorganisms, turning these living samples into mini-factories that could one day pump out new foods, fuels, and medicines. Every piece of DNA […]

Scientists Just Fit Our Universe in a Box…Wait What

This is the universe in a box. Dark matter, supermassive black holes, galaxies, stars, magnetic fields—our universe, trapped in a cube. Well some of it, anyway. What this really is is our most advanced simulation of the universe and its evolution ever. This very impressive feat is the result of a project called Illustris—The Next […]

Could Zapping Your Brain With Electricity Improve Your Memory?

Do you have memories you wish you could hold onto forever? Do you sometimes feel like they’re getting less vibrant? That’s probably because our working memory starts to decline as soon as our late twenties! Oh my god it’s all downhill from here, isn’t it? But new neuroscience research says that electrical stimulation could drastically […]

Wimshurst Machine – In 4K Slow Motion ( Visual Static Electricity Generator Machine )

This right here. is the wimshurst machine. Welcome back. And in this episode. I have something to show you. that I’m really excited about. Okay I’m not that excited. But. I am pretty excited period because I forgot that this thing existed. Until recently. And. It’s actually something called. The wimshurst machine. So what it […]

What If You Go To Sleep Hungry? – Dear Blocko #23

Hey There! Welcome to another episode of Dear Blocko! This is the show where I answer your questions about your world and my world! First question up! Simon F Asks: #DearBlocko What Happens When We Go To Sleep Hungry? Well, even though we may be unconscious, our bodies are still hard at work when we’re […]

This New Tech Could Revolutionize How We Store Renewable Energy

In a world in desperate need to go carbon-free, solar, wind, and renewables are the future. But our present ability to store their excess energy falls short. In fact, most of the time, that power goes missing. Of the many solutions swirling around, air—or rather, compressed air— seems to be sweeping some in the energy […]

How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020

NASA’s rovers on the surface of Mars are revealing answers to some of the biggest questions about our nearby planetary neighbor. And driving this rover – that is, on average, 225 million kilometers away from Earth – requires robust technology and years of development. And it’s about to get even more advanced with Mars 2020. […]