Science Experiments

Put Salt On A Speaker And This Happens

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech

This video by YouTube user and musician Brasspup shows us one of life's little moments where science and art can become one and the same. The Chlad...

No He Doesn't Have Magical Powers, It's Just Science

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Tech

This video shows what you'd think is some form of magic: A man puts his hand into a jar of water and as if by magic, the water turns into ice. No h...

Man Wearing Suit Of 'Mentos' Jumps In Tank Of Diet Coke

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Tech

The famously explosive experiment in which Mentos are dunked in Diet Coke hardly needs repeating at this point: the internet has pretty much cleared u...

Step One? Buy Magnetic Putty. Step Two? DO THIS.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech

You can buy a lot of weird stuff on the internet. We knew that already. But to that ever-expanding list we today add this terrifying-looking 'magnetic...

Lab Mice Are Afraid Of Men, But Not Women

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech

Lab mice are afraid of men, according to a new study. But not women. And while that might just sound like a custom-built lead-in to a 1970s comedy ...

Scientists Just Invented A New Shape. And It's Weird.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have technically invented a new shape. Using rubber bands. The team at Harvard was attempting to make a new form of spring for an im...

Watch Bacteria Turn Water Instantly Into Ice

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

Nothing in science - or the world, really - is a simple as you learned at school. Take water. If you thought all you had to do to turn water into ice ...

WATCH: Copper Pipe + Magnet = Four Seconds Of Science Wonder

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

What happens when you drop a powerful, spinning magnet into a fat copper pipe? Wonderful, wonderful things. Ok, well actually more of a sort of ...

How To Set Fire To Water

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Two things to say about this. Firstly, you shouldn't try this at home. Secondly - this is really cool......

10 Chemistry Experiment Fails

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2014 | UK Tech

Chemistry is awesome. It gave us nuclear power, Bunsen burners and, you know, all of life on Earth. Sometimes though - particularly when humans get...

WATCH: Physicists Prove Levitation Exists, On Camera

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Japanese physicists Yoichi Ochiai, Jun Rekimoto and Takayuki Hoshi have released a new video which manages to prove that science is magic, without rea...

Scientists Can Boil Water In A Trillionth Of A Second

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have figured out how to heat water to 600 degrees C in one trillionth of a second. And yes, while it seems like a belated bid to get on ...

WATCH: Super-Hot Water Navigates A Maze, On Its Own

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Tech

Super-heated water droplets are able to navigate mazes on their own, if you build the maze in the right way. Gizmodo points us to this neat experim...

WATCH: How To Make A Paper Plane Fly Forever

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Tech

Hoe do you make a paper plane fly forever? Either you find a way to launch it into the upper atmosphere and then hurtle around the Earth at 8km/s with...

WATCH: Diamonds Levitated With Light, Because Science

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Tech

Researchers have managed to suspend a diamond in space using light. A team at the University of Rochester, New York, trapped the nanodiamonds in fr...

Eureka! 69-Year-Old Experiment Finally Succeeds

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

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Chemical Fire Creates Kraken Monster

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech

It's a fact of school life, long established, that some science experiments are cooler than others. Burning peanuts to establish calorie content? Bori...

Teacher's Clothes Set On Fire By 'Ball Of Flame' In Science Experiment

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher at a Buckinghamshire school has been hospitalised after her clothes were set on fire by a "ball of flame" during a "tried and tested" scienc...

Universities Urged To Help Educate Children

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Many children do not have access to adequate science facilities, Lord Winston has said as he warned universities had a "key responsibility" to work wi...

Students Soldier On And Crack Secret To The Perfect Boiled Egg

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A group of schoolchildren claim they have discovered the secret to making the perfect boiled egg with soldiers. The schoolgirls, from Sherborne Gir...