Science Experiments

Now THIS Is How You Carve A Pumpkin

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech

Carving a pumpkin can be a slow and time consuming process, it also requires some small degree of skill. Thankfully, this science teacher has found...

It's British Science Week, So Get Experimenting!

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Tech

British Science Week is here, and for 10 days the scientific community is going big on education and awareness on science, technology, engineering and...

Scientists Slow Down Light, Just For Fun

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech

It's not difficult to slow down light: all you need to do is look at it through a glass of water. Of course, slowing down light in a vacuum is a l...

10 Scientists Killed By Their Own Experiments

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech

Science isn't always a matter of calm researchers prosaically watching test tubes do nothing, for hours. It usually is, but not always. No, someti...

Non-Newtonian Liquid In Super Slow-Motion Is Very Weird

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech

A non-Newtonian Fluid is a weird substance which is somewhere between liquid and solid and has properties of both. It's lump and solid and goopy and o...

Scientists 'Make Ghosts' In The Lab

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech

Artificial "ghosts" have been conjured up by scientists in an experiment so spooky that two participants asked for it to stop. By having signals mi...

Families 'Gave Up Kids For WiFi' After Signing (But Not Reading) Obscure T&Cs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech

Six families from London have accidentally agreed to sacrifice their eldest child for free WiFi, after they failed to read the terms and conditions. ...

Yes, That Is A Paper Aeroplane In Space

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech

Paper aeroplanes are one of those things that should be fun, light and innocent, but are also subject to incredibly intense competition by various peo...

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...