Short Science Archive

That Ghost Is All in Your Head

Ghosts at the movies will always produce box office millions, but in real life, they are merely the special effects of your brain. Here's why.

Short Science: Orbital Sciences’ Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Liftoff

After a delay, Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket finally launched, only to explode in a matter of seconds after liftoff.

Short Science: Can We Predict Evolution?

Evolution is largely held to be unpredictable. New and surprising studies raise that question of predictability again and just in time for flu season.

Short Science: The Evidence for Evolution in 11 Minutes

What happens when independent lines of evidence examine life on earth? Evidence for evolution, that's what happens.

Short Science: Wild Chimps Learn Tool Use from Each Other

Wild chimps have been observed learning to use tools in the wild, something which had only been seen in captivity.

The Known Universe

If you know someone with a giant ego, then maybe show them this video of "The Known Universe."

Short Science: MAVEN Arrives at Mars this Weekend and Just in Time…

Happenstance has the MAVEN Mars Orbiter arriving right before Mars gets a close shave from a comet.

Short Science: How to Find an Exoplanet

Ever wonder how scientists find exoplanets? MinutePhysics has your back with this short introductory video.
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