The science of bath bombs

Have you ever wondered how bath bombs work? What is the science of that colourful fizzing ball in your tub? In the video below I did some experiments to find out. Have look at the video, and the explanation below, so next time you throw a Lush Experimenter bath bomb…

Books and the image of science

[SCRIPT] I’ve been catching up on classics, and recently read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (first published in 1818) and Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, from 1962. These are two very different books. One is a horror story and the other is a non-fiction book about the effects of pesticides on the environment….

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Lego scientists stop motion

Like Ben Wyatt from Parks and Recreation, I used my time off work to make a stop motion animation. Mine’s a bit longer than his, though – but only a bit! And mine is better because it has Lego scientists! I used iStopMotion for iPad and the lego scientists of…

Dancing scientists cure cancer at McGill

Dancing scientists in Canada are curing cancer. Well, they’re trying, at least. Researchers of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University in Montreal have made a YouTube video of them dancing in their labs to “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz. Their sponsor, Medicom, is donating money to their research institute…

Are there science-themed covers of all of Lady Gaga’s songs?

I assume you’re familiar with “Bad Project”, the cover of “Bad Romance”? You must be. It’s had millions of views. Millions! And you may also have seen the video for “Poster Face”, which debuted at last year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting: But have you come across “Chromosome” – a parody…

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The Scientist interviews Johan Olsen

In the same vein as the interviews I normally do on this site, The Scientist interviewed a scientist/musician. Johan Olsen works as crystallographer at the University of Copenhagen, and is the lead singer for the Danish rock band Magtens Korridorer. Read the interview here, and watch their accompanying video: Thanks…