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Australian Amongst Winners Of This Year's Dance Your PhD Contest

Science and interpretive dance met once again this year, as PhD students around the world took to the stage to bring their research to vivid life in the annual Dance Your PhD contest.

Clever Physics Explains Why A Dropped Phone Lands Screen-Down

Believe it or not, it’s not Sod’s Law that dictates a dropped smartphone will land screen down: it’s actually the same physics that influences buttered toast in free-fall.

David Tennant Celebrates 100 Years Of General Relativity

Video: Perhaps you’ve noticed all the fuss this week over Albert Einstein and his famous general theory of relativity, which turned 100 years old. Who better to give you a glimpse into what the theory is all about than a Time Lord — the Tenth Doctor himself?

Here's A Can Of Cranberry Sauce Playing Mozart's Turkish March

Video: Done with Thanksgiving dinner, and never want to see cranberry sauce again? Too bad: here’s a can of the stuff being dropped, mashed, thwacked and sploshed, all to play Mozart’s Turkish (geddit?) March.

How Astronauts Cook Their Thanksgiving Meal In Space

Video: Being an astronaut is cool as hell for most days of the year. The few days that it kind of sucks when you’re an astronaut? Holidays. Astronauts can’t enjoy all the holiday food because of that damned zero gravity and those dehydrated food things. But at least they get to have some turkey for Thanksgiving. Here’s how they prepare their Turkey Tetrazzini.

This Video Explains The Easiest Way To Win At Noughts And Crosses

Video: It’s rather simple if you have the first move. Put your mark in one corner and depending on your opponent’s next move, put your mark on another corner and you’ll be perfectly set up for a win.

These Videos Show You A Part Of Flies You've Probably Never Noticed Before

Video: You may have seen halteres on flies, but you probably didn’t know what you were seeing. They’re the odd little twig-like extensions behind the fly’s wings. These up-close videos give you a much better look, so you’ll always notice from now on.

Here's What It Takes To Actually Make A Thanksgiving Dinner From Scratch

Video: If you’ve been anywhere on the internet over the past month, you’ll have seen Americans talking about Thanksgiving dinner. Apparently cooking Thanksgiving dinner is hard. There are so many dishes and only one kitchen to cook it all in, so many guests to serve and only so much time to prepare everything. Andy George and crew at How to Make Everything wanted to make it harder by finding out what it takes to make it from total scratch. That is, they had to hunt a turkey, grow potatoes, dive for cranberries, make sugar on their own and so much more.

Watch A 22x22x22 Rubik's Cube Turn For The First And Last Time

Video: God bless the ultra nerds at Coren Puzzle. These Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts built a supermassive 22-by-22-by-22 and made a 90-minute YouTube video about it. In the end, it’s a very sad story.

The Rest Of The World Wishes Their Night Sky Shone Like It Does In Tasmania

Video: Light pollution. It really screws up the view. It would be so great if the stars in the sky could still be seen over big metropolitan areas. But it doesn’t work like that. You have to go far away from civilisation into deserts and nature to see the stars and cosmos the way they are meant to be seen. David Oliver Lennon wanted to bring the beautiful night sky closer, so he layered the sky in Tasmania on top of the skylines of big cities. It’s truly stunning.

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