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The Nearest Earth-Like Planet Outside Our Solar System Could Be A Water World

At a distance of 4.2 light years, Proxima b is the closest potentially habitable Earth-like planet outside our solar system. New research suggests that this distant orb could be completely covered in water. So when do we go?

Those Used Coffee Grounds Could Get The Lead Out Of Your Water

Those used coffee grounds you dump into the trash every morning might just help remove lead and mercury from drinking water one day, according to a new study by a team of Italian scientists.

Why Did This Russian River Suddenly Turn Blood Red?

A river near an industrial town in Russia has turned suddenly blood-red. But it’s not an omen of something mystical wrong in the cosmos. Rather, the source of the problem is probably a leaky factory upstream.

Water Beads Are Completely Invisible When Submerged

Video: Using a super-absorbing chemical compound called sodium polyacrylate, you can turn boring old H2O into a magical blob-like substance. There’s a lot of fun you can have with these water beads, including deep frying them, but watching them turn invisible when submerged is easily the best trick.

Water Does Some Really Weird Shit To Things

Video: Water can do some trippy things, man. If you take a glass of water and slide it in front of a pattern, the refraction of light in water basically screws with those patterns and makes it appear as something else entirely. The distortion is really crazy to see because black and white squares turn into alternating white and black rectangles, and diagonal lines can become crazy squigglies.

A Bellyflop Competition Is Even More Brutal Than It Sounds

Video: When swimming most people try to avoid bellyflopping into the water since it feels like 1000 people slapping you in the chest at once. But in Oslo, at the official Dødsing competition, competitors attempt to bellyflop on purpose to impress the judges.

Six Million Americans Have This Toxic Chemical In Their Drinking Water

You might want to reconsider drinking the water next time you visit the States: A new Harvard study has found that six million Americans drink water containing unsafe levels of obscure industrial pollutants associated with cancer and other severe health consequences.

Surfing Without A Surfboard Looks Totally Silly

Video: Here’a goofy surf video from Foster Huntington that perfectly edits out the surfboard to make it look like people can surf by wearing special boots. The video itself is funny — and the edited footage is absolutely ridiculous. But man, would it be cool if it were possible. It’s like walking on water if Jesus were a surfer dude.

Watch Water Pour Upward At The Hoover Dam

Video: Here’s a silly fun experiment to do the next time you’re at the Hoover Dam: try and pour a bottle of water over the dam. Instead of flowing downward like water almost always does, the water actually flies up and flows upward because of the super strong draft.

These Deep Trenches On Mars Aren't What We Thought They Were

The surface of Mars is lined with mysterious deep-carved trenches. A long-standing theory suggesting that the were left long ago by flowing rivers was just debunked. So where did these trenches come from?

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