There were many great scientists whose achievements were undervalued during their lifetimes, or who are nearly forgotten and often totally overlooked today. Here, Hank Green talks about five of those scientists – (Alfred Wegener, Rosalind Franklin, James Clerk Maxwell, Henrietta Swan Leavitt and Ada Lovelace) - who didn’t get the sort of appreciation they deserved in the episode of SciShow's “Great Minds Compilation” series.
Our Universe is expanding. No matter what galaxy you’re in, all the other galaxies are moving away from you. Well, if you’re curious, point your telescope far enough away; you’ll find that everywhere in the universe is moving away from everywhere else.
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale has demarcated the Karman Line - which lies at an altitude of 100 kilometers (330,000 feet; 62 miles) above the Earth's sea level - as the boundary where space begins. But, NASA spokesperson Dan Huot explains from a physical science’s perspective that “there is no hard-definable point where space begins; the atmosphere just gradually decreases the higher you get.”
With the discovery of things like Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, it might sometimes feel like there are just a few small problems left for physicists to solve. Well, here are 5 mysteries about the universe that still continue to baffle physicists and render their attempts unavailing to this day.
As many as 300 million people around the world suffer from asthma, and around 250,000 die from it each year. Also, with its rates surging around the globe over the past few decades, there is currently no cure for asthma.
All lives on earth are constantly evolving. And as one of the living beings, humans too are evolving. In the last 130 years, humans have already seen a boom in height. So even 100 years from, we will be getting much taller.
Have you ever wondered how animals see the world? Some animals, including your pets, may be partially colorblind and yet their vision seems to be way more superior to humans in every aspect.
Does God exist? Many like to think so, and this alone proves how complex we humans are. The existence of God has been fiercely debated for centuries. But, regardless of what you think or feel is true, can math - the universal unbiased language - stop the debate over God's existence?
Weapon physicist Greg Spriggs and a crack team of film experts, archivists and software developers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have declassified around 750 videos from 210 atmospheric nuclear tests conducted by the U.S. between 1945 and 1962.