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Wonder Material Lets Electricity Flow But Not Heat

Wonder Material Lets Electricity Flow But Not Heat

A material that is transparent at room temperature and can turn from insulator to conductor with a little bit of heat seems to be the stuff of science fiction, but its very real and its called metallic vanadium dioxide. If these peculiarities werent enough, scientists have discovered another groundbreaking characteristic. As reported in Science, vanadium […]

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This Squirrel Picked A Fight With A Snake…And WON

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This Squirrel Picked A Fight With A Snake...And WON

If there’s one thing life has taught me, it’s to never underestimate what small critters can do. I used to work at a pet store, and whenever I reached into the hamster cages, I’d furtively hope that they’d spare me the pain of taking a chunk out of my hand. Even squirrels are not to […]

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Keep On Top Of Cat News With BuzzFeed’s All-Cats Newsletter!

Keep On Top Of Cat News With BuzzFeed's All-Cats Newsletter!

View this image › youtube.com via reddit.com / BuzzFeed 2. Then BuzzFeed’s “This Week in Cats” newsletter is what you need! Who it’s for: Anyone who thinks cats are adorable. Anyone who thinks cats are hilarious. Everyone who’s a little bit worried about cats taking over the world and wants to keep track of what […]

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Twitter Is Ready For Beyonc’s Birthday, The Real Holiday Today

Twitter Is Ready For Beyonc's Birthday, The Real Holiday Today

Labor Day? What’s Labor Day? I’m pretty sure this holiday weekend is celebrating one thing and one thing only: the birth of our queen and savior, Beyoncé Knowles. Yes, to some this Monday, September 4 may be a time to reflect on the American labor movement, but for the BeyHive it’s all about Beyoncé’s 36th […]

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California Drought Causes Largest Water Loss in State History

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California Drought Causes Largest Water Loss in State History

A sprinkler system sprays water onto a parked car along the curb in Glendale, Calif., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Image: Matt Hamilton/Associated Press The California drought will deprive the state’s thirsty farmers of 6.6 million acre-feet of surface water, which works out to a whopping 2.2 trillion gallons — enough to fill 60 million average-sized […]

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Community Post: The 7 Stages Of Finishing Your Last Final

Community Post: The 7 Stages Of Finishing Your Last Final

1. 1. Fierce Walk View this image › Stand up. Hand in your exam. And walk it on out. 2. 2. Relief View this image › View this image › 4. 3. Denial View this image › I can’t actually be done. I must be forgetting one….there’s not a final hiding somewhere in January, right? […]

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