How are black holes created, how does a wormhole work, and why is the death of the Sun – and therefore of all life on Earth – inevitable? In entertaining comic clips, the YouTube channel “100 Sekunden Physik” addresses existential issues of physics, explains everyday phenomena, and even attempts to find out whether Santa Claus is real. Watch it, and you’re guaranteed to learn something new.
In a world of growing populism, social tension, and alternative facts, the campaign “Together Science Can” is calling for unity in science. The campaign, organized by the UK Wellcome Trust and supported by global science organizations, encourages people to take action for scientific cooperation with a united voice. Anyone can contribute – from individual scientists to research units and entire organizations. Images and statements are shared on social networks using the hashtag #TogetherScienceCan.
London’s Natural History Museum and Science Museum are among the world’s best museums with their impressive exhibits and exhibitions. Which of the two institutions, however, has the better range of exhibits was recently contested in a Twitter battle. It all started when a user asked which of the two museums would win a staff battle and which exhibit would help them do so. Both institutions were quick to respond, and the resulting science battle was one of the most entertaining the world has ever seen. And who won? Why not check it out yourself!