I'm writing a book titled

Super Cool Science S#!t

I've always had a fascination with science and the world around me, and find it very easy to spend hours talking with friends about some of my favorite topics. A few years ago I decided to take the excitement of those conversations online and began posting a series of short articles about some of the coolest science topics I could come up with. I've now written over two dozen of these articles on the STEEM & HIVE blockchains via the PEAKD platform, and plan to compile them into a book when I reach the 50th edition.

 

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#25 Space ORCs!

#25 Space ORCs!

Odd Radio Circles are unlike anything we've ever discovered!

#24 The Destroyer of Worlds

#24 The Destroyer of Worlds

Black Holes are a true wonder. We still don't fully understand them, but what we do know rightfully scares most who ponder their untamed accumulation of mass.

#23 How war led to cooking our food with radiation

#23 How war led to cooking our food with radiation

Microwave ovens are an amazing accident. We were just trying to spy on people, and ended up revolutionizing the modern kitchen.

#22 Tiny Titans

#22 Tiny Titans

The smallest animal on the planet is one of the most indestructible life forms we've ever discovered, and these cute little "bears" live practically everywhere on Earth, including your backyard!

#21 Limnic Eruptions, aka: EXPLODING LAKES

#21 Limnic Eruptions, aka: EXPLODING LAKES

Holy hell, people! There are lakes that can build pressure and blow up! The result is not pretty for anyone living close by, or even down wind from this rare natural disaster...

#20 Should I Pee on a Jellyfish Sting?

#20 Should I Pee on a Jellyfish Sting?

We've always heard that if you get stung by a jellyfish, you should urinate on the wound to alleviate the pain. Want to know if it's true?

#19 Crazy Chemicals #2 - Botulinum Toxin

#19 Crazy Chemicals #2 - Botulinum Toxin

The most toxic chemical known to man is actually something many people have injected into their muscles in the quest for beauty... Who knew paralysis could be a good thing?

#18 I'm not crying, bro! It's these damn onions!

#18 I'm not crying, bro! It's these damn onions!

Cutting onions can bring the most hardcore chef to tears, but with a little science lesson, you can learn what causes the burning in your eyes, and how to prevent it!

#17 Crazy Chemicals #1 - Azidoazide Azide

#17 Crazy Chemicals #1 - Azidoazide Azide

Have you ever heard of an explosive so powerful it can't be measured? With a couple carbon atoms, and a ton of nitrogen, Azidoazide azide was a great first installment to a mini-series all about the craziest chemicals known to man!

#16 Molecular Light

#16 Molecular Light

Most of us learned early on in science class that light is a bunch of single particles that act as a wave, but what happens when you get two or more of those particles to bond? You get the very first molecule of pure light!

#15 We accidentally made a force field around the planet!?!

#15 We accidentally made a force field around the planet!?!

We've been using radio waves for things like communication for decades. Turns out some of those waves don't leave the planet, and bounce around in the upper atmosphere. It was an unpredicted side effect, but it may actually be helping protect us!

#14 Atoms the size of cities

#14 Atoms the size of cities

Born of a collapsing star, neutron stars are so dense, they are essentially a single atom. These tiny balls of neutrons are hefty, hefty, hefty!

#13 Salt!

#13 Salt!

This was more of a personal challenge to myself, but it turns out there's actually a lot of really cool science involving our most common of seasonings.

#12 Glowing Planets

#12 Glowing Planets

Auroras are beautiful displays of light in the sky caused by interactions in the atmosphere, and they aren't just present on Earth! Learn all about what causes the auroras, and where else we've seen them.

#11 Giant Space Lasers

#11 Giant Space Lasers

Sometimes, at the end of a stars life cycle, they can produce some of the most powerful bursts of energy we've ever witnessed. Gamma Ray Bursts are enormous beams of radiation that would cook our planet whole if ever one pointed our way.

#10 Another One Bites the Dust

#10 Another One Bites the Dust

Space is full of dust. A nebula forms when this dust gathers into clouds that create beautiful displays, and are the birthplace of baby stars.

#9 The Eye of the Beholder

#9 The Eye of the Beholder

The eye is a fascinating example of evolution at work. Its complexity and versatility are rarely matched anywhere else in nature.

#8 Breastfeeding FTW

#8 Breastfeeding FTW

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things a woman can do. Learn more about the benefits for both parties, and the different types of breast milk.

#7 A Galactic Fender Bender

#7 A Galactic Fender Bender

Our Milky Way galaxy is on a collision course with our nearest neighbor... It'll be quite some time before it happens, but it would certainly be a spectacle to behold!

#6 The Exponential Expansion

#6 The Exponential Expansion

Since the Big Bang, the universe has been growing. What we didn't realize at first is that it's growing faster and faster every second.

#5 You are Mostly Nothing

#5 You are Mostly Nothing

Everything you know is almost completely empty space, and solidity is more force than matter.

#4 Centaurs in Space

#4 Centaurs in Space

Exhibiting the behavior of both comets and asteroids, these celestial travelers never ceases to amaze.

#3 Triboluminescence - Turning Force into Light

#3 Triboluminescence - Turning Force into Light

Did you know you can make light using of nothing but duct tape? It's true... Physics can be very enlightening!

#2 CRISPR/Cas9 - A revolution in genetic engineering

#2 CRISPR/Cas9 - A revolution in genetic engineering

Have you ever wanted to change yourself? Have you ever wanted to see extint animals live again? How about an end to genetic disease? These things and more could be right around the corner...

#1 The Alcoholic Comet

#1 The Alcoholic Comet

What better to start with than a fairly well known comet, with a fairly unknown ingredient? Let's make a toast to this cosmic bartender.