John Green, author of bestselling novels-turned-movies The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns, is a superstar. Teens love him. Adults love him. Taylor Swift loves him. The film adaptation of his first YA novel, Looking For Alaska, begins production soon in Michigan, and will almost certainly be his third box office…
I was a test subject for a real, no-foolin’ neuroscience study with electrodes strapped to my head and everything. It was surprisingly pleasant—until they started showing me pictures of severed feet.
Not every experiment requires a lab to complete it. In fact, plenty of them work out just as easily in your own home.
There’s an excellent forum to share details of successful lab endeavors: scientific journals. But what about when things go wrong? As with these stories of fire, saline solution run amok, and, yes, accidental dynamite creation that readers shared with us — things in the lab don’t always go according to plan.
Who said that laboratories, research centers and other science institutions have to be boring places? Believe me, architects are doing their bests when it comes to designing the headquarters of such facilities. The following 22 images prove that I am right.
You might be forgiven for thinking that what you're seeing here is a very well-constructed toy. But it's also a fully operational watt balance, the tool that's used to set the standard measurement of a kilogram.
Sometimes, everything goes beautifully in the lab: Your equipment works perfectly, your data sets are neat, and your results eminently publishable. And then sometimes, everything goes horribly, horribly wrong. These lab stories are all firmly in that second category — and, yes, there WILL be fire.
Whether your last experiment involved combining baking soda and vinegar and calling it a volcano or you took your DIY science efforts pro in a lab, we want to hear about the best experiment you ever did.