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These 15 GIFs Prove Science Is More Amazing Than Fiction

Warning: Don’t try some of these things at home.

1. This is what happens when you cut a water droplet using a superhydrophobic knife on a surface that doesn’t get wet.

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2. This is the view from the Soyuz capsule, the spacecraft that takes astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS), as it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere.

NASA / Via youtube.com

3. This is what vibrating guitar strings look like up close (captured using a rolling shutter effect).

Andy Nicolai / Via youtube.com

4. This is how Astronaut Koichi Wakata rides a flying carpet in space.

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5. This is what happens when you light a CD and blow on it.

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6. This is what happens when you stuff an orange full of fireworks.

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7. This is what happens when cardinal fish eat ostracod plankton. Ostracods produce bioluminescence so that the fish spits them out.

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8. This is what happens when you mix Russell pit viper snake venom with human blood.

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9. These Neodymium magnets spark when they collide in a blender.

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10. These Astronauts put a GoPro camera inside a floating ball of water in space.

NASA / Via youtube.com

11. These magnets can attract cereal.

Omar Kardoudi / Via sploid.gizmodo.com

12. This is what you see when a GoPro is strapped to the back of a lioness while she’s hunting prey.

GoPro / Via youtube.com

13. This is what happens when you crack an egg 60 feet below the surface of the ocean.

Live Science / Via youtube.com

14. Airplanes look like shooting stars in this time lapse of an airport.

Milton Tan / Via youtube.com

15. This bot fly from Belize emerges from a scientist’s skin after he let them incubate inside of him.

Piotr Naskecki / Via thesmallermajority.com

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/natashaumer/these-15-gifs-prove-science-is-more-amazing-than-fiction

Ever Wondered What The Inside Of A Rattlesnake Nest Looks Like? Prepare For Terror

If you’ve ever wondered whether snake pits like the ones Indiana Jones is so afraid of actually exist, you’ll want to see this. A man recently attached a GoPro to a drone and flew it into a snake pit, and it was really filled with a gaggle of snakes. Needless to say, they weren’t pumped about the intrusion.

Growing angrier by the second, it was only a matter of time until they struck. What happened at the 2:15 mark will have you jumping out of your seat!

Well, I know what will be fueling my nightmares until further notice. If that guy tries this again, he might need Indy’s help!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/rattlesnakes/

They Wanted To Know What Made A Rattlesnake Rattle, So They Cut It Open

Rattlesnakes are considered some of the most sophisticated creatures in the world, and they have the tails to prove it.

Scientists believe these defense mechanisms to be highly sophisticated warning signals, which makes rattlesnakes uniquely terrifying. It’s a one-of-a-kind trait that not many people understand, so let’s take a closer look at what’s really going on when these serpents defend themselves.

The noises that they generate ward off predators. Their tails rattle about 50 times per second, and they can keep that up for hours on end if necessary.

The rattles are made of keratin, and every time snakes molt, their tails get a bit longer. When rattlesnakes travel, they keep their tails up to avoid damaging them, since they rely on those noisemakers for survival.

The guys in this video wanted to learn more, so they went ahead and cut a rattlesnake’s tail open.

And there you have it, folks. It’s never a bad idea to learn about creatures that pose a threat to humans. You never know when you’ll hear that telltale rattle.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/rattlesnake/