Category: experiment

Physicists at Washington State University created…

Physicists at Washington State University created ‘negative mass’ where unlike every known physical object in the world, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.

Ants are self aware. In an experiment researchers painted blue…

Ants are self aware. In an experiment researchers painted blue dots onto ants bodies, and presented them with a mirror. 23 out of 24 tried scratching the dot, indicating that the ants could see the dots on themselves.

Researchers studying the cause of addiction found that rats kept…

Researchers studying the cause of addiction found that rats kept in solitary confinement were more likely to drink morphine-laced water than those that lived in the Rat Park. The lonely rats became addicted to the point of fatal overdose, while the social rats made use of running wheels and nesting areas sought out positive life experiences, and preferred drinking regular water.

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When tested, Oreos were more addictive to lab rats than cocaine…

When tested, Oreos were more addictive to lab rats than cocaine and heroin.

In 2016, 10 Contestants in the British reality TV series Eden…

In 2016, 10 Contestants in the British reality TV series Eden survived a year-long experiment on an isolated island.They later learned, however, that only four months of the show were broadcast.

Three physicists flew around the world twice in 1971 with synced…

Three physicists flew around the world twice in 1971 with synced atomic clocks to test out the time dilation theory. Upon meeting up, they found that all 3 of the clocks disagreed with each other.

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People are more likely to donate to a sick dog than a sick…

People are more likely to donate to a sick dog than a sick child. A charity ran an experiment where they asked for money and exchanged the picture of a child for that of a dog. More people chose to donate to the dog.

In 1974, three students at Northeast High School in Philadelphia…

In 1974, three students at Northeast High School in Philadelphia participated in a medical experiment in which for five days they experienced what it was like to be blind.

Issac Newton stuck a sewing needle under his eyeball, pushed it…

Issac Newton stuck a sewing needle under his eyeball, pushed it all the way to the back of his eye socket, and wiggled it around to test his theory of optics.