science
NASA’s Operation IceBridge Is Monitoring Ice Loss in Canada and Greenland

They're some of the most remote parts of the world, but they're slowly melting into the sea—and NASA is hoping to figure out a way to stop that from happening with Operation IceBridge, a six-year research project that involves a series of eight-hour research flights over the affected areas. Read More >>

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Classical Music Pairs Surprisingly Well With Footage of Candy Melting and Unmelting

Just as everything is cooler in slow motion, humans are fascinated with watching things happen in reverse. That’s probably because time only moves in one direction for us, but whatever the reason, watching gummies melt and unmelt alongside classical music just made Thursday a little easier to bear. Read More >>

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Watching Ice Cream Melt Up Close Will Make You Crave Ice Cream

Time-lapse footage has the power to turn mundane things into the most fascinating video you’ve ever seen. Aside from making sure you don’t step in it, you’d probably barely notice ice cream melting on the sidewalk. But when the hours long process is sped up so it takes just a few seconds, you’re left with something spectacular—and an insatiable craving for ice cream. [YouTube via Taxi] Read More >>

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Watching Toothbrushes Melt Is So Incredibly Satisfying

Humanity’s connection to fire dates back to when our earliest ancestors realised it could be used for warmth and survival. Why do you think staring into a campfire is so mesmerising? Read More >>

environment
Greenland is Building the Perfect Place to Watch the World End

A stunning structure built 150 miles inside the Arctic Circle will serve as a crucial research centre for glaciologists. But perhaps more importantly, it will be a place where humans can travel to see the real-time impact of climate change. Read More >>

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Watch Candy Floss Melt and Ooze Away

I laughed. Pretty hard, actually. Right when the fluffy cloud that is candy floss started oozing sweet sugary alien blood, I laughed hard. Read More >>

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Pumping Electricity Through a Drill Bit Makes it Melt into a Fiery Mess

Electricity is powerful and astonishingly noisy. But why does electricity make this steel drill bit go up in flames? Read More >>

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Watch a Red Hot Nickel Ball Destroy a Box of Crayons

Watching the Red Hot Nickel Ball destroy various materials just never gets old. So here's a Red Hot Ball of Nickel turning a box of crayons into a rainbow of destruction. Read More >>

food
Cadbury Develops Non-Melting Chocolate — But Will You Be Able To Eat It?

Choco specialist Cadbury is claiming to have invented a new chocolate formula that can survive the furnace-like atmosphere of the car dashboard, with its new choc recipe able to withstand 40-degree heat for over three hours. Read More >>

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A Galaxy S III Exploded and Melted a Little Bit, But We’re Sure Yours is OK

That sorry sight up there is a man's prized new Galaxy S III, which melted after "white flame, sparks and a bang" came out of the thing while the smartphone was sitting in his car-mounted dock. Read More >>