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32 Mesmerising GIFs That Will Make You Fall In Love With Science

Setting fire to Lithium.

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Full video.

2. A snowflake forms.

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3. A magnet falls through a copper pipe.

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4. Concentrated sulphuric acid is added to p-nitroaniline, and this happens.

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Explanation with the video.

5. A rainbow forms in an Icelandic waterfall.

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Taken from this video.

6. A white blood cell chases and engulfs this bacteria.

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Make sure you watch to the end.

7. Luminol reacts with oxygen.

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Chemiluminescence ftw.

8. Liquid nitrogen + ping pong balls = endless fun.

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(And tidying up.)

9. Earth’s ice and vegetation cycle over a year.

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Based on images from NASA’s Visible Earth team.

10. A piece of metal is melted inside an electromagnet.

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This one takes a while but is worth the wait.

11. A mimic octopus stops mimicking the ocean floor.

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12. Smoke from a candle is set on fire.

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13. A loop of plasma four times the size of the Earth erupts from the Sun.

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14. A gallium spoon melts in hot water.

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15. Hydrogen peroxide mixed with potassium iodide.

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Makes something known as elephant’s toothpaste.

16. Flammable fluid in a glass jar.

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17. A firework exploding in slow motion.

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18. Ferrofluid in a glass bottle.

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19. And magnetic putty swallowing a metal cube whole.

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20. Ferrofluid forming into Christmas trees.

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21. A superconductor levitates over a magnetic track.

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It’s called the Meissner effect. Explanation in this video.

22. Seed pods exploding.

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23. Sodium polyacrylate + water = artificial snow!

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24. A slinky falls in slow motion.

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Watch the video.

25. Water is deflected with a charged rod.

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Explanation.

26. The Elephant’s Trunk nebula in 3D.

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More nebula images here.

27. Tracking a jellyfish’s movements with green dye.

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28. Supercooled water freezes on contact with ice.

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29. Sulphur hexaflouride is much denser than air.

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Don’t try this one at home: sulphur hexaflouride is almost 24,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.

30. Iron reacts with copper sulphate.

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In reality it takes several hours.

31. Iodine clock reaction.

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Explanation from Periodic Videos.

32. A carnation frozen in liquid nitrogen is hit by a hammer.

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