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Pro­cras­ti­nat­ing doesn’t have to be a waste of time. Why not lis­ten to a song about the el­e­ments or a rap about the Large Hadron Col­lider? If you’re not con­vinced, you can al­ways learn how to time travel. Check out our video picks.

We’ve all been there: af­ter a morn­ing of in­tense work, your mind starts wan­der­ing and, be­fore long, the pro­cras­ti­na­tor lurk­ing in­side you be­gins to take the reins. YouTube is a go-to for any pro­fes­sional pro­cras­ti­na­tor – but you don’t have to re­strict your­self to watch­ing Mi­ley Cyrus twerk her way to pub­lic shame, or view­ing yet another cat flush­ing a toi­let. The fol­low­ing videos are just as (if not more!) in­ter­est­ing – and you might even learn a thing or two on the side. Tap on the boxes to watch the videos! House­holdHacker: The Bike Phone Charger

Housh­oldHacker presents the so­lu­tion to the most com­mon of smart­phone woes: a 5% bat­tery warn­ing when you’ve just walked out the front door. With just a few house­hold tools from the lo­cal store, you can cre­ate your very own phone charger for your bi­cy­cle. It brings a whole new mean­ing to charg­ing around town.

Tom Lehrer: The El­e­ments

Al­though Tom Lehrer was bet­ter known as a math­e­ma­ti­cian, this chem­istry-themed song nicely show­cases his affin­ity for mu­sic. This geek-tas­tic num­ber con­tains the names of all but two el­e­ments of the Pe­ri­odic Ta­ble. Not rec­om­mended for per­form­ing at open-mic nights.

Truthloader: Sci­en­tists De­velop ‘Un­crack­able’ Quan­tum En­cryp­tion Net­works

With cy­ber­crime on the rise, in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity re­search is boom­ing. You may have heard of Ruan­tum physics ( page 39), but quan­tum en­cryp­tion? See how this im­pres­sive (but ex­pen­sive) new tech­nol­ogy could of­fer you pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data in the fu­ture.

Na­tional Ge­o­graphic: How to Time Travel

Time travel is a pop­u­lar theme in sci­ence fic­tion (anE oGten comes to minE aGter miss­ing a birth­day or crash­ing your car!) In this short clip, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic ex­plains how time travel could one day be­come re­al­ity. )ow­ever, as with all sci-fi based ideas, you should prob­a­bly take it with a pinch of fu­tur­is­tic salt.

CERN: The Large Hadron Col­lider Rap

Of­ten catch your­self won­der­ing what peo­ple at CERN are up to and what they’re do­ing with all that fancy ma­chin­ery? Thought not. Well, it turns out that when they’re not smash­ing par­ti­cles to­gether, the sci­en­tists at one of the world’s most pres­ti­gious re­search cen­tres like to get their rap on. Eminem hasn’t got any­thing to worry about just yet.

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