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April 28, 2015

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4:09 PM | Plane Tests (and bad luck with a tree) - Freefall Camera...
Plane Tests (and bad luck with a tree) - Freefall Camera #10 Things are getting serious with tests for the robotic camera, designed to film skydivers in action! Follow the whole story with this playlist… http://bit.ly/robotcamera Filmed and edited by James Hennessy. By: Nottingham Science.
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3:32 PM | All Balls on Apollo You’ve heard of read Apollo astronauts...
All Balls on Apollo You’ve heard of read Apollo astronauts calling back to Houston with “all balls,” but what on Earth – or off Earth as the case may be – are they talking about? By: Amy Shira Teitel.
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3:21 PM | More than two thirds of California is in “extreme” or...
More than two thirds of California is in “extreme” or “exceptional” drought this year, according to the University of Nebraska’s drought monitor website. The irony that California borders the Pacific Ocean, which contains 187 quintillion gallons of undrinkable water, is not lost on scientists and legislators. The drought has forced them to get creative. They are now turning to the ocean to save the state.The state of California is pumping money into building new […]
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2:54 PM | Dinosaur Eggs Found: What Can We Learn From Them? Dinosaur eggs...
Dinosaur Eggs Found: What Can We Learn From Them? Dinosaur eggs were recently discovered in China! What do we do with them? Read More:Dinosaur Egg Stash Found During China Roadwork By: DNews.
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2:16 PM | Venus: Crash Course Astronomy #14 by thecrashcourse: Venus is a...
Venus: Crash Course Astronomy #14 by thecrashcourse: Venus is a gorgeous naked-eye planet, hanging like a diamond in the twilight – but it’s beauty is best looked at from afar. Even though Mercury is closer to the sun, Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system, due to a runaway greenhouse effect, and has the most volcanic activity in the solar system. Its north and south poles were flipped, causing it to rotate backwards and making for very strange days on this beautiful but […]
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1:38 PM | FEEDING THE FUTURE New York City’s Experiment in Urban...
FEEDING THE FUTURE New York City’s Experiment in Urban Agriculture Part 1: Grow Growing fresh produce in cities isn’t rocket science. onEarth visits three innovative urban farms to get a glimpse of what the future of food production may hold. By: NRDCflix. Support at: http://j.mp/DonateToNRDC
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11:00 AM | Hearts and Minds: History of Psychological Warfare
As with conventional warfare, innovation and technology open the door to new kinds of psychological offensives.
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12:22 AM | Dead or Alive? A visit from Emily Graslie by...
Dead or Alive? A visit from Emily Graslie by animalwondersmontana: Emily Graslie from The Brain Scoop came to visit Animal Wonders. I had so much fun sharing the animals with her and then had more fun talking about science and education!I think she wins the “best reaction to a porcupine ever” trophy. Support at: https://www.patreon.com/animalwonders

April 27, 2015

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11:44 PM | Sex Ed Maps by tumblingdoe: Sex education in the US is...
Sex Ed Maps by tumblingdoe: Sex education in the US is sometimes as unique as the classroom it is taught in. The teacher has the last say. The there are mandates by state, sometimes, and school districts tend to vote on curriculums for their regions, teachers hopefully organize lesson plans but ultimately there isn’t a consistent or correct method out there being utilized by our whole country. In short, we’re a mess! And that just in what’s regulated. It gets even more sloppy […]
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11:06 PM | Hubble 25th Anniversary Series – The Incredible Time...
Hubble 25th Anniversary Series – The Incredible Time Machine With about a million observations under its belt during its 25 years of service, some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most memorable images have been of the vastness of space and the early days of the universe. These “deep-field” images actually improved over the years because shuttle astronauts were able to upgrade the observatory. This episode, entitled “The Incredible Time Machine” shows us how […]
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10:29 PM | Window on the Universe - Hubble Anniversary Tribute Happy 25th...
Window on the Universe - Hubble Anniversary Tribute Happy 25th Birthday Hubble! By: Melody Sheep. via jtotheizzoe: This Hubble tribute from MelodySheep gave me ALL THE SPACE FEELS. More MelodySheep on OKTBS here.
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9:50 PM | The Mother of Hubble As a woman in her generation, astronomer...
The Mother of Hubble As a woman in her generation, astronomer Nancy Roman could not get tenure at a research institution, so instead she was invited to work on Hubble’s design and development for more than 25 years. Her perservance and vision earned her the nickname “the mother of Hubble.” By: NOVA PBS.
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9:13 PM | 5 of the Smartest Animals | What the Stuff?! As far as animals...
5 of the Smartest Animals | What the Stuff?! As far as animals go, humans are pretty swell. Our brilliant brains have taken us across the globe and even into space. But we’re not the only nerdy animals on this rock. Here are 5 of the smartest. Article: http://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/10-smartest-animals.htm/printable By: How Stuff Works.
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8:35 PM | 10 Amazing Alien Planets That Could Host Life The best...
10 Amazing Alien Planets That Could Host Life The best candidates to welcome Mankind and life as we know it… All of these are kind of variants of Earth with their own specificities… which one would you like to visit? The cloudy planet, the twin water worlds, the triple star system or a giant Earth? By: Hybrid Librarian. Get merch: http://hybridlibrarian.spreadshirt.com/
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7:57 PM | The Psychology of The Button by scishow: Hundreds of thousands...
The Psychology of The Button by scishow: Hundreds of thousands of people have clicked a button on reddit. Turns out that when you click can reveal a lot about your brain, and human nature. Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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7:30 PM | Nepal Landmarks Destroyed by Quake: Photos
The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday reduced to rubble many of the country's iconic landmarks.
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7:19 PM | The Backwards Brain Bicycle - Smarter Every Day 133 I almost...
The Backwards Brain Bicycle - Smarter Every Day 133 I almost broke my brain with a backwards bicycle for the sake of Science. I would appreciate it if you would share this video so people become aware of their own cognitive biases. By: Smarter Every Day. Support at: https://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday
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6:41 PM | Pepsi have ditched Aspartame Pepsi is getting rid of aspartame –...
Pepsi have ditched Aspartame Pepsi is getting rid of aspartame – an artificial sweetener - from all its diet beverages, blaming consumer fears. This makes me both sad and angry, that the American public could be so stupid. Aspartame has been repeatedly proved to be safe, and the groups that say it’s safe include the FDA, the US , the European Food Safety Authority, the UK Food Standards Agency, the Royal Society for Chemistry, and the American Cancer Society. The scientific research […]
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6:03 PM | Derek Muller - The Ultimate Test of Australianism Did Someone...
Derek Muller - The Ultimate Test of Australianism Did Someone Say Science’s Jayde Lovell puts Derek Muller (aka Science YouTuber Veritasium) to the ultimate test of his Australian heritage. The famous YouTuber, who was speaking at the Carbon Panel in Washington DC in March – was a good sport and gave us his best demonstration of his Aussie accent and Straya'n lingo. By: Did Someone Say Science?. Support at: http://www.patreon.com/didsomeonesayscience
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5:25 PM | Can London’s Sewers Cope? - Bang Goes The Theory Maggie...
Can London’s Sewers Cope? - Bang Goes The Theory Maggie Philbin goes underground in London to find how much pressure sewers are under and what’s being done to change that. By: Brit Lab.
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4:47 PM | Episode 9: The Earth Day special Jordan and Charlie celebrate...
Episode 9: The Earth Day special Jordan and Charlie celebrate Earth Day by: Chatting about hydraulic fracturing, taking a closer look at batteries and exploring biodiversity. By: National Science Foundation.
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4:10 PM | Can We Compost Dead Bodies? What do you want your loved ones to...
Can We Compost Dead Bodies? What do you want your loved ones to do with your body after you die? Is human composting the future? Read More:A Project to Turn Corpses Into CompostThe Compost Decomposition ProcessHumusBios UrnFuneral Costs: How much does an average funeral cost? By: DNews.
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3:50 PM | 8-Limbed Baby Touted as Reincarnated Indian God
A baby in India born with a conjoined twin is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a god.
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3:32 PM | England: South Sea Bubble V - Knight’s Ledger - Extra...
England: South Sea Bubble V - Knight’s Ledger - Extra History Robert Walpole’s attempts to use the South Sea Company scandal to enhance his own ambitions are threatened by the appearance of Robert Knight, a former South Sea employee whose records of corporate bribery implicate Walpole and his friends in Parliament. But faced with threats of retribution if he ever shares these records, Knight flees the country rather than face a public inquiry. Although he gets caught and sent to […]
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2:54 PM | Manatees - Home Sweet Home by wildkingdom: Florida’s spring fed...
Manatees - Home Sweet Home by wildkingdom: Florida’s spring fed estuaries and rivers create a warm water heaven that the manatees love to call “Home Sweet Home.”
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2:16 PM | Ponderlust | Ep. 10: Light Pollution by endeavorist: As a basis...
Ponderlust | Ep. 10: Light Pollution by endeavorist: As a basis for our discussion on light pollution, we explored (and recommend) a compelling and informative documentary called ‘A City Dark’: A Search for Night on a Planet that Never Sleeps.‘The City Dark’ explores the influence of artificial light on the biodiversity of life on Earth, the financial/economic impact of wasted light amongst our technologically-driven society, and the lasting impact of clouding our […]
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1:38 PM | How the Octopus Moves | ScienceTake How does an octopus control...
How the Octopus Moves | ScienceTake How does an octopus control eight highly flexible and independent arms so well? Produced by: David Frank and James Gorman Read the story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/science/smart-arms-control-the-potential-chaos-of-octopus-movement.html By: The New York Times. via laughingsquid: Scientists Discover How the Octopus Coordinates Its Eight Arms to Move
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12:22 AM | Why Do We Have Different Blood Types? (UPDATED) There are a...
Why Do We Have Different Blood Types? (UPDATED) There are a number of different blood types that a person can have, but what’s the difference between them all? Read More:Genes and Blood TypeBlood TypesHow to change your blood type without even trying By: DNews.

April 26, 2015

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11:44 PM | Xenotransplantation: When People Get Animal Parts by...
Xenotransplantation: When People Get Animal Parts by scishow: How can we transplant animal tissue into humans? And will we ever be able to grow customized organs? SciShow explains! Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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11:06 PM | Shelf Life Episode 6 - The Tiniest Fossils You could easily...
Shelf Life Episode 6 - The Tiniest Fossils You could easily mistake foraminifera fossils for flecks of dust, but these tiny specimens hold big insights about Earth’s climate. Scientific Assistant Bushra Hussaini, researcher Ellen Thomas, Curator Neil Landman, and intern Shaun Mahmood are preserving this invaluable collection. For more about how fossil organisms reveal the record of a changing Earth, head over to the episode website: […]
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