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April 25, 2015

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2:16 PM | Cheryl’s Birthday Problem - It depends on your point of...
Cheryl’s Birthday Problem - It depends on your point of view by singingbanana: Cheryl’s Birthday problem was a question in a recent Singapore Maths Olympiad. Here is the problem: You have Albert, Bernard and Cheryl. Cheryl says “my birthday is one of these ten dates” May 15 May 16 May 19 June 17 June 18 July 14 July 16 August 14 August 15 August 17 She gives Albert the month of her birthday. And Bernard the number. Then the following conversation occurs: 1) Albert: I […]
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9:38 AM | Physics Week in Review: April 25, 2015
Here’s a treat for fans of movies and the brain: an article called Strange Continuity. Throughout evolutionary history, we never saw anything like a montage. So why do we hardly notice the cuts... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 24, 2015

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7:57 PM | In Focus: Nimrud Today we examine the Ancient Assyrian City of...
In Focus: Nimrud Today we examine the Ancient Assyrian City of Nimrud in Northern Iraq. Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology. By: Archaeosoup Productions. Get merch: http://www.zazzle.co.uk/archaeosoup
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7:19 PM | How to spot a counterfeit bill Authentic dollar bills are...
How to spot a counterfeit bill Authentic dollar bills are equipped with many security features to make them difficult to forge. But that doesn’t stop counterfeiters from trying to fool people with fakes. Luckily, anyone can help catch a counterfeit; all you need are a few simple tools and a bit of chemistry. Tien Nguyen details the chemistry behind counterfeit cash. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-spot-a-counterfeit-bill-tien-nguyen Lesson by Tien Nguyen, animation by […]
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6:50 PM | Explainer: What the Mayan Collapse Can Teach Us About Politics
The discover of a Mayan Water Temple may help determine the demise of Mayan culture and how leaders in general lose their place in power.
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6:41 PM | Does the Solar System Line Up with the Milky Way? Have you ever...
Does the Solar System Line Up with the Milky Way? Have you ever wondered if the Solar System and the Milky Way line up perfectly, like plates spinning within plates? This is something you can test out for yourself. Transcript: http://www.universetoday.com/119827/does-the-solar-system-line-up-with-the-milky-way/ By: Fraser Cain. Support at: http://www.patreon.com/universetoday
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6:03 PM | SciShow Kids - Lichen: Two Living Things in One by...
SciShow Kids - Lichen: Two Living Things in One by scishow: Join Jessi this week at the fort and learn about the unexpectedly awesome organism that’s made up of two living things: LICHEN! Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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5:25 PM | Shoe-based sensor system smartens up gait rehabilitation and...
Shoe-based sensor system smartens up gait rehabilitation and therapy It may look like an insole, but this Smart Shoes system developed at the Mechanical Systems Control Lab at UC Berkeley could help physical therapists get their patients walking better, faster. Sensors capture information to create a detailed picture of the patient’s gait and walking abnormalities, while real-time visual feedback helps patients and therapists see and measure change and progress. The result: made-to-order […]
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4:47 PM | What Does Space Smell Like? Astronauts that have spent time in...
What Does Space Smell Like? Astronauts that have spent time in space have reported that space smells like a variety of things. So, what exactly does space smell like? Read More:What Does Space Smell Like?What Does Space Smell Like?What Does Space Smell Like?9 Things Space Smells Like, According To Astronauts By: DNews.
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4:10 PM | Why Do We Find Things Disgusting? | BrainCraft Q&A! by...
Why Do We Find Things Disgusting? | BrainCraft Q&A! by braincraft: This week I’m answering your questions about disgust, boredom, salty tears and BrainCraft. Because it’s my 50th episode. (YAY!!)
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3:32 PM | Is The World About To End? - A Week in Science Is the world...
Is The World About To End? - A Week in Science Is the world about to be crushed by a star or a rogue asteroid? For more information visit: http://riaus.org.au/podcast/a-week-in-science-17-april-2015/ By: RiAus TV. Support at: http://riaus.org.au/donate-now/
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2:54 PM | Mercury: Crash Course Astronomy #13 by thecrashcourse: Mercury...
Mercury: Crash Course Astronomy #13 by thecrashcourse: Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. It has no atmosphere and is, as such, covered in craters. It’s also incredibly hot but, surprisingly, has water ice hiding beneath its surface. Let Phil Plait tell you all about it! Support at: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
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2:16 PM | Next-Generation Space Telescopes Could Look For Aliens Hubble...
Next-Generation Space Telescopes Could Look For Aliens Hubble Space Telescope’ built-in serviceability let it continually remake our understanding of the cosmos for 25 years. NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld (now Associate Admin. for the Science Mission Directorate) looks back at how Hubble’s upgradable design can help us create more powerful space-based observatories. By: Video From Space.
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1:59 PM | The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 25 years ago today....
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 25 years ago today. Rumor has it that whale oil was used to lubricate its internal moving parts. Was whale oil ever actually sent into space? Read this article from our magazine to find out.Image: (Flickr user aaroneoustruths)
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1:38 PM | SUPERBUGS: The Empire Strikes Bacteria! by jtotheizzoe: So...
SUPERBUGS: The Empire Strikes Bacteria! by jtotheizzoe: So today saw the release of a new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but despite its Lucasian title, this week’s It’s Okay To Be Smart isn’t about Luke and Leia. Sorry!This video is about a completely different Phantom Menace: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Not all bacteria are bad, but dangerous superbugs are popping up faster than we can develop ways to fight them, some thanks to the overuse of antibiotics, and […]
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1:18 PM | Rare Bronze Owl Brooch Found on Danish Island
The striking bronze, enamel and glass brooch dates back to the Iron Age.
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12:22 AM | World’s first self-powered camera can film forever Meet the...
World’s first self-powered camera can film forever Meet the world’s first fully self-powered video camera, capable of recording creepy images of a person’s head and occasionally gaping mouth for eternity. Well, technically, until the parts wear down, but theoretically, this device can film forever thanks to an internal mechanism that keeps charged at all times. Read more: http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-world-s-first-self-powered-camera-can-film-forever By: Science Alert.

April 23, 2015

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11:44 PM | The One Thing That Makes You Smarter! Exercise isn’t just...
The One Thing That Makes You Smarter! Exercise isn’t just good for your body - it’s good for your brain! Find out how exercise increases gray matter. By: Think Tank.
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11:06 PM | That Viral Math Problem (Cheryl’s Birthday) by...
That Viral Math Problem (Cheryl’s Birthday) by numberphile: Simon Pampena gives his take on THAT viral math problem from Singapore. Viral Math Problem (additional discussion) This is a small follow up! By: Numberphile 2. Support at: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile
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10:29 PM | ART/ARCHITECTURE - Cy Twombly Abstract art - like that made by...
ART/ARCHITECTURE - Cy Twombly Abstract art - like that made by Cy Twombly - seems to look like ‘nothing’ - which can be very annoying. But really it’s an attempt to represent the inner world rather than the outer one. By: The School of Life.
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9:50 PM | Make an Air Sensitive Solution In this video we make a chemical...
Make an Air Sensitive Solution In this video we make a chemical solution that changes color when exposed to air and reverses when sealed away from air. In a vial about 20 mL in volume. Add 200 mg of copper chloride, 10 mL of hydrochloric acid (20% or higher in concentration) and 2 g copper metal. Seal the vial and let it sit overnight. It helps to include a stir bar and stir the solution overnight. What’s happening is the copper metal is reacting with the copper (II) chloride in solution […]
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9:13 PM | WONDER HOW BABIES LEARN? – Mind Blow #94 Ride your...
WONDER HOW BABIES LEARN? – Mind Blow #94 Ride your automated robotic vehicle to a brand new episode of MIND BLOW! Mind Blow features the latest news in science, technology and amazing! By: Vsauce 2. Get merch: http://www.districtlines.com/vsauce
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8:35 PM | Drone-hating chimps, stranded whales & a cougar...
Drone-hating chimps, stranded whales & a cougar controversy P-22, LA’s famous mountain lion hides out under a house, the biggest tiger bone seizure of our time in China, two mysterious whale strandings, and a chimp shows a nosey drone just who’s boss. Get these stories and more in this week’s recap of nature news! By: Earth Touch.
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7:57 PM | A Moment of Science with Brian Greene: The distinction between...
A Moment of Science with Brian Greene: The distinction between past, present and future? We all think that the past is gone and the future is yet to happen. But Einstein had a different view. Check it out in our new installment of a Moment of Science with Brian Greene. By: World Science Festival. Support at: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/support/
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7:19 PM | Playing with the Parachute - Freefall Camera #9 The latest from...
Playing with the Parachute - Freefall Camera #9 The latest from the freefall camera team. Follow the whole story with this playlist… http://bit.ly/robotcamera Featuring David Alatorre, Tom Dryden, Peter Storey and Tom Shorten. This is a student project at the University of Nottingham. Filmed and edited by James Hennessy. By: Nottingham Science.
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3:32 PM | Earthquakes | Part 1 Today we’re looking at Earthquakes in...
Earthquakes | Part 1 Today we’re looking at Earthquakes in a New Mini Series about these cool phenomenon. This whole shebang was inspired by the Chicago-land earthquake and honestly some misinformation about them in general. But this is an introduction to terms and to kick off the next following videos in the same thread. Stick around to see what else is happening! The USGS has some great resources about earthquakes which is where most of my ‘fact checking’ occurred. It also […]
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2:54 PM | Arduino Hardware Hobbyist hackers and programmers use Arduinos...
Arduino Hardware Hobbyist hackers and programmers use Arduinos extensively - but what is an Arduino made of? James Fowkes from Nottingham Hackspace explains. By: Computerphile.
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2:16 PM | Age of the Universe Cosmologists think the universe is HOW old?...
Age of the Universe Cosmologists think the universe is HOW old? Dr. Bruce Betts has this week’s Random Space Fact! By: The Planetary Society. Support at: https://secure.planetary.org/site/Donation2?1380.donation=form1&df_id=1380
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1:38 PM | Researchers develop exoskeleton device for walking efficiency -...
Researchers develop exoskeleton device for walking efficiency - Check it out! Science Now 33-In this week’s episode we learn about an app to detect depression, walking efficiency, how babies learn from surprise and finally we explore how high-tech tools are helping researcher better understand how granular materials like snow and sand behave. By: National Science Foundation.
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10:00 AM | Old periodic table could resolve today’s element placement dispute
A little-known genius figured out where all the elements in the periodic table should be placed long before some of them were discovered.
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