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.
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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.
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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.
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.
By: Fraser Cain.
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SciShow Kids - Lichen: Two Living Things in One
Join Jessi this week at the fort and learn about the unexpectedly awesome organism that’s made up of two living things: LICHEN!
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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
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?
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Why Do We Find Things Disgusting? | BrainCraft Q&A!
This week I’m answering your questions about disgust, boredom, salty tears and BrainCraft. Because it’s my 50th episode. (YAY!!)
Is The World About To End? - A Week in Science
Is the world about to be crushed by a star or a rogue asteroid?
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By: RiAus TV.
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Mercury: Crash Course Astronomy #13
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!
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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.
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)
SUPERBUGS: The Empire Strikes Bacteria!
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
The striking bronze, enamel and glass brooch dates back to the Iron Age.
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.