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April 10, 2015

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2:54 PM | Why do we laugh and cry? - A Week in Science Why do we laugh out...
Why do we laugh and cry? - A Week in Science Why do we laugh out loud or weep and wail? For more information visit: http://riaus.org.au/podcast/a-week-in-science-27-march-2015/ By: RiAus TV. Support at: http://riaus.org.au/donate-now/
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2:53 PM | Gordon Moore (the chemist, not the musicians from Sonic Youth)...
Gordon Moore (the chemist, not the musicians from Sonic Youth) is coming to the Distillations blog. Every day next week we’ll post something about Moore and his law—his prediction that the number of transistors that fit on a microchip would double every year (a prediction Moore revised to doubling every two years in 1975). This month marks the 50th year in a row Moore has been right. The incessant crowding of transistors Moore predicted has made possible the computers, cell phones, […]
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2:16 PM | 4 Mental Shortcuts That Cloud Your Judgement by...
4 Mental Shortcuts That Cloud Your Judgement by braincraft: These cognitive biases affect how we make decisions – and it often happens subconsciously.
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1:38 PM | Do Carrots Really Give You Better Eyesight? Common wisdom says...
Do Carrots Really Give You Better Eyesight? Common wisdom says that eating lots of carrots will power up your vision to Hawkeye levels. But is there any truth to this vegetable factoid? Learn more at HowStuffWorks.com: http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/eye/carrots-eyesight.htm By: Brain Stuff.
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10:32 AM | April 10, 1815: The Eruption that Shook the World
“I had a dream, which was not all a dream. The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;Morn came and went – and came, and brought no day”“Darkness” (1816) by Lord Bryon (1788-1824)In the year 1816 Europe was slowly recovering from the Napoleonic wars, ended just one year earlier. After years of desperation […]
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9:27 AM | The Brontosaur may be coming back
Brontosaurus, thunder lizard, is an excellent name for a dinosaur, but fossils can have surprisingly fluid names. Lots of fossils have been named, but sometimes from incomplete skeletons, so the same species gets two names. When this happens the first...
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8:00 AM | ‘The world had turned to ash’
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2:55 AM | Are you !@#$$ing me?
Can you believe this? A family correlation taken as a genetic link–for a predisposition to crime. This is so simplistic it’s like 1910 all over again. It’s not back to the future–it’s ahead to the past. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-32221589 h/t Alexandra Stern
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1:07 AM | One more anecdote about Kathleen Lonsdale
My last post hardly scratched the surface of Kathleen Lonsdale’s amazing life & career. Before moving on to other topics, I can’t help but share one more cool story about her from her biographical memoir, which incidentally is free to read … Continue reading →
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12:22 AM | What Your Nose Can Tell You? - Epic Science #112 Sure the eyes...
What Your Nose Can Tell You? - Epic Science #112 Sure the eyes can suss out a lot about your environment, but don’t shortchange your schnoz – it can detect more than a trillion smells. Why? Because for our ancestors, it might’ve been the difference between life and death. By: How Stuff Works.

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11:44 PM | Overview of 3D Printing by scijoy: How do 3D printers work? What...
Overview of 3D Printing by scijoy: How do 3D printers work? What materials do they use? Tim explains his OpenBeam printers while we print a fox.
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11:06 PM | What does “Probably Cause Cancer” actually...
What does “Probably Cause Cancer” actually mean? Grist asked: “Hey Risk Bites guy, the WHO just said that the herbicide in Roundup probably causes cancer – what’s the deal with that? It seems like every month we find out that something else is probably giving us cancer. Should we be worried?” http://grist.org/science/watch-stick-figures-explain-what-probably-causes-cancer-even-means/ By: Risk Bites.
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10:31 PM | Does history feel better when it has no connection to the past?
The BBC’s Stargazing LIVE recently showed how you could predict eclipses using Stonehenge. It’s true but also really boring because there’s next to no evidence for it. How convincing it is depends on how excited you are by the number...
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10:29 PM | Conservation of Linear Momentum Paul Andersen explains how...
Conservation of Linear Momentum Paul Andersen explains how linear momentum is conserved in all collisions. In completely elastic collisions the kinetic energy of the objects is also maintained. Several examples and demonstrations are included. By: Bozeman Science. Support at: http://www.bozemanscience.com/donate/
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9:51 PM | Opossum antivenom, a shark migration & Earth Hour...
Opossum antivenom, a shark migration & Earth Hour 2015 Opossums might be the next big thing in fighting deadly snake bites, Ethiopia burns six tons of ivory, a massive shark migration in New Orleans & an oil rig in Canada gets visited by a polar bear! Get these stories and more in this week’s wildlife news brief. By: Earth Touch.
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9:13 PM | PSYCHOTHERAPY - John Bowlby The English psychoanalyst John...
PSYCHOTHERAPY - John Bowlby The English psychoanalyst John Bowlby teaches us about Attachment Theory, which is quite simply the best way to understand how and why relationships are tricky. By: The School of Life.
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8:35 PM | A Moment of Science with Brian Greene: Moving Clocks Tick Off...
A Moment of Science with Brian Greene: Moving Clocks Tick Off Time Slowly Watch today’s installment of our new series, A Moment of Science with Brian Greene, which explores one of Albert Einstein’s most profound discoveries: a moving clock ticks off time slowly. By: World Science Festival. Support at: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/support/
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7:57 PM | Why do Some Species Thrive in Cities? Urban development can be...
Why do Some Species Thrive in Cities? Urban development can be tough on wildlife. But some plants and animals are adapting to our cities in surprising ways. By: Minute Earth. Support at: https://www.patreon.com/minuteearth
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7:29 PM | Oedd defnyddiwyd Côr y Cewri i ragfynegi eclipsau? — Trennydd
Was Stonehenge used to predict eclipses? Oedd e’n bosibl? Oedd. Hefyd, mae e’n bosibl fod codwyd Côr y Cewri gan estroniaid allfydol. Posibl ond dydy e ddim yn debygol. Was it possible? Yes. Also it’s possible that it was built...
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7:19 PM | 52-Card Perfect Shuffles A card trick using perfect...
52-Card Perfect Shuffles A card trick using perfect shuffles. This video features math/magic expert Jason Davison. By: Numberphile. Support at: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile
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6:41 PM | Misconceptions about the Bible This week, Elliott discusses some...
Misconceptions about the Bible This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about the Bible. By: Mental Floss. Store: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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6:03 PM | One-Year Space Station Mission Huge Step To Mars Slated to start...
One-Year Space Station Mission Huge Step To Mars Slated to start at the end of March 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will spend a year aboard the International Space Station. Kelly, crewmate Mikhail Kornienko, and NASA explain how studying the effects on the human body over that time will help further advance our reach into the solar system. By: Video From Space.
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5:25 PM | Researchers are developing a smart bandage-check it out! Science...
Researchers are developing a smart bandage-check it out! Science Now 32-In this week’s episode we explore a smart bandage, a magnetic organ retractor, a floating wind turbine–and finally we examine how our brain remembers words. Check it out! By: National Science Foundation.
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5:07 PM | Explainer: Who Controls Antarctica?
It's a barren and inhospitable place, but Antarctica comprises about 10 percent of Earth's total landmass. Who owns this vast wasteland?
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4:47 PM | Overanalyzing Ethical Companies & YouTube Networks by...
Overanalyzing Ethical Companies & YouTube Networks by realphilosophytube: So here’s today’s video on ethical companies. It was something I laboured over long and hard, because I really wanted to get it right. These guys offered me a contract and I ended up turning them down… Support at: http://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube
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4:09 PM | It’s Hard to Change Physician Behavior: Healthcare Triage...
It’s Hard to Change Physician Behavior: Healthcare Triage News Like some kind of perpetual motion machine, it’s hard to get physicians to change their behavior to do stuff. It’s even harder to get them to change their behavior to stop doing stuff. This is Healthcare Triage News. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=61955 By: Healthcare Triage. Get merch: http://dft.ba/-HCTmerch
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3:33 PM | Stone Tool Technology of Our Human Ancestors Stone tools reveal...
Stone Tool Technology of Our Human Ancestors Stone tools reveal a critical transition in the lives of our early human ancestors. Learn about how technological advances went hand-in-hand with human evolution in this educational video by HHMI BioInteractive. Though tool use is not unique to humans, the sophistication of our tools and our degree of reliance upon them is unique, and sets us apart from other species. So when did human tool-making begin, and why? And what does it tell us about the […]
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3:25 PM | Mummy-Filled Tombs Discovered in Peru
Dozens of tombs filled with up to 40 mummies each have been discovered around a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley.
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3:20 PM | General Lee's Civil War Surrender: 150 Years Ago
'There is nothing left for me to do but to go and see General Grant and I would rather die a thousand deaths,' Confederate General Robert E. Lee told his men on the day his surrendered to the North.
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2:54 PM | Gyroscopes in Space When it comes to not getting lost in space,...
Gyroscopes in Space When it comes to not getting lost in space, gyroscopes are a handy tool. Here’s a brief introduction on how they work! The video clips are from a 1973 NASA movie filmed on Skylab 4 about gyroscopes, and you can watch the whole thing on Internet Archive here: https://archive.org/details/skylab_gyroscopes_in_space By: Amy Shira Teitel.
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