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April 19, 2015

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4:47 PM | How to Weigh a Fart EVER WANTED TO WEIGH A FART? Well, it...
How to Weigh a Fart EVER WANTED TO WEIGH A FART? Well, it isn’t easy, but Gabe from PBS Space Time walks us through the math, physics, and science behind farts and explains how to measure them! By: PBS Space Time.
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4:09 PM | Panda parties, the Brontosaurus is back & a shark-eating...
Panda parties, the Brontosaurus is back & a shark-eating bobcat New research shows that giant pandas have secret forest parties, Russian authorities seize illegal wildlife stuffed in a suitcase, the Brontosaurus is back from the dead and did a bobcat actually hunt a shark in Florida? Get these stories and more in this week’s recap of nature news! By: Earth Touch.
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3:32 PM | POLITICAL THEORY - Henry David Thoreau We are taught to think of...
POLITICAL THEORY - Henry David Thoreau We are taught to think of modern civilization as inherently ‘better’ than the pre-industrial age - and take great pride in our gadgets and technology. That’s why we need to tap into the caustic, liberating mindset of the great American political thinker, Thoreau – who escaped modern civilization to go and live in a cabin in the woods… By: The School of Life.
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2:54 PM | Why is Itching Contagious? with Dr Emily Grossman Does watching...
Why is Itching Contagious? with Dr Emily Grossman Does watching this video make you itch? Dr Emily Grossman explains why the ‘social itch’ might have evolved. It’s well known that an itch can be contagious – seeing a person scratch can make you want to do the same. But why does this happen? Dr Emily Grossman explains that it might be a mechanism for preventing the spread of parasitic diseases in close-nit social groups. Social itching is likely prompted by the interplay […]
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2:16 PM | A Moment of Science with Brian Greene: How fast does time...
A Moment of Science with Brian Greene: How fast does time slow? Einstein revealed that time in motion slows down. But by how much? Find out in our latest installment of A Moment of Science with Brian Greene. By: World Science Festival. Support at: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/support/
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2:00 PM | The Romance of Chemistry
We’ve spent the past week looking at Moore’s law, its history, implications, and what it might look like in the future. But today, on the 50th anniversary of the publication of his landmark paper, we want to consider the making of Moore the man. The following excerpt is taken from Moore’s Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley’s Quiet Revolutionary, due for publication by Basic Books on May 5 and coauthored by Arnold Thackray, CHF’s chancellor and founding […]
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1:38 PM | Why The Brontosaurus Is Making A Comeback The brontosaurus was a...
Why The Brontosaurus Is Making A Comeback The brontosaurus was a dinosaur, then it wasn’t, and now it is again. Why can’t scientists make up their minds? Read More:Brontosaurus Finally Gets Its Name BackNotice of New Jurassic ReptilesBack to Brontosaurus? The Dinosaur Might Deserve Its Own Genus After All By: DNews.
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12:22 AM | Questions of Doom: Druids? Today, I explore the Druids - who...
Questions of Doom: Druids? Today, I explore the Druids - who were they and what does archaeology have to say about them? Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. By: Archaeosoup Productions. Get merch: http://www.zazzle.co.uk/archaeosoup

April 18, 2015

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11:44 PM | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome This 3D medical animation depicts carpal...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome This 3D medical animation depicts carpal tunnel syndrome and carpal tunnel release. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve disorder of the hand caused by compression of the median nerve. Two different types of carpal tunnel release are animated, an open carpal tunnel procedure and the endoscopic approach. By: Nucleus Medical Media.
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11:06 PM | Colourspaces What’s a colourspace and why do we have...
Colourspaces What’s a colourspace and why do we have different ones? It’s horses for courses as Image Analyst Mike Pound explains. By: Computerphile.
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10:29 PM | Misconceptions about Dinosaurs This week, Elliott discusses some...
Misconceptions about Dinosaurs This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about dinosaurs! Brontosaurus Update: http://bit.ly/1Chw9Tj By: Mental Floss. Store: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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9:50 PM | Robots, soccer and the staying power of Short Circuit -...
Robots, soccer and the staying power of Short Circuit - Scientists & Engineers on Sofas Soccer aficionado and RoboCup champion DARwin-OP and robotics expert Alex Leonessa recently sat down with Thi Le in the NSF library to talk about robots of all kinds, and discuss how research in robotics could help do much more than just build better robots. DARwIn-OP, which stands for Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform, and Leonessa, NSF program director for General […]
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9:13 PM | How To Ripen Fruit Quickly - Bang Goes The Theory Jem Stansfield...
How To Ripen Fruit Quickly - Bang Goes The Theory Jem Stansfield looks at the use of ethylene and how crucial it is to get the levels right to preserve our fruit. By: Brit Lab.
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8:35 PM | ISIS versus Cuneiform - the linguistics behind the news The...
ISIS versus Cuneiform - the linguistics behind the news The Islamic State is demolishing Mesopotamian history. The reason this hurts us so much has something to do with Cuneiform. A quick back-story of the peoples crushed beneath ISIS efforts to wipe out the first civilizations to speak on their own terms and in their own words. Sumerian and Akkadian Cuneiform left a legacy that shaped the Middle East and Europe. This video briefly explores that legacy and gives some linguistic nuance to the […]
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7:57 PM | Venus Under Pressure How high is the atmospheric pressure on...
Venus Under Pressure How high is the atmospheric pressure on Venus? 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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7:19 PM | How to test the soil in your garden | Do Try This At Home Soil...
How to test the soil in your garden | Do Try This At Home Soil is essential to life as we know it on planet Earth. This week, Robbie and Joel show you a simple activity to try at home to investigate what kind of soil you might have in your garden. Special thanks to the Soil Association and Ben Raskin. For more information on soil and some top gardening tips, check out http://www.soilassociation.org/ This video was presented by: Robbie Kornitschky and Joel Sanderson, Live Science Team. Produced […]
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6:41 PM | Fatigue and its Effect on Doctors & Prescriptions Fatigue...
Fatigue and its Effect on Doctors & Prescriptions Fatigue matters. Even when it comes to doctors. Especially when it comes to doctors. We’ve got data. This is Healthcare Triage News. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=62020 By: Healthcare Triage. Get merch: http://dft.ba/-HCTmerch
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6:03 PM | What Exactly Are Sounding Rockets? Sounding rockets, contrary to...
What Exactly Are Sounding Rockets? Sounding rockets, contrary to their name, aren’t used for aural testing. For more on Ground Control, and where you can find it in stores: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/blogs/press-blog/2015/03/17/ninkasi-brewing-company-introduces-ground-control/?ageVerified=defaultValue And more on the Ninkasi Space Program: http://nsp.ninkasibrewing.com/ By: Amy Shira Teitel.
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5:25 PM | Should You Eat Fast Food After A Workout? A new study claims...
Should You Eat Fast Food After A Workout? A new study claims that fast food as just as good for you as sports supplements. Could this be true? Read More:Small portions of fast food just as effective for recovery after work-out as sports supplementsGlycogenCarbohydrate-loading diet By: DNews.
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4:47 PM | Weasels! by animalwondersmontana: Jessi tackles weasels! Not...
Weasels! by animalwondersmontana: Jessi tackles weasels! Not literally. So what is the difference between a ferret and a weasel? What about mink, fishers, stoats, and polecats? And how does the classification of wild species help pet owners? If you like this video give a mental thanks to the awesome person that sponsored this video’s topic. I’m not sure I would have done an episode on weasels if they hadn’t suggested it since we don’t have any at Animal Wonders. So […]
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4:10 PM | 5 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid |...
5 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid | What the Stuff?! The older versions of popular fairy tales often get into some surprisingly mature themes: murder, mutilation, revenge. Learn the gory details in this video. 10 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid:http://people.howstuffworks.com/10-dark-fairy-tales.htm By: How Stuff Works.
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3:32 PM | Watch this robot draw blood from patient Many of the common...
Watch this robot draw blood from patient Many of the common concerns with giving blood – shaky needles, elusive veins – may be eased in the near future, thanks to the latest robotic and imaging technologies. VascuLogic, a start-up supported by the NSF Small Business Innovation Research program, is bringing to market a device that aims to make the blood collection process safer and more efficient. The technology uses infrared and ultrasound imaging to identify veins. A robotically […]
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2:54 PM | England: South Sea Bubble IV - The Bubble Pops - Extra...
England: South Sea Bubble IV - The Bubble Pops - Extra History With the South Sea Company’s value dangerously inflated, Blunt drives one more scheme to raise stock prices - and it finally backfires on him. Early investors (including the famous politician Robert Walpole) seize the opportunity to sell their stock while the value is high, and the general public finally realizes that the South Sea Company has no actual worth. Everyone who didn’t sell their stock in the first round finds […]
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2:16 PM | Where Do You Go When You Go To Sleep? We spend a third of our...
Where Do You Go When You Go To Sleep? We spend a third of our lives asleep. Every organism on Earth—from rats to dolphins to fruit flies to microorganisms—relies on sleep for its survival, yet science is still wrestling with a fundamental question: Why does sleep exist? During Shakespeare and Cervantes’ time, sleep was likened to death, with body and mind falling into a deep stillness before resurrecting each new day. In reality, sleep is a flurry of action. Trillions of […]
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2:01 PM | Do these dolls look familiar? In 1997 Intel released the...
Do these dolls look familiar? In 1997 Intel released the Pentium II processor and advertised it with commercials starring “BunnyPeople.” That name is not a reference to the animals with floppy ears; bunny suits are protective clothing worn by lab technicians who build microprocessors. The suits are designed to protect the processors from contamination, not the people wearing them.Intel stopped using this ad campaign around the same time overalls went out of style, but you can still […]
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1:38 PM | Ditching the Fifth Axiom Abandoning “The Fifth...
Ditching the Fifth Axiom Abandoning “The Fifth Axiom” - Euclid’s so-called Parallel Postulate - gave birth to a whole new world… the world Hyperbolic Geometry. Featuring Dr Caleb Ashley. By: Numberphile. Fifth Axiom (extra footage) Some extra footage not used in our Fifth Axiom video with Dr Caleb Ashley. By: Numberphile 2. Support at: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile
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10:47 AM | April 18, 1906: San Francisco´s Wicked Ground
“O, promised landO, wicked groundBuild a dreamTear it downO, promised landWhat a wicked groundBuild a dreamWatch it all fall down”“San Andreas Fault” Maybe the first persons to note something unusual in early morning of April 18, 1906 were the sailors on board of the “Wellington“, just entering the bay of San Francisco. The captain reported later that the ship “shivered and shook like a springless wagon on a corduroy road” even if the sea was as […]
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9:17 AM | Physics Week in Review: April 18, 2015
In honor of Tax Day in the US, here is a piece on the IRS’s Favorite Mathematical Law: Armed with Benford’s law, “the IRS can sniff out falsified returns just by looking at the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:41 AM | 'A way of thinking' by Carl Sagan [Vídeo]
«Vivimos en una sociedad basada en la ciencia y la tecnología en la que nadie entiende nada sobre la ciencia y la tecnología» - Carl Sagan -
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12:22 AM | The Radium Girls by scishow: SciShow explores the harrowing...
The Radium Girls by scishow: SciShow explores the harrowing tale of the so-called Radium Girls, factory workers who were the first who for years worked with one of the world’s most radioactive substances – and suffered the consequences. Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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