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April 24, 2015

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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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9:41 AM | Abraham Ortelius and the 16th century information age.
The sixteenth century saw the evolution of modern cartography emerge out of a renaissance in Ptolemaic cartography. In the second half of the century the Netherlands played a leading role in this process. I have already blogged twice about Gerard … Continue reading →
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12:22 AM | Hubble moments: Jason Kalirai Jason Kalirai joined the Space...
Hubble moments: Jason Kalirai Jason Kalirai joined the Space Telescope Science Institute just before the final servicing mission in 2009 and will go on to work with Hubble’s successor, the James Webb space telescope. In this Nature Video he recalls one of his favourite Hubble moments: peering deep into the Andromeda galaxy. By: Nature Video.

April 22, 2015

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11:44 PM | Is There Liquid Water on Mars? by scishow: Mars might be full...
Is There Liquid Water on Mars? by scishow: Mars might be full of salty liquid water! Plus, a guide to the upcoming Lyrids meteor shower. Hosted by: Hank Green Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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11:06 PM | The Women Who Killed Whooping Cough by scishow: Whooping cough...
The Women Who Killed Whooping Cough by scishow: Whooping cough used to infect hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. and kill thousands of children every year. Join us as we learn about the women who developed the vaccine that has since saved thousands of lives. Hosted by: Hank Green Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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10:29 PM | Neil - Periodic Table of Videos Neil Barnes - Senior...
Neil - Periodic Table of Videos Neil Barnes - Senior Technician. By: Periodic Videos.
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9:50 PM | Medicare and the Doc Fix: Healthcare Triage News We’ve got a...
Medicare and the Doc Fix: Healthcare Triage News We’ve got a permanent doc fix. It’s all about the sustainable growth rate. Confused? We’ll help. This is Healthcare Triage News. For those of you who want to read more, here’s a nice summary at Vox: http://www.vox.com/2015/3/17/8232071/medicare-doc-fix-sgr By: Healthcare Triage. Get merch: http://dft.ba/-HCTmerch
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9:13 PM | Why This Mysterious Dwarf Planet Is Baffling Scientists The...
Why This Mysterious Dwarf Planet Is Baffling Scientists The dwarf planet Ceres has two mysterious bright spots? What could they be? Read More:Ceres’ Mystery Bright Spots May be Ice Plumes‘Dwarf planet’ Ceres spawns giant mystery‘Bright Spot’ on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion By: DNews.
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8:35 PM | Sex Smells by tumblingdoe: Sex smells with Lollipop the...
Sex Smells by tumblingdoe: Sex smells with Lollipop the skunk! Support at: https://www.patreon.com/sexplanations
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7:57 PM | Can Astronauts Drink in Space? It’s something a lot of us...
Can Astronauts Drink in Space? It’s something a lot of us do, so it’s a natural question to ask: do astronauts drink in space? For more on alcohol in space:http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2010/10/14/5291711-alcohol-in-space-dahttp://www.amazon.com/Homesteading-Space-Outward-Odyssey-Peoples/dp/0803236395 By: Amy Shira Teitel.
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7:29 PM | Papyrus Reveals Ancient Egyptian Hangover Cure
The key ingredient listed to treat the hangover wasn't exactly known for its medical properties.
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7:19 PM | 5 Amazing, Beautiful, Not-That-Terrifying Spiders | What the...
5 Amazing, Beautiful, Not-That-Terrifying Spiders | What the Stuff?!Most spiders are less dangerous to us than we are to them. Still, lots of people find them creepy. But arachnids are awesome! Here are a few of our favorites.By: How Stuff Works.
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6:41 PM | TERRA 1017: Dry Season Willits, an eclectic town two hours north...
TERRA 1017: Dry Season Willits, an eclectic town two hours north of San Francisco, faces an uncertain future during California’s worst drought in 500 years. With just a 100-day supply of water left, cooperation, conservation, and finger pointing all compete in a community made up of ranchers, back-to-the-landers, and marijuana growers. Produced by: Max Good & Tyler Trumbo By: Life On TERRA. Support at: http://lifeonterra.com/donate/
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6:03 PM | Presidential Powers 2: Crash Course Government and Politics by...
Presidential Powers 2: Crash Course Government and Politics by thecrashcourse: This week Craig continues our conversation on presidential powers by looking at those NOT found in the Constitution - implied or inherent powers. We’ll talk about how the president uses his or her power to negotiate executive agreements, recommend legislative initiatives, instate executive orders, impound funds, and claim executive privilege in order to get things done. Implied powers are kind of tough to tack […]
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5:26 PM | Does Life Have Meaning Without Death? Getting old is an...
Does Life Have Meaning Without Death? Getting old is an unavoidable truth of life. And yet, for most of modern history this mortal coil has baffled scientists. Over the past decade, however, researchers have made great strides in understanding the cellular, molecular, and genetic tableau of aging—which has brought the next question into sharp focus: Can aging be stopped? While a full answer remains elusive, recent advancements have opened the door for significantly extending the human […]
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