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December 15, 2014

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8:16 PM | Why Sea Stars Are Literally Tearing Themselves Apart Sea Stars...
Why Sea Stars Are Literally Tearing Themselves Apart Sea Stars (or starfish) or literally tearing themselves apart, with their limbs detaching from their bodies in horrifying ways. It’s called Sea Star Wasting Disease and its decimating populations, and could affect other biomes and groups of sea stars. Can we actually stop this? Kim Horcher, Marisha Ray (Persona Q, Pen & Paper & Lazer Guns), and Bryan Forrest (Video Game High School, Man at Arms) discuss! Read more: […]

December 14, 2014

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9:05 PM | Ravens Bully in a Way Only Before Seen in Humans Ravens have...
Ravens Bully in a Way Only Before Seen in Humans Ravens have shown social abilities that haven’t even been apparent in primates besides humans! According to a recent study from Researched form the University of Vienna recently published a study on how the birds interact…and a lot of it is actually bullying! How do they maintain their social structure, and how can other birds challenge it? Kim Horcher discusses with science educator and actress, Christina Ochoa! (Know Brainer […]

December 11, 2014

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5:49 PM | This Pasta is Terrible… For Science! Scientifically and...
This Pasta is Terrible… For Science! Scientifically and culinarily speaking, Anelloni is a terrible pasta. But, it demonstrates a remarkable physics concept- ring polymers- in a way that is easy to understand! Is the use of food to help get interest and understanding for broad and theoretical concepts a good methodology? Kim Horcher discusses with science educator and actress, Christina Ochoa! (Know Brainer podcast at http://www.kbwebsite.com/) Read more: and watch the full video: […]

December 09, 2014

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8:16 PM | Rare Tiny 4-Winged Possible Microraptor Unearthed in South...
Rare Tiny 4-Winged Possible Microraptor Unearthed in South Korea It’s a rare find - a complete fossil of a tiny, 4-winged dinosaur was found in South Korea. It’s definitely a theropod, related to Tyrannosaurus Rex, and possibly a microraptor, according to Korean researchers, though it’s not entirely clear yet as its possible this particular dinosaur is not yet reported to current academia. Why do we have so little information on small and ancient vertebrates such as these? […]

November 30, 2014

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5:49 PM | 'Hacking' Photosynthesis to Speed Up Food Production Scientists...
'Hacking' Photosynthesis to Speed Up Food Production Scientists have “hacked” photosynthesis to speed up food production— namely, they’ve sped up the process of photosynthesis in food production with genetic modification. How does it work? Kim Horcher and Christina Ochoa (Science educator, actress) discuss! Read more: http://www.sciencealert.com/news/20141909-26205.html By: Nerd Alert.

November 28, 2014

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10:43 PM | What’s Next For Philae and the Comet Landing Mission? The...
What’s Next For Philae and the Comet Landing Mission? The European Space Agency made history by landing the Philae robotic spacecraft on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on November 12th. The lander has been able to collect organic materials, and seems able to complete its mission of gathering and transmitting data about the comet’s composition, but it’s been hampered by its power source and its ability to gather solar energy. What’s next for the mission? Kim […]
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