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October 25, 2014

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11:22 PM | Australian native bees wage war on a neighbouring hive Game of...
Australian native bees wage war on a neighbouring hive Game of Thrones has nothing on these native bees, who send in wave after wave of worker bee suicide attacks in order to take over a hive. New research by Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland in Australia has revealed that these hive wars can last for MONTHS, with one side eventually wiping out the other so that their troops can storm the enemy hive, kill the queen, and place their own queen on the throne to […]
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10:33 PM | Professor John Long on the origins on sex Professor John Long,...
Professor John Long on the origins on sex Professor John Long, Strategic Professor in Palaeontology, has discovered the first known example of copulation and internal fertilisation in a group of ancient armoured fishes called antiarchs. By: Flinders University. via kqedscience: Scientists Trace Back the First Sexual Act Ever to Weird Ancient Fish “Scientists have discovered the origins of sex, and like anyone’s first time it sounds pretty awkward. Now light some candles and […]
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9:44 PM | Ha(wrasse)ment: a pufferfish fights for its food on...
Ha(wrasse)ment: a pufferfish fights for its food on Thailand’s Shark Point Join us as we explore Shark Point, one of Thailand’s best dive spots. We’re treated to the rare sight of a reef squid (notoriously difficult to capture on film!), a feeding porcupine pufferfish fighting off scavenging wrasses hellbent on stealing its meal and a majestic lionfish hidden in a barrel coral. By: Earth Touch.
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8:54 PM | Force-Time Graph Paul Andersen explains hot the force-time...
Force-Time Graph Paul Andersen explains hot the force-time graph can be used to determine the impulse of an object. Since the impulse and the change in momentum are equivalent the graph can also be used to determine the change in momentum (and velocity) of an object. Several example problems. are included. By: Bozeman Science.
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8:05 PM | Archaeo-Chat: The ‘Elgin’ Marbles Today, Rhys and I...
Archaeo-Chat: The ‘Elgin’ Marbles Today, Rhys and I talk about the issues surrounding the so-called Elgin or Parthenon Marbles. Welcome to Archaeo-Chat. In this series we record unscripted conversations about archaeology, what it is like to be an archaeologist and related topics. By: Archaeosoup Productions.
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7:16 PM | Ten Weird Animals You’ve Never Seen From a deep sea...
Ten Weird Animals You’ve Never Seen From a deep sea dweller named after a Disney character to a creature that can re-grow its own limbs. Discover ten incredibly weird animals that live on our planet. By: Earth Unplugged.
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6:59 PM | The Oceans Link to Climate Change
Hold on to your hats folks, we can all agree that most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released […]

Woodard SC, Rosenthal Y, Miller KG, Wright JD, Chiu BK & Lawrence KT (2014). Antarctic role in Northern Hemisphere glaciation., Science , PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25342658

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6:59 PM | The Oceans Link to Climate Change
Hold on to your hats folks, we can all agree that most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released […]

Woodard SC, Rosenthal Y, Miller KG, Wright JD, Chiu BK & Lawrence KT (2014). Antarctic role in Northern Hemisphere glaciation., Science , PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25342658

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6:27 PM | Getting Help - Psychotherapy: Crash Course Psychology №35 by...
Getting Help - Psychotherapy: Crash Course Psychology №35 by thecrashcourse: So, you know you’d like to get help with some problematic behavior (like fear of flying). What do you do? Who can you go to for help? Once you’ve gone, what can you expect? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about what “Getting Help” can look like. If you are currently in need of help: http://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/ Support at […]
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5:38 PM | Mile of Pi A million digits of Pi on one piece of paper (1.05...
Mile of Pi A million digits of Pi on one piece of paper (1.05 miles). More about how and why: http://youtu.be/99Welatppzk More Pi videos from Numberphile: http://bit.ly/PiPlaylist By: Numberphile.
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4:49 PM | Are These Butterflies The Same? A tale of how two butterflies...
Are These Butterflies The Same? A tale of how two butterflies became one… By: Minute Earth. Support on Subbable - https://subbable.com/minuteearth
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3:18 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 24/10/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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3:18 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 24/10/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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11:33 AM | Uncertain Dots 25: The Lightning Round
I got the time for the regular hangout wrong, and then we had some weird computer difficulties, so we only had ten minutes for Uncertain Dots this week. Which was enough time for me to say disparaging things about comic book movies, so, you know, if that interests you… Here’s the making of Interstellar story…
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8:55 AM | A hummingbird and his man | video | @GrrlScientist
An elderly man takes pleasure in the small things, by sharing his kitchen with a hungry hummingbird in Brasil.Todays caturday video is an amateur video featuring João Silvestrini, a retiree who lives alone in Barretos, Brasil. Seeking to expand his circle of friends, Mr Silvestrini recently joined Facebook. Although he lacks human companions, he clearly has a close relationship with the local hummingbirds. In this video, youll watch as he invites a wild swallow-tailed hummingbird, […]
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8:55 AM | A hummingbird and his man | video | @GrrlScientist
An elderly man takes pleasure in the small things, by sharing his kitchen with a hungry hummingbird in Brasil.Todays caturday video is an amateur video featuring João Silvestrini, a retiree who lives alone in Barretos, Brasil. Seeking to expand his circle of friends, Mr Silvestrini recently joined Facebook. Although he lacks human companions, he clearly has a close relationship with the local hummingbirds. In this video, youll watch as he invites a wild swallow-tailed hummingbird, […]
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12:11 AM | Deep Sleep To Mars — Mind Blow №88 Wake up from your deep...
Deep Sleep To Mars — Mind Blow №88 Wake up from your deep sleep and watch a brand new MIND BLOW! By: Vsauce2. T-Shirts: http://www.districtlines.com/vsauce
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12:00 AM | A Google Executive Just Crushed Felix Baumgartner's Free Fall Record
Move aside, Felix Baumgartner. Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, fell from the top of the stratosphere this morning, plummeting nearly 26 vertical miles in the span of about 15 minutes. In doing so, he has broken Baumgartner's 2012 record for world's highest-altitude free fall – and by a pretty sizable margin.Read more...

October 24, 2014

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11:22 PM | Is Feeding Ice to Dogs Really Dangerous? Has anyone ever...
Is Feeding Ice to Dogs Really Dangerous? Has anyone ever slapped the ice from your hand when you tried to give it to a dog and then grabbed you by your lapels and shaken you and said how dangerous it is for dogs to eat ice? That person was WRONG. By: Stuff You Should Know.
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9:20 PM | The Genetics of Congenital Heart Defects Slowly Emerge from Down Syndrome Study
Down syndrome, of all the genetic defects people are born with, is the most common (as far as chromosomal abnormalities go). Down syndrome involves having a third copy of all […]

Ramachandran D, Mulle JG, Locke AE, Bean LJ, Rosser TC, Bose P, Dooley KJ, Cua CL, Capone GT, Reeves RH & Maslen CL (2014). Contribution of copy-number variation to Down syndrome-associated atrioventricular septal defects., Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25341113

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8:54 PM | 5 Food Myths About Cancer From sugar to red meat, there’s...
5 Food Myths About Cancer From sugar to red meat, there’s misinformation galore about what does (or doesn’t) cause cancer. By: How Stuff Works.
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8:05 PM | Top 5 Misconceptions about Lucid Dreams There are many...
Top 5 Misconceptions about Lucid Dreams There are many misconceptions about Lucid Dreams. This video only looks into the top 5 which includes “It’s only Lucid if you can control it” and “Lucid Dreaming is New Age”. This video also looking into Paranormal Dreams and even the brain frequencies within the brain while you sleep. Enjoy By: Es Einsteinium.
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7:40 PM | Doctors in Australia have transplanted a 'dead' heart that stopped beating for 20 minutes.
Doctors in Australia have transplanted a 'dead' heart that stopped beating for 20 minutes. It's being described as the biggest heart transplant breakthrough in a decade, one that could revolutionize the way organs are donated. The technique, which utilizes a portable unit that keeps blood flowing through heart tissue, took 12 years to develop. Previously, transplant units relied solely on donor hearts from brain dead patients whose hearts were still beating.Read more...
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7:39 PM | I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride it where I like.
This article titled “Do cycle lanes increase safety of cyclists from overtaking vehicles?” popped on up on chemistry news feed recently. I couldn’t understand where the chemistry came into that question (are new bike lanes being made from some novel material? does it have something to do with the material of tires? was this some kind of […]
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7:16 PM | 29 Dumb Facts About Dessert This week, John discusses some...
29 Dumb Facts About Dessert This week, John discusses some pretty dumb facts about dessert. By: Mental Floss. Support: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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7:00 PM | No, Ebola Won't Decide The Outcome Of The Elections
Ebola is at the top of the headlines. The elections are eleven days away. Therefore, the Law of Punditry dictates that political commentators must link these two stories together, forecasting that fears of the deadly virus will determine who controls Congress. Here's why they're completely wrong.Read more...
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6:33 PM | 'Ambition' Beautifully Blends Science, Art and Fantasy: Video
A stunning short film about dogged determination and ambition that can help humanity achieve anything. Continue reading →
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6:27 PM | World’s Most Asked Questions: How Many Calories Should I...
World’s Most Asked Questions: How Many Calories Should I Have in a Day? by scishow: People ask Google everything under the sun. One of the most commonly searched questions in the world is “How Many Calories Should I have in a day?” Allow us at SciShow to explain. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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6:00 PM | A Guide To The Ravenous Hellbeast That Is The Carnivorous Caterpillar
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." So said Marie Curie, a brilliant scientist who had clearly never heard of the horrifying Hawaiian caterpillars that dine on living flesh. Here, we explore how evolution came to play this cruel joke on us all.Read more...
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5:40 PM | What Are Americans Most Afraid Of?
A recent survey asked 1,500 Americans what they fear most. The answers may surprise you. Read more...
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