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    Faith In Science

    I wrote this several months ago flying from California to Miami: Right now I am 35,000 feet above the ground moving at a ground speed of well over 500 miles per hour. That's because I am a passenger on an airplane, and in order for me to be a passenger, I have to trust in the...
    NefariousDrake NefariousDrake 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    The Science Perspective

    I've heard it said that science destroys 'wonder' or 'faith'.  I disagree completely with this statement.  In our lives, we take so much for granted, from the miracle of photosynthesis that keeps us all alive to the gravitational pull holding our atmosphere onto this...
    LunarTaffy LunarTaffy 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    Some Like It Hot...Anyone

    who has ever drizzled, doused or drenched their food with hot sauce knows that it can make almost any dish taste better; but could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?Hot sauces generally have five main ingredients: jalapeno peppers; vinegar; garlic powder; salt...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I recognise the value of patterns,

    order, method and experiments, but all my thoughts are wishful ones.
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F Feb 18

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    "Five sigma." When you're a physicist

    and founding father of a theory that has gone unproven over the course of thirty years, there are few words better to hear. Those are the words that greeted Stanford professor Andrei Linde when he opened his door for Chao-Lin Kuo, a Harvard-Smithsonian astronomer who had come to...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Coffee

    I work with scientists. Yesterday I got a lesson in making coffee from a scientist. I shall attempt to impart his scientific wisdom... though much of it has escaped my mind already: Always use cold water. Something about how cold water holds more oxygen than warm, and oxygen is...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    What is one thing you like in chemistry?

    Well, I wouldn't know. All I learned in chemistry class was robocop. Thank you classmates for helping me advance in the fields of science. Who needs chemistry when you could talk about robo cop? (Loads of sarcasm intended )
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 12

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    I love science, my mother (the religious nut)

    and I have a constant war about religion and science, although I have been dragged to church for 18 years I still refuse to believe god created us, it's not possible. He couldn't have 'created' the entire planet, solar system, galaxy, universe and if the theory that out universe...
    TheGreenEyedGirl TheGreenEyedGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    'For science' was one of the terms used

    for when people performed disturbing and marring experiments on twins and genetically altered babies during world war 2. That is the origin of the saying 'for science'. My physics teacher loves to tell us any fun fact that pops through his head, even if it is a little...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 9

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    Element name: WOMAN Symbol: WO Atomic weight:

    (don’t even go there) Physical properties: Generally round in form. Boils at nothing and may freeze at any time. Melts whenever treated properly. Very bitter if mishandled. Chemical properties: Very active. Highly unstable. Possesses strong affinity with gold, silver...
    Thevy29 Thevy29 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    Triple Suns ~

    Last week (11/1/13, to be exact), the following was seen in the sky over northern China.This is an example of the parhelion (the plural is “parhelia”). This phenomenon is more commonly known as a “sun dog” or “phantom sun”. Another example is shown below. This was...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    Wine - It's Not Just For Drinking Anymore.

    .. Superconductors behave like most metals; they conduct electricity. They do so, however, with a twist. All metal has some resistance to the flow of electricity. When the temperature drops, however, superconductors get less and less resistant (and therefore more conductive...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    One of the most useful thoughts

    or ideas to remember when dealing with science comes from hitchhikers guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams. You are a speck of dust living on a tiny planet which is circling around a tiny star which in comparison is a flea compared to others, and is circling through a tiny...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    My Mind to Your Mind,

    My Thoughts to Your Thoughts...Anyone familiar with Star Trek knows that Mr. Spock was able to pass his thoughts to others (and read their thoughts) by performing a "mind meld”. Last year saw three demonstrations of mind melding; although the information transmitted...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Walking On Water (Almost)

    In the video below, several people are running across a pool of milky liquid. Although I can't understand a word being said (as I don't speak Spanish), I have seen this demonstration before. It is likely what the people are walking across is a mixture of corn starch and water.How...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 7 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Bystander Effect

    "The bystander effect is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders. In other words, the greater the...
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    Or more accurately, I love Scientists.

    Thank goodness some of us have the minds and dedication needed to figure it all out. Without these brilliant people questions like "why is the sky blue?" would receive terribly inept answers like "well, because it's not green? I don't know, honey." I'm so grateful there is a...
    SleepingOnSnow SleepingOnSnow 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    It's Alive!

    What you've just seen is the reaction of mercury thiocyanate when exposed to a heat source. This is an exothermic reaction - it gives off heat and light.The reaction also produces various gases that result in the snake-like ash. In fact, this substance was used in pyrotechnics...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 11 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    There’s A Blood Moon On The

    Rise…The first total lunar eclipse of the year will occur overnight and is expected to be visible across most of North America and portions of South America. It will be partially visible in other parts of the world as depicted below. This is the first in a series of...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The Scientist

    "The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers. He is one who asks the right questions." ~ Claude Levi-Strauss
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Universal Fan

    I've been fascinated with astronomy and astrophysics since I was about 8 when i read my first book on blackholes. It was just interesting to me that there were things out there that we have yet to discover. I wish i had done something more with it when i was younger, but now-a...
    Todd1970 Todd1970 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    The Male And Female Brain

    This was inspired upon reading a story by one of my EP friends. Even though that story was humorous, and demonstrated an obvious and ongoing Pinterest fetish, I thought the topic an interesting one to explore.What follows is a simplification and will undoubtedly evoke the "Duh...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    Experience Science

    While not a story per se, the following quote about science is one of my favorites... "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 5 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    Ebbinghaus Illusion

    Below are two groups of blue circles surrounding an orange circle. Which orange circle is larger?If you said the orange circle on the right, you are absolutely incorrect. It turns out that both orange circles are exactly the same size.Our visual system perceives the size of the...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 5 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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    Seeing Is Believing ~

    Read the phrase in the image below.What does it say? At this point, you might be thinking "Sciguy, you've been inhaling too many chemical fumes in the lab. It obviously says "I Love Paris In the Springtime."What if I told you that you are absolutely ... wrong? Go ahead, read it...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    According to the Heisenberg incertainty

    principle one can not know the location and the vector along which a particle is travelling. Therefore this can't be determined for multiple particles either. Now imagine this I'm driving on the motorway at about 180km/h and police catch me speeding. Now me and my car and...
    PersonOfUninterest PersonOfUninterest 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Did you know that in each cell you have six

    feet of DNA. In your body you have trillions of cells, so that means we have about 18 trillion feet of DNA inside us.........😮😮
    Tori1008 Tori1008 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    A New Large-Bodied Oviraptorosaurian Theropod

    Dinosaur from the Latest Cretaceous of Western North America - aka "The Chicken From Hell"...Bones from this fossil were found years ago. They sat around in museums for years until some researchers decided to study them more closely. A replica of the skeleton was on display at...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Chicken Nugget Chicanery

    There is a saying that you don't want to know how sausage is made. An article in the 9/13/13 American Journal of Medicine may have you saying the same thing about those "chicken" nuggets. Researchers obtained nuggets from two fast-food chains. The researchers preserved...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 7 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    The Elements

    Element Name: WOMANSymbol: WOAtomic Weight: (don't even go there)Physical properties: Generally round in form. Boils at nothing and may freeze at any time. Melts whenever treated properly. Very bitter if mishandled.Chemical properties: Very active. Highly unstable. Possesses...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    so how did galaxy form ,

    to answer that we need to understand the universe is formed of dark energy and dark matter .something happened for both of them to mix .making a mass from that dark matter to create a massive amount of electrical energy, and magnetic energy ,to form gravity. to form round...
    danielm85948 danielm85948 56-60, M Jan 19

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    The Great Antidote ~

    “Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.” ~ Adam Smith
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Especially Chemistry

    goodness gracious, every field of science is the best! but my heart goes out to chemistry, (esp. chemical engineering)... it's the bomb dot com ♡
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    we are told our milky way is about 250 light

    years across ,as i have done a story on what one light year is .so we do 250 times that .which gives us .14 trillion 600 billion 240 thousand miles .and that is just our milky way. and there is billions of milky ways.something to think about.when the television is rubbish ,but...
    danielm85948 danielm85948 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    When I Want To Seem Smart...

    I yell "Science!" while pointing toward the sky. Other times I do the robot and say "Science. Is. My. Leader." in a monotone voice. That mentioned, I know very little about science.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    Scientific Facts About Chocolate

    Not that anyone needs a reason to eat chocolate, but...10. Chocolate contains tryptophan, a chemical in the brain that is used to produce the neurotransmitter, serotonin. High levels of serotonin stimulate the secretion of endorphins, and produce feelings of elation.9. Chocolate...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 10 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    I'm starting to think the reason nobody ever

    responds to my science based questions and statements is because all the people who could or would respond have better things to do than surf the forums and internet for pointless bs in which case I applaud my people and I'm proud of them and I hope to one day soon join your...
    ScientificJustice ScientificJustice 26-30, M Jan 18

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    There is something about talking to someone

    who knows what I mean when I say "pivnert", understands the importance of potassium permanganate, or can tell me what Avogadro's number is without missing a beat that makes me grin. Have to admit I am just a bit a science geek.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Crack That Whip...Did you ever wonder

    why (in skilled hands) a whip makes that loud, cracking sound? Well, whether you did or not, I'm going to tell you.The first part has to do with the size and balance of the whip. It is thicker and heavier at the handle; tapering to a thin, light bit at the end.The second part...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 24

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    when we hear a scientist talk of a light year.

    so what is a light year.to answer that. the speed of light is 186 thousand miles per second.and there is 31 million 536 thousand seconds in a year.so in distance in miles.is 186 thousand times 31 million 536 thousand miles .for that light to travel. so that light has traveled 58...
    danielm85948 danielm85948 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Biomedical.engineering

    Studies have shown...but they never show you who does the study. Who crunches numbers and wades through convoluted statistics. I am ones of those people. :D I love my job. I am a programmer and researcher at a biomechanics biomaterials laboratory. Basically we study everything...
    themarvelousme themarvelousme 22-25, M 7 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    I Triple Dog Dare You.

    ..  Anyone who has seen the movie "A Christmas Story" is familiar with this phrase. Even if you haven't, you may have done this yourself (or watched someone do it).Why does a person's tongue stick to a frozen pole? More importantly, how do you remove it once it is stuck...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 11

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    Just watched Comos!!!

    ! Wow and Wow! Only grasped a little because I'm not that educated but still was totally freaked out.! Loved it
    medonnak medonnak 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Ancient Water

    Scientists have discovered water that is estimated to be between 1.5 and 2.64 billion years old. It was found in a mine near Timmins, Ontario, Canada. These are among the oldest waters ever discovered. This water was likely on the surface back at that time, but infiltrated into...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 8 Responses May 17, 2013

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    I am really interested in science

    and documentaries. Specials and news come out all the time in these interests. I couldn't care less about the next new sitcom or movie in the theaters, science and documentaries come out all the time and will be for the near future.
    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    For those who have read my previous post on

    homeostasis sugar content. This is the second part for temperature. So to start of, our normal body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius. Reason: Because that is the perfect temperature for the enzymes in our body to work more efficiently. When we get too hot, we can suffer from...
    AnimeG123 AnimeG123 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Isn't science an interesting subject?

    I will write about something I have learnt recently. Homeostasis is the process of keeping the internal environment at a constant. There are 4 main factors of homeostasis. Water content, temperature, sugar content and mineral (ion) content. Let's start with sugar. When the...
    AnimeG123 AnimeG123 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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    ~ This Week In Science ~

    for science lovers..............................lets breathe it ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have reportedly identified quadruple-helix human DNA for the first time ever. Though four-stranded DNA molecules were...
    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 4 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    Why Dark Chocolate Is Good For Your Heart.

    ..This is a follow-up to an earlier post in which I provided scientific facts about chocolate. The link to that post is provided below.EP LinkRegarding this topic, researchers in The Netherlands analyzed 44 middle-aged, overweight men over 4 weeks as they ate 70 grams (roughly 2...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 8 Responses Feb 27

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    I got addicted to edge.

    org. I have been ignoring my work tasks. But it just feels so good to read something that is a personal opinion, but is constructed with a precision and uses facts as base and back up! And doesn't force you to agree. That's what I always loved about science, it gives people...
    Enthropy Enthropy 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Related Experiences

    ALL VS ONE ANOTHER! I loved science especially Biology and I studied science at college I enjoyed learning all about Astronomy and Forensics! I did RE (Religious Education) at...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I have always enjoyed watching science fiction movie, television programs or documentaries. I know it is fairly old now, but "Close Encounters of third Kind" was an eye opener for...
    aussieguy01 aussieguy01 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It not that I "love" my teacher. But I mean it as in his was an amazing teacher and taught me to love science. He was fun and made everyday in class an adventure. The best memories...
    MissScarlettAngelica MissScarlettAngelica 26-30, F a week ago

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouWONDERS OF GOD’S CREATION: THE SUN WILL EXPIRE AFTER SOME TIME“And the sun runs to a fixed resting...
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