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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...
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    The human can see primary colors

    and their derivations Dogs see Blue and Yellow and only (their derivations) How do they percieve Green objects and how do we percieve the colors we cannot see?
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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...
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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...
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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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    Large Hadron Collider starts up again

    after two-year upgradeThe world's largest particle smasher restarted Sunday after a two-year upgrade that will allow physicists to explore uncharted corners of what makes up the universe, including dark matter and antimatter. http://phys.org/news/2015-04-cern-hadron-collider...
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    I think there's nothing more fascinating

    than physics or chemistry... Maybe human behavior, but only in some cases
    JenChase JenChase 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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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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    I found out skin is the most flexible thing on

    earth... In the bible.. I read Moses tied his *** to a tree... and walked for MILES!!!!!! WOW!!!!!
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I love Science, and have done

    since I was a child. It was my best subject in school and remains one of my favourite subjects now. I regard science, along with history, as by far and away the most reliable method for understanding the world around us and the way it functions. I think we should all be...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Yes, I may be a nerd

    but who cares I may God a cure one day that will save millions
    Foxy112 Foxy112 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    Want to feel insignificant ?

    This is a map of our solar system to scale - http://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html I scrolled to the very end and it took forever
    XUD9 XUD9 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Whenever you feel sad.

    . Just remember there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is YOU :D
    hopeless220 hopeless220 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    As a musician, I find it fascinating

    that the brain's neurons fire at the same frequency as the pitch played. The nerves of the ear are connected to the facial muscles, and when you sing to an autistic patient. You are able to make eye contact with them, and create an emotional bridge in the therapeutic...
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    One of my favorite pick up lines: Your name

    must be Phylum because you are above Class. 😄
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Is there a big difference between a male

    and female anatomy? Yes, a vas deferens.
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Breaking news: NASA rover finds active,

    ancient organic chemistry on Mars - December 16, 2014.This is exciting news!.http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1113300317/breaking-nasa-rover-finds-active-ancient-organic-chemistry-on-mars-121614/
    Calif42 Calif42 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    Kardia Kardia 36-40 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I really really do. I f*cking love science.

    http://youtu.be/RECuQaaGGfA
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Why wouldn't anyone just love it!

    Some of it is so effing fascinating omg
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 8

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    Will asteroid 2012 TC4 hit Earth in October

    2017?On Oct. 12, 2017, the asteroid 2012 TC4 is slated to whizz by Earth dangerously close. The exact distance of its closest approach is uncertain, as well as its size. based on observations in October 2012 when the space rock missed our planet, astronomers estimate that its...
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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...
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    My parents struggled,

    I think, with an aspect of my personality. One where as soon as I've formulated a question I don't know the answer to, I am then permanently on a mission until I know the answer. Science has been both my saviour and theirs because it meant I could find out the answers for myself...
    GlassDog GlassDog 36-40 6 Responses Mar 23

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    Well i learned something new today -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMXLAK6Ynfc
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    Kardia Kardia 36-40 2 Responses Apr 9

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    okay this might sound crazy

    but people need to know. I wasn't a true believer of chemtrails until about 30 minutes ago. I'm sitting outside in beautiful Florida weather this morning no clouds in the sky. all of a sudden I see 3 jets within 15 minutes apart of each other leave chemtrails. about 45 minutes...
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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...
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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 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    DNA is not a living entity.

    It is not an intelligent life form. Therefore, it cannot evolve to develop a cell membrane or any other constituencies of a cell. A cell likewise, cannot exist without DNA, and therefore, neither a cell can exist without DNA nor can DNA exist without a cell, and the theory of...
    GJTF GJTF 22-25, M 20 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Where would we be without it!

    I would totally make out with science if I could!
    1ANGRYtitan 1ANGRYtitan 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    The Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years.

    ..NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope, 25 years ago this week, on April 24, 1990. The $2.5 billion project has transformed the way the public and scientists understand the epic scale and cosmic structures of space.The telescope is equipped with cameras and instruments...
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    Bennett Jones: Biotech,

    Pharma & Lifesciences Biotechnology relies on continuous innovation, an ability to obtain and sustain funding for research and development, and having the intellectual property protection in place to exploit and market new inventions and processes. Bennett Jones is an active...
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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 56-60, M 7 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    I love science because it is life.

    Nothing would exist without it, and learning things like chemistry fascinate me.
    deliriouslydreaming deliriouslydreaming 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Supermoon...Tomorrow night (August 10th),

    we will be treated to a "supermoon" - and it is predicted to be the best one of the year.This phenomenon occurs when the lunar phase coincides with its perigee. In plain English, this is a full moon that occurs when it is at its closest point to the Earth.The result is that the...
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    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Are there any physicists,

    astrophysicists, radio astronomers, bioanthropologists, biologists in here?
    bigbangFACTS bigbangFACTS 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    If you dropped a quarter from a height of one

    meter above the surface of a neuron star, it would take one microsecond to reach the surface and would be traveling at a speed of 7.2 million miles per hour when it hit the surface.
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    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F 17 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    http://www.sliptalk.com/left-handed-facts/Well.

    ..everyone should know....I am left handed...I took a test in school and in the navy that said I use both sides of my brain equally... so i am not sure about using the right side the most....but if that is the case, only left handed people are in their right mind ;)
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    Fire RainbowThe photo below (taken in northern

    Idaho near the Washington border in 2006) is an example of what is referred to in the vernacular as a “fire rainbow”. The technical term is a circumhorizontal arc. This phenonenom occurs only under certain conditions…The sun must be at the proper angle...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 8 Responses May 2, 2014

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    Just are so amazed how we can literally see

    what to us is invisible, like the corona of the sun made from plasma. It's amazing.
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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 56-60, M 6 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    Astronomers unveil the farthest galaxyAn

    international team of astronomers led by Yale University and the University of California-Santa Cruz have pushed back the cosmic frontier of galaxy exploration to a time when the universe was only 5% of its present age. We can never see beyond our own understanding......This is...
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    Volcanic Lightning...

    The photo above was taken at the Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile.  Here is another photo during an eruption at the Sakurijima volcano in Japan.This phenomenon is known as volcanic lightning or dirty thunderstorm. The origin of that second name will become apparent once we...
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