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    The confirmation of gravitational waves by LIGO

    scientists was just so amazing! Building a massive 'gadget' that could sense the breathing of space as tiny as the width of a human thumb for the whole Milky Way is an unimaginable feat. I'm so awed. I find it crazy ironic also that in the same population coexist brilliant...
    jimisback jimisback
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Feb 13, 2016

    We have so many applied science disciplines

    like... Applied Mathematical Science Applied Social Science Applied Environmental Science Applied Behavioral Science Why we still don't have Applied Emotional Science ? It could be female dominant academic arena which will help many unemployed females to achieve promising...
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2016

    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...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    What do you call "the studies specialized in

    different ways of making the same mistake?" Or is there none of such studies? I believe this subject will bring millions of people like me to become a person like Edison.Who knows?
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    Mar 10, 2016

    If you're interested in astronomy

    or cosmology, you should go check out my science blog http://badasstronomy.wordpress.com/ . It's mostly about researches and explanations, I don't do news.
    clowdy clowdy
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    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
    56-60, M
    13 Responses Aug 7, 2013
    clowdy clowdy
    18-21, F
    15 Responses Nov 6, 2015
    Levenhuk Levenhuk
    31-35, F
    Mar 15, 2016

    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
    56-60, M
    8 Responses May 17, 2013

    Fascinated by String Theory.

    Also, I can't tell you how often I think about the multiverse. Reminds me of the end of The Dark Tower.
    apresm0i apresm0i
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    Slinky Drop...  How is it

    that the bottom of the slinky is mysteriously suspended in mid-air? Are there hidden wires? Is it computer trickery? As usual, the answer can be explained by ... science.There are two forces acting on the slinky...The first is a spring force that wants to pull both ends of the...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    8 Responses Mar 9, 2015
    Levenhuk Levenhuk
    31-35, F
    Mar 23, 2016

    Even in 21st century,

    why we still don't have Happiness as free vaccine for kids which will give them better immune response in life? 1 ml injection on the child right arm at the age of one should be enough for his life. Hopefully my imaginary dream will come true in 23rd century!
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    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.
    hisdudeness3 hisdudeness3
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2015

    "If you want to find the secrets of the

    universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." Nikola Tesla
    minisuko minisuko
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    I like my science teachers,

    well maybe not physics, the problem was the subject not the instructors. Too much like my math class. Calculus sucked for me. (You have to do all your homework every night or you'll get lost--more mental discipline than I can muster.) My roommate loved it and thinks I'm crazy...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016
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    4 Responses May 24, 2015

    Stem Cells - so much potential.

    The only time I ever had the opportunity to study stem cells, I was working with Arabidopsis thaliana ^.^ Herein is something ground breaking ! http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/02/29/08/19/stem-cells-used-to-regrow-damaged-knee-cartilage-in-world-first-melbourne-trials
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    2 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    Science Rules!  This is a simple

    demonstration that many of you (or your children) may have performed in school. Despite its simplicity, there is some neat science at work.When the guy first hits the ruler (without the newspaper) it simply flips over - as expected. Because the ruler is thin and has very little...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    Mar 4, 2016

    How can't you love it?

    Let's face it, we are effected in everyday life because of science. magnetism, and pressure temperature relationships of elements and chemicals are my favorite. I use it every single day at work.
    ambull1 ambull1
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 3, 2016

    The reason why I don't like our species is

    because everyday, we find different ways to kill the only home we've ever known(Earth). We are so ignorant and stupid and...human. LOL! I'm not a fan of us. But what I like is the fact that we can come together and reach a common goal, we grow together, we comfort one another in...
    Ro5e Ro5e
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    Why wouldn't anyone just love it!

    Some of it is so effing fascinating omg
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Jan 8, 2015

    Blue Volcano...This particular picture is from

    Ethiopia, but there are other examples of this phenomenon (e.g., Kawah Ijen crater on the island of Java).Despite its appearance (and what has erroneously been posted on some web sites), the lava itself it not blue at all. The blue color results from the...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2015
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    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    Fun fact: if you had a giant flashlight

    that let your finger cast a shadow on the moon and moved your finger from side to side, the shadow would be moving faster than the speed of light
    mattinsula mattinsula
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    Don't tell me you can't use physics in your

    daily life. I once realized that the marshmallows in Lucky Charms are less dense the cardboard cereal they reside in. I figured out that stimulation motion (shaking the box) would cause marshmallows to rise to the top of the cereal before I poured it into my bowl, which means...
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    What do you imagine the next stage in human

    evolution is? And does it scare you, excite you, or both?!
    ButtQuack ButtQuack
    22-25, F
    21 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    Like A Hot Knife Through Butter.

    ..  People are used to seeing carbon in the form of graphite (in pencils). Graphene is an atom-thick layer of the same substance.What he has here is something called pyrolitic graphite. This is formed by stacking single layers of graphene. In this case, the graphene stack...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    Feb 18, 2016

    Trust the vibes you get,

    energy doesn't lie.
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    4 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    I love my roommate, I really do,

    they're great, but they're a classics major and I'm pre-med/bio, and sometimes they'll try to talk about some pop culture bio thing while I am LITERALLY reading papers for class and it'll be like: Roomie: Hey, did you know that corn is really weird? Me: *Reading bio paper, with...
    scsoccer scsoccer
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2016

    A little advice for anyone

    who wants to go into science: Absolutely do not go to a private college unless it is giving you a full ride scholarship. Max out your APs. Especially AP stats. Go to a community college and max out on math and computer science there. Get associate degrees for both. If you're...
    34rjw3toj 34rjw3toj
    3 Responses Mar 20, 2016

    "It is not a dream It is a simple feat of

    scientific electrical engineering. Electric power can drive the world's machinery without the need of coal, oil, or gas. Although perhaps humanity is not yet sufficiently advanced to be willingly led by the inventor's keen searching sense. Perhaps it is better in this present...
    Developer314 Developer314
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2016

    A scientist placed a group of monkeys in a cage

    along with a ladder with a banana on top. Whenever a monkey climbed up to grab the banana, the scientist would spray the other monkeys with a water spray. Later, any monkey that attempted to climb the ladder would get beaten by the other monkeys to avoid being sprayed. In...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie
    22-25, M
    Oct 5, 2015

    Having A Ball... Why does the ball look

    like it is falling (and bouncing) in slow motion?There are two forces acting on the ball...The first is the force of gravity pulling it down.There is another force acting against it called a drag force. That is the resistance caused by an object moving through a fluid - in this...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    Mar 9, 2016

    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
    7 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    One of my favorite pick up lines: Your name

    must be Phylum because you are above Class. 😄
    WrongPage WrongPage
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2015

    I am currently taking forensic science classes

    and own my own microscope. I am now addicted to looking at everything through it. Here is a picture of my hair.
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    How many of us here got our love

    for science through the kits we had as kids? I remember many happy hours with my microscope, chemistry set, and telescope. I would also save up my allowance so I could spend it all on old textbooks and Popular Science magazines at local library book sales. Now I am 30 and I...
    FemmeFallout FemmeFallout
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    Chemistry lab: Remove all bracelets,

    necklaces, loose jewelry, jackets etc. long hair must be tied back. Put on safety googles and wear proper shoes. Wash skin immediately if you come into contact with chemicals. Biology lab: Don't wear loose clothes, tie your hair back, you can wear gloves if you want. Physics lab...
    mattinsula mattinsula
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2016

    Ice Needles...  What in the world is

    going on here? Are asbestos fibers bubbling up out of the earth?What is shown in the video is the spontaneous formation of needle ice. This occurred at Medicine Lake near Minneapolis, Minnesota.Needle ice forms when the temperature of the soil is above freezing (32 °F or 0...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2016

    To all you those who possess extensive

    or even minimal knowledge about science: Never stop learning and expanding your mind. As a girl, there is nothing more attractive than a man who takes an interest in science and puts effort into creating hypothesis and learning from failures or success. We are informed of all...
    lilysworld lilysworld
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    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

    Currently, I have been invited to Worlds

    Science Fair. I was chosen out of 10 students in the extension classes in science. The teacher knew I was very passionate in science, and I was willing to learn. So the teacher has chosen me :) The tickets for the Worlds Science Fair entry is about $50. Wow, that's expensive...
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    6 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    Not let's talk about CERN .

    . What do you guys think They will find supersymmetry or multiverse ?
    veanus veanus
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Oct 23, 2012

    Scientists say the universe is made up of

    Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons. They forgot to mention Morons
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    6 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    Whenever you feel sad.

    . Just remember there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is YOU :D
    hopeless220 hopeless220
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2014

    I always find some topics difficult in subjects.

    Ionic Equilibrium.Its really a very difficult topic in chemistry.And confusing.Hydrolysis of salts,Buffer solution,Solubility equilibria of sparingly soluable salts. But it's very interesting and important topic. In physics I almost hate thermodynamics and heat.I love mechanics...
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    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015
    luv2fish luv2fish
    61-65, M
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016

    Taxi For Higher...  This has got to be

    fake. There is no possible way that woman could actually lift a car. Perhaps some computer manipulation is at hand.Actually, this video is real. That woman (and the others) really DID lift that car! But how?In a standard vehicle of this type, most of the weight is somewhere in...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 22, 2016

    Whoosh Bottle - Part 2In my last story in this

    group, I posted a video of the classic whoosh bottle experiment and a description of the principles involved. For those who didn't see it (or those who did, but need a refresher) here is the link to that post.EP LinkAs noted at the end of my last post, I stated that this is a...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2016

    working on my particle physics

    and quantum mechanics project i love doing this kind of research during my free time
    18-21, M
    Feb 19, 2016

    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...
    26-30, M
    16 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    Hate science teachers.

    Just kidding. Unless you are a science teacher I actually had then in that case I'm not kidding. I wish death upon you ignorant donkeys. Obviously I don't want to work in groups. I don't see what's so hard to understand about that. But every year you put me in groups with 3...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2016

    Whoosh Bottle... In this experiment,

    a small volume of alcohol (e.g., methanol, ethanol or isopropanol) is placed in a 5-gallon, small-mouthed jug.Alcohols are volatile, meaning they readily evaporate to form vapors. These vapors are extremely flammable and ignite much more quickly than their respective liquid...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    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
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2013
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