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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 56-60, M 14 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    Is there a big difference between a male

    and female anatomy? Yes, a vas deferens.
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Are there any physicists,

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

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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 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...
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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...
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    Currently reading 'A Brief Tour of Higher

    Consciousness' by Itzhak Bentok. Itzhak (Ben) was a thinker who meditated and came up with scientific theories about life and the universe. One of the methods he used to facilitate his thinking was sitting in a tub of extremely hot water that seemed to take him into a...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F Mar 23

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    LIFE IS SCIENCE. You cannot escape it no matter

    how much you try. And I love it.
    Provoking Provoking 31-35 Mar 21

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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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    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...
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    There are several types of alcohols.

    Alcohol is a family of organic chemical compounds. Ethanol, the one found in beer, wine and such, is only one of the many other types. And yet the authorities talk about alcohol as evil when they're really referring to just one type of alcohol. It's called ethanol for Pete's...
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    Bending Water  Many of you have

    probably seen (or performed) this demonstration. While it is a very simple demonstration most often conducted by children, the science behind it is interesting nonetheless.You start by running a comb through your hair several times. You then place the comb near a very...
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    Smoke on the Water...

      What you just saw in the video above was a guy dumping a bowl of liquid nitrogen into a swimming pool. This is really cool; both literally and figuratively. Nitrogen, while a gas in its normal state, can become a liquid under very cold temperatures; between -321 and -346...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 5 Responses May 29, 2014

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    Dangerous for Men This literally made me laugh

    out loud. It's important to keep them healthy, happy and safe, men. ;) (Besides, the plank position is good for your abs...) http://www.playboy.com/articles/science-reveals-most-dangerous-sex-position?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=social&utm_content=sexculture&utm_campaign...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 22

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    Doppler effect.. Di-di,

    di-di, di-da, da-da, da-da..
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 4 Responses Apr 10

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    http://www.cnet.com/news/opossums-could-save-you-from-that-deadly-snake-bite/#ftag=YHF65cbda0 how cool is this... now when I hit one... I will be thinking.... damn.. that could have been used to save a life.... I also love medical stuff... mostly neurological type junk...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    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...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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

    http://youtu.be/RECuQaaGGfA
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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/
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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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    More than a million stars are forming in a

    mysterious dusty gas cloud in a nearby galaxyMore than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own, an international team of astronomers has discovered. this should be cool...http://phys.org/news/2015-03-million-stars...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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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
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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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    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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    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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    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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    One of my favorite pick up lines: Your name

    must be Phylum because you are above Class. 😄
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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...
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    Landmark study proves

    that magnets can control heat and soundResearchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field. I forget who it was...but he asked about Oppenheimer...We sort of had an idea about this already...http://phys.org/news/2015-03-landmark...
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    Well i learned something new today -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMXLAK6Ynfc
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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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    Science Fair... A student at Eagle Rock Junior

    High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair on April 26th. In his project, he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control (or total elimination) of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide." Here were his reasons: 1) It can cause excessive sweating and...
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    Yes, I may be a nerd

    but who cares I may God a cure one day that will save millions
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    Detection of mini black holes at the LHC could

    indicate parallel universes in extra dimensions(Phys.org)—The possibility that other universes exist beyond our own universe is tantalizing, but seems nearly impossible to test. Now a group of physicists has suggested that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest...
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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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