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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 5 Responses Feb 4

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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 26-30, M 7 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    Where would we be without it!

    I would totally make out with science if I could!
    AngryTitan AngryTitan 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    kabibal kabibal 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 16

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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 8 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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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 51-55, M 6 Responses May 29

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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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    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 15 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    Science vs. Rhetoric

    and Misinformation
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Sep 23

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    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 21

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    Science is good. I got a sister

    who has almost finished her degree in Geology. My brawd has just started a degree in Physics. My sister got me to join the South Wales Geological Association. We go to meetings and field trips. It's all a bit above me but I get the gist. It just inspires me to work harder.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18

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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...
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    I love science soooooo soooooo much!

    !! It makes me so happy to be able to know all the things we thought were never real!!
    rojacalor rojacalor 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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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 1 Response Feb 4

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    Color My World...This is not a painting by some

    gifted artist with a flair for color. The colors on the photo have not been altered. The photo is legitimate.What you are looking at is the Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta). This particular photo was taken in Kailua, Hawaii. It is the only Eucalyptus species found...
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    Mysteries... “Lots of things are mysteries.

    But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them. It's just that scientists haven't found the answer yet.” ~ Mark Haddon
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 25

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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 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Mistakes, I've Made a Few.

    .. “Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” ~ Jules Verne
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Outer space is only an hour's drive

    away…The definition of where the Earth’s atmosphere ends and “space” begins is still in debate. New data confirms that, by one definition, the boundary is 118 kilometers (73 miles) above the Earth.The specialized Supra-Thermal Ion Imager, designed by the...
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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...
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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 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I just want someone I can get high with

    and just sit and watch the history channel and the nasa channel with and have fun
    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 8

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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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    You are looking at a piece of scientific

    equipment given to me today by one of my professors. This peice makes me so happy you have no idea. It allows me to continue on one of my major goals and projects in life that has been put aside the last couple years!Where it came from, I don't really know. When something this...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I love learning about the history of earth,

    space, humans, and animals. I also want to learn about the human anatomy cause i think it would be cool but im taking a physics class right now
    dorkyalien dorkyalien 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Normally messenger RNA,

    mRNA, is produced in the nucleus of the cell by transcribing itself from the section of DNA needed to produce a protein. It is then read by translational RNA, tRNA, with the aid of ribosomal RNA, rRNA. These work together in the cell structures known as ribosomes to produce a...
    LunarDream LunarDream 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am trying to wrap my head around this concept

    so I can turn it into a model and explanation to teach a class about anelemmas.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/urban-jungle/images/analemma.gif
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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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...
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    Ignorance... “Ignorance more frequently

    begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” ~ Charles Darwin
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    My plasma ball. One of the most fascinating

    pieces of equipment I've seen. I touch it and electricity shoots out from the tips of my fingers in the globe. (Depicted in my photos).'The Plasma Globe offers you a safe, fascinating way to demonstrate how lightning works as well as explain the concepts of potential differences...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 4

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    Ice Chimney… The picture below was

    taken at Mount Erebus in Antarctica. Antarctica is a hot bed of geologic activity (no pun intended). Several volcanoes are present, but the one at Mount Erebus produces the weird smokestack- or chimney-like structures shown in the photo. Technically speaking, this...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 7 Responses May 16

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    I used to enjoy it at school.

    It's interesting and it's fun learning it and how everything works.
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 16

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    I have always been a big fan of the theories

    behind parallel worlds. It's nice to see that this is becoming a more popular field of study. I can see where the recent discoveries in the field of Quantum Mechanics could lend a lot of weight to this subject. Enjoy... . Following article from LiveScience.com copied in it's...
    Calif42 Calif42 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am looking forward to the next meeting of the

    Geologists. It's about coal in the future. We got a lot in my country!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    People like me, who love science,

    are aware that the European Space Agency recently managed to send the Philae lander to a successful landing on the surface of a moving comet. This news has just been released by the agency.... "An instrument aboard the Philae lander detected the molecules after “sniffing...
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    Potato Power...I was informed by a member of my

    circle that my last story was number 599, so I’d better make the next one (#600) a good one. I don’t know if this qualifies but, based on her inspiration, here it is.Many of you may be familiar with the kid’s experiment where a potato (or several) can be used...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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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 6 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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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    Occam's Razor: ‘Pluralitas non est ponenda

    sine neccesitate’ 14 century logician William of Ockham, a village in an English county, had a saying. A principle, actually, called Occam’s’ Razor. What is Occam’s Razor, you say? I thought you’d never ask.  The principle says ‘entities should not be multiplied...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F Oct 23

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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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    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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    I need some help. If Betelgeuse went supernova

    right now, would we see it right away? Since it is 640 lightyears away. Does anyone know what it might look like?
    vffries vffries 18-21, M 8 Responses Nov 7

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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...
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