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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

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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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    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 56-60, M 5 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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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 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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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

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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 15 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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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 19 Responses 2 days ago

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=fPcQYt23IoM Sorry about the audio/video quality. Last year, my good camera got stolen (and the photos on it as well–really good photos, some of considerable worth), and my parents have refused to buy me a new one. Oh, so it’s apparently my fault that kids at school are...
    MathematicallyMindedFractal MathematicallyMindedFractal 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Science is the study of Prakrati (Mother

    nature) . (or) The subtle elements from which our body is formed. So, Science is also a part of self realisation.
    prnv prnv 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    kabibal kabibal 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 16

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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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    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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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 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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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 7 Responses Feb 27

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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 Oct 18

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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...
    Calif42 Calif42 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 18

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    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F 18 Responses Nov 27

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Nov 24

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    I listened to this earlier.

    Fantastic! Here are the author's notes:"When I first heard that the ESA had not only landed on but recorded audio from a comet, I knew I had to make something out of it. This is my reworking of the Beatles' awesome cosmic ballad "Across the Universe" which, apart from my singing...
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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 8

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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 56-60, M 7 Responses May 16

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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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    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 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 24

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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 7 Responses Nov 7

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 19

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    Could sasquatch be real?

    Does any scientific proof exist of sasquatch being real?
    riddlesmile riddlesmile 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 7

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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

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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 56-60, M 5 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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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 56-60, M 6 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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 4 Responses Apr 10

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    Ice, Ice, Baby...  What you’ve seen

    in the video above is an example of an ice circle. This one was observed in 2013 in the Sheyenne River in North Dakota.Also known as an ice disc or ice pan, an ice circle occurs in slow moving water in cold climates. They have been seen in North America, the UK and Scandinavia...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 6 Responses Dec 5

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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 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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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 Nov 22

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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 2 Responses Nov 20

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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 8 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 21

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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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    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 1 Response Oct 23

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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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    I just wanted to share this,

    as I find it quite exciting! --------------------- " In a recent experiment, the quantum state (the direction it was spinning) of a light particle instantly traveled 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, becoming the farthest successful quantum teleportation feat...
    Calif42 Calif42 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 8

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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 56-60, M 8 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Anybody with a background in Science,

    I was wondering if you can tell me if the Copenhagen Interpretation has remained accurate? Thank you.
    TheoremOfMe TheoremOfMe 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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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...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 6 Responses May 8

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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 6 Responses May 29

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    So, the origin of life was an accident?

    An accident that took place randomly in a bowl of Campbell's chicken noodle... I mean, primordial, soup!? If it were an accident, it would have to be an incredibly complex and grandiose one. Because you see, we have spent thousands of dollars and hours trying to replicate this...
    iShined iShined 18-21, M 7 Responses