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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...
    LarsMartinJ LarsMartinJ 13-15, M Mar 23

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    I think that, despite the amazingness of

    scientific equipment, research, knowledge, cloning beings leads to strong distress of the entity as it is not taking birth as per the law of nature, or naturally.
    bluediamond26 bluediamond26 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 17

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Mar 23

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    Remember reality is an illusion,

    the universe is a hologram, by gold bye!
    XUD9 XUD9 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    http://phys.org/news/2015-03-corrugated-galaxy-milky-larger-previously.html simply amazing. The more we learn.. the more we realize just how much we really don't know..
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 12

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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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    The world’s smallest human figure,

    by artist Jonty Hurwitz, is only as tall as a sheet of paper is thick--just 100 microns. To "sculpt" it, he had nanoscientist Stefan Hengsbach direct long-wavelength light through a microscope onto a photosensitive polymer. This produced a single voxel, or 3D pixel, at the focal...
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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...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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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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    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...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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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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    I have always been into science.

    . As a kid I would always tinker with stuff to see how things work… One day my family moved to a place in Georgia where I met a friend named Robert. Robert’s dad made guns. Robert and I loved rockets, so one day we get the super idea… Let’s try and make a missile out of...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M Mar 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Confirming Einstein,

    scientists find 'spacetime foam' not slowing down photons from faraway gamma-ray burst (Update)One hundred years after Albert Einstein formulated the general theory of relativity, an international team has proposed another experimental proof. In a paper published today in Nature...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 16

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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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    Lots of the scientific theories being developed

    just now, like quantum physics, were discussed over a millennium ago in a book called The Zohar. There is nothing new on the planet, the laws were written a very long time ago, it has taken man far too long to find them. It's possible the religious conservatism imposed by Rome...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    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 6 Responses Mar 9

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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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    Candle In The Wind…  As stated in

    the video, the candle can not be extinguished when the box is in the way because the air can not get around it. The air will be deflected by the box and go off in different directions. This is shown in the diagram below.It was noted in the video that the air follows the curved...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    I love science,but more importantly I thank

    science,and all the human beings ,living or deceased,who have dedicated a portion or all of their life to finding answers to the existence around them. 1.I am grateful for the field of psychology and people who have helped in development of the science for giving me a pathway...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I love learning about science.

    Marine Biology Living Environment Earth Science Ecology Anatomy and Physiology Astronomy Botany Zoology Etc.. and social sciences... Psychology Law Criminal Justice Acoustics Linguistics Anthropology Sociology Criminology :)
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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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 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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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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    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...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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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 5 Responses May 8, 2014

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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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    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 Dec 17, 2014

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    I've been doing a lot of thinking about science

    and god lately and I've just been amazed at how much they compliment each other. Science is the study of natural world, and god is supernatural so to say that there is zero percent chance that god exist is preposterous. I don't know guys what do you think? I enjoy hearing other...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 7 Responses Feb 15

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    Another day of global warming damaging the world

    as we know it and still... A lot of people believe it does not exist. Fascinating. 
    BorderBetweenWorlds BorderBetweenWorlds 16-17 4 Responses Feb 12

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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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