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    A somewhat divisive video here,

    but I find the results to be relevant given the recent political climate in the US. It's certainly an interesting premise to consider either way.
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Was watching this documentary,

    really got sucked in. Its pretty interesting, if you get the chance check it out, it talks about our place in the universe and the concept of the multiverse etc. Pretty interesting stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRzPM3FgF9I
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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...
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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 51-55, M 6 Responses May 8

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    I am trying to memorize the order of the

    periodic table, but I can usually only remember them up to 28, which would be Nickel
    SteeredAxe SteeredAxe 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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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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    Snow Spikes…The structures in the photo

    above are technically called “penitentes” (I just liked the alliteration of “snow spikes”). This photo was taken in central Chile. Penitentes are structures of snow or ice that usually form on glaciers or snow fields at high altitudes (e.g., the...
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    I have been a chemistry teacher

    for 5 years now and it is my favorite thing! I love what I do, and science inspires me and amazes me every day.
    chemistrydude chemistrydude 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    innosflew innosflew 22-25, M Sep 10

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    I love anything that explains the natural world

    and how it works. I think that there are no definite areas of science, but they all are interdependent. Granted, science can only explain so much.
    BakinBaker BakinBaker 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Probably millions have said this But I honestly

    think my hypothesis will work I'm about to get all science-y up in this coded site So ZMapp with it's ability to create a blockade with the anti-bodies. What I was thinking is, if we take the antibodies from ZMapp, a survivors blood and an infected person. We could possibly...
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M Aug 28

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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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    There’s A Blood Moon On The

    Rise…The first total lunar eclipse of the year will occur overnight and is expected to be visible across most of North America and portions of South America. It will be partially visible in other parts of the world as depicted below. This is the first in a series of...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Sep 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    http://www.upworthy.com/usually-pouring-water-all-over-a-book-ruins-it-in-this-case-it-could-save-your-life?c=hpstream
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Soccer (Football) Science.

    ..With the World Cup in full swing, I thought this an opportune time to discuss the science involved.Various physical forces come into play when kicking a soccer ball – friction, force, air resistance, gravity and the Magnus Effect, to name a few. Let’s address that...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 19

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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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    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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    Check out fractals and the Mandelbrot set!

    It will blow your mind! I'm a scientist and I can't even begin to wrap my head around it....AMAZING! http://youtu.be/3yE4d7O17wE http://youtu.be/ohzJV980PIQ
    redvagofcourage redvagofcourage 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Phone Book Fun… Even

    though phone books may not be as necessary for finding phone numbers these days, they can still be quite useful. In the video below, you can see that they posses some surprising powers.   Is this some kind of trick? No, the pages of the two phone books were simply...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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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 51-55, M 8 Responses May 17, 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 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    Binomial nomenclature Domain kingdom

    phylum class order family genus species D.K.P.C.O.F.G.S :3 yay~! Science!
    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato 13-15, F Sep 8

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    I've chosen biology and chemistry

    until next year of school, excited and little nervous! Something to look forward too! Going to be so geek and nerd haha B-) #scienceisbest <33 no hate for those who doesn't, or don't get science. Me neither XD lol.
    lisachristensen lisachristensen 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    Highway to Hell…This is located in

    Turkmenistan near the village of Derweze (also spelled Darvaze). Locally, it is actually known as the Door to Hell.The origin of the crater is somewhat in dispute. The prevailing story is that Soviet engineers were exploring for natural gas in 1971 when they drilled into a...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 22

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    "A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere

    technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales." ~ Marie Curie
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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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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    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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    Laniakea, mind-boggling awesomeness.

      How truly insignificant we are on a grander scale.
    dactylion dactylion 26-30 4 Responses Sep 5

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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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    Does anyone know how to remove sulphuric acid

    stains from a bath? I managed to remove most of the smoke, but there are some brown stains left. Any ideas?
    BrokenThread BrokenThread 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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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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    I like science jokes

    and can tell a few if you wanna hear them!!
    RacadaTheQueen RacadaTheQueen 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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    The thing i love most about science is what we

    know about time and time travel it's just so fascinating to me and this is the documentary I learned this from But sadly I can't post a link but the name of the video is : the illusion of time [full documentary]
    Excepting Excepting 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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...
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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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    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...
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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 4 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    At lest it can prove me

    that **** happens for a reason unlike religion witch believes in many different gods that all seem so bullshit !!!!!
    kerw94 kerw94 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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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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    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...
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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
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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...
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    Yet I will always still believe in "magic"

    as a supernatural phenomenon. Magic is science, fathomed yet unexplained. Science is magic, studied and explained.