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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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    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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    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 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 4, 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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    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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    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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    Yes, I may be a nerd

    but who cares I may God a cure one day that will save millions
    Foxy112 Foxy112 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 21

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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...
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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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    Well i learned something new today -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMXLAK6Ynfc
    XUD9 XUD9 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Astronomers unveil the farthest galaxyAn

    international team of astronomers led by Yale University and the University of California-Santa Cruz have pushed back the cosmic frontier of galaxy exploration to a time when the universe was only 5% of its present age. We can never see beyond our own understanding......This is...
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    As a musician, I find it fascinating

    that the brain's neurons fire at the same frequency as the pitch played. The nerves of the ear are connected to the facial muscles, and when you sing to an autistic patient. You are able to make eye contact with them, and create an emotional bridge in the therapeutic...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Its always been my favorite subject.

    I love learning new things and sharing cool facts. Speaking of which, did you know if you don't ********** regularly your penis will shrink? Cool, huh?
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    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Doppler effect.. Di-di,

    di-di, di-da, da-da, da-da..
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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    I love those films on FB of people

    that hear or see first time. Amazing that science can do this!!
    Ninive Ninive 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Where would we be without it!

    I would totally make out with science if I could!
    1ANGRYtitan 1ANGRYtitan 70+, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 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 6 Responses Mar 23

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    One of my favorite pick up lines: Your name

    must be Phylum because you are above Class. 😄
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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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    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 :)
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    okay this might sound crazy

    but people need to know. I wasn't a true believer of chemtrails until about 30 minutes ago. I'm sitting outside in beautiful Florida weather this morning no clouds in the sky. all of a sudden I see 3 jets within 15 minutes apart of each other leave chemtrails. about 45 minutes...
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    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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

    http://youtu.be/RECuQaaGGfA
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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...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 13

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    SonOfSartre SonOfSartre 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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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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    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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