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  • 12:52 A more perfect unit: The New Mole | EXPERIMENTALS: Moles (part 2)

    A more perfect unit: The New Mole | EXPERIMENTALS: Moles (part 2)

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    THE MOLE—as in 6.02214076×10^23, the unit in chemistry used to count really really tiny stuff like atoms and molecules. Well, THE MOLE changed (it's not simply 6.022x10^23 anymore). And while you may not have noticed it, a fundamental shift in

  • 04:40 Apollo 11's Legacy in Pop Culture | The Moon Landing in TV and Movies

    Apollo 11's Legacy in Pop Culture | The Moon Landing in TV and Movies

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    When President Kennedy challenged NASA to put a man on the moon before 1970, it took some of the worlds brightest engineers, mathematicians, and human computers to meet the deadline. The challenge sparked not only their imaginations, but so many around th

  • 03:46 The Perfect French Fry, According to Science (ft. Jet Tila)

    The Perfect French Fry, According to Science (ft. Jet Tila)

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    There's nothing quite like a perfect french fry. It's that magic combination: crispy on the outside, pillowy on the inside, and just the right amount of seasoning. What happens during the cooking process that turns the humble potato into a tasty treat? Ce

  • 04:01 You Can Still Get The Plague?

    You Can Still Get The Plague?

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    It's 2019, and yes...you can still get the plague. Between 2000 and 2009, there were more than 21,000 diagnosed cases of the plague worldwide. But despite its centuries-long, horrifying history, the scariest part of the plague today is its name.Learn more

  • 04:12 What Will We Name the Solar Systems Next Planet? || PLANET X??

    What Will We Name the Solar Systems Next Planet? || PLANET X??

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    In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet. This had two main effects on our solar system: it reduced the number of recognized planets to eight, and left many Earthlings very sad. But Plutos demotion reignited a conversation that scientists have ha

  • 02:14 EXCLUSIVE: How Mars settlers will survive marsquakes (from Nat Geo's Mars")

    EXCLUSIVE: How Mars settlers will survive marsquakes (from Nat Geo's Mars")

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    Like Earth, Mars also has quakes. NASA's Insight lander will measure marsquakes, among other things, and help us to determine what Mars' core, mantle, and crust are made of and how the planet formed. This clip from National Geographic's "Mars" imagines ho

  • 01:50 Popular The Keto Diet: Can Eating Mostly Fat Help You Lose Weight?

    The Keto Diet: Can Eating Mostly Fat Help You Lose Weight?

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    The ketogenic ("keto") diet sounds great on paper. But can it help you lose weight? And is it actually good for you?Learn more: http://pops.ci/a89Pws--Media Used:PixabayPrelinger Archives/archive.org--FOLLOW POPULAR SCIENCEhttps://www.popsci.comFacebook:

  • 03:49 How to Take the Best Photos with Your Smartphone

    How to Take the Best Photos with Your Smartphone

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    In many ways, your smartphone camera is better than that DSLR your parents insist on bringing on vacation. In fact, that black rectangle in your pocket can shoot photos that are good enough to be on a billboard or magazine cover, but only if you have the

  • 02:54 5 Ways We Know Humans Went to the Moon

    5 Ways We Know Humans Went to the Moon

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    Since 1969, 12 humans have walked on the moon and made their way back home. Here are just 5 of the many ways to prove it actually happened.#popsci #apollo #moonlanding--Producer/Video by: Jason LedermanResearcher: Neel V. PatelNarrator: Amy SchellenbaumMu

  • 04:08 12 Science Facts to Weird Out Your Family

    12 Science Facts to Weird Out Your Family

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    English philosopher Jeremy Bentham was taxidermied. The U.S. Air Force tested an ejector seat with a black bear. There's a newt that's like a real life Wolverine. There are lots of weird science facts out there. Here are 12 to share with your family to fr

  • 01:40 This is What Wildfires Look Like from Space

    This is What Wildfires Look Like from Space

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    Satellites have captured images the wildfires currently devastating California. The Camp fire is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history. Meanwhile, the Woolsey and Hill fires are raging in southern California. The size and dest

  • 02:46 How Hot Will Your City Be in 2080? | How Climate Will Change in 5 Cities

    How Hot Will Your City Be in 2080? | How Climate Will Change in 5 Cities

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    What will it be like to live in America in 2080? And what will it feel like? This is what America’s five most populated cities will feel like if climate change isn’t curbed. How will your town feel in 2080? Find out here: http://pops.ci/hig9oI -- Producer

  • 00:51 Fly to a black hole from Earth || FIRST IMAGE OF A BLACK HOLE EVER

    Fly to a black hole from Earth || FIRST IMAGE OF A BLACK HOLE EVER

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    If you were on Earth, what would it look like to get sucked into a black hole? Well, it would look like THIS. See the first image of a black hole ever! Read more about it on https://www.popsci.com/. SUBSCRIBE! for more Popular Science on YouTube ►► http:/

  • 03:04 SPACECRAFT CEMETERY || Where The International Space Station Will Die

    SPACECRAFT CEMETERY || Where The International Space Station Will Die

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    When the first piece of the International Space Station launched in 1998, the celestial lab was only expected to last until 2015. The ISS was—and still is—a functioning lab that does many kinds of scientific research. And it’s a testament to what internat

  • 01:54 We’ve Wasted More Plastic Than You Can Imagine

    We’ve Wasted More Plastic Than You Can Imagine

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    We've wasted so much plastic, it's almost impossible to picture. In 2018, the Royal Statistical Society decided its International Statistic of the Year was 90.5: the percent of all plastic waste that's never been recycled. The sheer scale of that number i

  • 03:37 The Worst Diet? || Your Food and Your Death

    The Worst Diet? || Your Food and Your Death

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    Almost everyone's diet is out of whack—it's just a question of how. Nearly every nation fails to get the right balance of nutrients, whether it's because folks indulge in processed meats and giant sodas or because they lack basic access to nutritious legu

  • 08:40 Can naked mole rats solve autism, epilepsy, and schizophrenia? || EXPERIMENTALS: Moles (part 1)

    Can naked mole rats solve autism, epilepsy, and schizophrenia? || EXPERIMENTALS: Moles (part 1)

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    Naked mole rats look like walking steamed spring rolls (with tails). But, beneath their translucent skin, they have a 35 million year old superpower: they are super carbon dioxide breathers (trust us, they’re joining the Avengers). And it’s not like they

  • 03:52 Why Everyone Smells Bad || BODY ODOR 101

    Why Everyone Smells Bad || BODY ODOR 101

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    P.U.! What’s that smell? Turns out, it’s p-YOU. Body odor starts with sweat—but your perspiration itself isn’t what stinks. Your skin's microbiome mix and interact with compounds within your sweat—and that is your B.O. -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman

  • 01:52 You Cannot See All 12 of These Dots at Once

    You Cannot See All 12 of These Dots at Once

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    The twelve dots on this grid never actually move or vanish, but no matter how fast you twitch your eyes back and forth, you can’t seem to trap them all in your gaze at once. It's impossible. -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman Research: Nicole Wets

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  • 02:00 What it's like to fly through Hurricane Florence

    What it's like to fly through Hurricane Florence

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    Experience what it's like to fly through a Category 4 hurricane in NOAA's WP-3D Hurricane Hunter. With Hurricane Florence's 130 MPH winds raging, you can literally feel the stillness in the storm's eye. Media NOAA/Nick Underwood For more hurricane science

  • 01:49 Six Hidden iPhone Settings

    Six Hidden iPhone Settings

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    Part of the appeal of the #iPhone is its simplicity—it seems like it takes longer to get out of the box than it does to set up. But behind that simple interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known #smartphone settings. Here are six you can use to customiz

  • 03:07 Five Huge Machines That Changed Science

    Five Huge Machines That Changed Science

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    The powerhouses of discovery-these monster machines have changed how we understand the universe. -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman Research: Erin Blakemore Learn more: http://pops.ci/r7rohI Media: CERN B.Tafreshi – ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) H. Calderón – AL

  • 02:38 The nautilus will make you rethink intelligence

    The nautilus will make you rethink intelligence

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    Nautiluses have survived five mass extinctions thanks in large part to a big and complex brain that smells and feels better than it can see. That's why Dr. Jennifer Basil, an evolutionary biologist at Brooklyn College, has rethought how humans perceive in

  • 02:36 What is the Most Powerful Animal?

    What is the Most Powerful Animal?

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    In a battle royale for the most powerful animal, what species would win? The Asian elephant? The tiger? The saltwater crocodile? Evolution has nudged wild creatures to hone their blows, bites, and brute strength for survival-but in the end, who puts the "

  • 03:10 How to get a 45-day-aged steak in only 48 hours: Cooking with koji (and science!)

    How to get a 45-day-aged steak in only 48 hours: Cooking with koji (and science!)

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    Koji is a fungus that ferments food. Its spores grow on cooked rice. When applied to steak, its powerful enzymes slowly tenderize the meat. Because of this, now you can get a 45 day aged steak in just 48 hours-for a rich steakhouse flavor in your own kitc

  • 02:09 What is a fractal? A lens to infinity

    What is a fractal? A lens to infinity

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    A fractal pattern is a kind of equation occurring all around us in nature. So what's a fractal and what does it have to do with nautiluses, romanesco broccoli, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, peacocks, and predicting diseases? SUBSCRIBE! for more Popular

  • 02:50 How to smile without looking like a creep

    How to smile without looking like a creep

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    How much teeth should you show when you smile? How wide should your grin be, and what if it's crooked? Using a variety of computer-animated faces, researchers from the University of Minnesota have done their best to isolate the traits of a winning smile.

  • 03:20 How to Make a World-Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

    How to Make a World-Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

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    So you want to make the world’s farthest-traveling paper airplane. The technique you learned in school won’t cut it. John Collins designed the current world-record-holding paper airplane. According to him, there are four things to consider when making a p

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  • 02:56 What Would It Take To Power Your Home For a Day?

    What Would It Take To Power Your Home For a Day?

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    Take a look around your home. Really look. How many electronics are plugged in right now? The average American abode requires 30 kilowatt-hours of electricity every single day. But the amount of fuel that depends on the energy source. -- Producer/Video by

  • 01:39 Upside-Down Lightning is a Real Thing

    Upside-Down Lightning is a Real Thing

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    Everyone loves a good lightning show, but there's an entire display above those billowing clouds that you are probably missing. -- Video by/Producer: Francis Agyapong, Jr. Research: Claire Maldarelli Special Thanks: Dr. Ningyu Liu Chris Hanson -- FOLLOW P

  • 01:52 The Science of Why Skunks Smell!

    The Science of Why Skunks Smell!

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    What do onions, garlic, and pre-Roman goddesses have to do with skunks? Well, everything! Also, advice on what to do if you ever cross paths with this smelly creature... Did somebody say, "SKUNK SECRETIONS?!" SUBSCRIBE! for more Popular Science on YouTube

  • 03:46 Five things you didn't know about the Moon

    Five things you didn't know about the Moon

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    First photos of the Moon... EVER. Lunar volcanoes! (Yes, the Moon used to have active volcanoes.) The wheels NASA built for the first moon rover. Oh, did you know the Moon is moving away from us? And the Moon has over 400,000 pounds of Earth stuff on it (

  • 01:42 You Really Shouldn't Pee in the Pool

    You Really Shouldn't Pee in the Pool

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    Peeing in the pool isn't just gross—it could be detrimental to your health and that of those around you. Learn more: http://pops.ci/GYx0LI -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman Research: Claire Maldarelli Narrator: Claire Maldarelli Media Used: Pixabay Pex

  • 03:11 Popular Precious Commodities Worth (More Than) Their Weight In Gold

    Precious Commodities Worth (More Than) Their Weight In Gold

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    The saffron war of 1374 lasted 14 weeks driven by a notion that the spice could cure plague. It can’t. But people lost their heads over it. It’s not just gold, diamonds, and oil we cherish and plunder. Seemingly benign commodities—whether it’s medicinal t

  • 02:02 Popular The Science of 'Yanny or Laurel'

    The Science of 'Yanny or Laurel'

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    Do you hear Yanny or Laurel in this clip? The audio took social media by storm and divided friends and coworkers (including the Popular Science office) We asked sound experts to analyze the clip to get a definitive, scientific answer. -- Producer/Video by

  • 02:53 Incredible Photos of the Planets in Our Solar System

    Incredible Photos of the Planets in Our Solar System

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    The planets of our solar system are remarkable—here are some of the best photos has ever taken of them. Learn more: http://pops.ci/mVJNCI -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman Media NASA ESA CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2007/02/

  • 06:10 Mushrooms Might Save the World

    Mushrooms Might Save the World

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    Mushrooms—MUSHROOMS!—will save us. You might ask yourself: Uh… save us from what? Well, ourselves of course. Because mushrooms just might be able to… Cut down on cow farts—Wash your clothes—Treat PTSD—Replace styrofoam—Do you wear leather? What about mush

  • 02:56 Where is the Sweet Spot on a Baseball Bat?

    Where is the Sweet Spot on a Baseball Bat?

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    Where is the sweet spot on a baseball bat and how do you find it? Also, why does hitting a ball on the sweet spot sound so good? A baseball lesson in physics! -- VIDEO BY SARA CHODOSH -- FOR MORE ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF BASEBALL GO TO - https://www.popsci.co

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  • 02:12 What is a Horsepower?

    What is a Horsepower?

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    When it comes to car engines and automobiles, most of us know one word in particular—horsepower. But where does that term come from? And what is a horsepower anyway? -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman Research: Sara Chodosh Narrator: Jessica Boddy Media

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  • 01:42 EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Hawking on What Existed Before the Big Bang

    EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Hawking on What Existed Before the Big Bang

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    In this exclusive clip, Tyson asks Hawking your standard softball interview question: what was around before the big bang? In other words, what happened before the moment the universe began? Check out Hawking’s answer: “The boundary condition of the unive

  • 02:41 Why Do You Need 8 Hours of Sleep?

    Why Do You Need 8 Hours of Sleep?

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    Sleep is a blissful experience. But only a select few of us allow ourselves the amount of happy slumber really we need. -- Reporter/Narrator Claire Maldarelli Camera Tom McNamara Producer/Editor Jason Lederman Media archive.org Pixabay National Park Servi

  • 05:00 What Happens if Earth Gets 2°C Warmer?

    What Happens if Earth Gets 2°C Warmer?

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    Over the last 20 years, 2°C has been referenced in climate policies and agreements made by the Council of the European Union, the G8 (now the G7), and more. So what makes two degrees so important? -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman Narrator: Amy Schelle

  • 02:30 How differences in color can make a still image move (The rotating snakes illusion)

    How differences in color can make a still image move (The rotating snakes illusion)

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    Optical illusions trick our brains into seeing things that aren't happening. The rotating snakes illusion, created by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, appears to be moving, but it's a still image—not a gif not a movie. What's going on our brains that makes these concent

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  • 01:50 Kilo-girls: The Hidden Story Behind Supercomputers

    Kilo-girls: The Hidden Story Behind Supercomputers

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    The world's first "supercomputers" weren't machines—they were women. -- Video by/Producer: Francis Agyapong, Jr. Research: Sara Chodosh -- FOLLOW POPULAR SCIENCE http://www.popsci.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/popsci Twitter: https://www.twitter.

  • 01:19 ALMA: The Most Powerful Observatory for Studying Our Universe

    ALMA: The Most Powerful Observatory for Studying Our Universe

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    Located in Chile's Atacama desert, 16,570 ft above sea level, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array is the world's most powerful observatory for studying the universe. Learn more: http://pops.ci/r7rohI -- Video by/Producer: Francis Agyapong, Jr

  • 01:26 Five Ways You Can Tell for Yourself That the Earth is Not Flat

    Five Ways You Can Tell for Yourself That the Earth is Not Flat

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    Humanity has known for centuries that the Earth is round—the evidence is right in front of you. Here are five ways you can tell for yourself that the Earth is round. -- Producer/Video by: Francis Agyapong, Jr. Research: Moriel Schottlender/Smarter Than Th

  • 01:02 How Lenticular Clouds Form to Look Like UFOs

    How Lenticular Clouds Form to Look Like UFOs

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    Don't be fooled by these saucer-shaped clouds. They might look like UFOs, but they're actually lenticular clouds. Here's how they form. -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman Research: Cici Zhang Narrator: Sophie Bushwick Media Used (CC By 2.0) https://www.

  • 01:55 The Science of the World's Spiciest Chip

    The Science of the World's Spiciest Chip

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    We filmed ourselves eating the world's spiciest chip, cried for 45 minutes, and then made this video for you. With every bite into a Paqui's "Carolina Reaper Madness" chip, more and more capsaicin interacts with the pain sensors on your tongue. In fact, i

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  • 02:42 A Crazy Plan to Fight Hurricanes...By Making Clouds Brighter

    A Crazy Plan to Fight Hurricanes...By Making Clouds Brighter

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    With all these major storms, have you ever wondered “Is there any way to slow them down?” Just imagine if Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, and Maria hadn’t been so powerful. A plan by climate physicists aims to tackle this problem...by making clouds bright

  • 02:54 The Ten Second Marathon

    The Ten Second Marathon

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    The concept of time is meaningless, because any two organisms will experience it differently. But in the chaos of all this relativity, sometimes it's nice to just have fun. So, Popular Science presents: The Ten Second Marathon: How far can your favorite a

  • 03:39 Could You Eat So Much That Your Stomach Explodes?

    Could You Eat So Much That Your Stomach Explodes?

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    Have you ever wondered how much food your stomach can hold? Turns out, it’s not a simple answer. Also, your brain and stomach are ALWAYS talking. -- Video By Tom McNamara Editor Jason Lederman Based On Interviews With David Levinthal, MD Director, Neuroga

  • 01:49 How to Terraform Mars

    How to Terraform Mars

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    Mars is known as the Red Planet, but could we color it green? Learn more: http://pops.ci/ScdFRZ -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman Research/Narrator: Mary Beth Griggs Media Used (CC BY 3.0) https://youtu.be/4qltnoEnigA -- FOLLOW POPULAR SCIENCE https://

  • 02:34 How To Turn Any Gloves Into Touchscreen Gloves

    How To Turn Any Gloves Into Touchscreen Gloves

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    As the weather cools down, gloves can force you to choose between freezing your communications or freezing your fingers off. Come to think of it, why don’t most gloves work with touchscreen devices—and is there a way to get them to work? Learn more: http:

  • 01:55 Why Is Instant Hot Chocolate So Lumpy?

    Why Is Instant Hot Chocolate So Lumpy?

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    Instant hot chocolate never seems to want to mix. Stir as much as you like—you’ll never get rid of those clumps of mix. It’s nearly impossible and science can explain why, as well as hot to make your own delicious (and perfectly smooth) hot cocoa at home!

  • 02:06 How to Make the Perfect Snowball

    How to Make the Perfect Snowball

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    Winter is here, which means it’s time to ambush your friends in an epic snowball fight. But what makes the perfect snowball? Learn more: http://pops.ci/vt74iB -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman Research: Daniel Engber Jason Lederman Narrator: Eleanor Cu

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  • 03:51 24 Of The Most Famous Space Launches Ever

    24 Of The Most Famous Space Launches Ever

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    Space is cool. From the first-ever photo of Earth from beyond our atmosphere, to the Apollo missions, to the Falcon Heavy test launch, humanity has seen some incredible spacecraft launch toward the stars. Here are 24 famous rockets and space shuttles as t

  • 01:21 Why Kittens From the Same Litter Can Look Completely Different

    Why Kittens From the Same Litter Can Look Completely Different

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    Every kitten on this earth is cute in its own way, but even those from the same litter can look completely different. It turns out, thanks to a phenomenon called "heteropaternal superfecundation." -- Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman Research: Jason Leder

  • 05:05 How Animals Hibernate

    How Animals Hibernate

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    What if hibernating animals of different species formed an orchestra and performed a symphony about their winter’s sleep? Well, they did—sort of. This is science told as if it were Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” A flute playing wood frog who freezes. A

  • 04:22 Alton Brown's Mega Bake

    Alton Brown's Mega Bake

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    We went to Alton Brown's secret workshop in Atlanta to learn how he uses the heat of lights to cook a pizza in under five minutes.


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