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  • 07:21 This Is Your Brain on Pokemon

    This Is Your Brain on Pokemon

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    Please support our videos - http://www.patreon.com/scifriBack in 1996, Jesse Gomez memorized over 150 Pokmon by sight while playing the Nintendo Gameboy version of the popular anime. Little did he know that Gomezs geeky point of pride would become the bas

  • 06:44 The Distributed Mind: Octopus Neurology

    The Distributed Mind: Octopus Neurology

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    CEPHALOPOD WEEK IS NIGH: From June 21 to 28, celebrate our favorite undersea creatures with Science Friday. https://www.sciencefriday.com/cephalopodweekIt was in a lab full of marine invertebrates that Dominic Sivitilli first glimpsed something uncanny ab

  • 07:11 Tough Times for the World's Oldest Trees

    Tough Times for the World's Oldest Trees

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    Please support our videos http://www.patreon.com/scifriIts difficult to track but great change is afoot a top Californias White Mountains. This peaks of this landscape are home to the gnarled forms of the worlds oldest (non-clone) organisms, the bristleco

  • 06:09 Got Your Cat Tongue?

    Got Your Cat Tongue?

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    By studying tiger and cat tongues, Alexis Noel of Georgia Institute of Technology has discovered some surprising uses for their infamously raspy licking apparatuses. Noel research has demonstrated that not only do their tongues tenderize meat, but the con

  • 05:37 The Joy of Cooking Asteroids

    The Joy of Cooking Asteroids

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    Please support our video productions: http://www.patreon.com/scifriThe idea of mining Mars, the moon, or an asteroid for its mineral or water resources isn't far-fetched. NASA, the ESA, and several commercial enterprises already have missions in various s

  • 05:50 How To Grow Coral

    How To Grow Coral

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    http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions!Produced by Christian BakerMusic by Audio NetworkCorals have long since been in the news for being at risk of bleaching. At Georgia Aquarium, a team of biologists are helping restor

  • 06:57 Reading A Dog's Mind

    Reading A Dog's Mind

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    http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions!Neuroscientist Gregory Berns wanted to know what his his dog was thinking. But unlike many behaviorists who conduct elaborate experiments to get clues about the inner life of canine

  • 05:22 Reverse Engineering Europa

    Reverse Engineering Europa

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    http:/www.sciencefriday.comIt could be at least 15 years before NASA lands a mission on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, to search for signs of life beneath its icy crust. In the mean time, a team led by astrobiologist Kevin Hand of NASA's Jet Propulsion L

  • 05:58 Children of Invention

    Children of Invention

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    Please support our video productions: http://www.patreon.com/scifriThe UK-based educational non-profit organization Little Inventors gives children around the world a basic assignment: Invent something that would a solve problem and then draw it. Although

  • 05:32 A Squid's Eye View

    A Squid's Eye View

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    CEPHALOPOD WEEK IS HERE From June 21 to 28, celebrate our favorite undersea creatures with Science Friday. https://www.sciencefriday.com/cephalopodweekFor most people, the red irididescent sepioteuthis squid serve an single purpose as delicious calamari.

  • 07:02 Discovering the Past Through Dinosaur Poop

    Discovering the Past Through Dinosaur Poop

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    Please support our videos http://www.patreon.com/scifri Although the praire outside of Choteau, Montana is best known as the fossil quarry that provided definitive paleontological insights into the parenting habits of dinosaurs, it’s also the perfec

  • 06:21 The Largest Collection of Cephalopods

    The Largest Collection of Cephalopods

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    http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! Brett Grasse lovingly calls the Cephalopod Operations division at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) the “cephalopod empire.” The lab in Woods Hole, Massachusetts h

  • 05:04 Hurricane in a Box

    Hurricane in a Box

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    http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! Brian Haus watches as the still air stirs into over 150 mph winds. The flat turquoise water suddenly churns a series of endless crashing waves of white frothy foam. Thankfully, Hau

  • 05:37 The Very Hungry Maggot

    The Very Hungry Maggot

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    http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! What happens when you give hundreds of puppies a single bowl of food? Mechanical engineer, David Hu, is trying to solve this problem with physics…and maggots. Produced by Lu

  • 06:30 Bats Take Flight

    Bats Take Flight

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    http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! You’d think that bats and birds fly in similar ways—in fact, many scientists used to consider bat flight a minor variation of bird flight. But, with the aid of high-speed video, re

  • 04:55 Beauty Beyond Skin Deep

    Beauty Beyond Skin Deep

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    *** We're now on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! *** Some say that beauty's only skin-deep. But one veterinary surgeon and his team look beneath the surface...literally. Scott Echols says that we don't a

  • 01:27 AHA!: Capture a Scent

    AHA!: Capture a Scent

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    This video shows you a simple to capture any scent.

  • 05:13 When Eels Attack!

    When Eels Attack!

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    Electric eels zap fish and other underwater prey, but what would make them leap out of the water and shock an animal like a horse? Nineteenth-century naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt first described eels emerging from the water to attack hor

  • 03:31 The Virtual Theme Park

    The Virtual Theme Park

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    http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! Climbing Kilamanjaro, blasting asteroids, and stopping time to destroy robots are just some of the amazing activities people can experience at VR World NYC. VR World’s Head of Cont

  • 05:14 SciArts: New Vision of Ancient Creatures

    SciArts: New Vision of Ancient Creatures

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    http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! Paleoartist and scientific illustrator Gabriel Ugueto has a golden rule for his work: Accuracy. In order to resurrect the dinosaurs, Ugueto begins with a single bone and works his

  • 04:54 The Meteorite Museum

    The Meteorite Museum

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    http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! Peek inside the meteorite vault at Arizona State University where billion-year-old rocks from space give researchers clues about the formation of our solar system. The meteorites s

  • 04:44 The Big Sort: An Insider's Tour of a Recycling Plant

    The Big Sort: An Insider's Tour of a Recycling Plant

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com Every day at the Sims Municipal Recycling facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, roughly 800 tons of recyclables meander through a tangle of machines, scanners, and conveyor belts. Mountains of discarded metals, glass, and plastic

  • 08:28 Breakthrough: The Killer Snail Chemist

    Breakthrough: The Killer Snail Chemist

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    These aren't your ordinary garden snails. Tiny cone snails may boast delicate and gorgeous shells, but they pack a powerful—and lethal—punch. The snails' venom can be fatal to various fish and even humans. But it could also offer a potential cure. Mandë H

  • 05:36 The Whales of New York

    The Whales of New York

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    *** We're now on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! *** Within sight of the famous New York skyline, you might see something unexpected—whales. Vast schools of menhaden baitfish swirl in the New York Bight,

  • 05:48 The Wisdom of Teeth

    The Wisdom of Teeth

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    Ancient human teeth can tell us a lot. Hidden inside each set are clues about their owner's behavior and ancestry plus hints about what really made up the paleo diet. Shara Bailey, associate professor of anthropology at New York University, reads the topo

  • 04:07 Hotel Nematoda

    Hotel Nematoda

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    *** We're now on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! *** The guests at the WorMotel check in with a plop. Each guest has a private room, cozy and controlled temperatures, and enough food to last a lifetime.

  • 05:29 Creating The Never-Ending Bloom

    Creating The Never-Ending Bloom

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    Help support our video productions: http//www.patreon.com/scifri *Correction May 1, 2017: At 2:06, a graphic in the video incorrectly wrote the formula for the golden ratio. It should be B/A = A/(A+B). We regret the error. John Edmark's sculptures are bot

  • 07:59 Breakthrough: Connecting the Drops

    Breakthrough: Connecting the Drops

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    Bacteria and viruses hitch a ride inside droplets of all kinds—sneezes, raindrops, toilet splatter. By reviewing footage of different types of drops, applied mathematician Lydia Bourouiba records and measures where they disperse in order to better underst

  • 05:43 The Highs and Lows of Tuvan Throat Singing

    The Highs and Lows of Tuvan Throat Singing

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    *** http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions *** The Tuvan throat-singing band Alash Ensemble has toured the world demonstrating both their cultural heritage as well as their vocal mastery. Their incredible ability to sing

  • 05:09 The Giant Squid's Biggest Mystery

    The Giant Squid's Biggest Mystery

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    *** Please support our video productions - http://www.patreon.com/scifri *** MORE CEPHALOPOD VIDEOS - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB2w1JNHV4HSYPPZ0p_OD3kJO9SxlwAOa Deep below the sea surface, giant squid fight off predatory sperm whales--stirri

  • 07:42 How to Save the World's Rarest Sea Lion Pups

    How to Save the World's Rarest Sea Lion Pups

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    ***Help Support Our Video Productions!!! - http://www.patreon.com/scifri After being hunted off of the mainland of New Zealand centuries ago, a new generation of the earth's rarest sea lions species has miraculously returned to the Otago Peninsula. Jim Fy

  • 02:41 360 Polar Bear Research on Chukchi Sea

    360 Polar Bear Research on Chukchi Sea

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    Watch our short documentary about Arctic polar bear researchers: http://www.sciencefriday.com/polarbears *** Please help support our video productions on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/scifri ***

  • 04:43 Shedding Light on the New Zealand Glow Worm

    Shedding Light on the New Zealand Glow Worm

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    *** We're now on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/scifri - Please Help Support Our Video Productions! *** Viewing these New Zealand glow worms, you can be forgiven for thinking you're looking at a star-lit night sky. Using a small light organ at the end of

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  • 05:01 What to Expect From an Expecting Seahorse

    What to Expect From an Expecting Seahorse

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com Although it's well known that seahorses and their cousins the pipefish are the only vertebrates where males become pregnant, researchers have only begun to understand how this unique adaptation works. By studying the behavior

  • 05:23 Popular The Fungi in Your Future

    The Fungi in Your Future

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    From bricks to furniture to leather, mushrooms can be made into a wide variety of materials. Philip Ross, of the San Fransisco based start-up, MycoWorks, explains how his company aims to fashion fungus into environmentally friendly clothing or structures

  • 05:24 Engineering the Perfect Pop

    Engineering the Perfect Pop

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    Using scissors, tape, and reams of creativity, Matthew Reinhart engineers paper to bend, fold, and transform into fantastic creatures, structures and locales. By adjusting the angles of folds and the depth of layers, Reinhart animates his subjects to tell

  • 03:36 The Golden Record Decoded (360 Video)

    The Golden Record Decoded (360 Video)

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    NOTE: This is a 360/VR video but you do not a VR viewer to experience the 360 viewpoint- just click around the video! In 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1 and 2 to explore and document our solar system and the interstellar space beyond. The craft will drift f

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  • 04:09 A Peek At The Possibilities Of Biodesign

    A Peek At The Possibilities Of Biodesign

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    Find out more about the projects featured in the video: http://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/a-peek-at-the-possibilities-of-biodesign/ An air purifier filled with spider webs, a toilet insert that filters estrogen, a cactus-like water harvester—these wer

  • 05:04 The Agony And Ecstasy Of Capsaicin

    The Agony And Ecstasy Of Capsaicin

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com Like many spice junkies, Dr. Marco Tizzano once believed he could develop a tolerance to the burning, painful sensations generated by eating chilis. But as a chef and researcher in chemosensory sensations, he now knows better.

  • 04:27 The Axolotl: A Cut Above The Rest

    The Axolotl: A Cut Above The Rest

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    The axolotl is a Mexican salamander with an incredible ability: Cut its leg off, and the limb will grow right back! How it does this and why humans can't is still a bit of a mystery. Researchers like Susan Bryant of UC Irvine are studying these amphibians

  • 04:44 The Big Sort: An Insider's Tour Of A Recycling Plant

    The Big Sort: An Insider's Tour Of A Recycling Plant

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com Every day at the Sims Municipal Recycling facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, roughly 800 tons of recyclables meander through a tangle of machines, scanners, and conveyor belts. Mountains of discarded metals, glass, and plastic

  • 06:04 The Road Best Traveled: A Tale Of Ants, Slime Mold And The New Jersey Turnpike

    The Road Best Traveled: A Tale Of Ants, Slime Mold And The New Jersey Turnpike

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    For most people, getting stuck in a traffic jam on the New Jersey Turnpike is a grueling lesson in futility. But if you're Simon Garnier of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, you often view it as an opportunity to examine our collective behavior and

  • 03:29 A Shot In The Dark: Alternative Uses For Squid Ink

    A Shot In The Dark: Alternative Uses For Squid Ink

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com/cephalopodweek We all know that squids use ink to disguise themselves while making a quick getaway, but what other uses might ink serve? Stephanie "Stephalopod" Bush, a scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

  • 05:26 I, Octopus

    I, Octopus

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    SCIENCE FRIDAY'S CEPHALOPOD WEEK 2016 BEGINS May 17th! http://www.sciencefriday.com/cephalopodweek With thousands of chemically-sensitive suckers, color-changing skin, and a brain that literally stretches when they eat, octopuses seem like aliens living i

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  • 03:05 Can Underwater Parks Protect Coral?

    Can Underwater Parks Protect Coral?

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    From the Science Friday Archives! With global threats like ocean warming and acidification, it's a tough time to be a coral. Marine scientists John Bruno and Elizabeth Selig, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, analyzed over 8000 coral sur

  • 03:02 What Happens When You Levitate Flies?

    What Happens When You Levitate Flies?

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    http://sciencefriday.com Everything is a little bit magnetic, says physicist Richard Hill, of The University of Nottingham. So with a powerful magnet, it is possible to levitate almost anything--strawberries, water, insects. In a recent study, Hill levita

  • 03:02 What Happens When You Levitate Flies?

    What Happens When You Levitate Flies?

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    http://sciencefriday.com Everything is a little bit magnetic, says physicist Richard Hill, of The University of Nottingham. So with a powerful magnet, it is possible to levitate almost anything--strawberries, water, insects. In a recent study, Hill levita

  • 03:05 Can Underwater Parks Protect Coral?

    Can Underwater Parks Protect Coral?

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    From the Science Friday Archives! With global threats like ocean warming and acidification, it's a tough time to be a coral. Marine scientists John Bruno and Elizabeth Selig, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, analyzed over 8000 coral sur

  • 03:58 Superbloom: How Death Valley Springs To Life

    Superbloom: How Death Valley Springs To Life

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com When it rains, it blooms. Beneath Death Valley lies a massive seed bank of desert wildflowers, and when heavy winter rains soak deep into the soil, these hidden wonders spring to life. Some call this growing spree a "beautiful

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  • 03:37 The Maestro Of Mozzarella

    The Maestro Of Mozzarella

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    As the owner of Casa Della Mozarella, a world-famous Italian deli on New York City's Arthur Avenue, Orazio Carciotto has been making mozzarella for over 30 years. During that time, Orazio has learned that mastering the flavor and texture of this silky smo

  • 04:14 The Bouba-Kiki Effect

    The Bouba-Kiki Effect

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com If you were looking at two shapes—specifically, a pointy, jagged polygon and an amoeboid-like splotch—which would you name "bouba," and which would you name "kiki"? In most scientific research, upwards of 90 percent of people

  • 05:23 Jump In Jerboas

    Jump In Jerboas

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    It's a potato on toothpicks! No, it's a hopping noodle! A fuzzy rodent T-rex! Any way you look at them, jerboas are about as cute as they come. These adorable critters bounce about on long, springy legs - appendages that just might help us better understa

  • 05:36 Your Very Special Bacterial Cloud

    Your Very Special Bacterial Cloud

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    It's floating all around you, all the time—a wafting cloud formed by billions of bacteria that slough off your body with every movement you make. At the Biology and the Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon, researchers have revealed that n

  • 04:16 Subvisual Subway: The Art Of New York City's Bacterial World

    Subvisual Subway: The Art Of New York City's Bacterial World

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    Typographer and illustrator Craig Ward heard an urban legend that "using the handrails on the subway is like shaking hands with 100 people." He decided to test that theory by sampling the bacteria on subway lines around New York City and photographing his

  • 04:47 Things Of Beauty: Scientific Instruments Of Yore

    Things Of Beauty: Scientific Instruments Of Yore

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    For more than 30 years, Steve Erenberg has collected early scientific and medical objects and instruments. Packed with shelves and displays brimming with Victorian medical masks, surreal anatomical models, and futuristic test prostheses, Erenberg's store/

  • 04:44 Plants In Space!

    Plants In Space!

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    For humans to travel to the Moon and Mars, they'll need a companion - a lowly weed. Just as Matt Damon survives on Mars in The Martian because he cultivates plants in the red planet's hostile conditions, astronauts will need to understand how to grow plan

  • 17:20 4850 Feet Below: The Hunt For Dark Matter

    4850 Feet Below: The Hunt For Dark Matter

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    Deep in an abandoned gold mine in rural South Dakota, a team of physicists are hunting for astrophysical treasure. Their rare and elusive quarry is dark matter, a theoretical particle which has never been seen or directly detected. Yet its gravitational e

  • 05:20 Pedaling Through Pollution

    Pedaling Through Pollution

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    Learn more and find out how you can take part at wnyc.org/streets. Find out about this National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Study here : Avoiding belligerent bus drivers or unwitting tourists popping out of taxis are just a few of the more

  • 04:46 The Lollipop Hypothesis

    The Lollipop Hypothesis

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com t's not just generations of children who have pondered how many licks it takes to reach the center of a lollipop. Mathematicians studying fluid dynamics at NYU's Applied Mathematics Lab designed experiments to watch how lollip

  • 02:59 Why Spiders Don't Stick To The Web

    Why Spiders Don't Stick To The Web

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    www.sciencefriday.com Why Spiders Don't Stick to The Web William Eberhard, of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Costa Rica, and colleague Daniel Briceno film spiders in the lab, in the field and under a dissecting microscop

  • 04:22 Dawn Of The Cyborg Bacteria

    Dawn Of The Cyborg Bacteria

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com In a basement laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, two roboticists have harnessed the innate sensing, swimming, and swarming abilities of bacteria to power microscopic robots. Even though their work sounds like the pr

  • 04:48 Face Time: How Quickly Do You Judge A Face?

    Face Time: How Quickly Do You Judge A Face?

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com By looking at a face for less than a second, we can judge someone’s age, gender, race, emotional state and even their trustworthiness. High-speed scanning and perception experiments by social neurologist Dr. Jon Freeman have r

  • 05:17 How To Make Quark Soup

    How To Make Quark Soup

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    You don't need a time machine to marvel at the hot broth of quarks and gluons that made up all matter a microsecond after the Big Bang. You just need a ticket on the Long Island Railroad. Using massive feats of engineering, Brookhaven National Laboratory

  • 03:30 Growing Snowflakes In A Bottle

    Growing Snowflakes In A Bottle

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    http://www.sciencefriday.com Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Try making your own winter wonderland. Ken Libbrecht, Caltech physicist and author of The Secret Life of a Snowflake, devised an experiment to grow a snow crystal in an old plastic bottle

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