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Some corals ‘killed’ by climate change are now returning to life | New Scientist

Warm water can leave corals looking dead – but in some cases polyps still survive deep in the coral skeleton and in time they can return the coral to life More: Some corals ‘killed’ by climate change are now returning … Continue reading

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Why lightning strikes twice as often over shipping lanes — scoreit.online

Enlarge John Fowler / Flickr For all the progress humanity has made since Odysseus had a spot of trouble on a long voyage home, life on the high seas remains a largely joyless affair. Twenty-first-century sailors spend weeks away from … Continue reading

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Growing electricity. — Hmmstudio

Sometimes you watch or read something that makes you go, wow. Sorry humans, but we did not invent electrical networks. These living growing multi-cellular micro-organisms are literally electricity and it doesn’t stop there, these 2cm tiny electrical pulses can link … Continue reading

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A Dreaming Octopus’s Imagination is Revealed in Her Color-Changing Slumber

A recent documentary from PBS includes a fascinating clip of an octopus changing colors while sleeping. The marine biologist involved in Octopus: Making Contact thinks that the sea creature was dreaming about hunting, which sparked the color shift to a camouflaged … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds

LifeHunters We asked three centenarians what their most valuable life lessons were, and also their regrets. The conversations that followed were remarkable. They talked about the importance of family, people, relationships and love. Their view on life, as an elderly … Continue reading

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Lightning Scribbles Across the Sky in Dramatic Footage of Extreme Storms Around the U.S.

Arizona-based storm chaser and videographer Dustin Farrell just released “Transient 2”, the sequel to his 2017 film. For roughly three and a half minutes, the skies open up to reveal flashes of lightning and billowing clouds rolling across open plains. … Continue reading

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Reasons for the seasons – Rebecca Kaplan

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/reasons-for… Why do some regions experience full-time heat while others are reckoning with frigid temperatures and snow? And why are the seasons reversed in the two hemispheres? Rebecca Kaplan explains how the shape of the Earth’s orbit … Continue reading

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What If You Could See Every Wavelength Of The Electromagnetic Spectrum? | Answers With Joe

Visible light is only a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum, but some people see more of it than others. Let’s take a look at why.

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Why are some people left-handed?

Today, about one-tenth of the world’s population are southpaws. Why are such a small proportion of people left-handed — and why does the trait exist in the first place? Daniel M. Abrams investigates how the uneven ratio of lefties and … Continue reading

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After Bears Kept Coming To This Man’s Bee Farm To Steal Honey, He Decided To Turn Them Into Honey Tasters – Bored Panda

Bears simply love honey and it’s not surprising that they go to extreme lengths to get some of it. In fact, they love it so much that they can’t resist raiding beehives and cause a true headache for many beekeepers.  These … Continue reading

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