Category Archives: Science

How a fleet of wind-powered drones is changing our understanding of the ocean | Sebastien de Halleux

Our oceans are unexplored and undersampled — today, we still know more about other planets than our own. How can we get to a better understanding of this vast, important ecosystem? Explorer Sebastien de Halleux shares how a new fleet … Continue reading

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The science of cells that never get old | Elizabeth Blackburn

What makes our bodies age … our skin wrinkle, our hair turn white, our immune systems weaken? Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shares a Nobel Prize for her work finding out the answer, with the discovery of telomerase: an enzyme that replenishes … Continue reading

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Did This Scientist Just Solve The Mystery of Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

[from the description] You can buy Universe Sandbox 2 game here: http://amzn.to/2yJqwU6 Dr Jamie Farnes’ channel with cool simulations: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8lt… And the paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1712.07962.pdf And also the site: http://jamiefarnes.co.uk/ Hello and welcome to What Da Math! In this video, we … Continue reading

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5 Scientists with Ideas That Nobody Believed … Who Were Right

People have struggled to understand some hypotheses scientists had, which are correct but were disclaimed back then. So here’s the 5 scientists and their ideas that nobody believed.

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Change the Future with Your Fork | Jamie Fuller | TEDxUtica

Every year, the science of epigenetics teaches us more about the complex and fascinating interaction between our genes and our environment. Our genes may be set in stone, but their expression is malleable. Now, more than ever before, we have … Continue reading

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Epigenetics

Hank & his clone Circus Hank explain the power of epigenetics, which studies the factors that determine how much or whether some genes are expressed in your body.

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Sociogenomics is opening a new door to eugenics

New ways of using your genetic data could bolster scientific racism and encourage discrimination. Want to predict aggression? Neuroticism? Risk aversion? Authoritarianism? Academic achievement? This is the latest promise from the burgeoning field of sociogenomics. There have been many “DNA … Continue reading

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Crash Course History of Science Preview

[from the description] “CrashCourse Published on 19 Mar 2018 For as long as Hank has hosted Crash Course, he’s wanted to host a series about the history of science. We’ve been asking big questions for a really long time and … Continue reading

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How I became part sea urchin

As a young scientist, Catherine Mohr was on her dream scuba trip — when she put her hand right down on a spiny sea urchin. While a school of sharks circled above. What happened next? More than you can possibly … Continue reading

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Uh-oh: Theorists Debate How ‘Neutral’ Evolution Really Is — Later On

Viviane Callier writes in Quanta: When Charles Darwin articulated his theory of evolution by natural selection in On the Origin of Species in 1859, he focused on adaptations — the changes that enable organisms to survive in new or changing … Continue reading

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