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Stephon H.S. Alexander – Why is the Universe So Beautiful?

Free access to Closer to Truth’s library of 5,000 videos: http://bit.ly/2UufzC7 Why do scientists use the word beauty to describe the universe? Gaze at the universe with a knowing eye. There’s beauty on every level—simplicity and regularity, even a kind … Continue reading

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Fotini Markopoulou – Why is the Universe So Beautiful?

Free access to Closer to Truth’s library of 5,000 videos: http://bit.ly/2UufzC7 Why do scientists use the word beauty to describe the universe? Gaze at the universe with a knowing eye. There’s beauty on every level—simplicity and regularity, even a kind … Continue reading

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What Doctors Learned from Swabbing Subways in Different Countries | WIRED

A subway pole, a turnstile, a seat….what kinds of bacteria and microbes live on these surfaces? Dr. Christopher Mason and his team swabbed every subway station in New York City, and many around the globe, to come up with the … Continue reading

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Magnetic Cement Highway That Could Charge Moving EVs To Be Tested – DesignTAXI.com

The trial highway will be made out of magnetic cement. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), in partnership with Purdue University, has signed up to the ASPIRE (Advancing Sustainability through Power Infrastructure for Road Electrification) initiative. Funded by the National … Continue reading

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Calling From The Coral

Coral reefs have existed for 400 million years, but due to climate change, they’re currently on track to disappear within a few decades. As a deep-sea scientist studies coral reefs from a submarine in the Red Sea, he opens up … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 – Hybrid, Eye to Eye

Simon Watt wonders if we could upgrade the human body, with help from the animal kingdom Source: BBC Radio 4 – Hybrid, Eye to Eye

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17-year-old Black girl makes color changing sutures that detect infection

All over the world, infections at the site of surgical incisions are a major cause of new illnesses, extended hospital stays and even death. In the U.S. alone, these infections cost more than $3 billion annually, with even worse statistics … Continue reading

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Earwax, Butt Hair, and Other Weird Human Attributes

You can probably tell someone the purpose of most of your body parts. But what about earwax? Or your appendix? If you’re looking for those answers, or wondering why you have a butt, pop a squat to find out about … Continue reading

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Contact Was Wrong – Aliens Can’t Hear Us | Answers With Joe

[…] Carl Sagan is an absolute legend and a hero, and his book Contact and the movie it’s based on is phenomenal. HOWEVER… we examined the central conceit of the story – that aliens pick up our radio signals and … Continue reading

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DeepMind’s AI predicts structures for a vast trove of proteins

AlphaFold neural network produced a ‘totally transformative’ database of more than 350,000 structures from Homo sapiens and 20 model organisms. The human genome holds the instructions for more than 20,000 proteins. But only about one-third of those have had their … Continue reading

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