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Hummingbirds See Spectacular Colors Humans Can Only Imagine – Comparatively, We’re Color-Blind

While humans have three color cones in the retina sensitive to red, green and blue light, birds have a fourth color cone that can detect ultraviolet light. A research team led by Princeton’s Mary Caswell Stoddard trained wild hummingbirds, like … Continue reading

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Love the Fig

By Ben Crair There are more than seven hundred species of fig, and each one has its own species of wasp. When you eat a dried fig, you’re probably chewing wasp mummies, too.Illustration by Rui Tenreiro   Although many people … Continue reading

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A remarkable echo effect discovered

If the spins of phosphorus atoms in silicon are cleverly excited with microwave pulses, a so-called spin echo signal can be detected after a certain time. Surprisingly, this spin echo does not occur only once, but a whole series of … Continue reading

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Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans — HHMI BioInteractive Video

Which traits distinguish humans from other primates? When and where did these traits evolve? Discover the latest findings on hominid evolution in this classroom-ready biology video. Paleontologists have studied the fossil record of human evolution just like they have done … Continue reading

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Could Life Evolve Inside Stars?

Take the PBS Digital Studios annual survey: http://to.pbs.org/2020survey One of the most bizarre proposals for life not as we know it doesn’t even use atoms. It proposes that fundamental kinks and defects in the fabric of the universe – cosmic … Continue reading

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Rice has arsenic in it — don’t freak out, here’s the science

Thanks to Bombfell for sponsoring this video! Get $25 off your first order: http://bombfell.com/ragusea Thanks to Dr. Andrew Meharg at Queen’s College Belfast: https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/Schoolo… 2016 FDA risk assessment on arsenic in rice: https://www.fda.gov/files/food/publis… 2015 EU regulations limiting arsenic in foods: … Continue reading

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The Quantum Theory That Might Make You Immortal | Answers With Joe

Quantum physics is dominated by the idea that quantum objects remain in superposition until thy are measured, which causes its wave function to collapse. But there is another interpretation of quantum mechanics, one with mind-blowing implications about the universe and … Continue reading

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Welwitschia mirabilis

This is an excerpt taken from the documentary film, Namib: Surviving the Sand Sea. This clip explores the bizarre and unique Welwitchia mirabilis plant, endemic to the Namib Desert of Namibia and Angola. Film by Oliver Halsey – http://www.oliverhalsey.net

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What if YOU were made of Light?

We’re made of matter, which means we experience time. But what if we were made of something timeless like light instead? What would the universe be like for us? Brilliant for 20% off: http://brilliant.org/ScienceAsylum Creator/Host: Nick Lucid Writer: Nick Lucid … Continue reading

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‘So far, so good’: The view from inside a coronavirus vaccine trial | Horizon

by Annette Ekin Dr Lidia Oostvogels is feeling the pressure. After nearly two decades of working in vaccine development, seeing the subject of her work – coronavirus – in the news every single day is a first for her. ‘It’s very … Continue reading

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