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HOW LIGHTNING WORKS – Weird World of Lightning

How does lightning form? Does it strike up or down? Over the decades I’ve seen lightning do some freaky stuff. In this visually stunning video we’re going to explore and explain the weird world of lightning.

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These 8 Unique Creatures Are As Rare As They Are Fascinating

Great Big Reel 147: New to our channel, or don’t have time to look through our back catalog? This video is part of a series of Great Big Reels we’ve put together for a blast through our world. In this … Continue reading

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8 of the Cutest — and Rarest — Creatures on the Planet

Great Big Reel 132: New to our channel, or don’t have time to look through our back catalog? This video is part of a series of Great Big Reels we’ve put together for a blast through our world. In this … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands of scientists are redeploying to fight coronavirus

Michelle Cipicchio (right) trains two lab technicians at the Broad Institute to extract viral RNA from patient samples.Credit: Scott Sassone/Broad Institute   As labs shut down around the world, researchers are finding creative ways to donate their time, supplies and … Continue reading

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It’s hard to fool a nose

Ann-Sophie Barwich is a cognitive scientist, empirical philosopher and historian of science, technology and the senses. She is assistant professor at Indiana University, Bloomington in the departments of history, philosophy of science and cognitive science. Her book Smellosophy: What the … Continue reading

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Does Consciousness Require a Radical Explanation? | Episode 1804 | Closer To Truth

Does consciousness require a radical explanation? What causes consciousness? Our inner sense of awareness is at once most mundane and most bizarre. No explanation makes sense. Here are three novel candidates for explaining consciousness. Featuring interviews with Giulio Tononi, David … Continue reading

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Why does your cotton towel get stiff after natural drying? – ScienceBlog.com

Cotton towels often become stiff when washed without fabric softener and naturally dried, but the mechanism behind it has remained a mystery. In previous studies, the research groups at Kao Corporation suggested the involvement of bound water — a special … Continue reading

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The Dark History of Matches

SUBSCRIBED When we began mass-producing matches in the 1800s, workers in the factories started dying mysteriously. The history of our sparking little flame-sticks is darker than you think.

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I found the man in the most famous physics picture ever

The most famous image in particle physics is this one of the ATLAS detector at CERN. It shows the huge scale of the machine especially because there’s a person stood there for scale. But my question has always been WHO … Continue reading

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There’s Something in the Water

“There’s two kinds of lakes in the South: them that’s got Giant Salvinia and them that’s about to have Giant Salvinia.” Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas, but its delicate eco-system is threatened by a seemingly unstoppable … Continue reading

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