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BREAKING: New Phase of Matter

What are time crystals? How do scientists make one on a quantum computer. […]

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How a Mass Extinction Event Created the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest of South America is a paradise for flowering plants. But long ago, the landscape that we now think of as the Amazon looked very different. And would you believe that the entire revolution of the Amazon began … Continue reading

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Getting old without getting older – with Andrew Steele

Ageing is not a biological inevitability. Scientists are studying every aspect of the body which could lead to treatments that could slow down, or even stop, the ageing process. In this talk by Andrew Steele, discover how understanding the scientific … Continue reading

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How ancient Amazon cities were built without harming nature – ScienceBlog.com

May 26, 2022 University of Exeter A newly discovered network of “lost” ancient cities in the Amazon could provide a pivotal new insight into how ancient civilisations combined the construction of vast urban landscapes while living alongside nature. A team … Continue reading

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Thalia Wheatley – Human Mind and Society

Society is composed of human minds working collectively. By appreciating consciousness can we understand society better? Conversely, by appreciating society can we understand consciousness better? […]

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Mary Leakey and the Laetoli footprints – Animated Life | The Kid Should See This

Forty years ago in Laetoli, Tanzania, an elephant dung fight between a couple of paleoanthropologists led to a discovery: a fossilized animal print, at least 3.6 million years old. But the site had an even bigger surprise in store. After … Continue reading

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Nitrogen

What is nitrogen? Learn more about the life cycle of nitrogen, a gas that makes up almost 80% of our atmosphere. Use this gas’ journey to reflect on the impermanence of all things.

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Can Life Really Be Explained By Physics? (featuring Prof. Brian Cox)

[…] I recently got to sit down with physicist and science communicator extraordinaire Prof. Brian Cox. Did we talk about black holes, the Big Bang, or alien worlds? Nope! We talked about biology. Specifically, what is “life” and how did … Continue reading

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6 Lonely Branches on the Tree of Life

You can find the poster featured in this episode in the SciShow store on DFTBA: https://store.dftba.com/collections/s… When there’s only one species on an evolutionary branch, we call it a monospecific taxon. Studying these special species can help us better understand … Continue reading

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Animals Inspiring the Armor of the Future

Organisms have evolved many clever forms of armor so that they can be ready for whatever nature throws at them. And us flimsy humans can learn to enhance our armor by taking inspiration from some of these creatures, and not … Continue reading

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