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Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Quantum Physics is Different – with Philip Ball

Quantum physics has a reputation as one of the most obscure and impenetrable subjects in science. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Philip’s book “Beyond Weird” is available now: https://geni.us/Fdybs5 Philip Ball will talk about what quantum theory really means … Continue reading

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Why the volcanic eruption in Tonga was so violent, and what to expect next | The Conversation

Shane Cronin Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Auckland AAP/Japan Meteorology Agency The eruption is akin to a weapons-grade chemical explosion, and there could be several weeks or even years of major volcanic unrest to follow. The Kingdom of Tonga … Continue reading

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Light and the Quantum – with Serge Haroche

The properties of light which could not be explained through classical physics helped to kick-start the quantum revolution.Then came the strange quantum phenomena… Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the Q&A here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMdTb… The properties of light which could … Continue reading

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Animals can be detected from DNA in the air | BBC Newsround

Associate Professor Kristine Bohmann collects air samples at Copenhagen Zoo Researchers have found that by testing the air they can work out which animals have been in an area. Scientists analysed environmental DNA (eDNA) and found that the animals give … Continue reading

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Entropy: Origin of the Second Law of Thermodynamics

How did Clausius create entropy and why? I read his original papers to follow how possibly the most confusing concept in Classical Physics was created. My Patreon Page (thanks!): https://www.patreon.com/user?u=15291200 The music is from the awesome Kim Nalley of course … Continue reading

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First Law of Thermodynamics: History of the Concept of Energy

Where did the first law of thermodynamics come from? Why is energy called energy and what has that to do with heat? Where did the 1/2 in kinetic energy come from? Watch this video to find out the real people … Continue reading

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Huge fossilised ‘sea dragon’ found in UK – BBC News

The fossilised remains of a 10m-long sea predator called an ichthyosaur were found at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, England, during landscaping work. It is the largest of its type ever discovered in the UK. Ichthyosaurs lived between 250 million and … Continue reading

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The Science of Anti-Vaccination

Fewer children in the United States are getting vaccinated. That’s bad news for those kids, and also for public health in general. Often, the response is to argue and debate and get angry at people who are we see as … Continue reading

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This Forgotten Ecosystem Holds Twice as Much Carbon as Forests

As more of the world’s forests are destroyed, it makes you wonder: what’s going to absorb CO2 in their place?! In an ironic twist of fate, one of Earth’s “deadest” habitats might be our best hope for an ongoing supply … Continue reading

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