Category Archives: Science

The Viruses That Shaped Humanity

You might get the impression that all viruses are terrible, awful, no-good things that just wreak havoc on humanity. But, surprise: The truth is way more interesting! Hosted by: Hank Green […]

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The Viral Origins of the Placenta

During an ancient viral infection, a protein was embedded into the human genome, allowing the placenta to develop as it has. This animation was produced by Diana Gradinaru, supported by the Genetics Society in celebration of their 100th anniversary in … Continue reading

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Will COVID-19 vaccines cause fertility problems? Are SARS-CoV-2 Spike and Syncytin identical?

Kenneth Witwer addresses the idea that COVID-19 vaccines may cause fertility problems. Specifically, a recent proposal says that the the endogenous protein Syncytin-1 (important for successful pregnancy and reportedly loaded into EVs) is identical or nearly identical to the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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The Complicated Lives of Mountains | Compilation

It’s easy to discount the history and evolution of mountains on our jagged world, but they really hold an immense amount of information about history within them. From mountain ranges in space, to why Earth isn’t a waterworld, here are … Continue reading

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There’s a Lever in Your Ear and It Does Something Amazing

[…] Impedance mismatch is when there’s a difference in acoustic impedance between two mediums. When this happens sound is reflected at the boundary. There’s a mismatch between air and the water in your inner ear. If it wasn’t for a … Continue reading

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When did light skin appear in modern humans?

[…] Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-… https://centerforhealthprogress.org/b… https://www.science.org/content/artic… https://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc… https://www.livescience.com/42838-eur… […]

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Why almost all coal was made at the same time

You can donate to #teamtrees by going to https://teamtrees.org or click the donate button. 100% of the money you donate with the button goes to the Arbor Day Foundation who will be planting the trees. Most of the coal on … Continue reading

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How do ocean currents work? – Jennifer Verduin

Dive into the science of ocean currents (including the Global Conveyor Belt current), and find out how climate change affects them. — In 1992, a cargo ship carrying bath toys got caught in a storm. Shipping containers washed overboard, and … Continue reading

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What Dinosaurs ACTUALLY Looked Like?

https://kgs.link/12022_Calendar As the year 12,021 slowly comes to an end, we present to you the 12,022 Human Era Calendar: Eons Edition. You can get the very shiny, high-quality, limited edition now until we sell out and then never again. WORLDWIDE … Continue reading

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Why is simplicity so unreasonably effective at scientific explanation? | Aeon Essays

Detail of Measurement of the Earth (Eratosthenes) (1966), by Crockett Johnson. Courtesy Ruth Krauss in memory of Crockett Johnson/NMAH   Johnjoe McFaddenis professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey in the UK. His books include Quantum Evolution (2011); … Continue reading

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