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I Misunderstood the Greenhouse Effect. Here’s How It Works.

How does the greenhouse effect work? Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, prevent infrared radiation from escaping to outer space. This warms the surface of earth. More greenhouse gas means more warming. Simple enough! Alas, if you look … Continue reading

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The Agate Mystery: Why We Can’t Synthesize This Common Gem

If you know where to look, agates aren’t particularly hard to find, and people have been examining them for thousands of years — but yet, they’re one of the only major gemstones scientists can’t synthesize in the lab. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Everything – Yes, Everything – is a SPRING! (Pretty much)

[…] Science Asylum video on Schrodinger Equation: JOIN our PATREON (Members help pay for the animations. THANK YOU so much!): https://www.patreon.com/arvinash RECOMMENDED READING: Schwartz, “Quantum Field Theory and the Standard model” https://amzn.to/3HmWdYt CHAPTERS: 0:00 The most important motion in the … Continue reading

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How Rutherford Found the Age of the Earth with Alexis Dahl : A Bit of Historical Context

Alexis Dahl is a science communicator on a quest to understand and marvel at the world outside her door. Kathy will delve into the intersection of geology, theology, physics, and radioactivity in this fascinating story of how we learned how … Continue reading

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A Famed Dolphin-Human Fishing Partnership Is in Danger of Disappearing | Scientific Anerican

Credit: Lars Mik Photography/500px/Getty Images A call for help sounds to ensure survival of a 140-year-old fishing partnership pairing cetaceans and humans   People in Laguna proudly refer to their southern Brazilian city as the “national capital of fish-herding dolphins.” For … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Nothing

In this StarTalk video, we’re talking about nothing. Not in the Seinfeldian sense, but in the science sense. What is nothing? Neil explains how our usual definition of something being “nothing” is dictated by our senses. What if you wanted … Continue reading

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Something Is Causing Mysterious Vibrations On Earth Every 26 Seconds

[…] Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about an unsolved mystery of a strange pulsation known as a microseism that comes from a certain part of our planet for unknown reasons. Original … Continue reading

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MinuteEarth Explains: Stuff That…Isn’t

[…] n this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we find out that lots of what we thought we knew about the world around us isn’t quite right. We originally created the videos in the “MinuteEarth Explains” series for another project. … Continue reading

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 The Life Scientific, Clifford Johnson on making sense of black holes and movie plots | BBC Radio 4

Clifford Johnson’s career to date has spanned some seemingly very different industries – from exploring quantum mechanics around string theory and black holes, to consulting on some of Hollywood’s biggest movies; but it makes sense once you understand his ambition … Continue reading

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Genetic Selection is Happening Already. Here’s How it Works.

[…] Just what genes you pass on to your baby has so far been mostly up to chance, but this is no longer the case. We now have the possibility to choose what traits our children will inherit. In this … Continue reading

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