science

Earth ~ The Big Blue Marble

Just because...We sometimes need a reminder...

NASA captures 3 years of our sun’s peak activity in a 3 minute video

Ra, the Sun God, has moods. Shot at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), this fascinating 3 minute time-lapse video captures 3 years of our sun's peak activity during it's "normal" 11 year cycle. Watching it, I felt quite vulnerable......

“A fascinatingly disturbing thought” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson's disturbing thought: That there is about a one percent difference between human DNA and the DNA of our nearest genetic relatives the chimpanzee. You could say that whatever it is that makes us human is somehow contained in that one percent...

What happens when the stars disappear? ~ Brian Greene

In his TED talk, Brian Greene makes a startling point. In addition to the fascinating idea that there may be many more universes than just ours, he notes that at some point in the future, the stars are going to disappear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf7BXwVeyWw...

“A fascinatingly disturbing thought” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson's disturbing thought: That there is about a one percent difference between human DNA and the DNA of our nearest genetic relatives the chimpanzee. You could say that whatever it is that makes us human is somehow contained in that one percent...

What happens when the stars disappear? ~ Brian Greene

In his TED talk, Brian Greene makes a startling point. In addition to the fascinating idea that there may be many more universes than just ours, he notes that at some point in the future, the stars are going to disappear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf7BXwVeyWw...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson ~ We Stopped Dreaming

Neil deGrasse Tyson ~ We Stopped Dreaming

This collection of Neil deGrasse Tyson clips (assembled by Scrunchthethird on YouTube) are inspiring. I'm old enough to remember when we landed on the moon and the excitement that generated in me as a child. It was a great way to grow scientists. It was a great way to...

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How to Smash Glass Bottles Bare-Handed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77gWkl0ZUC8 The secret is to fill the bottle with non-carbonated liquid (water) AND leave some space at the top for air. Than slam your hand over the top (as in the video). If you do it right, the compression of the air will create...

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