I took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS fund raising

I took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS fund raising. Our boss, Emilian, took us, the guys from Spring Merchant, in the center of Brasov city, Romania, and then gave us a nice icy bath. I am the tall guy, the second from left to right. That water was freezing. Good that we had some […]

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Welcome to Monday: mites on your face and the microbiome that won’t let us stick to our diet

I somehow like this news. Now we all can say we’re equally scared of having those damn mites on our faces. Every single one of us has 0.3-0.4 mm mites on our faces. Mites as in small arachnids. Those are so small that we can’t even see them with out naked eyes. They feast on […]

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Climate change is boring

As with anything science, the scientists don’t really know how to frame their findings and the dangers we may face. They need science communicators like Derek Muller, from Veritasium, who can explain in plain words what is happening and why we should care about what scientists are telling us. It is a well known fact […]

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Bill Nye, a modern-day hero of science

Bill Nye went in the lions den and had a head on fight with Ken Ham, the creator of the ideology called scientific creationism, a bullshit package of ideas. Anyways, Bill went in there and was able to answer to many questions with science, proof, logic. Ken Ham wasn’t able to give accurate answers to […]

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Motherfuckers in the history of science: Tycho Brahe

Tycho Brahe was a danish astronomer who lived int he 16th century and was one of the few to have his own science castle where we could employ a ton of scientists to work on observation, experimentation and new theories. He lost his nose in a sword fight with cousin over a math problem. He […]

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How does BitTorrent work?

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (p2p) protocol that allows us to send big files around the world. It was developed by Bram Cohen and it allows companies to send big chunks of data without having too much trouble. It does not work like FTP does, whereby you download the file form one place and then wait […]

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Health myths about MSG, monosodium glutamate, and the gluten-free diets

MSG, monosodium glutamate, has an undeserved reputation among health fanatics from all over the world. Reactions explains what MSG is and why it should not be feared. MSG is a flavor enhances that is used to increase the sensation offered by the umami flavors. MSG is the salt of l-glutamate, a substance present in vegetables […]

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Finally: the secret of Death Valley’s sliding stones explained

Richard Norris & Jim Norris have uncovered why the stones in Death Valley are able to travel: it is all about ice shoving. no one has been able to find out what happened and I wonder why wouldn’t other guys just film the damn thing for a year. In any case, here is the explanation […]

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Diseases: bubonic plague, ebola, herpes + where we donate vs what kills us

Right at the middle of the week I hit you with an article about diseases. Come on, you gotta love ‘em. They show our nature and they are kind to the population by killing the weak ones. Kidding. diseases are bad and we must take every possible step in destroying it. Fortunately, vaccines and a […]

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The appendix is actually a safe haven for good bacteria

Tara, from DNews, tells us that the appendix seems to have a clear function and all it has to do is to be a safe house for good bacteria. Now, that is new, because we all have grown up to think that the appendix is just an evolutionary remnant that has no purpose today. It […]

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