Earth vs its water and air

IFL Science has posted on their Facebook page a great image concept of Earth with its water and atmospheres depicted as spheres. The water and the air are tiny compared with Earth, but the scale couldn’t be better visualized. Earth has a radius of 6371 km and a volume of 1,083×10^12 km^3. The water would […]

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Crazy alien sunrise has happened on Earth

No comspiracy theories, please. The following image, which can be seen on Science Alert and on US National Weather Service Facebook page, was taken on Januray 9th 2015 in Red River, New Mexico. This is the image of a sunrise that has many optical elements trapped in it. Most of these phenomena are halos, sun […]

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Oklo, a 2 billion years natural nuclear reactor

Hank Green speaks to us about the 2 billion years old natural reactor from Oklo, Gabon, Africa. It worked the same as our nowadays reactors. Researchers have found traces of radioactive neodymium and rutherium and it seems that it worked for quite some time. In such a natural reactor the nuclear fuel would undergo the […]

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The magic roundabout in UK

Tom Scott has a neat series of things you might have never heard about. One of them is the magic roundabout from Swindon, England. That roundabout is a series of small roundabouts at the edge of a bigger roundabout and it all works well. If every driver pays attention to the regular traffic rules, then […]

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Vox: the one health study chart to rule them all

Vox created a great chart and wrote a great piece in regards to health studies. From the article you can understand why some studies need more attention than others and why some studies could almost be ignored. What you strive for is to find studies that were Experimental – Randomized controlled trials, even double blind […]

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Does sound affect taste? Yes. Do this experiment.

Ta da: sound affects the taste of the food/drink you enjoy. If you drink a sour coffee and listen to a music that has a lower tone, then it will taste more sour. If you listen to high pitched music, then the coffee will taste a bit sweeter. Tried the test and it works.

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How far can a human eye see? What is its power?

Michel van Biezen makes great educational videos and you can learn a lot of things from there. One of his videos teaches us how to calculate the power of the eye. It turns out that the human eye, with an aperture of 4mm in the iris, can distinguish two objects that are 3 meters apart […]

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Where does the fat go? You breathe it out

A couple of researchers from Australia have done the math and it turns out that the fat does not get transformed to hear/energy. Well, only a small bit of it. Most of the fat will be burned in the body and will be expelled in the for of CO2, carbon dioxide. So, why not breathe […]

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What will your body do in 2015?

Quite a lot of things, actually. ASAP Science posted the banner from below. What does it say? It says that you will product 93 gallons of saliva in 2015, that your heart will beat about 35 million times and that your skin will shed about 8 lbs of skin cells. Check the infographic from below […]

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The planet with two suns

Kepled 16b is a planet with two suns. Such a planet is called circumbinary and it located at 200 light-years from us. Kepler 16b is a big planet and orbits the tow suns, which in turn orbit each other at close proximity. Kepler 16 is the system. In it Kepler 16A is the big star, […]

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