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The deadliest animal in the world is tiny: the mosquito

Mosquitos killed 40 billion people throughout the millenia, nearly half of all the people that have ever been born. 45 million people in the word annually because of the diseases they spread out. Joe Hanson explains why they are such a danger to all of us and what we can do to protect ourselves. You […]

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What is Earth worth?

Michael Stevens, from Vsauce, asks: what is Earth worth? Well, Earth could be valued at 5 quadrillion dollars or at 7 quadrillion dollars, based on the resources on it. If we would to sell the entire planet Earth, what is on it and in it, based on the chemicals it contains then Earth would be […]

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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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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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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 list of bad science journals – these predatory journals publish online whatever crap you sent them in exchange for your money

Science Based Medicine triggered the alarm that there are hundreds of online science journals that aren’t really science journals. They are online websites that accept to publish any crap in exchange for your money. The researchers have even sent in a HIV paper which they copied from another team, changed every instance of the word […]

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Salt, Diamonds and DNA: 5 Surprising Facts About Crystals

Reactions created a new video about crystals and how they behave. Did you also knew that the DNA, while an acid, has a crystaline structure? 2014 is the year of cristalography and Reactions teaches us 5 things about crystals. Crystals are materials in which the molecules have a unique arrangement called crystal lattice, a very […]

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The many formulas of gravity: each one tells something about it

Gravity is the force that keeps you glued to Earth. Except it is not a force as it is a space-time distortion generated by the presence of mass. But we will still be able to use formulas for it and still call it a force. There are three formulas for force: – F = m […]

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Dr. Oz, the snake oil shithead that sells “miracle weight loss cures”, smoked and exposed

The guys at Vox have created a summary of three of the biggest lies of the shithead called Dr. Oz, a guy who is ready to always sell you miracle weight loss cures. Those never work. They only make your wallet lose money. The three of the biggest lies this Dr. Oz is selling: – […]

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