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Aloha: black holes also create stars. Bet you didn’t knew that

It seems that the very same process that leads to matter being eaten up and destroyed by a black hole can lead to the formation of new stars far away. As the black holes gobble up matter that matter will first rotate in a vortex like path around the black hole while it is falling […]

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Venus, not the best place for your holydays

Hank Green, from SciShow, explains why Venus is NOT Earth’s twin and why is it dangerous to live in there. In any case, you won’t be able to live in there not for even one second. The probes that landed there in the 70s and 80s coudl not even last for more than 50 minutes […]

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Graphics cards comparison: Radeon R9 285 vs R9 290 vs GTX 760

Only recently I found out that the R9 graphics line from ATI was build upon the HD7000 series and so on. In any case, the guys were going up with the numbers like crazy. Setting on R9 as name is a good choice. While R9 280 is build upon an older HD7000 graphics card, the […]

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Vsauce about coincidences: we see them because we want to see them

It is as simple as that: coincidences pop up all the time here and there. It is our brains that make connections and want to see patterns and personifications where it should not. We should be very thankful that our brain is able to see patterns. Patterns discerning is what makes us special on this […]

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The history of submarines: those things are quite old

The first submarine was a home made wooden craft built in the 1770s by David Bushnell. His first design was a simple wooden barrel with some levers that would make the vessel move around and dive. It wasn’t very robust, but it sparked a new era in navy combat. David bushnell’s “turtle” could not be […]

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Use science to keep your drinks cool

If you have a can of Coca-Cola or any other refreshment, it is hard to keep it cool when left outside the fridge. The guys at Inside Science explain why the can looses its cool: it is due to the condensation of water vapors outside the surface of the can. Water in the form of […]

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What’s the fastest animal in this world? Pilobolus, the fungus cannon

Pilobolus can eject the spores with a speed of up to 25 meters/second and it accelerates to the top speed in a millionth of a second. That means 20 000 G in that short period of time. That is simply insane. No other animal of living being for that matter is that fast. Now, let’s […]

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How was the first telephone built and how did it work?

The telephone was patented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and its setup is way more complicated that I’ve previously thought. It isn’t just a simple rope/wire with some cups at the ends. It involves a battery, water, wires and a drum too. How did the first telephone work? You needed a battery from which […]

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The twin paradox

Nick from Science Asylum explains why the twin paradox is not a paradox. the paradoxes show up in our models and in our math, but they do not exist in the nature and the Universe is functioning perfectly even if we do not understand these physics paradoxes. The twin paradox says that if one of […]

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Jeff Jarvis: Technoeuropanic, or how Germany leads the technosceptic movement in Europe

If I want to read a good piece of journalistic endeavour, then I read BuzzMachine.com. Jeff Jarvis, the writer of What Would Google Do?, an awesome book I have read in 2013 about the corporate policy and changes inside Google, explains why Germany is leading a technosceptic or, dare i say, a technophobic movement in […]

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