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21 Oct 2015: Today is Back to the Future Day

In Back to the Future the protagonists went into the future and landed on Oct 21st 2015, TODAY, and saw flying cars, hoverboards and time travel. We do not have magnetic hoverboards, flying cars too, but no time travel. A bummer. But hey, at least we can celebrate Back to the Future day thinking that […]

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Is the Universe made for life? Spoiler: NO!

Nope, the Universe is less than inhospitable: it is outright dangerous, killing every living thing it can. The fact that life evolved in spite of the murderous nature of the Universe tells us something about evolution and life in general, but it does not tell us that the Universe “was made” for life. Throughout the […]

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Quantum mechanics: here we come [video course]

One of the favorite physics and math teachers on YouTube, Michel van Biezen, has prepared a new series about quantum mechanics. In this new series we learn about why the atoms and subatomic particles behave in different ways than the matter we see around us. We also learn that energy, mass and momentum come in […]

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How does the standard model of particle physics look like?

It looks like in the image from above. Without an extensive knowledge of math and physics you can’t possible hope to comprehend what it says. This is why science is hard: it takes you decades to master the exact sciences and only then you can get a good picture of what the scientists are saying […]

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Get a free physics book until July 12th from your favorite science guy: Nick Lucid

Nick Lucid has the YouTube channel called The Science Asylum and in the last 6 years he has worked hard and wrote a book on Advanced Physics. If you’re into science and physics, then make sure to buy or get the book for free. You will not be sorry as he will explain many concepts […]

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Crazy stuff: go-kart with jet engine by Colin Furze

You go to admit it: Colin Furze is kinda damaged. Adding a jet engine to a go-kart is not something that anyone can do. If there is some one who could do a stunt like this, then Colin Furze is the one. The jet engine is able to propel the go-kart to speeds of up […]

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Yup, there are animals on your face right now. And they poop only when they die

Each of us is inhabited by the microbiome, those bacteria that help us digest food. On our skin we can locate bacteria, viruses and also mites. These mites are called Demodex mites and they are brothers to arachnids, spiders. Those mites are tiny, they feed on our dead skin cells and they never poop. Their […]

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How do chameleons change color?

Nope, it is not about color pigments. It is about pigments and crystals. Within the skin the chameleons have tiny cells full with nanometer sized crystals. When the position of the crystals in those cells change, the color it reflects changes too. This process is called structural coloration and the colors created through this process […]

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Check the list of 5 misconceptions regarding evolution

I’ve see this first on Science Alert. The infographic from below was created by Molecular Life Sciences. The 5 misconceptions are: 1. it is just a theory: theory means fact in science 2. survival of the fittest: nope. Better say: be able to reproduce and ensure the survival of the population. Nothing to do with […]

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Science with Tom: awesome science music videos abound

As they say “this white guy knows how to rap”. His videos are awe inspiring, they teach and they bring everyone closer to science. And the rap is as good as it gets. And he’s preparing a new row of music videos for us to educate ourselves and to enjoy. Check out this older video:

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