The clouds are teeming with life aka bacteria

Yes, the clouds are home to tons of lifeforms, especially bacteria. They are small and easy to carry in the air. Clouds are a good home for dust particles, dust mites, bacteria and who knows what else. There a whole jungle in there! Bacteria was found even at 40 km high up, in the air, […]

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Motor proteins, the things that make the cell work and divide

The motor proteins are proteins from within our cells that have the role of carrying cellular material around the cell (food, signaling molecules, genetic information). It uses the cells highway system called microtubule cytoskeleton created from a protein called tubulin. This cytoskelton gives the cells their structure. One of the motor proteins Hank Green speaks […]

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Watch these incredible animated optical illusions by Brusspup

Brusspup is the master of optical illusions on YouTube. Many videos will show you how the brain is tricked in numerous ways. In this case you can see how two sliding sheets will generate the illusion of movement. Much the same as with early cartoons where you saw a ton of still images on a […]

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Your phone won’t give you cancer and you don’t get the flu from the flu shot

Aaron Carroll is ready to fight the medical myths again. This time it is about the phone and its cancer giving properties, which have not been demonstrated even after 2 decades of studies from around the world. Phone use microwave radiation, liek the one from your microwave oven, but at much lower intensity and thus, […]

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You wont believe: the smallest possible star is just a bit bigger than Jupiter

It is said that Jupiter is a failed star. It is so massive that, if it were a couple of times more massive, it would have become a star. Stars can be way smaller than our Sun. For example, theoretically, a red dwarf star has only about 7.5% the mass of the Sun. Poxima Centauri, […]

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13 things you didn’t know about the snowflakes and snow

DNews’ Trace got it right: we don’t know a lot of things about snow and he’s here to make some light. Snow is great. Winter is also great. Those who live in warm climates won’t ever know how it feels to fight with snowballs. The snowflakes have always six sides, although the particular pattern will […]

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If you drink 6 L of water at once you die

The guys at Reactions have created an explained video in which we learn that the dose makes the poison. For example, were you to drink 6L at once, then you would die. You die because of loss of Na ions in your body and thus the electrical activity inside us is decreased. Heart and brain […]

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Holiday life hacks are here :D

John Green, from Mental Floss, is ready to go through a series of Holiday life hacks again. Most of them are valid, but there are some others that didn’t make the cut. I’d say the choices were rather subjective, but on most part i agree with John here. Life hacks that work: – turn a […]

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Greetings from Pripyat, Chernobyl [video]

A must watch video about the Pripyat, Chernobyl area more than 26 years after the disaster. What we can say is that the animals are back, wolves roam the woods in here again and the plats grew astonishingly well. Any other animals are suites to live in there. While most of them are sick of […]

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Watch this mesmerizing video of mechanical principles at work

The 19th century was a magnificent era of mechanical wonders. It was the time of Babbage’s differential engine and a time when Niepce created the first photograph. A time when Maxwell created the mathematical equations for the electrical and magnetic field paving way for Hertz to create microwaves in the lab. Mechanical engineering was at […]

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