Sleep related wows: sexsomnia and sleep drunkenness

I never knew there is a sex and sleep related disorder: sexsomnia. It means that people that have this disease are walking around in their sleep and having sex. Also, it seems that one guy was acquitted of rape because of such disorder. I still can’t believe such disease can exist. Also, what is sleep […]

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Do you love the truth science brings us? Sense About Science needs our help

Sense About Science, the guys who created trustworthy guides about homeopathy lies (this one too), detox scams, are in need of donations. You can help too. You can find more info on their donations page. We need to help groups of people who want to further the cause of science. Without having a ferm scientific […]

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13 misconceptions about global warming

Derek Muller tells us about 13 misconceptions about global warming. Since climate change is a big subject to speak of and it is hard to understand, it may suffice to say that the way our industries worked in the last 200 years have put a great toll on our atmosphere, namely we have spewed out […]

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Internet firsts: see 12 of them now

The guys at Anyhoo have created a list of 12 historical events in the world of the internet. You can learn who invented the internet and read about few of these 12 internet first: 1971, first email – sent by Ray Tomlinson and contained the text QWERTYUIOP 1978, first spam email – sent by Gary […]

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Mental Floss: 29 early sports rules

Ok, I didn’t knew the early sport rules were no rules at all. Some of the games would be played in any way you could. For example, soccer, the real football I mean, would be played with a ball, but you could grab it with the hand too to move it where you wanted. Or […]

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Exploring the Universe: we’re made of star stuff

Crash Course Big History #2, with John Green, takes us from the time of Big Bang and up until now, and tells us that we are made of star stuff. Actually, Carl Sagan was the first to put it that way in these exact words. In any case, the heavy elements we see in our […]

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Will you lose your memory when you get older?

The short answer is YES. The longer one is maybe. It all depends on what you actually do. If you just there work, go home, then go back to work and do not do any brain work-outs, then you’re bound to lose memory year in year out. But, if you use that brain of yours […]

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Tech stuff in short bursts: processor manufacturing, Intel X99 chipset, and Nvidia GTX 980 vs Ati R9 290x

Linus explains in the video form above why the computer industry manages to keep the prices almost the same year by year but are able to double the capacity and power of the processors once every two years. The secret? They are able to use more and more transistors on the same chip which makes […]

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The physics of space battles

Joe Hanson, from Its Okay To Be Smart, tried to imagine a real space battle in light of physics. It turns out that a space battle would not be in any way similar to those that you see in Star Wars. First off, you don’t hear any sound in space. Shoooo. Then, once you have […]

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Good old myth about fluoride in water debunked

One of my favorite doctors, Sean Carroll, from Health Care Triage, explains why a recently circulated study about fluorinated water being bad is just a myth. First of all, look at the origin of the study: China and Iran. Not the most trusted sources in regards to anything. They make good copies of everything, though […]

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