Black holes don’t just eat stars, they also help creating them

Black holes are notoriously known as things that simply eat up everything that comes into their path and that is true, but that is not the hole truth. Black holes, especially the quasar type, can be used as galactic lighthouses as they shine brighter than the entire galaxy they’re in. Some other black holes also […]

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Navy terminology: why left is port and right is starboard?

It seems that the naming is closely related to the way people would navigate with early ships where they used paddles. Port was used instead of backboard to not be confused with starboard. Left side was called backboard, because it was used to anchor in ports to load packages through it. Starboard comes from the […]

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Learn about lasers

MIT has a comprehensive course about lasers in three parts in here. Of course, the course might seem daunting but it goes into the depths of physics and optics to explain you how a laser works and how to obtain it. Lasers are obtained when you get a chain reaction in an object like a […]

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Healthcare Triage trio: systematic reviews, pot, and meta analysis

Systematic reviews, as opposed to review, which are opinions of scientists, look at a ton of studies on a given topic and then derive the conclusions from there. Systematic reviews are scientific studies made to discover patterns and find the truth. they also are transparent enough to let others follow the same path and test […]

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Dogs helped us discover a cure to diabetes

Insulin was discovered in dogs as being a way to regulate the sugars from inside our blood. In 1916 Nicolae Paulescu, a Romanian scientist, developed an aqueous pancreatic extract which, when injected into a diabetic dog, had a normalizing effect on blood-sugar levels. From that point on we were ready to use insulin in the […]

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CompoundChem mega infusion: chemistry of honey, cosmetics chemistry, antibiotics, insect venoms, aminoacids

The guys at Compound Chem do a great work with their chemistry articles. You don’t need to be a chemistry minor or the sorts to understand what is it about. Once you read what they are posting you are getting one step ahead of crazies that believe that vaccinations are bad or that GMOs will […]

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Mega brain infusion: six things about the brain that will make it crumble

The brain is almost the most important thing in our bodies. In the past physicians would prescribe brain operations, meaning just pulling brains out, in order to cure illnesses. Needless to say that such operations cures the patient for ever. Now we know more and we experiment more on it, but we are still puzzled […]

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Learning to create better barriers. Nature teaches us well

If you want to create the best ever fence, then you need to get into the mindset of the animal. Animals won’t see a window or a fence as a barrier. It may see it as an invitation to go over or under it and we need to create barriers they can understand. In Africa, […]

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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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