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How were the pyramids built?

The pyramids from Egypt were build using workers that were paid for their labor. They would use a giant sled to carry the lime rocks to the place where the pyramids would be built. The workers would pour water in front of the sleds to make them slide smoother on the sand. Also, the big […]

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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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Climate change is boring

As with anything science, the scientists don’t really know how to frame their findings and the dangers we may face. They need science communicators like Derek Muller, from Veritasium, who can explain in plain words what is happening and why we should care about what scientists are telling us. It is a well known fact […]

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Veritasium explains the 5 fun physics experiments

Recently Veritasium presented this video with 5 fun physics experiments and asked us to explain them. Now he explains then in the video from above. 1. Cereals will stick to a magnet. This is not because cereals have iron atoms in them. 2. If you put any small objects over water they will follow a […]

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Veritasium: the information that makes the diffrence between me and you can be stored on a floppy-disk

We, humans, share almost all the genetic code with every other human being on this planet. The total information in the DNA that makes us, well US, can be stored on a floppy-disk, in about 1.5MB of information. That is the amount of information that is DIFFERENT from human to human. The total information contained […]

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Misconceptions about the Universe? Well, learn that it is expanding at more than the speed of light

The Universe is expanding at more than the speed of light. In the near vicinity of us, up to 1 megaparsec, the space is expanding with about 70km/s, but at 2 megaparsecs, at 140km/s and so on. After a certain distance, the space is expanding as a rate faster than the speed of light. The […]

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Faster than light? Veritasium explains why such contraption is not possible now

Veritasium explains why we cannot have now a contraption, a device, that is going to have the speed of light: because we do not have such freaking big amounts of energy, that is why. If you were to have a stick long enough to reach the Moon and would move it fast over the Moon’s […]

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Veritasium: how Facebook is ripping us off

It is a known thing that Facebook pushes the envelope by asking individual account holders to promote their personal statuses in order to gain more visibility. The issue is more poignant if you are a Facebook page admin. Here Derek Mueller, from Veritasium, explains how Facebook takes your money to bring you more likes, likes […]

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Does alien life exist?

Veritasium answers an age old question: are we alone? The answer is that we cannot say definitively that there are not, since there could be about 38 billion Earth like planets in our galaxy. The study of exoplanets revealed that each star might have at least one planet and one in six such planets might […]

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Our mass is not from the Higgs Boson

Veritasium explains hwy the mass out our body is not generated by the Higgs Boson. The electrons wieght up to 21 grams in our body and the quarks that are contained in the protons and neutrons or the nuclei add up to 1% of out mass. Where from comes the rest? It comes from the […]

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