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May 28th, 2014, 23:12
Post everything here that's interesting in the world of science.

Let's begin with the old Grandmaster Richard Feynman:

Rules of Chess

Magnets

Mirror

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May 29th, 2014, 01:31
The old standby to put our aggregate consciousness into perspective:

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May 30th, 2014, 01:21
The Original Double Slit Experiment
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May 31st, 2014, 22:39
I've been subscribed to Veritasium for a long time but hardly watch the videos, ^this reminded me how much I'm missing out.

My personal favorite are the "Universe From Nothing" talks by Lawrence Krauss. The hypothesis is more or less outlined circa 33:00 in this video (pardon the account).

I'd just like to interject here and point out that I'm not going to say anything to spoil the mood, Chief. I'll just float here and watch. Don't mind me, just sitting here, floating and watching, that's me.
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June 1st, 2014, 22:05
@Kostas - nice therory!

http://scaleofuniverse.com/
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June 1st, 2014, 22:59
Quantum teleportation in the netherlands! (We dutch people are great!)

Einstein was wrong (again ;-))
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June 2nd, 2014, 02:48
That's a great talk, Kostas.
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June 7th, 2014, 13:08
Hunger & brain cells : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…ay-role-hunger

Give people lots of food so that they remain dumb (and are therefore easier to steer ?) https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…y-messes-brain

The answer to our energy problems ? Or a danger if unleashed to the world ? https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…ofuel-one-step

The great Irish potato famine was traced towards Mexico :
https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/sci…-traced-mexico

Prejudice and Hurricanes : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…canes-deadlier

Blonde hair & genes : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…aturally-blond

Dancing your enemies away : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…ck-their-heels

Trout & magnetism : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…magnetic-sense

Bromine is seemingly essential : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…al-animal-life

Sleep is important ! : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…-some-synapses

On Voodoo dolls : https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/gor…-so-satisfying

Camouflaging as shit : https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wil…ive-camouflage

The invisibility machine : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…loak-hides-fog

Drug overdose : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/…l-waters-india

Unexpected danger from cooking : https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/foo…meaty-estrogen

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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June 8th, 2014, 11:57
Leonard Susskind on The World As Hologram
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July 3rd, 2014, 19:47
Youtube channel about special numbers:

Numberphile

Very entertaining!
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July 7th, 2014, 23:03
Originally Posted by HiddenX View Post
Youtube channel about special numbers:

Numberphile

Very entertaining!
Entertaining for sure. I've just spen 1h and a half watching those videos. Amazing stuff. I always have had a great appreciation for math and people who are good at it and love doing it. Too bad I never liked it in school. At best I tolerated algebra and geometry. Hated analysis.
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July 7th, 2014, 23:35
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Deepest Mandelbrot Set Zoom Animation ever - a New Record! 10^275

Mandelbrot-Set
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MandelbrotSet.html
Neat! feel a little dizzy after that.
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July 26th, 2014, 09:13
The number 666
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July 30th, 2014, 01:23
I think this may be appropriate
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August 23rd, 2014, 11:34
Pi Is (still) Wrong.
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August 24th, 2014, 00:24
Very clever; wish I had something like that to use when I was teaching maths many years ago!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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