The Science and History of Popcorn

Seth Rogen’s Opening Statement Before a Senate Hearing on Alzheimer’s Research

Funny, yet touching.

How Hot Sauce Works

The Chemistry of Sriracha

Game of Thrones Marketing Reaches Amazing New Levels

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The Northern Lights recently took the form of a dragon’s head in images captured by photographer Juan Carlos Casado in the Arctic Circle.

Newly Discovered Ways to Die From Above

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Crocodiles can climb trees, some species as high up as 32 feet.

Nervousness explained

Oceans, Forever

Sea-Orbiter

SeaOrbiter is a futuristic, semi-submersible aquatic research vessel designed by “sea architect” Jacques Rougerie. With construction set to begin this spring, the SeaOrbiter will feature 12 separate decks, containing a mixture of pressurized and un-pressurized labs and living quarters. With a goal to be actively exploring 24/7, the crew of 18 will definitely be living with the currents in this, the first “nomadic international oceanic station.”

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Moles Pawing Around in Couscous

Weird creatures.

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Morning Dose of Lie Detection

A 5-second test to see if you’re good at lying… apparently introverts are not.

“Electronic Heroin”

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Inside an Internet Addiction Treatment Center in China.

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Falcons Hunting Crows

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During pursuit, falcons keep the image of their prey in the same place on their retina all the way through until the finishing move.

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The Grossest Thing About this Worm is that it Makes Audible Sounds

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The Giant Gippsland is the world’s largest species of earthworms, reaching a maximum length of 9.8 ft.

Meat Atlas

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Facts and figures about the animals we eat

The Mystery of Motion Sickness

What’s happening in our bodies when we feel car sick.

Lesson by Rose Eveleth, animation by Tom Gran.

via, laughingsquid

The Day After Tomorrow Was Yesterday

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Ice boulders have formed in Lake Michigan

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Man’s Best Compass

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Off the leash, dogs align themselves with the Earth’s magnetic field when they poo

Medical Clowning

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Weighing the benefits and harms of laughter

Out of Step, But Very In Tune

The effects on LSD of marching troops

via, @WFMU

Medical Science

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A man’s severed hand was grafted to his ankle for a month before being reattached.

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