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Neil deGrasse Tyson answers the type of question everyone enjoys^^
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It's that "i'm just saying" bit that bugs.
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30-second exposure of sparks hopping between the balls of a Wimshurst machine

Wimshurst machine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimshurst_machine

video > MIT Physics Demo -- The Wimshurst Machine

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Fascinating series of posts lately Rich - thanks as always!
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The Million Women Study: Understanding Women’s Health

The most comprehensive study of women’s health in modern history has yielded some surprising results. Professor Dame Beral presents these findings and advises on healthcare and lifestyle.

The Million Women Study, a national study of women’s health in collaboration with Cancer Research UK and the National Health Service, aims to answer many outstanding questions about the factors affecting women’s health.

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-million-women-study

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Saving to watch this excellent find +Rich Pollett Thanks
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Perhaps it was. . .Tim? mixed memes
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This is exactly what I thought when I saw the episode!
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Yeah maybe. It just may not be compatible with google or sonething
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For this gif is dark and full of terrors
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The funniest thing I've seen on here for a while.  LMAO
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Prince Oberyn takes his revenge on the mountain - with a tomato.
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+Julio Lagara Yea better than Bronn probably. He was insanely fast. 
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Still Exerting a Hold on Science

This year’s top gravity prize of $4,000 went to Lawrence Krauss and Frank Wilczek. Dr. Wilczek shared a Nobel Prize in 2004 for his part in developing the theory of the strong nuclear force, the one that holds quarks together and forms the cores of atoms.

So far gravitons have eluded science’s best detectors, like LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. Dr. Dyson suggested at a recent talk that the search might be futile, requiring an instrument with mirrors so massive that they would collapse to form a black hole — gravity defeating its own understanding. But in their paper Dr. Krauss and Dr. Wilczek suggest how gravitons might leave their mark on cosmic background radiation, the afterglow of the Big Bang.

Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/science/defying-gravity-a-businessman-helped-to-understand-it.html?_r=0
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gravity defeating its own understanding 

Nicely put. 
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Flame Test Using Methanol

For those curious:

Lithium, Strontium, Sodium, Copper, Potassium.

video > Flame Test Using Methanol

#chemistry   #chemicalreactions  
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Basis for fireworks... ye light them up :)
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Berlin: Sun, stars, and Mercury, photographed by SOHO, 15th June 2014

1 photo per hour for 24 hours. Mercury is between Earth and the Sun.

"Alnath" is derived from the Arabic النطح ("the butting", as of the bull, Taurus), also rendered Elnath or El Nath. Since it is the second brightest star in Taurus, it is also known as Beta Tauri (or β Tau). Before the modern borders of the constellations were defined, Alnath was also sometimes considered to be shared with the neighboring constellation of Auriga, earning it yet another designation; Gamma Aurigae (γ Aur).

NGC 1746 is the New General Catalog number for the loose group of stars seen at far right. At the time of their designation in 1863, the stars were thought to be an open cluster - gravitationally bound and probably sharing an origin. More recent studies show that they are not related, and only appear as a group from Earth’s perspective.

Image credit: NASA/ESA/GSFC. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
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It looks like sun is letting out a massive solar-flare fart ;-)
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Daenerys Targaryen Open back nine
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How did they get out of the catacombs?
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