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Jack Horner: Where are the baby dinosaurs?

In a spellbinding talk, paleontologist Jack Horner tells the story of how iconoclastic thinking revealed a shocking secret about some of our most beloved dinosaurs. An amusing and fascinating talk. I had not thought...

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What give sea salt its different taste

From the Wikipedia entry on salt Salt is sodium chloride. The salt we buy is refined and dried, and pure, aside from perhaps some additives to make it flow. So I wondered why some salt,...


Bronowski on absolute knowledge

There is no absolute knowledge. And those who claim it, whether they are scientists or dogmatists, open the door to tragedy.

An Anopheles stephensi mosquito is obtaining a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis. Note the droplet of blood being expelled from the abdomen after having engorged itself on its host’s blood. This mosquito is a known malarial vector with a distribution that ranges from Egypt all the way to China. Source: CDC 0

Why don’t mosquitoes spread Ebola?

Authorities are quick to remind the community that Ebola virus is spread by blood and bodily fluids so it is hardly surprising that many are asking, “can mosquitoes spread Ebola”? The 2014 Ebola outbreak...

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A gigantic ant city is revealed

A giant ant colony is pumped full of concrete, then excavated to reveal the complexity of its inner structure. This appears to be part of a larger series on ants. I’ll lookout for the...

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Piglet and the Jagular

Winnie the Pooh: Look, l-look, Piglet. There’s something in that tree over there. Piglet: Is it one of the f-f-fiercer animals? Tigger: Halloo! Winnie the Pooh: [lifting Piglet] Yes. It’s a “jagular.” Piglet: W-What...


The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment was a disturbing and thought provoking study into the psychological effects of being a prison guard or prisoner. The results suggested that the situation the people found themselves in did...

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One for mathematicians

Q: What does the “B” in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stand for? A: Benoit B. Mandelbrot. Thanks to:

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