Matthew Dea

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3 Brand New Colors That Scientists Discovered

3 Brand New Colors That Scientists Discovered

Nowadays, we have everything from bright blue cars to green cupcakes and pink phone cases, but our lives weren’t always so full of rainbows. For millennia, we mostly had to make do with natural pigments and dyes, which were dug out of the Earth or taken from plants. And while white chalk is great for […]

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Why Scientists are Giving Robots Human Muscles

Why Scientists are Giving Robots Human Muscles

[♪ INTRO] As robotics has become more advanced, we’re starting to see more robots that look and move just like humans. But there’s still some room for improvement, like to robotic faces. It’s a complicated thing, the face. We’re still working on getting out of that Uncanny Valley, there. And one way we might close […]

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The Physics of the Weird and Wonderful Theremin

The Physics of the Weird and Wonderful Theremin

Electronic music is … not for everyone. Whether it’s dubstep, or techno, or electro-swing, or darkstep, or acid jazz, the unique sounds, beats, and rhythms are only possible thanks to some pretty slick, but simple, technology. Even though they seem like a modern invention, electronic instruments have been around for a lot longer than you […]

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The Tiny Experiment That Transformed Physics

The Tiny Experiment That Transformed Physics

{♫Intro♫} In 1956, a team of scientists was working on an experiment that, at first glance, seemed kind of trivial. They had lined up a bunch of cobalt atoms and were patiently waiting to see which direction they would spit out some electrons. According to the knowledge of the time, theelectrons should have come out […]

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6 of the Coolest Things We’ve Found in Amber

6 of the Coolest Things We’ve Found in Amber

{♫Intro♫} Amber is amazing stuff. And not just because you can use it to make really cool necklaces or, a brontosaurus apparently… The specimens found in amber can teach us a lot about evolution or even how diseases like the plague spread. That’s because amber preserves organisms whole and essentially freezes them in time. How […]

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8 Cheesy Science Facts

8 Cheesy Science Facts

Farmers living thousands of years ago faced a lot of challenges, like trying to keep fresh milk from spoiling and going to waste. All around the globe, their solution was cheese and a wonderful solution it was. Cheese is a fermented food, using helpful microbes to turn perishable milk into a nutritious, stackable foodstuff that […]

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The Science Behind the Pimple Popping Phenomenon

The Science Behind the Pimple Popping Phenomenon

Thanks to CuriosityStream for supporting this episode! Go to CuriosityStream.com/Psych to learn more. [♪ INTRO] Fair warning: If you don’t like thinking about zits and the stuff that comes out of them, this episode might be a little too gross. Picture the last zit you had. But not a baby one — a real juicy […]

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7 Things We Don’t Know About the Ocean

7 Things We Don’t Know About the Ocean

Humans have done a pretty good job of exploring the Earth thus far, climbing mountains and crossing continents and planting our flags all over the place in the name of science. But one part of the world that has remained pretty mysterious to us also happens to cover more than 70% of its surface: the […]

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New Cystic Fibrosis Treatment a “Game-Changer” | SciShow News

New Cystic Fibrosis Treatment a “Game-Changer” | SciShow News

{♫Intro♫} 30 years and two months ago—on September 8, 1989—researchers published three papers describing the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis. It was a huge breakthrough, and one they hoped would lead to a reliable treatment in no time. Well, it wasn’t “no time”, but the discovery has finally led to a drug that dramatically improves […]

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Loudest Bird in the World Screams at its Mate | SciShow News

Loudest Bird in the World Screams at its Mate | SciShow News

This episode of SciShow is sponsored by Brilliant! Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. {♫Intro♫} Some animals go to some extreme lengths to woo their partners. For the male Amazon white bellbird, that apparently means… screaming at them. Loudly. Uh, make that very loudly. Because according to research published this week in Current Biology, these […]

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