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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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The Solar System Might Have a New Dwarf Planet! | SciShow News

The Solar System Might Have a New Dwarf Planet! | SciShow News

[♩INTRO] In 1849, we discovered an object between Mars and Jupiter called Hygiea. For a while, we thought it was just another big asteroid in the asteroid belt, but on Monday, a team announced in Nature Astronomy that it might actually deserve a different title. Based on their observations, Hygiea is probably a dwarf planet! […]

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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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What Are Tonsil Stones? | Gross Science

What Are Tonsil Stones? | Gross Science

I’m about to show you one of the most revolting pieces of footage I’ve ever seen. You’ve been warned. Alright, I know that was deeply horrifying, so let me explain. What I just showed you was called a “tonsil stone,” or a “tonsillolith.” And they’re really common. In fact, you might have them in your […]

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Voyager 2’s Notes from Interstellar Space | SciShow News

Voyager 2’s Notes from Interstellar Space | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] Sending a spacecraft to explore far-off places in the solar system is cool. But you know what’s even cooler? Sending spacecraft to explore outside the solar system. It’s new terrain for human-made objects, and we’ve only done it twice. But in a series of papers published this week in the journal Nature Astronomy, […]

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