Matthew Dea

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Insulin should be cheap. Here’s why it’s not.

– I have type one diabetes. My body doesn’t process glucose properly, which it needs to power muscle tissue and other pretty critical things, like my brain. What I don’t have is insulin. A hormone secreted by the pancreas that helps cells take up glucose in the blood. That means for the past 15 years, […]

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The Crazy Way Scientists Launch Rockets From Balloons

When you think of leaving the Earth, you probably think of something like this: This is the Saturn V launching Apollo 11 to the Moon. It was a chemical rocket, burning a mixture of kerosene and liquid oxygen to get its payload — the Apollo astronauts — off the Earth. Chemical rockets are basically an […]

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Everything Scientists Could Learn By Looking At Your Skull

Everything Scientists Could Learn By Looking At Your Skull

I find it incredible that scientists can look at a skull, just the skull… and determine almost exactly who that person was. Skulls hold clues to our race, age, and sex. For example, just from a skull found in the woods in 1988. Police were able to solve the case of a young Asian woman […]

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Scientists Are Using Your Body’s Bacteria To Battle Cancer, Is It Working?

The bacteria that live inside you shape who you are on a pretty fundamental level–from your psychology to your body type. But new research also indicates that the billions and even trillions of tiny creatures in your body play a major role in the way you react to medical treatments…making your microbial ecosystem a literal […]

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The Ozone Layer Was Doomed Until a Handful of Scientists Stood Up to Power

Getting every nation on Earth to agree on an environmental issue is tough, but it has been done before. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer — or just the Montreal Protocol — is the most successful step we’ve taken to protect our planet to date, but getting there wasn’t easy. When […]

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New Subatomic Particles Are Shifting the Standard Model of Physics

The Large Hadron Collider is just as exciting as it sounds—it’s the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It helps us discover brand new subatomic particles! One of the most recent newbies is called uhhhhhh…this. And it’s a…pentaquark, which is a kind of exotic hadron…which means what, exactly? And how does it fit into—or […]

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The science and controversy behind your lightbulbs

The science and controversy behind your lightbulbs

(gentle music) – You might have noticed that light bulbs have gotten more complicated. Light bulb technology has exploded in the past few years. There are incandescents, fluorescents, LEDs, it’s a lot. New bulbs are more energy-efficient than they ever were before, and they’re even getting smarter. But now, all of a sudden, some of […]

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Scientists Accidentally Discovered Quark Fusion, Could It Be the Future of Energy?

What’s ten times stronger than nuclear fusion!!? QUARK FUSION!! The particles that make up the neutrons and protons inside of atoms are known as quarks. And researchers found that when quarks bind together, energy is produced. Scientists have already been smashing together particles at the Large Hadron Collider but that’s been with hydrogen atoms, not […]

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Mooji Mathematics

Mooji Mathematics

[music] Mooji Mathematics 19-09-2016 [Questioner] This body and this sense of ‘I’ are constantly perceived. And such detachment is coming with this. And I mostly just feel to keep quiet about it because there is nothing to say really. [Mooji] And also you are never ahead of yourself. You’re never projecting ahead and running. It’s […]

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Can We Perform Surgery in Space? – Science In The Extremes

Can We Perform Surgery in Space? – Science In The Extremes

What happens if an astronaut gets sick or injured in space? On the moon, you’re over three days away, or on Mars you could be as much as eight months away. Not everybody on a crew to Mars is going to be a physician. You have to be able to operate autonomously. Dr. George Pantalos […]

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