Category Archives: Interesting

The strange afterlife of Einstein’s brain

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Einstein’s death 60 years ago was just the start of a strange journey for the most prized part of his anatomy, his brain. Stored in jars and on slides, it is still inspiring awe and scholarly research. At 01:15 in … Continue reading

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Warning of ‘funeral time bomb’ in UK as population ages

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The UK death rate has reached a tipping point with numbers of deaths expected soon to begin rising after falling for decades, suggests a report. The oldest of the post war baby-boom generation, born in 1945, will turn 70 this … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

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Hans Rosling: Religions and babies

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Spinning Top in a Vacuum Chamber

A top spinning in a vacuum chamber lasts much longer than outside. This is because the friction with the air.

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Incredible non-stick coating has solved a universally annoying problem

No more struggling to get condiments out of the bottle. One of the most frustrating feelings in the world is struggling to get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle or the last squirt of toothpaste out of … Continue reading

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What Happens If All The Bees Die?

Will we go extinct if the bees all die?

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CD Shattering at 170,000FPS!

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Can you remember the first time you saw a train?

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Induction forge blade heat treating

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How to lay a train track

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3 Things You Might Have Wondered About

1. If our blood is red, why are our veins blue? No matter what people try to tell you, our blood is always red. So why do our veins look blue? Well, first of all, you need to know that … Continue reading

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4 Lesser-Known Scientific Discoveries!

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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Under Pressure

This is the Idol Rock, a classic balanced stone located in the Nidderdale “Area of Outstanding National Beauty” in Yorkshire, UK. The rock is made of layers of the “Millstone grit”, a set of carboniferous-aged sedimentary rocks found throughout Northern … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Amazing Archer

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A gun silencer cut in half looks really weird inside

I have always wondered about two things since I was a kid and saw James Bond screwing a silencer into his gun: How the hell does a silencer look inside and how does it work? The picture above answers the … Continue reading

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The Hala Fruit

It might look like a cross section of the Earth, but it’s actually a Hala fruit – a sweet snack found in some parts of Australia and the Pacific Islands. Locals have nicknamed it the ‘stink nut’, because it smells … Continue reading

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The size of stuff!

Every time you get upset about something small, just remember this.

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Amazing Worlds Within Our World

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