The Science Thread

The old standby to put our aggregate consciousness into perspective:

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I've been subscribed to Veritasium for a long time but hardly watch the videos, ^this reminded me how much I'm missing out.

My personal favorite are the "Universe From Nothing" talks by Lawrence Krauss. The hypothesis is more or less outlined circa 33:00 in this video (pardon the account).
 
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Hunger & brain cells : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/brain’s-support-cells-play-role-hunger

Give people lots of food so that they remain dumb (and are therefore easier to steer ?) https://www.sciencenews.org/article/obesity-messes-brain

The answer to our energy problems ? Or a danger if unleashed to the world ? https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bacteria-take-plants-biofuel-one-step

The great Irish potato famine was traced towards Mexico :
https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/irish-potato-famine-microbe-traced-mexico

Prejudice and Hurricanes : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/stereotypes-might-make-female-hurricanes-deadlier

Blonde hair & genes : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/how-genetic-quirk-makes-hair-naturally-blond

Dancing your enemies away : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/indian-frogs-kick-their-heels

Trout & magnetism : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/hatcheries’-metal-can-disrupt-steelhead-magnetic-sense

Bromine is seemingly essential : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bromine-found-be-essential-animal-life

Sleep is important ! : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sleep-strengthens-some-synapses

On Voodoo dolls : https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/gory-details/why-stabbing-voodoo-doll-so-satisfying

Camouflaging as shit : https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/bird-dropping-disguise-proves-be-effective-camouflage

The invisibility machine : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-invisibility-cloak-hides-fog

Drug overdose : https://www.sciencenews.org/article/drug-overflow-pharmaceutical-factories-foul-waters-india

Unexpected danger from cooking : https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/food-thought/troubling-meaty-estrogen
 
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Youtube channel about special numbers:

Numberphile

Very entertaining!

Entertaining for sure. I've just spen 1h and a half watching those videos. Amazing stuff. I always have had a great appreciation for math and people who are good at it and love doing it. Too bad I never liked it in school. At best I tolerated algebra and geometry. Hated analysis.
 
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Very clever; wish I had something like that to use when I was teaching maths many years ago!! :)
 
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