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Science is a search for understanding of our universe. Everyday amazing things are discovered, disproven, changed and modified as we learn.
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The Internet is not just a page in front of you. It is all the knowledge in the world. Why not use it?

The Internet is not just a page in front of you. It is all the knowledge in the world. Why not use it? | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it

Sometimes you may see stuff on here that does not make total sense. Remember the internet is a giant brain you DO have access to most of the time. Search and understand a word or concept you dont know. Simple - if you dont get it, find out at least so you know for next time.

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The largest prime number has been discovered


The largest prime number has been discovered — and it's 17,425,170 digits long!

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5 Biggest Scientific Discoveries of 2012 - Karma Jello

5 Biggest Scientific Discoveries of 2012 - Karma Jello | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
Science news in 2012 was dominated by the discovery of the Higgs boson, ending a 50-year search for the keystone in our best theory of physics. But 2012 was also marked by the arrival of the Mars Rover, quantum ...
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Russian Meteor Mayhem

Russian Meteor Mayhem | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
A few years ago, British science writer David Spiegelhalter calculated that the odds of a person on Earth being hit by a falling meteorite are about one in 20 quadrillion. I suspect, however, that those odds weren't much comfort ...
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How NASA might build its very first warp drive

How NASA might build its very first warp drive | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive.

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New dinosaur discovered in Mexico had a gigantic nose

New dinosaur discovered in Mexico had a gigantic nose | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
A new dinosaur with a large, prominent nose has been discovered in northern Mexico.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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Oldest Dinosaur Found

Oldest Dinosaur Found | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
A Labrador retriever-sized animal lived a record 243 million years ago, calculations show.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://news.discovery.com/animals/oldest-dinosaur-found-121204.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

 


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Five Amazing Videos That Show Why Science is Awesome

Five Amazing Videos That Show Why Science is Awesome | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it

Science teachers looking for fun videos to show how shockingly exciting science can be, look no further. Molly Michelson, who produces the Science in Action videos for the California Academy of Sciences, has seen a lot of videos explaining the science in everyday life. She’s put together her top five favorite science videos.

1. This Science Friday video, Where’s the Octopus, explains how cephalopods like squid and octopus camouflage themselves in the wild. Known as the masters of optical illusion, this video has cool shots of an octopus going in and out of camouflaged states.

2. This Distillations Explainer uses Abraham Lincoln’s head and accompanying top hat to explain how hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood and why it’s so efficient.

3. The NPR video “A Mystery: Why Can’t We Walk Straight,” narrated by Robert Krulwich of Radio Lab fame, raises more questions than it answers about a topic researchers are still studying. Kids will invariably start wondering and maybe even hoping to solve the mystery!

4. The Academy of Sciences takes us behind the headlines of big scientific discoveries with How Science Works, a video about the process of researching. How are scientific discoveries actually made? It turns out it’s not simple or easy and lots of people are involved.

5. The short and catchy “7,000 Kinds of Amphibians” video by the Academy of Sciences explains through song what makes amphibians unique. Watch out, the tune might stick in your head!


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THIS IS AMAZING! Star Found Shooting Water "Bullets"

THIS IS AMAZING! Star Found Shooting Water "Bullets" | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
Firing epic quantities of water at Superman speeds—faster than a speeding bullet—a young star may be helping other stars to grow.
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Adam Savage: How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries

If you have seen mythbusters and know Adam - check out a vid of him talking about some really cool stuff! Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's...

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Mars Rover Detects Simple Organic Compounds

Mars Rover Detects Simple Organic Compounds | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
It is unclear whether carbon-based compounds discovered by the Curiosity rover are entirely Martian, scientists said today.
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Strong signs Higgs boson has been found: CERN

Strong signs Higgs boson has been found: CERN | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
GENEVA (Reuters) - Physicists who last summer triumphantly announced the discovery of a new particle but held back from saying what it was, declared on Thursday there was now little doubt it was the long-sought (HIGGS BOSON CONFIRMED!
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Scientists Discover How Bacteria Changes Ions Into Gold!

Scientists Discover How Bacteria Changes Ions Into Gold! | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
Bacteria with the ability to change ions into solid gold? This scenario may sound like a biochemist's version of a fairy tale, but it's real and scientists at McMaster University have just described how the process works in a recent ...
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Valentine's Day, Monkey Scientific Discovery Love Evolution ...

Valentine's Day, Monkey Scientific Discovery Love Evolution ... | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
(ANIMAL SCIENCE) Love is not usually thought of as an evolutionary development, yet this human trait may stem from pair bonding in other monogamous animals. Owl monkeys are known to have one mate for life.
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Is Love an evolutionary trait?

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Predicting the Future by Smelling

Predicting the Future by Smelling | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it

We all know certain smells can bring memories back to life. A christmas tree, your grandma’s baking scents or your first brand of deodorant can take your mind straight back to other times. But these smells can also help us to predict the future, science shows. Marijn van Wingerden has found the part of the brain that makes this possible.


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Living inside a volcano

Living inside a volcano | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
CAN you imagine yourself living in a giant volcanic crater? Well, for starters, you can forget about Starbucks. But it sure would be the ultimate destination to get away from it all.

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Scientists Invent Particles That Let You Live Without Breathing! - UberFacts

Scientists Invent Particles That Let You Live Without Breathing! - UberFacts | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
“@UberFacts: Scientists have invented particles that will let you live without breathing! http://t.co/3EUHboWS”; << science is awesome!
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Science is for everyone.

TED Talks What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions.
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OK, so apparently there is a Large, Peanut-Shaped Asteroid Headed Toward Earth...

OK, so apparently there is a Large, Peanut-Shaped Asteroid Headed Toward Earth... | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it

DONT WORRY! These scientists are set to study lopsided celestial body.

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Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
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Body in Question: Exploring the Cutting Edge in Forensic Science

Body in Question: Exploring the Cutting Edge in Forensic Science | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it

If You are interested in forensic science - or if you are just into watching CSI and think its cool. Have a look at this! #Exploring #Forensic Body in Question: Exploring the Cutting Edge in Forensic Science...)..

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Voyager discovers 'magnetic highway' at edge of solar system

Voyager discovers 'magnetic highway' at edge of solar system | Science is Awesome! | Scoop.it
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a "magnetic highway" at the edge of the solar system, a surprising discovery 35 years after its launch, the experts behind the pioneering craft said Monday, December 3 (RT @rapplerdotcom: Galactic discovery:...
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