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Do Toilets Really Flow In Opposite Directions In Different Hemispheres?

Do Toilets Really Flow In Opposite Directions In Different Hemispheres? | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
We're all told as kids that water in the northern hemisphere flows counterclockwise, whereas in the southern hemisphere it flows clockwise. This, people often say, is due to something called the Coriolis effect. But as you get older, some will then tell you that this is bunk, and it depends entirely on the the shape of the bowl. So, who's right? Does water in the northern hemisphere really swirl in the opposite direction to that in the southern hemisphere?
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Top NASA Scientist: We're On The Brink Of Finding Alien Life

Top NASA Scientist: We're On The Brink Of Finding Alien Life | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
Ellen Stofan (NASA)

NASA's top scientist predicts that we'll find signs of alien life by 2025, with even stronger evidence for extraterrestrials in the years that follow.

"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Eart...
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Earthquake hits northeast of Rocky Mountain House, power outages reported

Earthquake hits northeast of Rocky Mountain House, power outages reported | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
According to Natural Resources Canada, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit about 10 kilometres northeast of Rocky Mountain House at 9:28 a.m. Saturday.
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GoPro: Red Bull Stratos - The Full Story - YouTube

GoPro: Red Bull Stratos - The Full Story - YouTube | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended more than 24 miles above Earth's surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon. Millions across the gl...
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Rube Goldberg Machine Winners - YouTube

Rube Goldberg Machine Winners - YouTube | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
A Rube Goldberg machine is a machine that accomplishes a simple task in as complicated a way as possible. Every year Purdue University holds a Rube Goldberg ...
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Ancient Egyptians transported pyramid stones over wet sand

Ancient Egyptians transported pyramid stones over wet sand | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
Physicists from the FOM Foundation and the University of Amsterdam have discovered that the ancient Egyptians used a clever trick to make it easier to transport heavy pyramid stones by sledge. The Egyptians moistened the sand over which the sledge moved. By using the right quantity of water they could ...
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Return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 29%

Return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 29% | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
A chilly Arctic summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year
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AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits - YouTube

http://www.ted.com In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different flavors of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical pro...
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Snake eats crocodile after battle

Snake eats crocodile after battle | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
A snake wins a lengthy battle with a crocodile in northern Queensland, wrestling it, constricting it and then finally eating it.
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Mesmerizing Photographs Of A Volcano Erupting In Iceland - DesignTAXI.com

Mesmerizing Photographs Of A Volcano Erupting In Iceland - DesignTAXI.com | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
Mesmerizing Photographs Of A Volcano Erupting In Iceland - DesignTAXI.com
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Ils inventent l'époque. Ce gamin veut nettoyer les océans - Paris Match

Ils inventent l'époque. Ce gamin veut nettoyer les océans - Paris Match | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
Il n’a pas 20 ans, mais Boyan Slat a peut être eu une idée de génie. Ce timide Hollandais pourrait bien être celui qui débarrassera la mer des millions de tonnes de plastique qui pollue 71 % de la planète.
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This Is What Supercontinent Pangea Looks Like Mapped With Modern Borders

This Is What Supercontinent Pangea Looks Like Mapped With Modern Borders | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
Imagine traveling from China to Antarctica, crossing through Canada, Brazil and India – without setting foot in any water. Unfortunately, you’ve missed your chance by about 300 million years as the supercontinent of Pangea no longer exists. But thanks to the illustrative talents of Massimo Pietrobon, you can see how Pangea may have looked before the epic landmass started ripping itself apart 200 million years ago to form the continents and countries of the world today.
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Plankton That Turns Water Into Jelly Pollutes Canadian Lakes | IFLScience

Plankton That Turns Water Into Jelly Pollutes Canadian Lakes | IFLScience | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
Canadian lakes are suffering serious damage from a takeover by a jelly-like organism. The cause is a shortage of an element that is often a blight in the water supply: Calcium.
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Asteroid Provides Glimpse Of Most Abundant Mineral On Earth | IFLScience

Asteroid Provides Glimpse Of Most Abundant Mineral On Earth | IFLScience | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
Deep within the Earth's interior, silicate-perovskite is thought to be the planet's most abundant mineral. However, it exists at such depths that we only know about it through modeling, and now from an asteroid that has given geologists their first look at the material.
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$10 Smartphone to digital microscope conversion!

$10 Smartphone to digital microscope conversion! | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
The world is an interesting place, but it's fascinating up close.  Through the lens of a microscope you can find details that you would otherwise nev...
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Stop Coca-Cola trashing Australia - YouTube

Coca-Cola is blocking a recycling scheme. Take action, http://bit.ly/stoptrashingaus_yt, ask your MP to support a national 'Cash for Containers' scheme. In M...
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Kingdom Tower Will Soon Be the World's Tallest Building [PHOTOS]

Kingdom Tower Will Soon Be the World's Tallest Building [PHOTOS] | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia is set to begin construction next week on Kingdom Tower, which is expected to be the world's tallest building, at more than 3,000 feet.
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‫لحظة اختفاء برج خليفة في أمطار الخير على الإمارات 14/3/2014 سماوي للاستكشاف‬‎ - YouTube

تصوير اخوكم سلطان بن الشيخ مجرن منتاج مجرن سلطان أمطار الخير على الإمارات 14/3/2014 برج خليفة سماوي للاستكشاف Sultan Bin Al Sheikh Mejren Samawy Expedition
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How to Make a Microscope Out of Paper in 10 Minutes - Wired Science

How to Make a Microscope Out of Paper in 10 Minutes - Wired Science | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
A new microscope can be printed on a flat piece of paper and assembled in less than 10 minutes. And the parts to make it cost less than a dollar.
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NASA's Real 'Gravity' Photos Will Blow You Away

NASA's Real 'Gravity' Photos Will Blow You Away | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
NASA shares real gravity images from real life in space, blowing everyone away with how space looks.
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A Volcano Has Erupted In Indonesia, And The Pictures Are Terrifying

A Volcano Has Erupted In Indonesia, And The Pictures Are Terrifying | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
Mount Sinabung first erupted on Saturday, forcing thousands of locals to flee.
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Pangea Redrawn With Today’s Political Boundaries

Pangea Redrawn With Today’s Political Boundaries | Sciences Extra | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine a time when Antarctica was a stone’s throw from the Australian Outback, or when Morocco was right across the street from New York.
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