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10 Easy Ways You Can Tell For Yourself That The Earth Is Round

10 Easy Ways You Can Tell For Yourself That The Earth Is Round | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
Next time a flat-earth conspiracy theorist confronts you, here are 10 ways to prove that Earth is spherical.
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Jane Discusses the Horrors of Trophy Hunting | the Jane Goodall Institute

Jane Discusses the Horrors of Trophy Hunting | the Jane Goodall Institute | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
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Scientists have discovered that living near trees is good for your health

Scientists have discovered that living near trees is good for your health | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
A very large study in Toronto shows that an additional 10 trees along a neighborhood street improves health in a way comparable to "being 1.4 years younger."
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Is the Future Already Written? | DiscoverMagazine.com

Is the Future Already Written? | DiscoverMagazine.com | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
A conscientious cosmologist
rejects Einstein’s notion that
time is an illusion and the future is set.
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Create Your Own Sun Jar: Lifehacker Edition

Create Your Own Sun Jar: Lifehacker Edition | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
If dashboard cookies got you thinking about other ways to put the sun to work, here's a step-by-step guide to building sun-capturing jars that create outdoor lighting at a fraction of the retail cost. Bake Cookies on Your Dashboard Bake Cookies on Your Dashboard Bake Cookies on Your Dashboard Why let all the scorching heat your car accumulates go to waste? Harness the power of the sun and… Read more Read more
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Venus and Jupiter dance in daylight | EarthSky.org

Venus and Jupiter dance in daylight | EarthSky.org | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
Most of us think only of viewing planets at night, but sometimes you can catch them in broad daylight! The next great chance to do that is Saturday, June 20.
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Everything from nothing

Everything from nothing | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
Many years ago, Ed Tryon suggested that our entire Universe might simply be a fluctuation of the vacuum.  The paper appeared in Nature (volume 246, page 396), where he pointed out the curious fact ...
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Great explanation of how the Universe could have formed, literally out of nothing.

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The Wrong Objections to the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics | Sean Carroll

The Wrong Objections to the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics | Sean Carroll | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
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Inside the lifecycle of Australian cicadas

Inside the lifecycle of Australian cicadas | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
Ann Jones takes a look at some of the 800 species of cicada who are thought to call Australia home.
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On Vaccines, Some People Trust Random Internet Comments More Than the CDC

On Vaccines, Some People Trust Random Internet Comments More Than the CDC | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
Bad news for the fight against anti-vaccine hysteria.
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New Measurements Show that the Unrealest Part of Quantum Physics Is Very Real

Weird times for Schrödinger's cat.
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A bilingual brain is prepped for more than a second language | Science News

A bilingual brain is prepped for more than a second language | Science News | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
Bilingual and multilingual people make efficient decisions on word choices, neural exercise that may protect the aging brain.
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The Difference between Science and Pseudoscience

The Difference between Science and Pseudoscience | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
Discerning science from pseudoscience
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North American Skies Email Alert: Perseid Meteors Peak Thursday Before Dawn

North American Skies Email Alert: Perseid Meteors Peak Thursday Before Dawn | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
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Why we've all been doing the Fast Diet wrong

Why we've all been doing the Fast Diet wrong | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
A newer nutritional regime claims to narrow your waistline and increase your life expectancy
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Critical Thinking on Flipboard

Critical Thinking on Flipboard | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
Critical Thinking, a Flipboard topic with the latest stories powered by top publications and the best from the Flipboard community
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‘The water table is dropping all over the world’: NASA warns we’re on the path to global drought

‘The water table is dropping all over the world’: NASA warns we’re on the path to global drought | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
'We need to get our heads together on how we manage groundwater...because we're running out of it,' one NASA scientist said
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John Denver: On Being Human - YouTube

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Every young person should watch this. Although some of the references are a bit dated, the basics are still all so true.

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Betelgeuse will explode someday | EarthSky.org

Betelgeuse will explode someday | EarthSky.org | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
Someday, the star Betelgeuse will run out of fuel, collapse under its own weight, and then rebound in a spectacular supernova explosion. Someday ... but probably not soon.
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REGIONS: Climate change may create a Wild West that cowboys wouldn't recognize, Colo. researchers report -- Thursday, February 5, 2015 -- www.eenews.net

REGIONS: Climate change may create a Wild West that cowboys wouldn't recognize, Colo. researchers report -- Thursday, February 5, 2015 -- www.eenews.net | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
The environmental and economic impacts extreme weather is having on the nation's coastlines are well-trodden ground for researchers, but rising temperatures present a pernicious threat to mountain states, too, as a new report from Colorado illustrates.
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Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain, say UCLA researchers | UCLA

Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain, say UCLA researchers | UCLA | Starman's Miscellania | Scoop.it
A new study by UCLA researchers found that meditation appeared to help preserve the brain’s gray matter, the tissue that contains neurons.
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