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Classical Conditioning

Classical Conditioning is Power

This is our friend Sutton. He doesn't like being poked in the eye. This makes him a prime target for a light experiment in classical conditioning. Let's poke him in the eye. He didn't like that. Look at the way his little eye is twitching and red. It's not...
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Evolution 101: The Family Tree of Animals

All life on Earth is connected. Whether you’re a marine worm or a marmoset, the exact same genetic code proliferates your DNA. Our molecular biology exposes a common ancestry that dates back four billion years, almost as old as the Earth itself. But how can bacteria and bonobos be cousins?

The Science of BroScience

"Do you even lift, bro?" This is the mating call in BroScience: those who measure their self-worth by the amount of weight they can lift. While there's nothing objectively wrong with gaining validation from physical strength, the dogma of BroScience can be...

Inventor Extraordinaire: Nikola Tesla Quotes

Contrary to popular opinion, it was Tesla who first produced the alternating current, radio waves, x-rays, radar, hydroelectric power, transistors, and so much more. Due to his apparent lack of commercial sense…

Atoms 101: Electrons, Protons, Neutrons and Orbits

The ancient Greeks were not nearly as stupid as they looked, despite draping themselves in bed sheets for every occasion. It was a philosopher called Leucippus in the 5th century BC who proposed the idea of the atom, named for atomos which means...

Curtuteria Australis: Profile of a Body-Snatching Parasite

This is the true story of a parasitic flatworm called Curtuteria australis. This mysterious body-snatching organism lives within multiple hosts during its life-cycle. Curtuteria australis, or Curt because it's easier to write, doesn't have an easy life....

This Is a Bee

Sometimes you just have to draw a loosely scientific diagram of a bee and publish it on the internet without any questions being asked, ok? <a href="#" rel="nofollow" class="et_social_open_all"...

Nanomedicine: Tiny Robots Working with Your Natural Machinery

Nanotechnology is all around you. Self-cleaning paints, water-repellent clothes, glass coatings, engine lubricants, UV protection. All of them use nanotech. The tiny, invisible tech has been infiltrating your world in many ways. And soon, nanomedicine will...

How to Spot a Hermaphrodite Lobster

It's actually easier than you think. Instead of poking around its sex organs like a lonely fisherman, look for the half-orange, half-black colouring, also known as the split-coloured lobster. Said to occur at a rate of 1-in-50 million, the two-tone...

Charles Darwin Quotes

Charles Darwin: the long-beardy chap who created the theory of evolution by natural selection. Remarkably, his younger and equally full-bearded counterpart, Alfred Russel Wallace, came up with a strikingly similar idea independently. Together, they...

Albert Einstein Quotes

As you very well know, Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. On Einstein's 72nd birthday on 14 March, 1951, photographer Arthur Sasse was trying to...

Who Built Stonehenge and Why?

Britain is full of ancient monuments. People practically trip over them on their morning stroll to the haberdasher's. Think medieval castles. Roman baths. Megalithic villages. Ancient earthworks. Giant hill figures. The landscape is littered with historic...

How Old Do You Think You Are?

You may think you know how old you are. But I'm about to tell you that you're wrong. You're wrong. There, see? I told you. The reality is, there are a few different biological and cultural ways to measure how long you've been farting around on Earth. Your...

Humans Are Made of Meat

Humans Are Made of Meat

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True Knowledge

True Knowledge

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Parp Dinosaur

Parp Jokes

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Dispose Waste Responsibly

Dispose waste responsibly

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Knowns and Unknowns

Knowns and Unknowns

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Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion

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Tachyon! Who's there? Knock knock...

Tachyon Speed

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Naturists vs Naturalists

The Origin of Naturalists

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Classical Conditioning is Power

This is our friend Sutton. He doesn't like being poked in the eye. This makes him a prime target for a light experiment in classical conditioning. Let's poke him in the eye. He didn't like that. Look at the way his little eye is twitching and red. It's not...

read more

Evolution 101: The Family Tree of Animals

All life on Earth is connected. Whether you’re a marine worm or a marmoset, the exact same genetic code proliferates your DNA. Our molecular biology exposes a common ancestry that dates back four billion years, almost as old as the Earth itself. But how can bacteria and bonobos be cousins?

read more

The Science of BroScience

"Do you even lift, bro?" This is the mating call in BroScience: those who measure their self-worth by the amount of weight they can lift. While there's nothing objectively wrong with gaining validation from physical strength, the dogma of BroScience can be...

read more
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