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Exploring Emergence, The Universal Property That Shapes Us

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At what point do you become you? How many neurons does it take to make you who you are? How many cells? Today, we celebrate emergence, the universal property that makes us who we are and shapes every corner of our world.

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A World More Beautiful Through the Lens of Physics

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What if there is an almost magical world of symmetry behind a curtain of knowledge that only some people decide to pull back? Here’s a small window into a world full of wonder and precious imperfections!

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So… Why Are Plants Green and Not Black?

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There are a LOT of plants out there and the majority of them seem to be wearing various shades of the same color. So, why is this?

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The Sound Mirrors of WWII

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Have you ever considered what’s next, after cell phones, GPS and the internet? We are never at an end point you know. Here’s a bit of wonder that reminds us to always consider what’s next!

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Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

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Have you ever asked yourself “Do woodpeckers get concussions?” Well, even if you haven’t, here is the answer that will leave you walking through the world a little smarter!

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This is Not a Rainbow: The Science Behind Sundogs

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Our skies are capable of creating incredible wonders of light, cloud, and color! Here’s the science behind sundogs, one of the sky’s most brilliant phenomena!

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Where is Everybody? SETI Searches for Extraterrestrials

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What are the odds – the actual, scientifically calculated chances – of our communicating with other intelligent life out in the universe? Turns out they are mathematically pretty good! Take a look…

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Perfecting the Hardest Move in Ballet

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Not a “dance” person? How about learning to appreciate the beauty of ballet through physics, athleticism and artistry? Let’s tackle the hardest move in ballet from a new angle!

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A Crash Course in “Crash Course”

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Ever find yourself on the internet aimlessly clicking to find great, engaging content? Let us introduce you to one of our favorite places on the internet, the incredible YouTube channel, Crash Course!

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Slacklining: Pushing Limits Around the Globe!

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Have you heard of slacklining? It may be an extreme sport for everyone! Really! You can choose your extremes and still do amazing things while pushing the limits of possibility!

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Barbecuing with Science!

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As the weather gets warmer, barbecuing might be on your mind, but before you pull out your grill, check out some more exciting techniques! The Royal Institution and Brit Lab take us on an adventure to barbecue with science…

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What is Dark Matter and Why Does it Matter?

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Dark matter appears to be all around us, and yet it is incredibly difficult to detect. This frontier of science is changing not only the way we understand the composition of our universe, but also our place within it!

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Ok Go Does it Again!

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You may have seen Ok Go’s new viral music video filmed in zero gravity, but today EWC does what we do best: we bring you a behind the scenes look at how the video was made, and the science behind the wonder!

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Neuroscience Made Fun!

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Can neuroscience be inspiring and even fun? It absolutely can! This TED Talk is a jaw-dropper and will change the way you think about your own body, and what is possible!

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Simple Ideas Lead to Discovery

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Mythbusting aside, Adam Savage is a great storyteller. Take 8 minutes for him to prove how a simple idea can change the world!

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Why Don’t We All Know Tesla?

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Who is Nikola Tesla? He should be legendary. Find out why in today’s article. This is remarkable brilliance and perseverance at its best.

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DeflateGate Deflated with Science

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With Super Bowl XLIX behind us, questions still linger about “DeflateGate,” but is there really anything newsworthy here? The science is fascinatingly simple.

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Water in Space = Pure Wonder

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Have you ever stopped to appreciate how strange and wonderful water can be? It’s incredible! Changing form completely depending on the temperature. But… what about water in space? Now that’s a real wonder!

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