Underwater Recording Of Seal Calls Sound Like Science Fiction

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This video from 2010 just had a viral explosion of 50,000 hits in just the past few days after being posted on Reddit, and subsequently featured on io9 and TheDailyWhat. In Encounters at the End of the World, a 2007 documentary by Werner Herzog, seals underneath the ice of Antarctica were recorded. Their calls sound like lasers […]

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Acoustic Levitation

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The Argonne National Lab of the the U.S. Department of Energy has unearthed real life magic using only sound waves. The connection isn’t fully understood yet, but scientist have discovered how to quite literally levitate droplets of solution in a controlled environment surrounded by speakers. The sound literally holds the droplets in space. Take that gravity!   Read […]

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Stanford Year In Review 2012

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The web has been peppered with 2012 year in reviews from nearly all genres, be it pop music, Twitter, rap, or unnecessary censorship.  But one genre was quietly left out. Academia. Thankfully, Stanford University has just published their own wrap up video, featuring all their greatest moments in science, athletics, and culture from the past year.    Read more: […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch And The Count Solve A Fruity Problem

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Even on a kids show solving the simplest of math problems, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch can go viral.  The detective teamed up with Count Von Count and Murray-arty on PBS to decipher if there were more apples or oranges presented in front of them.  This one’s tricky…    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/02/04/benedict-cumberbatch-and-the-count-solve-a-fruity-problem/

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The Science Of Real Hoverboards

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Two weeks ago, Tony Hawk and a slew of other famous celebrities collaborated to prank the Web with a video purportedly demonstrating a real hoverboard. Sadly, and quite obviously, it was a fraud.  That inspired super nerd Hank Green of Sci Show to explain the true science of hover technology.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/03/16/the-science-of-real-hoverboards/

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Brave New Jersey Woman Confronts Black Bear, Explains Bluff Charge

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Bears have a bad name, and Bear3360 wants to change all that. She explains that most people think bears are dangerous, aggressive animals, but she knows they are actually timid and scared. The New Jersey bear expert is so sure of herself, she confronted an enormous black bear alone in the woods with her camera rolling. While the […]

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Annular Solar Eclipse Time Lapse May 20 2012

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California science teacher Mr. Cory Poole created this beautiful time lapse video from Sunday’s much anticipated solar eclipse. Over 700 photos taken by a Coronado Solar Max 60 Double Stacked Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope were used to created the sixty second video featured by Gizmodo.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/05/21/annular-solar-eclipse-time-lapse-may-20-2012/

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Man Explains Why We Dream

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Dreams have always fascinated humans all the way to the stone age. In the Bible, dreams are often considered to contain important messages and/or prophecies. Only in the past century have scientists begun to just scratch the surface of what dreams really are, and how important it is for our brains to dream. VSauce gives us a great, […]

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15 Inaccuracies Found In Common Science Illustrations

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We all remember pictures of the world, the atom, and more found in our grammar school classrooms.  But many of those illustrations are inaccurate.  Michael of VSauce guest stars on Mental Floss to discuss 15 common, yet inaccurate science illustrations.   Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/02/26/15-inaccuracies-found-in-common-science-illustrations/

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107 Regional Slang Words

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The debate over what to call carbonated corn syrup water continues to roar across the country, either pop, soda, or just plain coke. There’s even tonic, fizzy water, and soft drink as well.  Internet nerd personality John Green has returned to Mental Floss to list 100 other regional slang words from around America and the Western world.    […]

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