Jun 272015
That Flag Everyone Wants To Take Down Actually Isn’t The Confederate Flag

There’s been a lot of talk about removing the Confederate flag from government buildings in the South ever since the horrific attack at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina last week. The thing is, that flag actually isn’t even the official flag of the Confederacy, explains online educator CGP Grey in this viral video


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Jun 262015
How Hummingbirds Fly In Wind And Rain

The hummingbird is one of the best flying creatures in the animal kingdom. Unlike nearly every other bird, the hummingbird has the incredible ability to literally hover in midair like a helicopter. But how does the little bird achieve such a feat? Science reporters at Deep Look by PBS investigate the hummingbird in this mind blowing video


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Jun 182015
Newly Found Tiny Octopus Is Adorable

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has the eggs of a newly found deep sea creature incubating at their facilities. The eggs come from an unnamed cephalopod that is small with large eyes and is overall just adorable, explains Science Friday. So maybe it should be called Adorabilis.


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Jun 172015
Pouring Molten Metals Into Water Is Awesome

As his name suggests, homestead nerd The Backyard Scientist enjoys performing science experiments in his backyard and showing the Internet the awesome results. For his latest project, he melted six common metals, pewter, tin, bismuth, lead, zinc, aluminum, and iron, and poured the molten metal into a large glass aquarium filled with water. The results are very cool. 


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Jun 142015
Exploding Plants Will Blow Your Mind

Nature is truly amazing. Most of us are used to seeing the ‘helicopter’ style seeds of a maple tree or the seeds of a dandelion flutter in the wind. But there are many more plants in the plant world with even more unbelievable ways of spreading their seeds. The Smithsonian Channel covers a slew of unique plants that seemingly explode to launch their seeds.


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