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CERN And The Rise Of The Standard Model

“Curiosity is as old as humankind, and it is CERN’s raison d’être. When the Laboratory was founded, the structure of matter was a mystery. Today, we know that all visible matter in the Universe is composed of a remarkably small … Continue reading

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The Physics Of Doing An Ollie On A Skateboard

Doing an ollie on a skateboard is hard. Sure, people who can do it make it look easy, but for those who can’t do it, it seems like magic. But it’s not magic. It’s physics. Over at Wired, they have … Continue reading

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Sean Carroll – The Meaning Of Life

“The world keeps happening in accordance with its rules; it’s up to us to make sense of it and give it value. Sean Carroll” (Vimeo) An interesting and enlightening talk by Sean Carroll about the meaning of life, religion, and science, … Continue reading

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Balance

This is a wonderful little video about Balance. The two kids perform a series of balancing acts with different objects, in the process demonstrating the power of physics. I like the water tension card dice balance trick. After the break … Continue reading

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A Capella Science – Bohemian Gravity

A Capella Science – Bohemian Gravity. Following on from the brilliant Rolling in the Higgs, Tim Blais has created another wonderful parody, this time of Queen‘s Bohemian Rhapsody. In it, he tries to explain what string theory is. It’s… complicated. … Continue reading

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13 Science Myths You Probably Believe

There are some scientific claims that you really should be more sceptical about. BuzzFeed has collected together 13 of these myths, with a short explanation (often with links) as to why these myths are, well, myths. The dozen plus one … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Made From Science

Everyone loves apple pies, especially Carl Sagan. Ok, that may not be true, but I love them (at long as they’re gluten free…). But how do you go about making the perfect pie? Over at the New York Times, Amy … Continue reading

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