Have You Seen This Strange Synchronous Firefly? – Smarter Every Day 274

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Black Holes: Seeing the Unseeable

From World Science Festival. #briangreene #blackhole #eventhorizontelescope A century after Einstein’s mathematics suggested the possibility of black holes, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is finally observing them. The project’s latest achievement is the first image of the supermassive black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Join Brian Greene and the EHT’s Founding…

Sharks have antibacterial skin. Can we use that to save lives? #shorts

From PBS Eons. Sometimes modern problems require ancient, evolutionary solutions. Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios If you’d like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards! References: https://www.biomedcentral.com/about/press-centre/science-press-releases/17-sep-2014#:~:text=It%20mimics%20the%20unique%20qualities,%2Dlike%20structures%2C%20called%20denticles.

What is the most successful human species? #shorts

From PBS Eons. Does Homo erectus beat out Homo sapiens? Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios If you’d like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards! References: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/fossils-some-last-homo-erectus-hint-end-long-lived-species-180973816/ https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/homo-erectus-a-bigger-smarter-97879043/

Prince Rupert’s Drop EXPLODING in Epoxy Resin at 456,522 fps – Smarter Every Day 273

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This little bot can hitchhike, swim and swoop with ease

From Science Magazine. Robots on long survey missions need to conserve power whenever possible. What if they could just hitch a ride on whatever they’re studying? That’s the idea behind a new robot, inspired by remoras, fish that hitchhike onto other animals using an adhesive disc on top of their head. Remoras use lamellae, slat-like…

Riddles of Reality: From Quarks to the Cosmos

From World Science Festival. #BrianGreene #FrankWilczek #TempletonPrize Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate and Templeton Prize winner, has played a leading role in developing the most refined quantum mechanical understanding of the microworld and in proposing solutions to a number of deeply puzzling mysteries. He joins Brian Greene for a vibrant and wide-ranging discussion of these insights…

The Curious Case of the Cave Lion

From PBS Eons. A mysterious, large feline roamed Eurasia during the last ice age. Its fossils have been found across the continent, and it’s been the subject of ancient artwork. So what exactly were these big cats? Thanks to Ceri Thomas and Roman Uchytel their reconstructions featured in this episode! ***** PBS Member Stations rely…

When Ants Domesticated Fungi

From PBS Eons. While we’ve been farming for around 10,000 to 12,000 years, the ancestors of ants have been doing it for around 60 million years. So when, and how, and why did ants start … farming? Thanks to Franz Anthony (https://franzanth.com) for the excellent ant reconstruction featured in this episode! ***** PBS Member Stations…

Why don’t rabbits get really, really big? #shorts

From PBS Eons. Why aren’t there giant rabbits? Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios If you’d like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards! References: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/evo.14187?casa_token=1odZAe8uK00AAAAA:DI7FQaXDYiXBn0aPZgKp93mfgSRPZ2FmEGesZBmmtLlqhzVhKvKcz9h_oLVlNRdQ3KflTYR8R5JXWQjO https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02724634.2011.550367?casa_token=O4QKtUXfcJ4AAAAA%3AammuwGR1t-a6mPHVh3-9YiN8hLi8huoTl2pUmcBMYr1TgmYM90lovqh5JDNLBdgzcNREly4nFTY& https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/jzo.12209?casa_token=ortx7KOBJJgAAAAA:lVcene-bHuodNeALlCaZCWKCS_h5yuHydkVzUSXk-FDy_78vhm6J5_CXrJ32fJ_9zGS7tPgD_PAT https://paleobiodb.org/classic/basicCollectionSearch?collection_no=62897&is_real_user=1

Are there dinosaur fossils in space? #shorts

From PBS Eons. Dinosaurs! In Space! Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios If you’d like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards! References: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaurs-in-space-3945429/ https://twitter.com/BitsHammer/status/1080576295208071168?s=20 https://www.iflscience.com/space/we-are-pleased-to-inform-you-there-are-probably-dinosaur-remains-on-the-moon/ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-25201572 https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ast.2013.1028

How the U.S. Coast Guard’s 45ft Jet Boat Works – Smarter Every Day 272

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Here’s what we know about COVID-19’s impact on the brain

From Science Magazine. When COVID-19 first emerged, many researchers were focused on its impact on the lungs. But others, including Avindra Nath, Clinical Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, suspected COVID could also have a profound impact on the brain. Brain autopsy data from those who have died of COVID-19 have…

How the Smallest Animal Got So Simple

From PBS Eons. Check out Historian’s Take: https://youtu.be/8mXaccYFKRQ Our podcast episode on the origins of dinosaurs: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-was-the-first-dinosaur/id1610360633?i=1000557071492 We tend to think that evolution only goes in one direction— toward getting bigger and more advanced. But that’s not always the case. This tiny, simple animal, the Myxozoans, (yes, animal!) evolved from something bigger and more complex.…

Decoding the Brain

From World Science Festival. #BrianGreene #Neuroscience #Brain How does the brain retrieve memories, articulate words, and focus attention? Recent advances have provided a newfound ability to decipher, sharpen, and adjust electrical signals relevant to speech, attention, memory and emotion. Join Brian Greene and leading neuroscientists György Buzsáki, Edward Chang, Michael Halassa, Michael Kahana and Helen…

Someone lost the only fossil from what might’ve been the biggest dinosaur ever #shorts

From PBS Eons. Where’s Amphicoelias? Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios If you’d like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards! References: https://web.archive.org/web/20190307212428/http://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/dd15/6c0abe4328abf1ee83fe43433205eb723f3c.pdf https://web.archive.org/web/20181022113333/https://www.utahgeology.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/GIW2018-v05-pp227-244-Carpenter-screen.pdf

After this bird went extinct the first time, evolution just hit replay #shorts

From PBS Eons. The bird that evolved twice! Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios If you’d like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards! References: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2019/may/birds-on-an-island-in-the-indian-ocean-evolved-flightlessness-twice.html https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/186/3/666/5487031?login=true#137071492 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-evolution-brought-flightless-bird-back-extinction-180972166/

Einstein and the Quantum: Entanglement and Emergence

From World Science Festival. #BrianGreene #blackholes #AlbertEinstein With his General Theory of Relativity, Einstein illuminated the grand expanse of the cosmos, but he was also instrumental in developing quantum mechanics for describing the microworld. In Einstein’s day, these advances were considered unrelated but recent insights suggest that they may be secretly connected–significantly advancing our understanding…

The Tasmanian tiger is definitely extinct. So why do people keep report sightings of them? #shorts

From PBS Eons. Thylacines are definitely extinct! Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios If you’d like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards! References: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/10/science/thylacines-tasmanian-tigers-sightings.html https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2005/05/when-can-you-say-an-animal-is-extinct.html https://shorthand.uq.edu.au/small-change/is-the-thylacine-really-extinct/ https://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/extinction-of-thylacine

How Does Kodak Make Film? (Part 1 of 3) – Smarter Every Day 271

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Could you have survived a giant space rock colliding with Earth 66 million years ago? #shorts

From PBS Eons. Would you have survived the K-Pg Impact? Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios If you’d like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards! References: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/39/19342 https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-survive-a-killer-asteroid/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/extinction/dinosaurs/asteroid.html

What happened to my face

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Science, Life, and Purpose: a Conversation With Francis Collins and Brian Greene

From World Science Festival. Francis Collins – leader of the Human Genome Project, Director of the National Institutes of Health across three presidential administrations, and President Biden’s newly appointed Science Advisor – joins Brian Greene for a spirited and wide-ranging conversation on scientific exploration, the nature of life, and the perennial quest for purpose. This…

A crater in Turkmenistan has been on fire for about 50 years #shorts

From PBS Eons. And it’s been reported that one of the geologists started it on purpose? Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios If you’d like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards! References: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/giant-hole-ground-has-been-fire-more-40-years-180951247/ https://geopersia.ut.ac.ir/article_68258_7eaa5ea5986b0f9ded7536bf4b0a4b30.pdf

Some trees are more closely related to broccoli than to other trees #shorts

From PBS Eons. Don’t be fooled by convergent evolution. Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios If you’d like to support the channel, head over to http://patreon.com/eons and pledge for some cool rewards! References: https://www.cell.com/trends/plant-science/fulltext/S1360-1385(05)00053-1 https://eukaryotewritesblog.com/2021/05/02/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-tree/ https://twitter.com/flyingquercus/status/1140895801943711746