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Surgeries on Friday Are More Frequently Fatal

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British Medical Journal (BMJ) research report said that "Surgeries on Friday Are More Frequently Fatal ... compared to those who opt for really bad Mondays, Britons who have a planned surgery on a Friday are 44 percent more likely to die. And the few patients who had a leisurely weekend surgery saw that number jump to 82 percent. The skeleton staff working on weekends might be to blame..." and the "day of week of procedure and 30 day mortality for elective surgery: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics..."

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"Why Do We Feel Nostalgia?" and Other Vsauce's Videos.

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Vsauce has three YouTube channels (#1, #2, and #3) showing mind-blowing facts, creations, the best of Internet, etc.

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The "CSI Effect"

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Auric_dude's /. comment mentioned an over two years old Economist article on "The 'CSI effect' -- Television/TV dramas that rely on forensic science to solve crimes are affecting the administration of justice ..."

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Study: Negative People Are Way Better at Replying to Emails

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A Contactually blog reports "Turn That Frown Upside Down? Maybe Not: Negative People Reply to Emails 36% Faster ... Engineers at Contactually, a referral marketing platform, recently analyzed over 100 million email conversations and determined that being negative actually is helpful when it comes to email. On average, negative people tend to reply to emails 36% faster than their positive, bubbly colleagues..."

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Wet Washcloth In Space - What Happens When You Wring It?

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VideoSift shared a 3.25 minutes YouTube video showing "Wet Washcloth In Space - What Happens When You Wring It? -- International Space Station (IIS) commander Chris Hadfield soaks a washcloth, gives it a twist, and...

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No bomb powerful enough to destroy an on-rushing asteroid...

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NetworkWorld mentioned an over eight months old blog saying that "no bomb powerful enough to destroy an on-rushing asteroid...

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How crying can make you healthier.

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TrollOnWhiskey shared an old Independent article showing "How crying can make you healthier -- We all know a good cry helps to soothe our minds. Now doctors are discovering that tears may help to heal our bodies, too..."

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Planet Ant - Life Inside The Colony Documentary

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Miles' forum post mentioned an almost 1.5 hours "Planet Ant - Life Inside The Colony" documentary. It can be watched online:

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50 Common Misconceptions

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VideoSift shared an over six minutes YouTube video showing the first episode of "50 Common Misconceptions ... -- A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John debunks 50 common misconceptions that most people have about topics

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Bird and Moon's Nature Comics & Charts

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Bird and Moon is a web site showing nature comics and charts.

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What You Should Know This Cold Season

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VideoSift shared a two minutes musical YouTube video showing "What You Should Know This Cold Season".

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Dead Heat: Overturning the World's Hottest Temperature

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Titus Andronicus's /. reply/comment mentioned a twenty-five minutes and 38 seconds Weather Underground documentary video showing "Dead Heat: Overturning the World's Hottest Temperature" on an investigation and decertification of the world's hottest temperature set at Al Azizia, Libya in 1922.

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Why Things Fail: From Tires to Helicopter Blades, Everything Breaks Eventually

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This five pages Wired article, one single page, tells "Why Things Fail: From Tires to Helicopter Blades, Everything Breaks Eventually".

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All Time 10s: Common Science Myths

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VideoSift shares a 2.75 minutes musical YouTube video showing "10 Common Science Myths -- Not everything they teach you in science class is true.

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Terrestrial Hermit Crabs Learning Social Tricks To Evict Their Neighbors

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/. shared University of California Berkley (UCB)'s article on how "social animals usually congregate for protection or mating or to capture bigger prey, but a UCB biologist has found that the terrestrial hermit crab has a more self-serving social agenda: to kick another crab out of its shell and move into a larger home..."

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Science versus/vs. creationism. Which one(s) do you believe in?

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Star Trek Infographic: Science Fiction versus/vs. Science Fact

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NerdApproved shared an infographic showing real life and Star Trek -- "Looking back at the original Star Trek, there’s a lot that looks cheesy, but the technology still looks darn cool.

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Which one are you more interested in?

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What Happens When We Sunburn: Red Is RNA Damage to Skin Cells

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Neatorama shared a ScienceDaily article that said "The biological mechanism of sunburn -- the reddish, painful, protective immune response from ultraviolet (UV) radiation -- is a consequence of RNA damage to skin cells..."

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The Science of Superheroes - Spider-Man

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VideoSift shares a two minutes and 19 seconds YouTube video showing "The 'Amazing Spider-Man' definitely has some unique tricks and abilities, but do any of them stand up to scientific realities?

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