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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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All 135 Space Shuttle Launches Simultaneously.

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VideoSift shares a three minutes and 55 seconds Vimeo video showing "all 135 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s space shuttle launches simultaneously/at once.

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How a face forms in the womb.

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VideoSift shares a 43 seconds NewScientist video showing how a human face forms in the womb.

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The Burden of Disease and the Changing Task of Medicine

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Boing Boing shared The New England Journal of Medicine showing "The Burden of Disease and the Changing Task of Medicine" showing the past and recent years -- "At first glance, the inaugural 1812 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery, and the Collateral Branches of Science seems reassuringly familiar: a review of angina pectoris, articles on infant diarrhea and burns. The apparent similarity to today's Journal, however, obscures a fundamental discontinuity (1812a, b, c; see Historical Journal Articles Cited). Disease has changed since 1812. People have different diseases, doctors hold different ideas about those diseases, and diseases carry different meanings in society. To understand the material and conceptual transformations of disease over the past 200 years, one must explore the incontrovertibly social nature of disease.

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Ask a Mortician Videos

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Order of the Good Death, a mortician in Los Angeles (L.A.), has a YouTube video collection on death.

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Eleven/11 Utterly Bizarre Animal Mating Rituals

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Neatorama shares an Oddee article on the eleven/"11 utterly bizarre animal mating rituals".

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The 10/ten weirdest new species of 2012.

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The Week reported "the ten/10 weirdest new species of 2012 -- a mushroom named after SpongeBob, a sneezing monkey, and a blue tarantula top this year's list of Earth's most bizarre residents...

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Poisonous and Venomous: What’s the Difference?

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Boing Boing shares a Bittle Me This article on "Poisonous and Venomous: What's the Difference? -- There is pain. There is panic.

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Volume = pi * z * z * a

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This Twaggie comic strip shows the equation to a pizza.

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A quick look around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) -- A funny animation.

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VideoSift shares a funny two minutes and 20 seconds YouTube video showing "A quick look around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) -- Oxford Sparks presents a visit to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva...

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K

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Twaggie's comic strip shows "people who reply 'K' to a message are just too lazy to write..."

What about "kk"? ;)

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Ten/10 Health And Fitness Myths You Still Believe

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Blue's News share a twelve/12 (actually 10/ten) pages Huffington Post article showing the "ten/10 health and fitness myths you still believe -- top experts set the record straight on myths that just won't die..."

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