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The Power of Thought
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The Scientific Power of Thought

Mind over matter, people! According to this video, when you change your mind, you physically change your brain.

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Rail Gun
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How NOT to Make an Electric Gun

There's no need to offer a "Don't try this at home" warning — by the time you've watched this guy accidentally shock, burn, and shoot himself, you're unlikely to follow in his footsteps.

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Weird Science: Watch This Bizarre Chemical Reaction

Something very strange happens at the 1:15 point in this video. When these three clear solutions are combined on a stir plate, the result changes color — and keeps changing!

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10 Amazing Facts About the Universe You Won’t Believe

The universe is a pretty amazing place, from the unimaginably large, right down to the incredibly small. There’s an awful lot going on in this field we call "existence."

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Learn Chemistry With Adorable Dogs

In this heartwarming YouTube video, adorable pooches-turned-chemists Paige and Dexter explain the basics of chemistry using their toys. If your child is struggling with basic chemistry concepts in school or you just need a pick me up after a long, stressful day, this video will make you giggle as the pooches demonstrate the ins-and-outs of chemical bonding.

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Duke University Creates Invisibility Cloak
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Duke University Creates ‘Harry Potter’ Style Invisibility Cloak

If you're a fan of J.K. Rowling's hit 'Harry Potter' series, you must have longed for your own invisibility cloak so that you could go off on your own magical adventures just like Harry himself. But invisibility cloaks are merely fictional, right? Wrong!

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Learn the Science Behind Bond’s ‘Skyfall’ Weapon

While we've previously told you about the real life science behind James Bond's gadgets in movies like 'Goldeneye' and 'Live and Let Die, we thought we'd take a look at the devices used by Bond in his latest outing, 'Skyfall.'

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Discovers Superman’s Home Planet

Superman's home planet Krytpon isn't fictional anymore! Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has discovered the real-life counterpart to the planet that is so deeply embedded in the 'Superman' canon.

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10 Food Myths You Probably Believe

All too often we get carried away believing (or worse, repeating) everything we are told and don't spend enough time questioning what's actually been said. We've picked 10 very common health mantras you hear everyday and weeded out the worst of the lies, because we want you to eat all the avocados. All of them.

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The Real Life Science Behind James Bond’s Gadgets

In anticipation of the upcoming release of 'Skyfall,' the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, we've explored five of our favorite Bond gadgets and put them to the test of reality. It's every guy's (and probably girl's) dream to have their own real life Q and his accompanying gadgets. But how many of these are accurate portrayals of reality and how many are far-flung fantasies that belong on the big screen?

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12-Year-Old Uses Dungeons And Dragons to Help Dad Solve Scientific Riddle

When you look at someone, you are immediately drawn to their eyes. Scientists have been unsure if this is because humans are programmed to stare at eyes or at faces in general.

Alan Kingstone, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia, had been working on this quandary and was having trouble thinking of an experiment which separated the eyes from the center of the face. He was telling his 12-year-old son Julian about it when the boy came up with an inspired idea.

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10 Awesome Facts About the Internet You Didn’t Know

And because we can't do cat videos all day every day,* here are ten amazing facts about the internet. From how many likes there are on Facebook daily to the actual weight of the internet, this video just might blow your mind. (Hence the title.) Learn something new today, so you can watch a cat stuck in a jar over and over guilt-free!

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Matrix Red Pill Science
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Physicists Trying to Prove That We Live in ‘The Matrix’

When Silas Beane and his team of researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany heard about Oxford Professor Nick Bostrom's 2003 theory that we may be living in a computer-simulated world similar to the hit sci-fi movie 'The Matrix,' they decided to test that theory and see if they could find the theoretical "red pill" that would wake us up.

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Get a Step-by-Step Guide to Lucid Dreaming

We know -- the first thing we thought when we saw this was "who draws that well on white board" too! Once we got over that, we realized we should actually be paying attention to what this guy's saying

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The Likelihood of ‘Looper’ – Science Behind the Movies

In the new sci-fi hit 'Looper,' starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt, the mob uses “Loopers” and time travel to kill targets in the 30-year past. But how much of the film is based on actual hard science?

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