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Watch 32 Metronomes Sync Up (It’s Science!)

We realize asking people to stare at a bunch of out-of-sync metronomes is kind of a hard sell, but this is actually really cool. For a while it seems like it's not going to happen, then, magically (note: technically physics, not magic), they do. Here's why.

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Japan Made a Mind-Reading Tail For Some Reason

Just in case you need everybody to always know exactly how you feel and exactly where you felt that way AND you need it to happen while wearing a tail that interprets your mood based on an EEG, this is the product for you.

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College Professor Sets Off Ping-Pong Ball Explosion

Dr. Roy Lowry wanted to demonstrate a few basic principles of science, notably the behavior of liquid nitrogen under pressure. But how to get that across in a way that even the least scientifically curious student would think of as awesome.

Easy: Just add ping-pong balls!

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Bill Nye Explains Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

If you ask a six-year-old to tell you a joke there is a good chance they'd respond with the classic groaner "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

However, as you can see in the video above from YouTube explainer V

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Bill Nye the Science Guy vs. Creationism: ‘I’m Not Attacking Religion’

Bill Nye the Science Guy has taken the internet by storm with Twitter rumors that he was killed in a balloon accident (sparked by The Onion) and his new Web series for Big Think. Most recently, however, our favorite childhood TV scientist sparked a lively debate through his video blog, pitting science against creationism, and America, obviously, had something to say about it.

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Build Your Own Solar Mobile Phone Charger in Five Minutes

Paying for electricity to charge your phone is so 2011. In the future, all the cool kids will be hacking their phone charger so they can just leave their phone on the windowsill when the battery's low.  Here's a video tutorial in five simple(ish) steps.

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Science Makes Squid Cells Dance Uncontrollably to Cypress Hill

The guys at Backyard Brains, promise "neuroscience for everyone," and, by gum, they are certainly trying. For their video "Insane in the Chromatophores" (scientists are notorious lovers of bad puns, ask anybody), researchers attached a suction electrode to a squid's fin nerve and played Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Membrane" through it to stimulate it. Or, in laymen speak, pretty colors!

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Think ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’s’ Lizard is Fiction? Think Again!

Ever watched a sci-fi movie and pretty much sat there throughout it wondering just how unrealistic the stunts are? And if you're being particularly optimistic (some might say, unrealistic), what it might take for you to perform said stunts? Well, we're glad to be the bearer of great news then!

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What Do Hipsters Know About This Higgs Boson Thing? Next to Nothing

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of the long-sought after Higgs boson, commonly known as the "God particle." Some experts are saying this is the "biggest scientific discovery of the 21st Century" -- if the Higgs boson wasn't isolated, everything we thought we knew about the universe would've been proved false.

If you secretly have no idea what we're talking about, don't worry. You're not alone.

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Watch a Paralyzed Woman Control a Robotic Arm With Her Mind

There are certain things we take for granted. But for Cathy Hutchinson (pictured above), a task as simple as reaching out for a glass of water seemed like an impossibility due to her paralysis. Until now.

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What Would Happen If the Large Hadron Collider Zapped Your Hand?

For a few years now, nerds and scientists have been debating what would happen if someone put their hand in front of the beam of the Large Hadron Collider. Finally, one guy decided to ask this question of every science guy he could find.

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Science Finally Cracks the Cause of Brain Freeze

For years, one universal scientific phenomenon has baffled scientists and lovers of ice cold sodas and slushies. Why do we get a raging headache when we drink a cold beverage way too fast?

Now science has found the answer.

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Inventors Create Molded Jelly That Can Create Beautiful Music

"Noisy Jelly" is no longer just the name of an college folk music duo. It's an actual thing.

A couple of very innovative chemists and musicologists have invented a form of wobbly gelatin that can respond to touch with their own unique sound.

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Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘Most Astounding Fact’ Will Leave You in Awe

The internet's favorite astrophysicist, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, was asked by a reader of TIME magazine what the most astounding fact he could share was. Tyson's profound answer has now been made even more breathtaking thanks to a fan-made video.

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Physics Fail Turns Science Experiment Into a Comedy Sketch

This teacher's physics experiment becomes a comedy routine when his object in motion collides with an immovable object. Don't think those 'Big Bang Theory' guys would have made that mistake.

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