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Old 11-27-2011, 02:15 AM   #141
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I can't find the post to quote it, but to whoever posted the BBC Horizon doco "What Time Is It?" (Retitled "Do You Know What Time It Is?" when rebroadcast on Discovery in the US): I love that. It's in its full version in vimeo and I used a clever little program to download it. I love Dr Cox, he's like a rockstar to me. I could list the other physicists that are rockstars to me, but the list would get very, very long.

Anyway, watching that prompts me to ponder the nature of time. Einstein said once, "We travel through time at the speed of light." Which makes sense, we can only see things as quickly as it takes for light to enter our eyes and then for those signals to be interpreted in the brain. So, technically, we're always living a fraction of a second in the past. But on the other hand, as one travels through space at the speed of light, time slows down to where it almost stops. And that sort of paradox fascinates me.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:35 AM   #142
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I watched this recently, its pretty good

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Old 12-02-2011, 11:20 AM   #143
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Ocean Sky on Vimeo

I didn't listen to this with speakers, so apologies if the music sucks, but if I were able to look up at the night sky and see this, well, I dunno what I'd do. this is just incredible.
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:13 PM   #144
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Not a video, but I don't know where else to put this

Weta insect: Heaviest in the world weighs 3 times more than a mouse | Mail Online





It's so cute!
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:31 AM   #145
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Jesus Christ, that's a big fucking grasshopper.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:43 AM   #146
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Have we all seen SquidBot?

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Old 12-06-2011, 02:14 AM   #147
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:12 AM   #148
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Higgs boson: Have they found it? News in Science (ABC Science)
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:27 PM   #149
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Proba-2: The Sun; 3-Month Time-Lapse [720p] - YouTube

A three-month time-lapse of the Sun as it spins and flares.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:19 AM   #150
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Yes, it's Python, but it's Python doing SCIENCE!
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:47 PM   #151
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This video isn't cool, it's just sad:

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Old 01-13-2012, 06:09 PM   #152
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This one's an 'interesting animal behavior video.' Apparently filmed by a family living somewhere in Russia, it shows a hooded crow 'sledding' down a nearby roof in an old jar lid it found. One of the commenters, who also seems to be from Russia, claims that these birds are often seen there sliding down roofs on their bellies, like this one but minus the 'sled.'

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Old 01-13-2012, 06:22 PM   #153
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hahaha cute!
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That is awesome.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #155
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #156
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Incredible man.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:03 PM   #158
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Saw this on Andrew Sullivan's blog. Via David Attenborough, a rare example of interspecies cooperation between humans (the Boran of East Africa) and a wild animal (the Greater Honeyguide)--humans love honey and are good at stealing it but bad at finding it, honeyguides love bee larvae and beeswax and excel at finding them but suck at stealing them, so over many centuries a cooperative approach has developed, with each party employing vocal and nonvocal signals reserved strictly for communicating with the other:


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Old 01-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #159
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Amazing! How are things like that not more widely known?
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:31 AM   #160
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this is pretty awesome. I'm always bummed that so much more money goes toward CG than animatronics

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