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17th Century Anatomical Drawings From Tibet

On December 4, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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Tibet’s medical knowledge (and knowledge in general) came predominantly from India. This influx of info began in a slow but steady manner during the 11th and 12th centuries. In the 17th century, however, Tibet...

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Saiga Antelope: Strange & Almost Extinct

On December 1, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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When I first saw a photo of a saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) I had to do a Google image search immediately to make sure it was an actual real thing. I had no idea...

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VIDEO: Alka-Seltzer + Water Droplet In Zero Gravity

On November 16, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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The International Space Station (ISS) has been whizzing around planet earth for years now. It’s constantly manned by astronauts and/or scientists. They conduct a miriad of experiments 24 hours a day, 365 days a...

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What Makes That New Car Smell? And Will It Kill You?

On November 1, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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The fabled “new car smell” induces weak knees in around 55% of males; it can induce them to spend inordinate amounts of cash on a mode of transport. I wanted to know what was involved in...

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Try The Incredible Moshpit Simulator

On October 31, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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Every once in a while scientists do some work that is not only groundbreaking and fascinating, but also hypnotic, beautiful and 100% skillz to boot. A paper called Collective Motion of Moshers at Heavy Metal Concerts, produced by...

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13 Mildly Amusing Chemical Names

On October 31, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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Chemistry, pharmacology and biochemistry can be pretty impenetrable, but it seems that chemists, pharmacologists and biochemists aren’t afraid of a bit of tongue in cheek tomfoolery. I can’t work out whether the rock...

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Sperm Whale: The Loudest & Largest Toothed Predator

On October 31, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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Despite being very poorly studied, the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) has one of the most publicly recognised forms of all the whale family. This fame is, in part, due to Melville’s haunting Moby...

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NanoPutian: Human Shaped Molecules

On October 31, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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NanoPutians are a series of organic chemicals that were designed to inspire children about science. At least that’s the official line. I’m pretty sure a bunch of scientists were just mucking about for...

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River Dolphins: A Glance At Freshwater Cetaceans

On September 24, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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Dolphins are normally associated with the open ocean, and rightly so, because that’s where the vast majority of them live. But not all of them dwell in the salty deep. There are five...

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Chemtrails: Evidence At Last

On September 21, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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I wrote an article on chemtrails a little while back and it receives a fair bit of traffic. Some visitors want to know whether there’s any truth to the chemtrail theory and others simply want...

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