Tag: explainer

Aug 15, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About the Most Anticipated Solar Eclipse in US History

Everything You Need to Know About the Most Anticipated Solar Eclipse in US History

On August 21st, nearly 100 million Americans will be on the path or within 200 miles of a total solar eclipse

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Aug 14, 2017

Male/Female Anglerfish are the Most Different in the World and the Way They Mate is Insane

Male/Female Anglerfish are the Most Different in the World and the Way They Mate is Insane

Anglerfish have the most extreme differences between sexes in the Animal Kingdom and their mating technique is even wilder

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Aug 13, 2017

There’s a Driver’s Ed for Supertankers Where You Practice on Scale Model Ships 1/25th the Size

There’s a Driver’s Ed for Supertankers Where You Practice on Scale Model Ships 1/25th the Size

It turns out that supertankers and cruise ships have valets. They’re called maritime pilots, and they’re among the most elite ship handlers in the world

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Aug 9, 2017

An Elegant Lesson in Physics Told Through Blowing Bubbles

An Elegant Lesson in Physics Told Through Blowing Bubbles

Tom Noddy shows Marcus du Sautoy how bubbles form the most efficient shapes and how these change the more bubbles are joined together

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Aug 9, 2017

The Tiny Island in New York That Nobody’s Allowed to Visit

The Tiny Island in New York That Nobody’s Allowed to Visit

There’s a tiny island on the East River that you’ve probably never heard of, and you’re not allowed to visit it

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Jul 31, 2017

Shepard Tones: The Sound Illusion that Makes Christopher Nolan Movies So Intense

Shepard Tones: The Sound Illusion that Makes Christopher Nolan Movies So Intense

Christopher Nolan explains his obsession with Shepard Tones—layered sound waves that simulate a constant ascent in tone—to create a sensation of building tension

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Jul 27, 2017

Optimistic Nihilism

Optimistic Nihilism

The philosophy of Kurzgesagt, YouTube’s most existential science channel

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