Tag Archives: science

10 common science myths that are actually not true

Think dropping a coin from the Empire State Building can kill? Wrong. Think the Great Wall of China can be seen from space? Nope. These myths and many others are covered in this interesting science video. Worth a view.

Video clips of Mr. Wizard being a dick to kids

Mr. Wizard being a dick

Mr. Wizard being a dick

Video clips of Mr. Wizard being a dick to kids. I think the millennial generation could use a dosage of this guy to take them down a notch. No participation ribbon for you!

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For those of you who don’t know, this was a program on the Nickelodeon children’s television called Mr. Wizard’s World. The on-air host was Don Herbert demonstrated the science behind ordinary things with kids and pretty much shattered their dreams on a regular basis. It was wonderful.

Blood test to predict how long you will live

Check Those Telomeres Your longevity depends on them. NASA

Check Those Telomeres Your longevity depends on them. NASA

A new blood test is set to hit the market in the U.K. next year may be able to tell patients how long they have to live. The test measures the length of a person’s telomeres (structures found on the tips of chromosomes). Research has shown that those with shorter than normal telomeres have shorter average life spans than those with longer telomeres. (Read Article)

Sometimes science can be terrifying. Would you get a test like this?