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The longer the path… the shorter the travel time?

By Danielle St. Jean, for the second season of the New Science Communicators Series “On a harsh desert evening, Baal […]

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Vlog 22: Can Fidget Spinners Help With ADHD?

Fidget spinners are all the rage, but is there scientific evidence that they can help children with ADHD and autism? Jonathan investigates. --- TRANSCRIPT: Hey, this is Jonathan from The Body of Evidence, If you want to get my attention in a social situation, just say, "You know, that thing that's really popular? Apparently, there's scientific evidence behind it". Today, we talk fidget spinners. It's like a dreidel but with no rules, look... I transfer…

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Is Space Curved? Can We See The Milky Way In The Past?

“Is it possible that space-time is curved in such a way that one (or many) of the galaxies we see in telescopes is actually our own Milky Way a few billion years earlier?”It is mathematically possible for a universe to be shaped this way, but not our Universe. Our Universe is as close to…Read the full article on Forbes!Have your own question? Feel free to ask! Or submit your questions via the sidebar, Facebook, or twitter.Sign up for the…

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Invitation to the 2017 Train for Rewards Blog Pary

Join pet bloggers and dog trainers in supporting reward-based training. #Train4RewardsAre you a blogger? Do you support reward-based training for dogs and other animals? Would you like to take part in the #Train4Rewards blog party?You are invited to write a blog post about reward-based training of dogs or other companion animals, post it on your own blog on the set date, then come and share a link to it here. Bloggers from anywhere in the…

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Water Is…

“Kudus to Nina Munteanu for sharing her deep wisdom, experience and knowledge of humanity’s greatest natural resource!  As Leonardo da Vinci said, “We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” We forget at our own peril and so I am deeply grateful for this book by so highly qualified an author!” —Elisabet Sahtouris, evolution biologist, futurist, author of Gaia’s Dance: The story of Earth & Us   Elisabet Sahtouris is an international speaker…

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My Science Odyssey with Let’s Talk Science McMaster

Learning and play are two sides of the same coin for kids who get a classroom visit from Let’s Talk Science (LTS), a free of charge, national science outreach program. Besides fun, undergraduate and graduate students, who volunteer with LTS, want kids to take away new knowledge and a love for science. LTS volunteers take away their own benefits from the experience too. For example, being routinely bombarded by kid questions teaches them to think…

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The problem with unmarked bike lanes: drivers don’t realize they are bike lanes

I bike to work most mornings, pulling my son behind me in his Chariot bike stroller.  It’s a pretty flat 2 mile ride, on mostly quiet streets. However,  a short portion of my ride is on a main artery, which happens to include a painted bike lane.  Ironically, the bike lane portion of my ride feels the most dangerous. The bike lane happens to pass directly in front of a local school.  Every morning multiple…

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