Can You Lift Thor's Hammer in Space?

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Only those are are worthy can lift Thor's might hammer, Mjolnir, but the Avengers' argument takes on a whole new meaning in space! So could anyone lift it there? Kyle talks weightless magic on this week's Because Science!

Why Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar So Dang Hungry?

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Because it's hoarding protein. Not just for itself, but for the butterfly it will become and every egg that butterfly will lay. And it's about to lose its mouth... as it wriggles out of its skin during metamorphosis.

Are we running out of clean water? - Balsher Singh Sidhu

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Despite water covering 71% of the planet’s surface, more than half the world’s population endures extreme water scarcity for at least one month a year.

The Dangerous Effects Of The Hyper Focus Drug

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Adderall is known as the "study drug", and many students are abusing it to try and study. What exactly is Adderall, and are their any other drugs people are misusing to get a mental, or physical edge?

Non-Invasive Brain Surgery

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Scientists have combined ultrasound, viruses and synthetic drugs to control regions of the brain.

Jellyfish Acceleration | Because Science Live

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How Jellyfish move.

Ant On A Rubber Rope Paradox

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Paradoxes are cool!

What If You Only Ate Chips?

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What if you only consumed potatoes forever?

The Raisin Bran Effect

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The bottom of the cereal box is a disappointing place. But at least now you know why. Where do you see the Brazil Nut Effect around you?

Floating City Physics

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How much would a floating city weigh?

Camels Don't Mind Spines In Their Cacti | Nat Geo Wild

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Camels have adapted to harsh desert conditions that require them to eat thorny plants.

Smoking vs Juuling

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Juuling and smoking both contain nicotine, but is one healthier?

Can We Get Older Without Aging?

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Nothing is guaranteed in life except death, taxes, and entropy. What do other life forms have to teach us about staying alive as we get old, and will we ever conquer death?

Five Firsts for Mars InSight

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Mars InSight will be the first to detect seismic activity on Mars’ surface, first to measure rate of heat transmitted from interior, first to dig nearly 5m down, first to measure magnetic fields on Mars’ surface, and first to use a robotic arm to place instruments on the surface of Mars (assuming it lands of course…)

What is 1 Kilogram Now? | Because Science Live

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How much is 1 Kilogram?

Caffeine 101 | National Geographic

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Nearly 90% of the United States population has at least one caffeinated beverage every day. Learn about the chemistry of caffeine, how it causes increased alertness and focus, and how caffeine is capable of causing overdoses.

The Science of Racism | Creators for Change

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Racism is real. Science can help us combat it.

This Strange Condition Keeps You Looking Young Forever

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What if you were forever stuck in the aging process? Could you actually stay looking young for the rest of your life? What problems would you face if you had a growth hormone deficiency that caused you to never actually age?

Anthony Bourdain and "the Sweet Spot" | StarTalk

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Neil deGrasse Tyson asks chef, writer, and TV host Anthony Bourdain about science as applied to the kitchen and different processes used in cooking around the world to achieve the most desirable flavors.

The Disturbing Thing Ghosts Could Be

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What’s that sound.....is it ghosts?

What is Farthest Away?

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The edge of everything used to be the edge of the map. But now, thanks to what we know about astrophysics and the universe, the edge of everything might not even exist…