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Epic Science: Death
I'm going to die. You're going to die. Everyone is going to die. But since it's such a natural part of existence, why do so many people do so much to avoid even thinking about it?
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Gravity is the force that holds us on the planet -- but how does it actually work? Join Robert and Julie as they explain how gravity works, and make a handy experiment to demonstrate gravity's effects.
Did you know that air has weight? It may sound strange, but it's true. In this episode, Julie and Robert conduct an experiment that shows just how powerful air pressure can become. Tune in to learn more.
Epic Science: Face
What does your face say about you? We all give off subtle, non verbal signals to other humans and we don't even think about it. Learn more about facial signals in this video from Stuff to Blow Your Mind.
You've probably played with magnets before -- these fascinating items can exert control over another object without actually touching it. So how do they actually work? Watch as Robert and Julie demonstrate the mighty power of magnets in this episode.
Rainbows can be achingly beautiful, but what makes that unique mix of colors spread across the sky? In this episode, Robert and Julie explain -- and demonstrate -- the science behind moisture, light and rainbows.
Have you ever wondered why doorknobs occasionally shock you? The answer involves static electricity. Join Julie and Robert as they explain static electricity in a fascinating (and hair-raising) experiment.
Solar Sails: Come Fly the Friendly Universe
The sun is constantly bombarding our planet with solar energy, and it's possible to measure the effect of this power. In this episode, Robert and Julie demonstrate how solar collection technologies can harness the power of the sun.
Epic Science: 3D Printing
Robert and Julie show you what the future of manufacturing looks like with the 3D printer. The possibilities are endless when small bits of material can be arranged in all 3 dimensions of space. Learn more in this video from Stuff to Blow Your Mind.
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Imagine waking to a terrifying delusion: Your body is made of glass and the slightest bump or fall will shatter your body into a thousand lifeless shards. Just why does this psychiatric delusion pop up in medieval Europe - and does it persist today?
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