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EVERY physical variable (distance, time, mass, speed, energy, and so on) has units of measurement. For example, the agreed-upon international unit of speed (and of velocity) is the meter per second, abbreviated m over s. Sometimes international units are inconvenient. For example, if you happen to be speeding in the United States, you might need

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For those of you who for some reason are not obsessed with the Fermi paradox, Enrico Fermi posed the following – the same guy with the nuclear reactor in Chicago and all that – posed the following question. If there are alien worlds as you might claim since there are billions of stars in billions

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I get the sense that most people have never met a scientist in their life much less be able to claim one as their friend. So, here I am visible in many ways – on the internet, social media, documentaries and people see that. And they write me a letter as though I am their

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Captions are on! Click the CC button at bottom right to turn off. So here’s a question for you. Have you ever compared the candy you get on Halloween with your friends? My sister and I—a bit competitive in the sport of Halloween candy hunting—we both have preferences of what kind of candy we hoped

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Captions are on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. When I was a little kid, my parents would let me take my favorite set of dinosaurs into the tub…probably to persuade me into taking a bath. I remember my dinosaurs well! In fact, I used to know all of my dinosaurs. I had

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Captions are on! Click CC button at bottom right to turn off. Updates on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! In my second year of teaching, I was looking to improve an osmosis lab I had had done the year previously. Osmosis, if you remember from our osmosis video, involves water traveling through a semi-permeable membrane. Potentially

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Captions are on! To turn off, click the CC button at bottom right. Follow the amoebas on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! There are a lot of animals that I have always thought are cool. Salmon, hairless guinea pigs, iguanas…silkie bantam chickens… But one day in my 7th grade science class, my teacher told us we

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Hi, watchers! Do you like math? Because I don’t really like math, but we still have to learn about it. So let’s try to make math fun with 10 must-know math words for this week. Let’s go! calculer “calculate” Calculer sur ma calculatrice. “Calculating on my calculator.” fois “times” Trois fois cinq égale quinze, or

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Hi there! Today on Math Antics we’re starting a new subject where we’re going to learn the basics of a special kind of math called Geometry. Geometry is the study of things like lines, shapes, angles, distances and things like that. In this video, we’re going to focus on three of the most basic elements

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