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More than honey – a review


Last night I went to see the documentary ‘More than honey’, directed and produced by the Swiss film-maker Markus Imhoof. As I work with bees (bumblebees) and have already read a bit about colony collapse disorder and honeybee farming I wasn’t expecting too much from the film: an education on all the crops bees are [...]

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World’s Smallest Stop Motion Movie Made with Atoms!

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A darling stop motion video was released yesterday and is already a big hit. IBM took the challenge of moving 5,000 atoms around in order to create a short stop motion video, capturing the images using a scanning tunneling microscope. How important is the scanning tunneling microscope in science? Half of the 1986 Nobel Prize [...]

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Moon-day Mood Music Video

For All Mankind DVD

Today’s Monday Music Video is not a music video per se, but instead features three songs from a soundtrack to an excellent movie about the Apollo missions. Evoking a sense of weightlessness and other-worldliness is an intuitive goal for most music on videos, movies, and TV programs featuring space and space travel. No one has [...]

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Streams of Consciousness

Want to Change Your Life? This Movie Might Inspire You

People V. The State of Illusion, a new docudrama from Samuel Goldwyn Films, is a mixture of fiction and brain science that, despite these awkward bedfellows, was compelling enough to keep me up late on a Friday night. Although most of the well-worn findings parroted by the movie’s parade of experts were not new to [...]

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The Countdown

Water on Mars, and More – The Countdown, Episode 32

Marks left in Martian soil by the Curiosity Rover's SAM instruments, which were used to test for the presence of water. (Credit: NASA)

                More to explore: Universe May Be Curved, Not Flat (Scientific American)… Air Apparent: Pluto’s Eternal Atmosphere (Scientific American)… Astronaut and a Writer at the Movies (New York Times)… Analysis of Surface Materials by the Curiosity Mars Rover (Science Magazine)… Ancient Supervolcanoes Revealed on [...]

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