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Casual Friday — can we survive the Sun’s death?

OK, now that the world has survived a close call with financial disaster (thanks to the U.S.’ House of Representatives), we can entertain ourselves with the physics of real disasters. Say, like when the Sun devours the Earth in another billion years or so. Continue reading

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Casual Friday — flying through Hebes Chasma

Courtesy of ESA, here’s a fly-through video of Mars’ Hebes Chasma… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — two months on an icebreaker (in under five minutes)

Continuing on last week’s chilly theme, today you get to watch a time lapse movie of two months on an Antarctic icebreaker… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Antarctica, unveiled

Ever wonder what Antarctica would look like without all that ice on it? Thanks to the British Antarctic Survey (with some help from NASA), we’re getting a better view of that… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — water tension and the mysterious water suspension trick(s)

Another fun and educational video from Steve Spangler — this time, some magic tricks you can perform with water… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — balancing nails

Want a fun trick you can perform with a dozen nails and a block of wood? Steve Spangler shows how you can balance 11 nails on the head of one… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Dry ice and dunes (on Mars)

This week’s video gives you a taste of just how different sand dunes can be from planet to planet… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Toothpick Table Tricks

If you’re like a lot of folks, you’ve got some holiday dinners and parties on your calendar over the next week — be prepared for them! Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Empire State of Pen

Just a fun bit of video for your Friday — watch an artist sketch lower Manhattan in 80 seconds… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — The Joy of Books

A fun little bit of stop-motion animation, with a good message… Continue reading

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