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What Makes This Video of Things Melting So Satisfying?

It all started with a child’s curiosity: What would happen if you put a Gummi Bear on an electric stove? So that six-year-old boy’s father, Joshua Zermeno, did what any parent eager to foster an attitude of learning, experimentation and engagement with the world might — he said, “Let’s find out.”

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How do you know you exist? – James Zucker

How do you know you’re real? Is existence all just a big dream? Has some mad scientist duped us into simply believing that we exist? James Zucker investigates all of these questions (and more) in this mind-boggling tribute to René Descartes’s “Meditations on First Philosophy.”

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Bizarre fourth state of water discovered

We already know that water can have three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. But scientists at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) have discovered that when it’s put under extreme pressure in small spaces, the life-giving liquid can exhibit a strange fourth state known as tunnelling.