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2017’s Most Patriotic States in America

G. Terry Madonna<p><b>What are the characteristics of a good patriot?</b><p>The first characteristic is a deeply held loyalty to the country, sometimes …

Research suggests there are 4 types of introverts — find out which best describes you

According to new research, there are four different kinds of introversion: social, thinking, anxious, and restrained.<p><b>Social introverts</b> prefer to socialize in small groups instead of large groups — or simply fly solo. They don't necessarily feel anxious in large groups; they just prefer more …

Psychology

The Funniest Military Punishments Seen Being Handed Down By Superiors

Watch as 1000 years of European borders change

The Stranger Things Kids Are Getting Ghostbusters-Themed Action Figures

In 1926, British-born filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene filmed the streets of London in breathtaking color. But only recently has the British Film …

CRM

Because 2,000 ping pong balls and 30 middle-school teachers floating in “zero gravity” isn’t something you see everyday, the kids should…

Because 2,000 ping pong balls and 30 middle-school teachers floating in “zero gravity” isn’t something you see everyday, the kids should watch (or rewatch!) this 2010 ScienceBob video. From northropgrumman.com:<p>Zero gravity flights are performed using a specially modified aircraft, an FAA approved aircraft called G-Force One. The maneuvers are conducted in dedicated airspace 100 miles long by 10 miles wide. Specially trained pilots fly the aircraft in a series of maneuvers called parabolas, or …

From medicalschool, watch this time lapse clip of how bacteria reproduce by dividing into two every 20 minutes. 

From medicalschool, watch this time lapse clip of how bacteria reproduce by dividing into two every 20 minutes.<p>Bacteria are microscopic single-cell organisms that are found in the air, inside and on our bodies, in the dirt, and everywhere in nature. There are both harmful and beneficial kinds. Some cause diseases, while others help our bodies function. For example, there are more than 400 types of bacteria live in the human digestive system. There are also kinds that are used to make medicines, …

If you’ve ever wanted a cabinet with secret compartments – and we’re talking about a lot of secret compartments here – then you’re going …

If you’ve ever wanted a cabinet with secret compartments – and we’re talking about <i>a lot</i> of secret compartments here – then you’re going to like videos from the Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens exhibit that was at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013).<p>One of the finest achievements of European furniture making, this cabinet is the most important product from Abraham (1711–1793) and David Roentgen’s (1743–1807) workshop. A writing …

From Tumblr’s Storyboard blog: The Fine Art of Portraiture… in coffee. 

From Tumblr’s Storyboard blog: The Fine Art of Portraiture… in coffee.<p>Meet Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, who “paints” everything — and everyone — into his lattes. “I’m an esspressionist,” he proudly proclaims. Just last year, Breach was idling away his customer-less hours in the back of a hotel kitchen with only a dormant espresso machine for company. He was “so, so bored.” So he taught himself how to inscribe ornate hearts in coffee foam, with a bamboo skewer as his paintbrush.<p>And that …

From the 2012 Concurs de Castells, a human tower-building competition in Tarragona, Spain, watch this video by photographer David Oliete

From the 2012 Concurs de Castells, a human tower-building competition in Tarragona, Spain, watch this video by photographer David Oliete. David also took photos.<p>A long tradition in the region, castells began at the end of the 18th century. The sport has rules, techniques, and team responsibilities to guard safety and success. The <i>pinya</i> or base is made of a few hundred people that can catch anyone who falls, and the tower itself has a variety of different formations. The top three levels are the</i> …

And now it’s time for 3+ minutes of jazz and tiny hailstones

And now it’s time for 3+ minutes of jazz and tiny hailstones. From Aatish Bhatia at Empirical Zeal, “The Universal laws behind growth patterns, or what Tetris can teach us about coffee stains.”<p>As I watched this miniature world self-assemble on my windshield like an alien landscape, I wondered about the physics behind these patterns. I learned later that these patterns of ice are related to a rich and very active current area of research in math and physics known as <i>universality</i>. The key …

How It’s Made: Baseballs

Entomologist Dr

Entomologist Dr. Jürgen Otto films the Peacock Spiders of Australia, and they are super fun to watch. Though they are not well documented, there are 20 known species of these small jumping spiders. They have huge eyes, grow to about 5mm, and the males have colorful iridescent flaps that they use to attract females.<p>GrrlScientist has written more about Dr. Otto and these unique little creatures, and you can see more photos (and an interview) on 1000 Natural Wonders.

Perhaps you’ve heard the iPhone marimba ring many times, but have you heard it like this? iPhone Marimba Remix by France's KIZ Musique

Perhaps you’ve heard the iPhone marimba ring many times, but have you heard it like this? iPhone Marimba Remix by France's KIZ Musique.<p>In the archives, two must-see vids: Reggie Watts and J.Viewz playing fruits and veggies.

Hodgson Hawaii’s signature video style of a surfboard-mounted camera: Anthony Walsh Indo surf sessions

Hodgson Hawaii’s signature video style of a surfboard-mounted camera: Anthony Walsh Indo surf sessions.<p>Previously: a camera mounted on a hula hoop.

A character in a moment, one created each day for 30 consecutive days, animated as an exercise of skill and imagination by UK-based anima…

A character in a moment, one created each day for 30 consecutive days, animated as an exercise of skill and imagination by UK-based animator Geoff King. He writes:<p>It was difficult to even think of what to animate most days. I spent a few hours on average for each day, sometimes it felt like all day. I originally intended to do them quicker but they usually didn’t get going till the late evening. This also meant all the days where only ‘first passes’ or 'straight aheads’. After the first 5 days …

This phenomenal little clip is from Kalahari, the first episode of BBC’s Africa series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough

This phenomenal little clip is from Kalahari, the first episode of BBC’s Africa series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. A golden wheel spider evades the attack of a pompilid wasp… I will leave you to watch <i>how</i> in the clip, but I will say this: up to 44 turns per second.<p><i>Updated video clip.</i><p>All six episodes are available in HD on Amazon Instant Video.