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Art meets science meets science fiction with tree of 40 fruit! #SamVanAken

Check out this awesome Tedx talk by artist/scientist Sam Van Aken. He describes in detail how he sculpts stone fruit trees that produce 40 different fruits through use of grafting ( 30 more words

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Voyager has hit interstellar space.... maybe?

Poor Voyager, he just can’t catch a break. We’ve said it’s hit interstellar space more times than we want to admit and in 2012, the Voyager mission team announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had passed into interstellar space , traveling further from Earth than any other man-made object.

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Interview with Nick Spitzer of BrainFacts.org, BRAIN initiative, and all-around awesome neuroscientist #Economist

The Economist has a great interview with Nick Spitzer, who is an awesome scientist, and certainly has one of the best moustaches in science. In addition to his own research on neuronal signaling in the brain, Spitzer is also editor-in-chief for  143 more words

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ACS Reactions video about how acetaminophen (Tylenol) works! #sciencematters

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol™, is one of the most popular pain relievers in the world, selling more than 27 billion doses in 2009 alone.

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