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Whether dictated by the need for speed, population density or a host of other factors, the biological world resolves and evolves around size.

Science,Genetics,Life,Zoology

Evolution of Shape

Whether dictated by the need for speed, population density or a host of other factors, the biological world resolves and evolves around size.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Skin is absolutely amazing, far more complex and versatile than we ever give it credit for. It makes up 16% of your body weight is the largest organ in the human body, allows birds to fly and mammals to nurse their young and provides a lifelong defense against predators and parasites alike.

Science,Genetics,Life,Zoology

Evolution of Skin

Skin is absolutely amazing, far more complex and versatile than we ever give it credit for. It makes up 16% of your body weight is the largest organ in the human body, allows birds to fly and mammals to nurse their young and provides a lifelong defense against predators and parasites alike.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
It doesn't just take willpower to survive, it takes guts. Life needs energy to exist and almost all animals get their energy in the same way, with a built in power plant, a digestive system that turns food into fuel.

Science,Genetics,Life,Zoology

Evolution of Guts

It doesn't just take willpower to survive, it takes guts. Life needs energy to exist and almost all animals get their energy in the same way, with a built in power plant, a digestive system that turns food into fuel.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Seeing is believing, not to mention evading, and surviving. Learn how the eyeball evolved from ancestors of jellyfish who developed light sensitive cells to the unique adaptations that allowed primates to better exploit their new habitat, while the ability to see colors helped them find food.

History,Science,Genetics,Life,Zoology

Evolution of Eyes

Seeing is believing, not to mention evading, and surviving. Learn how the eyeball evolved from ancestors of jellyfish who developed light sensitive cells to the unique adaptations that allowed primates to better exploit their new habitat, while the ability to see colors helped them find food.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Speed can often mean the difference between life and death in the animal kingdom. Some animals have evolved into championship flyers, swimmers and runners. What are the forces that create this need for speed and how do animal bodies adapt.

History,Science,Genetics,Life,Zoology

Evolution of Speed

Speed can often mean the difference between life and death in the animal kingdom. Some animals have evolved into championship flyers, swimmers and runners. What are the forces that create this need for speed and how do animal bodies adapt.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]

It is commonly theorized that the universe began with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. But since we can only see as far as light has traveled in that time, we can't actually make out the edge of the universe. Could it be that the universe is infinite? Is there any way to find out what the shape of the universe really is? Can we find the edge, discover what might lie beyond it, and perhaps even discover a universe next to ours? 

Physics,The Universe

Is There an Edge to the Universe

It is commonly theorized that the universe began with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. But since we can only see as far as light has traveled in that time, we can't actually make out the edge of the universe. Could it be that the universe is infinite? Is there any way to find out what the shape of the universe really is? Can we find the edge, discover what might lie beyond it, and perhaps even discover a universe next to ours?
January 24, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
The Vikings (from Old Norse víkingr) were seafaring north Germanic people who raided, traded, explored, and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries. The Vikings employed wooden longships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters. The ships could be landed on beaches, and their light weight enabled them to be hauled over portages. These versatile ships allowed the Vikings to travel as far east as Constantinople and the Volga River in Russia, as far west as Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland, and as far south as Nekor. This period of Viking expansion, known as the Viking Age, constitutes an important element of the medieval history of Scandinavia, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, and the rest of Europe.  Popular conceptions of the Vikings often differ from the complex picture that emerges from archaeology and written sources. A romanticised picture of Vikings as noble savages began to take root in the 18th century, and this developed and became widely propagated during the 19th-century Viking revival. The received views of the Vikings as violent brutes or intrepid adventurers owe much to the modern Viking myth that had taken shape by the early 20th century. Current popular representations are typically highly clichéd, presenting the Vikings as familiar caricatures.

War,History,People,Places,Civilization,Culture

The Viking Warriors

The Vikings (from Old Norse víkingr) were seafaring north Germanic people who raided, traded, explored, and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries. The Vikings employed wooden longships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters. The ships could be landed on beaches, and their light weight enabled them to be hauled over portages. These versatile ships allowed the Vikings to travel as far east as Constantinople and the Volga River in Russia, as far west as Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland, and as far south as Nekor. This period of Viking expansion, known as the Viking Age, constitutes an important element of the medieval history of Scandinavia, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, and the rest of Europe. Popular conceptions of the Vikings often differ from the complex picture that emerges from archaeology and written sources. A romanticised picture of Vikings as noble savages began to take root in the 18th century, and this developed and became widely propagated during the 19th-century Viking revival. The received views of the Vikings as violent brutes or intrepid adventurers owe much to the modern Viking myth that had taken shape by the early 20th century. Current popular representations are typically highly clichéd, presenting the Vikings as familiar caricatures.
January 10, 2014 - [ 1 part ]


Places,Geology,Physics,The Universe

Asteroids

January 10, 2014 - [ 1 part ]


Places,Physics,Astronomy,Mathematics

Russian Meteor Strike 2013

January 10, 2014 - [ 1 part ]


History,Science,Places,Chemistry,Culture

Ancient Egyptian Technology

January 10, 2014 - [ 1 part ]