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Your daily dose of SCIENCE awesomeness!!!

Hey RO pals!!

There's some seriously cool stuff being discovered everyday, so I thought I would start a new thread where we can post all things science-y!!! 

 

To get us started, here's an amazing story about what could be the world's oldest observatory - and it's in Australia!!!

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-12/aboriginal-astronomy-provides-clues-to-ancient-life/7925024

 

 

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Wow, great read @Autumn23! And great thread idea. :-D

 

Something interesting  I read about recently was that cytokines, which are produced in the immune response, are thought to be associated with depression. Thus adding to evidence that depression is not just caused by environmental factors, but also biological factors. 

 

For more details

 

http://www.cytokines-and-depression.com/

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@Autumn23 the access we have to scientific research these days is fantastic, do't you think?

I love Dr Karl's segment on Triple J on Thursday mornings

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/media/s4556094.htm
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@StarLord Dr Karl has a segment on the radio? Neat! I have three of his books! I also follow the science is awesome or whatever it is on Facebook because science is cool! Although I hated it in school, I definitely wouldn't mind teaching it! Smiley Happy
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I recently discovered Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, which provides pretty brilliant summaries of fairly cutting edge science, without shying away from the moral and ethical implications of the new discoveries. They do get a little ahead of themselves sometimes, but it's generally pretty great at satisfying your knowledge fix cravings. 

 

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@N1ghtW1ng yeah his radio segment is really cool because he takes questions from listeners and so you can ask basically whatever you want Smiley Happy 

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Heya,

 

Thought this is amazing! Very dramatic music in the background haha

 

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@AscheThis is so awesome - thanks for sharing!

 

I've been wondering what CRISPR is and the video is super helpful as I'm a visual learner and love animations Smiley Very Happy

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Oh my goshhhhh thank you so much @Asche for sharing that YouTube channel ---- ITS AMAZING!!!! I can see myself getting wonderfully lost lost down a "Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell" rabbit hole Smiley Wink 

 

Absolutely love this one!!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9otDixAtFw

 

 

 Also, how did you manage to post the actual youtube video on the forum??
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@Autumn23 Sounds like you're on your way down the rabbit hole already, hahah. You can embed youtube links by clicking the "insert video" button in the post-reply screen- it's two buttons to the right of the "insert link" button that you presumably used to create the youtube hyperlink. That'll create a popup which asks you for the video URL- paste the URL in and then click "preview". The popup will then update, and give you the ability to insert the video into your post- click "insert", and you're done!

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