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Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘Science the SH!T’ Out Of 3 Movies (Video)

Neil already dropped science on Hollywood in a post we shared on here (on “Interstellar”). Now, watch Dr. Tyson do it to the fullest on three more flicks.

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Environment/Activism: How Much Do ‘Black Lives Matter’ To This Louisiana Plant? Not Much… (Video)

Just off G.P. this should get a thorough looking into. Just think: It there is a chance that a deadly chemical, given off in the process to make recreational stuff, is killing off this predominantly Black Louisiana town, isn’t it worth study (and a fight, if true)? This 77-year old ‘fighter’ thinks so. So he’s taking on a giant chemical plant to save his community.

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Elon Musk Speaks On His Concerns About Artificial Intelligence (Video)

I’m an alien… It’s true.
Elon Musk

Got the full (very full) show with Elon chatted up for over 2 and 1/2 hours of tech talk (for those who want it) after the jump. But the clip above though: We’re focused on convo about artificial intelligence. Probably goes without saying that a Mars expedition (like the Space X venture being planned) has gotta be able to use some of that sweet A.I. Especially if the crew runs into some ‘other’ aliens (ha)!

Thoughtful (and kinda scary) insights from the guy we call ‘Real Life Tony Stark’ around here.

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‘Lost In Space?’ Nah. Olympic Legend Usain Bolt Never Loses A Foot Race… Even In Zero Gravity (Video)

Wow. Fastest man on Earth and in ‘space’ though. Usain Bolt loses NO race; not even a ‘space race’ (ha)!

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Speaks On Astronomy And Science Back In The Days Of Christopher Columbus (Video)

If you needed more reasons to think Columbus was a d!ck…

HA! So why not just start with that, Neil?

Indeed, Christopher Columbus leveraged his knowledge of astronomy of his day to con natives out of precious resources during his journeys. Yep. Taking advantage of folks who don’t know better… d!ck move!

Just a bit of a fire-starter factoid to kick off the astronomy discussion.

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Filmmaker And Tech Enthusiast Pete Majarich Gives Us A Look At The ‘Surface Of Mars’… From Utah (Short Film)

Uh ohhh. Elon Musk, we have a problem.

There are still moon-landing deniers around who claim that all that video of that American space trip was faked. And this short film “The Visitor” (by Australian filmmaker Pete Majarich) is an even more appealing, amazing, look at a trip to what looks to be a ‘red’ planet.

This was shot in a southern Utah desert. Confirmed (hit the jump and see). So, if we make the Mars trip… proving it… could be a problem!

(But this is a cool tech-driven flick though. No problem with that.)

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Food: Homegrown Tomatoes Taste Better (Video)

My Dad was a sharecropper through late his preteen years before his family moved to Tuskegee. The farmer in him meant we would have a pretty big garden every year, overflowing with tomatoes. They were not heirloom tomatoes like these, but those ‘maters did taste different. Guess that is no surprise. Homegrown vs. storebought, you know… It’s just that this video gives a ‘fullness’ to the argument that I cosign. Check it out.

Ever wonder why homegrown tomatoes taste so much better than ones you buy in a store? Renowned seed saver and farmer John Coykendall hits it out of the park with this explanation – and shows how heirloom veggies, like tomatoes, link us to our ancestors!
– PBS Food

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Science: Elon Musk’s Plans For Humans Moving From Earth To Mars Have Likely Been Thwarted (Video)

Dang it.

Musk put the numbers, plans, presentations, and MONEY on it. I was thinking futuristic ‘Martians’ would be humans – ‘terrans’ if you want to speak ‘Star Trek’ about it – in the not-so-distant future. But now we have proof of water on Mars, meaning the possibility of LIFE. And it turns out that we already have a ‘flavor’ of Trek’s prime directive (e.g. planetary protection rules) already in place… and blocking any Space X effort to terraform the Red Planet for human inhabitance. That, and the realization that what it’d take to give Mars an atmosphere is all but impossible.

Watch the vid above and follow the link below to read up.

(But hey, upside: Life on Mars already! Maybe…)

READ: COLONIZING MARS IS UNLIKELY (SPACE.COM)

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Do Space Battles Make Sense Scientifically? (Video)

When science meets science fiction… we get space battle physics! I had to watch this clip all the way through, because ‘Storm Trooper Hot Pockets’ (haha)!

How scientifically accurate is your favorite sci-fi space battle? #Maythe4thBeWithYou
– It’s Okay to be Smart • PBS

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Discovery Channel’s Cage Match: Shaq Vs. Sharks (Video)

He thought it was ‘Shaq Week’ but nah, son, it is “SHARK Week” on Discovery Channel… every year. But props to the Big Shaqtus for leaving the land and braving the depth to do a face-to-face the potentially vicious fishes, mano y (um) shark-o.

Shaq faced his fears and conquered them. Turns out that there wasn’t much to fear… until A SHARK GOT INTO THE CAGE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO PROTECT HIM!!

Yeah. That happened. Hit the jump and see.

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Wu-Tang’s The ‘GZA’s Series “Liquid Science” Is Now On Netflix

The GZA has been all about the knowledge, and science, for the longest. We’ve posted on some of that here. Well, he has a series on that front on Netflix for you to check out – “Liquid Science” (Get it? If you are GZA/Wu-Tang Clan fan… yeah ya do)!

WATCH: LIQUID SCIENCE (NETFLIX)

Comedy: John Oliver On ‘Gene Editing’ As A Cure-All Or The Thing That Kills Us All (Video)

Bwaahahaa! Only John could work 30-foot wolves and ‘crunchy rectums’ into a futurist topic discussion. Okay, John. Gene editing is that topic… GO!

Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms. John Oliver explores the risks, rewards, and wolf-related hazards of gene editing.
– Last Week Tonight

#AndBuffBeagles #ScienceBxtches

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Could Ant-Man Be The Most Powerful Avenger? (Video)

This one is more [theoretical] science than science fiction, and I will tell you in advance… I did not get it (even after the second watch) totally. But that last ‘outtake’ point that Kyle makes… I got that the first time! In fact, me and @RealSuperKing were talking about the ‘mass problem’ on “Ant-Man” in a different way while back: When he gets super-tiny, but retains his mass, wouldn’t he crack anyone’s arm he ran up?? SCIENCE!!

When you think of powerful Avengers, you probably think of Hulk or Thor, but should we be considering Ant-Man too? Kyle has the quantum realm science on this week’s “Because Science”!

This ep is awesome to watch. Now, do NOT let all this ruin your movie-watching experience. I won’t. In fact, I’m hoping to see an ‘easter egg’ in the “Ant-Man And The Wasp” movie that hints at Ant-Man giving Thanos the business… and saving the world #InfinityWars #HelpUsScottLang #MaybeOurOnlyHope

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Racist History Of American Medicine (Documentary Short)

You don’t have to tell me about racism in medicine and research. I. Am. From. Tuskegee, Alabama! Watch the video and you will learn why that matters, too.

People of color in the U.S. have endured centuries of abuse in the name of science. It’s time we stop celebrating this blatantly racist history.
– Racist History

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Science: What Did Tyrannosaurus Rex Actually Sound Like? (Video)

No… we did not discovery time travel, or some reeeeeaaally old recording device that survived the eras since the dinos fell. It’s science! See how scientists put together a plausible sh!t-your-pants sound bite (er… if there were, say, pants way back then) for what the big reptile chomper could have sounded like. Peep.

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Watch This Band Play… Under Water (Video)

Eff being under ground… watch and listen to this band play a concert underwater!!

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Science: Researchers Develop A Potentially Useful Plastic-Eating Enzyme (Video)

Okay, the breakthrough we hope for in the real world is years away. But considering the fact that much of the plastic waste we produce will otherwise not break down for millennia, scientists may as well get started. And they have… accidentally.

Professor John McGeehan of Portsmouth University, co-lead author on a paper detailing an accidental discovery that could help cure our plastic waste problem, speaks with News Stream.
– CNN

They discovered the enzyme by accident. Yeah, so?? Rubber was an accident, too.

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The U.S. Wants To Have A Word With You: A Plasma Effects Weapon Is In Development Now (Video)

The government and military use drones already. Man do they use drones! Imagine giving them lasers, too. But not just ‘pewn pewn’ ray gun lasers; though surely those are in development, as well. However, this tech is a new kind of way to weaponize with lasers.

The U.S. military’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program, or JNLWD, is inching closer to a weapon that alters atoms to literally create words from thin air. It’s called the Laser-Induced Plasma Effect and, fingers crossed, they hope to be able to say intelligible words within the next three years.
Patrick Tucker

Creating words from thin air! Think about it: Within three years, we are thinking that they will be able to aim a beam or something into a room and create a voice that sounds like someone is in that room. An enemy combatant is sound asleep, and they put a ghost voice in the room – no body, no drone, just a voice – to tell them something startling like, “There is nowhere to run. We’ve got you in our sights. See the red dot on you? Do… NOT… move!”

Scary, right? Especially if ‘they’ decide that YOU are the enemy.

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Science: This Is Your Brain On Alcohol (Video)

Hahaaaa! She is skrrruuuggling near the end. Too many drinks and big words for her family. Just DRANK!!

(Shannon cute for reals though. I’d buy her a drink or two.)

A drunk neuroscientist explains what alcohol really does to your brain. Things get a little blurry…
– Your Brain On Blank

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RIP Stephen Hawking (Video)

Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, Stephen Hawking has passed away. He was 76 years old. Widely recognized as one of the brightest minds of all time, Professor Hawking lived most his life with a rare form of motor neurone disease (diagnosed at the age of 22, given only a few years to live at the time) that limited his body to a wheelchair and his speech to a voice synthesizer. But his offerings to the world would still not be bound – including his theory on black holes emitting [eventually namesaked] “Hawking radiation” and his multimillion-copy selling book, “A Brief History Of Time.”

In the late 1990s, he was reportedly offered a knighthood…

MORE: STEPHEN HAWKING (BBC)

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