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This MinutePhysics video looks at the pros and cons of putting telescopes in space. The pros greatly outweigh the cons, particularly overcoming the distortion that our atmosphere creates when objects are viewed from earth. (2:20 min.)

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Richard Hamblyn tells the history of Luke Howard, the man who classified the clouds and forever changed humanity’s understanding of these changeable, mysterious objects and helped us develop a better understanding of weather and climate. (5:06 min.)

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Your eyes don’t always capture the world exactly as a video camera would. But the eyes are remarkably efficient organs, the result of hundreds of millions of years of coevolution with our brains. Michael Mauser outlines the similarities and differences between your eye and a video camera. (4:56 miln.)

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This video from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) explores the sources of natural and human-produced radiation in our environment as well as the role that the CNSC plays in protecting Canadians through regulation of sources of radiation. (6:34 min.)

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How does evolution really work? Some of the metaphors we use, such as survival of the fittest, actually create misconceptions. This TED Ed video sets the record straight. (4:22 min.)

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Too many carbohydrates can lead to insulin resistance, which is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. But what are carbs, exactly? And what do they do to our bodies? (5:10 min.)

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The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is always the same: 3.14159... and on and on (literally!) forever. Reynaldo Lopes explains pi's vast applications to the study of music, financial models, and even the density of the universe. (3:44 min.)

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Here's some science behind the message in the film “Inside Out”. The power of sadness may surprise you. (4:04 min.)

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In episode 21 of Speaking of Chemistry, this video looks at the pros and cons of new more environmentally friendly refrigeration alternatives. (3:19 min.)

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Join astronauts on-board the International Space Station to learn more about centripetal force and why planets or moons and artificial satellites like the space station stay in orbit. Use math to find out if the artificial gravity in science fiction movies can be a reality. (7:51 min.)

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