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There's a saying that "it's not the volts that kills you, it's the amps" and while that's true in a way, you can't have amps without volts and skin resistance plays a big part too. (5:15 min.)

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Most people know that dogs and wolves have a lot of the same genes.But did you know that Pekingese dogs are the most genetically similar to wolves of all dog breeds? Learn how artificial selection processes created the dog breeds we see today. (3:41 min.)

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The stethoscope is the single most widely used medical instrument in the world. But where did the idea come from? (1:48 min.)

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Go to any paint store or nail-polish shelf and you’ll see a dozen or so variations of the color black. Even inside a crayon box, there are a lot of shades. But what is the blackest black out there? (3:22 min.)

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When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? (5:29 min.)

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In this winning entry for the 2014 Flame Challenge Physics Girl explains the mystery of color. How we see colour is very complicated and involves wavelength, reflection, signals and perception (3:50 min.)

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What you see is not always what you get! Sometimes this is caused by the physical structure of the eye while at other times it is your brain that is editing out (or adding) as it tries to make sense of the world. (2:54 min.)

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What is the difference between a theory and a law... and is one “better”? Matt Anticole shows why science needs both laws and theories to understand the whole picture.

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This video uses thermal imaging to show why it is important to stir mixtures using examples of an acid and an alkali in water. (6:09 min.)

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When we measure things, most people are only worried about how accurate, or how close to the actual value, they are. Matt Anticole explains what exactly precision is and how can help us to measure things better. (4:52 min.)

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