Atoms As Big As Mountains – Neutron Stars Explained
Neutron Stars are some of the most strange things in the Universe. Not quite massive enough to become black holes they are basically atoms as big as mountains with properties so extreme that it is mind-blowing. And if you get too close to a neutron star you are in big trouble…
Neutron stars are dense. Really dense. So dense that a cubic centimeter of neutron star has the same mass as a skyscraper-sized cube of iron. Learn about these miniature massives in this great new video from Kurzgesagt
So one time my dad bought a skeleton for Halloween, and one day he decided to place it in the kitchen to scare me and it went too far…
HOW THE MOKIN CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO SEE WITH AMAZING CLARITY UNDERWATER
The Mokin are a group in Thailand that are nomadic and have a sea-based culture.
In the sea there is less light, so usually one’s iris will dilate. But the Mokin have an adaption where instead of dilating, they constrict as much as possible.
This allows them to see with much better clarity. Recent studies suggest that any child can quickly learn this trick. It exemplifies how well our brain adapts to our environment.
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