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What If You Went Through Puberty in 24 Hours?



You smell terrible, hair starts growing in weird places and red sores break out across your face. No, you’re not turning into a werewolf. It’s just puberty, and every human has to go through it. Usually, this process takes years, and it still stinks. But what if all these changes happened to you in just one day? If your body grew this fast, could your mind keep up with it? How would super-fast puberty affect your relationships? What will happen to the pituitary gland and why is it called the master gland? When will acne start to appear?

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What If You Swallowed a Hornet?



It’s a hot summer day. You’re enjoying a picnic, and you take a swig of your drink. What’s that in your mouth? It’s a hornet. And you accidentally swallowed it. How painful is a hornet’s sting? What happens if you’re allergic to its venom? Could it lead to anaphylactic shock? And could the hornet sting you in your stomach? There are plenty of bugs and insects that can bite or sting us. And hornets might be one that you fear the most. How does acetylcholine determine how powerful the venom is?

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How India Crashed into Asia and Changed the World | Think English



What does the Indian tectonic plate have to do with the Himalayas, climate change and…whales? This Think video explores how plate tectonics put the Indian subcontinent on a global stage.
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What If You Ate a Brick of Dry Ice?

What If You Ate a Brick of Dry Ice?

Dry ice is one of the coldest substances on Earth. This is what it does to a flower. And check out what it does to this action figure. Now, what would happen if you swallowed dry ice? What would it do to your skin? How much could you eat before it hurts you? And how would it affect your stomach?

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What If You Jumped Into a Pool Full of Honey?

What If You Jumped Into a Pool Full of Honey?

Is your speed in water unmatched? Does your breaststroke leave your opponents in the last place? Maybe you’re ready for a different challenge. So, what if you jumped into a pool full of honey? Would you sink to the bottom? Could you eat during your swim? And is honey just bee spit?

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MBARI's Top 10 deep-sea animals

MBARI’s Top 10 deep-sea animals

The deep sea—Earth’s largest habitat—is home to a host of magical and mysterious animals. As we help our education and conservation partners at the Monterey Bay Aquarium prepare for the exhibit Into the Deep: Exploring Our Undiscovered Ocean, launching in 2022, they were curious to know which denizens of the deep are our favorites? With that question in mind, we gathered five of MBARI’s finest deep-sea biologists—Shannon Johnson, Kakani Katija, George Matsumoto, Bruce Robison, and Susan von Thun—and came up with a list of ten favorites. You might be surprised to see what made our list and what makes these creatures so lovable.

For more than three decades, MBARI researchers have been exploring the deep ocean with remotely operated vehicles, discovering fascinating ways that life in the deep sea has evolved to thrive in this dark, cold world. Our ocean is vast and full of things yet unseen. Every time we set out on an expedition, we are amazed by new observations and we are excited to share ten of those discoveries with you!

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Human Skeleton under Different Situations (Use your Headphone)

Human Skeleton under Different Situations (Use your Headphone)

Humans have around 270 bones at birth, but they fuse together as we grow old. By the time we reach adulthood, the number of our bones goes down to 206 bones. The bones in our skeletons reach their maximum density around age 21.

Our bones do not only help us move, they provide us with structural support, protect our organs and help us produce red blood cells. They also act as a storage area for minerals, particularly calcium.

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