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Science rocks. It's a shame that it sometimes doesn't get the gratitude it deserves. Humans, by our nature, are curious about how the world works. Science helps us understand what reality is, and that's one of the reasons why it's important for non-scientists to have an appreciation for science. Another reason why science is important to understand is because science can be used for good or bad. (How much philosophy education do you think scientists are required to receive before graduating?) Did you know that science used to be called "natural philosophy" until around the 1840s? So how do we get more people interested in science? Bring your favorite science experiments, facts, and theories, no matter how weird, to this discussion to share and inspire those of us with minimal scientific training. Show us what you think makes science so cool.

FTA: "If the Sun were made of bananas, it would be just as hot... All the matter that makes up the human race could fit in a sugar cube... Events in the future can affect what happened in the past... Almost all of the Universe is missing... Things can travel faster than light; and light doesn't always travel very fast... There are an infinite number of mes writing this, and an infinite number of yous reading it... Black holes aren't black... The fundamental description of the universe does not account for a past, present or future... A particle here can affect one on the other side of the universe, instantaneously... The faster you move, the heavier you get."

The 10 weirdest physics facts, from relativity to quantum physics. People who think science is dull are wrong. Here are 10 reasons why


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Aug 17, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=295

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