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Thupten Jinpa explains how recent advances in neuroscience have allowed for a better understanding of the science of compassion.
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by Big Think Editors
This classic physics experiment is made thanks to some hot jazz. Literally hot jazz. Flammable gas is pumped through a Reuben's tube, which is attached to a speaker. Watch what happens: