Michael Wesch rules

If you haven't seen them yet, here are three must-see videos from Dr. Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University:


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    A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

    Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"

    Surprising Science
    • A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
    • It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
    • Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
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    We are heading for a New Cretaceous, not for a new normal

    The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.

    Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA
    Surprising Science

    A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.

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    New study reveals what time we burn the most calories

    Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.

    Photo: Victor Freitas / Unsplash
    Surprising Science
    • Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
    • While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
    • Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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