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Check out this fully functional compound microscope made out of LEGOs by Carl Merriam. Well done!

[via The Brothers Brick]

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It’s no secret that I’m rather fond of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, so any chance to let the man talk is a welcome one for my part. Here’s Neil talking about the business of promoting science:

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Neil deGrasse Tyson knows the answer.

I love this guy. The passion he has for driving our intellectual curiosity (and subsequent achievements) forward needs to be replicated and pushed throughout this nation.

Other statements of note from this session: God & Science, and Bias in Science.

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If you haven’t browsed through Cambridge University’s YouTube Channel, you’re denying yourself some seriously cool stuff. Their latest upload is “Just Add Water“, a 5 minute piece on rotifers, a hearty breed of microscopic organisms that can not only survive but actually thrive after being exposed to conditions we have traditionally thought of as anathema to life as we know it.

Ain’t existence cool?

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