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Real Or Fake: Science Experiments

It's really hard to trust modern science

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  1. 1. A worm's mind was uploaded into a Lego robot

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    The OpenWorm project mapped a roundworm's neuron connections and simulated them into a software program, which was then put in a basic Lego robot. The program helped the robot avoid obstacles. Imagine what mapping a human brain could mean!

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  2. 2. Astronauts plan to study measles in outer space

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    Let's try to contain this disease on Earth

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  3. 3. Scientists figured out how to unboil eggs

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    No yolk! Chemists found a way to refold the tangled proteins in boiled eggs to make them return to their original shape.

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  4. 4. A plane running on solar power is flying around the world

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    Solar Impulse 2 will take off from Abu Dhabi on March 1st and embark on a 25,000-mile journey around the world.

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  5. 5. New plastic can repair itself like how blood clots

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    University of Illinois researchers develop a plastic material filled with regenerative chemicals that can grow back after damage

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  6. 6. Drinking liquid metal can detox the body

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    You may drink some barium before an x ray, but it's not good for you. The EPA also regulates metals in drinking water.

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  7. 7. 'Aquaman crystal' could let divers breathe underwater

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    About 2.6 gallons of a new type of synthetic crystalline salt can remove the oxygen from a room, raising hopes that these special crystals may one day replace oxygen tanks.

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  8. 8. Baldness could no longer be a problem, thanks to stem cell research

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    Researchers used stem cells to generate a hair-inducing dermal papilla cell. While it doesn't look pretty, this could lead to cell-based hair loss treatment. (Bad news for Rogaine.)

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  9. 9. Synthetic strawberry provides immunity against hepatitis

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    While strawberries are packed with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, there hasn't been any research on hepatitis-curing strawberries. Hepatitis A outbreaks have actually been traced to fruit.

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  10. 10. Leeches can survive 24 hours in liquid nitrogen

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    A species of leech survived -320.8°F temperatures for 24 hours and -130°F for up to 32 months — that's a huge for cryopreservation research! Who knows, maybe the plot of Austin Powers is plausible....

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Real Or Fake: Science Experiments

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