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12-Year-Old Uses Dungeons And Dragons to Help Dad Solve Scientific Riddle

When you look at someone, you are immediately drawn to their eyes. Scientists have been unsure if this is because humans are programmed to stare at eyes or at faces in general.

Alan Kingstone, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia, had been working on this quandary and was having trouble thinking of an experiment which separated the eyes from the center of the face. He was telling his 12-year-old son Julian about it when the boy came up with an inspired idea.

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10 Awesome Facts About the Internet You Didn’t Know

And because we can't do cat videos all day every day,* here are ten amazing facts about the internet. From how many likes there are on Facebook daily to the actual weight of the internet, this video just might blow your mind. (Hence the title.) Learn something new today, so you can watch a cat stuck in a jar over and over guilt-free!

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Watch 32 Metronomes Sync Up (It’s Science!)

We realize asking people to stare at a bunch of out-of-sync metronomes is kind of a hard sell, but this is actually really cool. For a while it seems like it's not going to happen, then, magically (note: technically physics, not magic), they do. Here's why.

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College Professor Sets Off Ping-Pong Ball Explosion

Dr. Roy Lowry wanted to demonstrate a few basic principles of science, notably the behavior of liquid nitrogen under pressure. But how to get that across in a way that even the least scientifically curious student would think of as awesome.

Easy: Just add ping-pong balls!

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Learn the Science Behind S’mores [INFOGRAPHIC]

S’mores may seem simple enough. A marshmallow, some graham crackers, a few squares of chocolate and a campfire are all you need, right? But if you want true perfection, camping equipment purveyors REI have provided this helpful infographic to coach you along.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Supermoon This Saturday

Tomorrow (Saturday) night we'll have a moon that will appear bigger and brighter. The phenomenon is known as a "Supermoon". More details after the jump.

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