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How Does CAPTAIN AMERICA’s Super-Soldier Serum Work? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

There isn’t a whole lot chemicals can do for you if you decide to jump on a grenade to save your army buddies. But what modern chemistry and genetics might be able to do, at least some day, is turn you from skinny private into Captain America. First off, let’s not call what Steve Rogers […]

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We Already Have Human Clones: Identical Twins (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

Why can’t we clone human beings and why don’t we have them yet? Well we can and we do. Now, I’m not talking about a tricky Orphan Black-style cloning program here, I’m talking about what nature already does: identical twins. Identical twins are nature’s clones, and have been used as insights into genetics for nearly […]

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Anti-Matter Lightsabers are a Bad Idea | Because Science Footnotes

– Have you ever seen a rock that isn’t a rock? I mean, like, have you ever seen a rock, that is something resembling a stone, but wasn’t formed by natural processes? I have, it’s something very interesting produced by humans, through our factory processes, and it is this. It is called fordite. Why is […]

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How Many FALLOUT Nuka Colas Could You Drink Before Dying? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

– Welcome back, vault dwellers. Now, when the world ends, you’re gonna need a little bit more than a laser pistol and some power armor. You’re gonna need some food and water to survive. And thankfully, it won’t be all RAD roach meat out there. You’ll still have the very refreshing Nuka-Cola, even though it’s […]

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What’s Inside the Infinity Stones? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

– Events in the largest film franchise of all time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, have been building to one show down. The Avengers versus Thanos, a mad, purple titan, who’s seeking to wield the infinity stones. These stones apparently contain vast cosmic power. But why? What’s inside them that could defeat a team of superheroes? […]

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How Strong Is the Mythical Kraken? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

– Today’s episode was sponsored by Kraken Rum. The mythical beast known as the kraken is one of the most menacing, enigmatic and powerful sea monsters humans have ever dreamt up. Back I say, not yet. In stories and tall tales, they prowl underneath the ocean waves, snacking on fish and pirates and occasionally using […]

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How Does DAREDEVIL See Without Sight? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

You know, it’s easy to fight crime if you have super-human powers like super strength, or can fly, or have abilities like… working eyes. But what if you’re blind? Can you still protect your neighborhood? Marvel’s Daredevil, now streaming on Netflix, is a new series featuring the heroic exploits of Matt Murdock who was blinded […]

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Can the Flash Take a Hands-Free Selfie? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

– If you could run as fast as the Flash, in my estimation, you’d be the most powerful superhero. You could think at light speed, you could time travel, and you could make your punches infinitely more massive. But would you be fast enough to take a truly hands-free selfie? Important questions. (upbeat music) Now […]

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