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Science of Chocolate

Richard Ludescher, professor of food science at Rutgers, and Rick and Michael Mast, of Mast Brothers Chocolate in Brooklyn, NY explain the science and art of chocolate making.

From SciFri


DIY Maker: Bleeping Talk Timer

Bleeping Talk Timer is an analog countdown timer built with common components: resistors, capacitors, a potentiometer. Combined with a 555 timer, the timer will switch between LEDs and activate a piezo buzzer alarm when the time - as set by the potentiometer - is up!

Complete instructions for this episode of Weekend Projects can be found at http://makezine.com/projects/bleeping-talk-timer/


What is a Rant?

Everyone seems to be ranting about something these days. But where does the word come from? In this episode, host Ethan Fixell dives into the etymology of the word RANT.

From PBS Bongo Bongo


Emily Gets an Abortion

This is my story. This is only my story. I do not pretend that it is anything more or anything less. I do not speak for everyone on this sensitive subject and I respect everyone's opinions as long as they do not force them onto others.

My dearest hope is that someone somewhere will see this and it will provide some guidance, strength, support, or whatever else they need in that moment. I want to tell that person that you are not alone. Having an abortion does not make you a bad person, a bad woman, a bad mother. Having an abortion does not make you guilty. It is simply one step in your reproductive story. You are not along. I am here for you. We are all here for you.

1 in 3 women will have or have had an abortion in their reproductive life. This video is for all of us.


New York City Bike Messengers are Crazy

Introducing a bike messenger legend. Goes by the name "Skeletor" I was lucky enough to capture him on film. this man is 49 years old and still whipping these means streets.Whom is a really amazing and humble person lets not forget crazy! I just honored he allowed me to follow him on his journey in finishing his day. After the day was over we met up with another messenger named ROti riding on his rode bike dood is insanely fast dipping through traffic.


Will Artificial Intelligence Destroy Us?

Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence are exciting, and they could make the world a better place. However, not everyone agrees with that. Tara discusses a recent article published by Stephen Hawking saying that AI could lead to the downfall of humanity.

From Discovery News