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How stop motion animation began

How stop motion animation began

This beetle is going into the city to see his lover. She’s a dancer. But this 1912 film is not just a staggeringly weird tale of insect infidelity. It’s the true kickoff to a stop motion tradition that has given us a ton of wildly different movies. But this invention didn’t come from Hollywood. It …

Viruses (Updated)

Viruses (Updated)

Subtitles on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. You can find us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! Chances are, in your life, you’ve had the common cold before. It can cause sneezing and coughing and just makes you feel awful. The worst thing about the common cold is that you can take medications …

How corn conquered the world – Chris A. Kniesly

Corn currently accounts for more than one tenth of our global crop production. The United States alone has enough cornfields to cover Germany. But while other crops we grow come in a range of varieties, over 99% of cultivated corn is the exact same type: Yellow Dent #2. This means that humans grow more Yellow …

Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Cells (Updated)

Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Cells (Updated)

Captions are on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. Get updates from @AmoebaSisters on Twitter and Facebook! I’ll never forget a circular red spot I developed on my arm when I was in elementary school. It left a lasting memory in my mind, because it was something called ringworm and, with my active …

History’s “worst” nun – Theresa A. Yugar

Juana Ramírez de Asbaje sat before a panel of prestigious theologians, jurists, and mathematicians. The viceroy of New Spain had invited them to test the young woman’s knowledge by posing the most difficult questions they could muster. But Juana successfully answered every challenge, from complicated equations to philosophical queries. Observers would later liken the scene …