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Featured Videos for the Week of November 10, 2014

Featured Videos for the Week of November 10, 2014

To feed your desire to learn something new every day, we've carefully curated a collection of fascinating videos for you to discover today. Curious about how soap works, Marie Curie, how humans detect temperature and more? Start exploring.

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  1. Marie Curie studied in secret in Warsaw, Poland. 00:23

  2. Curie discovered an item's radioactive properties originated in its atoms. 01:03

  3. After her husband's death, Curie took over his teaching post at the University of Paris becoming the first female professor. 01:16

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  1. Soap production and use dates about to about 2800 B.C. in ancient Babylonia. 00:36

  2. Soap is actually a combination of salts and fatty acids. 01:05

  3. In order for "antibacterial" soap to be effective, it must sit on your hands a full two minutes. 02:53

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  1. Papilli are small brush-like extentions on the bottom of the tongue to help with efficiency and grip. 01:21

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  1. Because of "mirror neurons" and social norms, humans tend to smile when we see others doing it. 00:12

  2. One study found those who smile more often appeared more competent in the eyes of their peers. 01:52

  3. Smiling can reduce blood pressure, release endorphins and can create an overall improved mood. 02:06

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  1. Touching items considered "conductors" appear to have a colder or hotter temperature because the feeling is absorbed by our hands quicker. 00:35

  2. Thermal energy is the speed of molecules. 01:24

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  1. King Tut was born more than 3,000 years ago. 00:04

  2. Malaria and bone deformities led to the pharaoh's eventual death. 00:58

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