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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting over 40 million people worldwide. And though it was discovered over a century ago, scientists are still grappling for a cure.

Ivan Seah Yu Jun describes how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, shedding light on the different stages of this complicated, destructive disease.

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Science: Why Do Birds Have White And Dark Meat? (And Do We?)

Why do chickens and turkeys have white meat and dark meat? And, like, gross, but .. do humans have the same thing? It’s all about our muscles: what they’re made of, and what they’re made for. Quick Questions has the answers!

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Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode VII Jitters Song [adult swim]

The Nerd sings for us all. Everything that could go wrong with Star Wars Episode VII conveniently explained in one hilarious music video.

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How Does a Jet Engine Work? [GE Masterclass]

Baratunde Thurston takes you behind the scenes at GE’s Global Research Center to answer the question: How does a jet engine work?

With the help of aerospace engineer Todd Wetzel, you’ll see why “suck, squeeze, bang, blow” is a great way to talk about modern flight.

From turbojets to turbofans, the two discuss how airplane engines have evolved to become the powerful, high-efficiency machines they are today.

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