A small team of researchers from MIT and the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris have unraveled the everyday mystery of how hair curls under its own weight.Given a strand with a certain natural curvature, they’ve created a toolset to predict whether it will dangle long and straight with a slight curl at the end, or as a tight 3-d helix. It’s the newest finding in a field of science that unravels conundrums that can seem so plain and ordinary that the fact no one knows why they occur can be surprising.Who knew so much went into something so simple. I’m not sure if they need a toolset to see if hair is curly though… we can tell just by looking at the hair! Either way…  #IloveScience   #WeLoveScience  http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/02/14/the-science-curly-hair/VZ7SxCvW3NCe9gCo5jD7xL/story.htmlhttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/5u5k

A small team of researchers from MIT and the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris have unraveled the everyday mystery of how hair curls under its own weight.

Given a strand with a certain natural curvature, they’ve created a toolset to predict whether it will dangle long and straight with a slight curl at the end, or as a tight 3-d helix. It’s the newest finding in a field of science that unravels conundrums that can seem so plain and ordinary that the fact no one knows why they occur can be surprising.

Who knew so much went into something so simple. I’m not sure if they need a toolset to see if hair is curly though… we can tell just by looking at the hair! Either way… #IloveScience   #WeLoveScience  

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/02/14/the-science-curly-hair/VZ7SxCvW3NCe9gCo5jD7xL/story.html

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/5u5k

This #ScienceSunday , you can learn what would happen if a micro black hole suddenly popped up next to you, what you’d know about Earth if you lived on the dark side of the moon, and whether you can prevent a hot cup of coffee from freezing in the vacuum of space, and more, from StarTalk Radio 

Coming tomorrow is our week in science review! Be ready!

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Tonight’s new podcast: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer “A Powerful Potpourri” of your astronomy & physics Cosmic Queries
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You’ll find out what happens to the energy of the universe as it expands, how loud the Sun would be if sound waves could travel through a vacuum, whether the speed of light ever varies, and if dark matter is an accumulation of all the souls of all the life forms in the cosmos. Closer to home, Neil and Chuck discuss what impact the Sun and Moon have on tides here on Earth, whether intelligent life could have evolved on Earth in the past and had all traces of its existence erased, and what happened to the actual meteors that formed Meteor Crater, Chesapeake Bay and Chicxulub off the Yucatan Peninsula. You’ll also learn what would happen if a micro black hole suddenly popped up next to you, what you’d know about Earth if you lived on the dark side of the moon, and whether you can prevent a hot cup of coffee from freezing in the vacuum of space.

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I know, you’ve come to expect the Science on sundays. But frankly - everyone and their mother posts on Sunday. So much science to digest, we know. So instead of posting on Sundays, we will begin posting our week-long wrap-ups on Mondays. We hope you still stick around! Hopefully, over time our team can grow and we can work on getting you more unique content more consistently, but at this point we just want to focus on what we do well, rather than spread too thin and lose track of everything. Thank you for following, we hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  #ScienceMonday   #ScienceEveryday   #VivaLaScience  http://www.sciencesunday.orghttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/5lax

I know, you’ve come to expect the Science on sundays. But frankly - everyone and their mother posts on Sunday. So much science to digest, we know. So instead of posting on Sundays, we will begin posting our week-long wrap-ups on Mondays. We hope you still stick around! Hopefully, over time our team can grow and we can work on getting you more unique content more consistently, but at this point we just want to focus on what we do well, rather than spread too thin and lose track of everything. Thank you for following, we hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  #ScienceMonday   #ScienceEveryday   #VivaLaScience  

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