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Bill Nye on Dancing with the Stars, dancing to ‘Weird Science’.

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Film Meme - [½] Decade: 1980’s

“Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life.”

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🌚🌚TWO TIMES THE FUN: Earth has two moons

They say good things come in pairs. Or was it threes?

Well either way, our local outer space ecosystem just got two times more interesting with this second moon around. Learn more about our new neighbor in our full video on this discovery.

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The Venus Flower Basket Euplectella aspergillum is a type of sponge that engineers its own fibre glass tube. Each tube usually homes a mating pair of bioluminescent shrimp, the pair enter when the are young and once they are large enough they are never able to leave, however their offspring are small enough to leave to seek a new tube and a mate.

These shrimp feed on the left overs of the filtering by the sponge and in return the sponge has its own cleaning service trapped within its walls- the light produced by the shrimp also attract and supply a rich food source for both. 

In japan these symbolise "to death do us part" and are traditional as a wedding gift.

Scientists revive microscopic water bears after 30 years of deep freeze    

These eight-legged, microscopic creatures are probably the hardiest animals in existence, able to live through extreme heat, cold, pressure, radiation, and even the vacuum of space. Now, these water-dwelling critters have set a new personal best, with cryobiologists from Japan successfully reviving a tardigrade after it had been frozen for more than 30 years. What’s more, the defrosted creatures even managed to reproduce; with one laying 19 eggs of which 14 successfully hatched.