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While some schools spend hours dreaming about mythological beasts, Kenyon College Scientists are out making real discoveries.

Find out more about the sciences at Kenyon here: http://www.kenyon.edu/academics/departments-programs/
Voice: And now pensive moments with John Green.

John: For the longest time when I thought of science the first mental image that formed was of the Van de Graaff generator, you know, the metallic orb thing that when you touch it, it causes your hair to stick up. Unless you completely bypassed the age of seven you know exactly what I’m talking about. Fortunately, that changed for me when I was introduced to a cubit. No, a cubit is not a mythical derivative of a centaur, it represents a unit of quantum information and more importantly, the term was coined by pioneering Kenyon College professor Benjamin Schumacher. Sadly, something I found out the hard way, Professor Schumacher, also not a centaur.

Voice: This has been pensive moments with John Green.