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Use A 3-D Printer To Turn Your Smartphone Into A 1000X Microscope

Simple and powerful<p>The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has released printable files that will help turn your smartphone into a microscope of up to 1000X magnification. If you have access to an 3-D printer--which you may through your local library or community center--this is something you …

Video: How Tiny Sea Monkeys Drive Huge Ocean Currents

These critters are a lot less lame than we thought<p>Remember those old sea monkey kits, with the pictures that made it look like you could raise tiny mermen in a fish tank? My parents never bought me one (despite my best efforts), but apparently a lot of kids were severely disappointed when their …

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More than one in three wild boar in Germany are too radioactive to eat

Researchers blame fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster<p>If you've going to Germany to experience Oktoberfest for beer and sausages this fall, chances are you might want to stay away from the boar while you're there. A new study from the German government, reported by <i>The Telegraph</i>, shows that more …

'Dead' Indian activist found alive

<b>An Indian activist who was thought to have died in a car fire near the capital, Delhi, has been found alive in the southern city of Bangalore.</b><p>Police said Chandra Mohan Sharma had "faked his death" to live with another woman.<p>Mr Sharma has now been arrested on suspicion of killing the man whose body …

5 Phenomena That Science Has Yet To Fully Explain

What do ghosts and yawns have in common? They remain scientific enigmas.<p>Who doesn't love a good mystery, especially one that stumps researchers?<p><i>Popular Science</i>'s editor-in-chief, Cliff Ransom, moderated a panel about such seemingly inexplicable phenomena this weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego. The …

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.