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Wow-- Mugshots Used to Be Shot Like Fashion Editorials

<i>Photo from Australia's Historic Houses Trust and The Sydney Justice & Police Museum</i><p>Nowadays we use cameras, of both the cell phone and surveillance …

'Game of Thrones' chair made from melted keyboards

Take "Game of Thrones." Stir in a high level of geekiness. Add a dash of Salvador Dali. Mix well. Apply heat. Congratulations, your name is Mike DeWolfe and you've just created the Throne of Nerds.<p>The Throne of Nerds is a full-size replica of the Iron Throne from "Game of Thrones," but with one …

History of Grand Theft Auto box art

Boxes in boxes in boxes in boxes<p>GTA 5's box art is currently being painted onto a wall in New York City, because that's how big of a deal it is. …

Grand Theft Auto

Video: Black hole eats a super-Jupiter

ES astronomers said on April 2 they seen telltale evidence of a black hole disrupting the outer atmosphere of a super-Jupiter.<p>ESA astronomers say …

Black Holes

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Pt 1 The real story behind Aliens, Ufos, Demons, Illuminati & Satanism

Obama Launching Massive Initiative To Map The Human Brain

A coalition of scientists, with government funding starting at $100 million in 2014, will map brain circuitry in action.<p>We've been expecting this announcement since February, and today it looks like it's happening: President Obama has announced an ambitious plan to map the circuitry of the human …

A black hole was quiet for decades, then suddenly woke up to snack on an object about 14 to 30 times the size of Jupiter. This is what that looks like. http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-04/nearby-black-hole-wakes-grab-light-snack?src=SOC&dom=fb

The True Science of Parallel Universes

How would you feel about walking around covered in hagfish secretions all day? If one group of researchers gets their way, then we're looking at the fashion of the future. The hagfish (which isn’t really a fish in the conventional sense) is a living fossil. It has undergone little to no evolution in the past 300 million years. It has an interesting and effective defence mechanism that can repel even sharks. When threatened, it releases large quantities of protein. This protein, when released into the water, forms threads that turn the immediate environment of the hagfish thick and gooey. The slime, which “smells like dirty sea water”, according to one of the researchers, deters predators from attacking the hagfish. The researchers have found that the protein threads can be isolated from the slime (via the removal of water and mucous). The protein threads themselves are categorized as ‘intermediate filaments’. Each thread is 100 times smaller than a single human hair. These fine threads can be woven to create fabric that’s as strong as nylon or plastic. With more research, these fabrics could even be used to make clothes! Hagfish produce large amounts of slime in mere seconds. The mere efficiency of this process grants it an advantage over harvesting silk from silkworms. Furthermore, the material is much more sustainable than artificial fibers like nylon and polyester. In the words of the head researcher, Atsuko Negishi, “This work is just the beginning of our efforts to apply what we have learned from animals like hagfishes to the challenge of making high-performance materials from sustainable protein feedstocks.” The next challenge would be to make the process feasible on an industrial scale. It’s unlikely that slime will be directly harvested from the hagfish in large amounts. Alternatively, the slime-making genes might be transplanted into bacteria, which can be cultured to provide the slime on a much larger and more feasible scale. More info: http://bbc.in/Z4MXt9