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Injected liquid turns into a gel to rebuild bones - Futurity

A material that is liquid at room temperature but that turns into a gel once injected into the body could help repair damaged bones in the skull and …

Repairs

Absurd Creature of the Week: Ferocious, Fearless Mantis Shrimp Is the Honey Badger of the Sea

One of the kung fu film genre’s greatest fight scenes comes from 1979’s <i>Dance of the Drunk Mantis</i>, in which bad guy Rubber Legs channels the raw power …

Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Home > Recipes by Category > Ice Cream/Frozen Desserts > Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream<p>July 18, 2013 // 59 <i>Comments »</i><p>Summer just would …

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. There are all sorts of confusing or nonsensical …

The Elements of the Periodic Table, Personified as Illustrated Heroes

As a lover of children’s books, especially illustrated science–inspired and nonfiction children’s books, I was instantly smitten with <b>Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji, whose ingenious subway etiquette posters you …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis.

Ada Lovelace Day: Where are the women in science? Right here ... My top 10 female scientists

On Ada Lovelace Day, Suzi Gage considers the most influential and inspirational female scientists that have helped shape who she is – and the world as we know it.<p><b>Ada Lovelace Day</b>asks people to think about the women that have inspired them to be the person that they are today. The Day remembers the …

Rhode Island

Go Where Raisins Swell Into Grapes, And Lemons Light The Sky

There's abook by the novelist China Mieville that describes two cities plopped one on top of the other. One is large-scale, the other smaller-scale, and while they live in entangled proximity, both cities have the same rule. Each says to its citizens, pay no attention — on pain of punishment — to …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Neurology

Washing Dollar Bills With Carbon Dioxide Could Save Billions

Now that's what you call "real" money laundering.<p>Nothing is better than a crisp, brand new George Washington bill that a vending machine gobbles up. And nothing is more frustrating than trying to flatten out an old, grimy, torn-up one dollar bill that a vending machine refuses to take. Thankfully, …

Carbon Dioxide

Well-Preserved, 2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Found In South Florida

The skeleton represents "perhaps the best-preserved remains of an ancient human uncovered in the past 40 years."<p>In the process of installing a waterline in Davie, Fla., construction crews happened upon a 2,000-year-old, fully-intact skeleton. The bones are thought to be those of a Tequesta Indian …

Archaeology

Starfish Can See!

If you were a starfish, you'd have eyes on the ends of your legs.<p>The phrase "seeing stars" has a whole new connotation: Research suggests that sea stars, a type of five-legged starfish that usually appears blue in color, can see images with the tiny compound eyes at the ends of their legs. The eyes …

Biology

CSI Myths: The Shaky Science Behind Forensics

Forensic science was not developed by scientists. It was mostly created by cops, who were guided by little more than common sense. And as hundreds of criminal cases begin to unravel, many established forensic practices are coming under fire. PM takes an in-depth look at the shaky science that has …

CSI Oxford: behind the scenes at Britain's top forensic lab

They are responsible for the conviction of the killers in some of Britain's highest-profile murders, including those of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor and Rachel Nickell. What's the secret of their success?<p>We're in a long – a very long – corridor. The overriding theme, colour-wise, is blue. …

Combining Christmas Candy and Potassium Chlorate Causes a Dramatic Fiery Reaction

A jolly Santa candy is tossed in a beaker of molten potassium chlorate, resulting in a dramatic combustion reaction in this video by Andy Elliott …

Decorations

True Facts About The Armadillo

(Video Link)<p>It's been a while since we've seen any videos from Ze Frank's True Facts series and man are we happy to have a new one. This time, the …

Scientists Tell Their Favorite Jokes

(Statistics t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)<p>A statistician gave birth to twins, but only had one of them baptised. She kept the other as a …

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants | Colossal

<p>Against a tasty backdrop of pastries, fruit, and vegetables, photographers Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have created a series of humorous dioramas …

A Compilation Video of Impressive Cat Jumps and Hilarious Failed Attempts

Funnyplox has created a great compilation video of impressive feline jumps and their hilarious failed attempts. The compilation includes the funny …

Waffles

Man Dresses Up Exactly Like Gap Mannequins Then Poses Next To Them

Mannequins are pretty much just glorified clothes hangers, and even the ones that are given creepy faces or realistic hair still don’t actually look …

Super Slow Motion Video of Superhydrophobic Surfaces and Magnetic Liquids in Action

In the latest video by The Slow Mo Guys, Gav and Dan drop liquids on a superhydrophobic surface and play with a magnetic liquid and capture it all …

Videography

A Compilation of the Best Vine Videos from All of 2013

VineCompilations has put together a huge 23-minute compilation of the best Vine videos from all of 2013. Previously we’ve written about their monthly …

Web Design

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

Le Chatelier's principle

<b>Le Chatelier's principle</b> (pronounced /lə ˈʃɑːtəlieɪ/), also called <b>Chatelier's principle</b> or "The Equilibrium Law", can be used to predict the effect …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

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