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Dolphin Swims to Diver to Ask for Help

(Video Link)<p>Keller Laros was diving off the coast of Kona, Hawaii on January 11, 2013. A bottlenose dolphin swam up to him and hovered. Laros could …

Here's Some Unreleased Miles Davis to Make Your Day Better

A hot second of cool.<p>[soundcloud src='https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134816916%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-rLzlx&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true' width='100%' height='166' moreclass='embed--soundcloud-tracks' position='left']<p><b>There's</b> …

Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it.<p>The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movies to classics like Hook are available to watch. Frozen, American Hustle, Gravity — even Delivery Man if you’re a …

Chinese Scientist Likens Beijing's Smog Problem To "Nuclear Winter"

Farms are in a "smog panic" as plants falter without sunlight<p>A Chinese scientist said that the smog situation in the country is so bad that it resembles a "nuclear winter," preventing plants from producing energy from the sun's rays via photosynthesis, and presenting a possible disaster for the …

#theLIST: Oscars 2014: The 10 Best Dressed

BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.<p>BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.

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A historic glimpse inside the lab notebook of Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin – a landmark graph showing the first…

A historic glimpse inside the lab notebook of Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin – a landmark graph showing the first intrathecal injection of penicillin in August of 1942. Complement with a private peek inside the notebooks of great creators, from art to advertising to field science, and a look inside celebrated artists’ sketchbooks and beloved designers’ Moleskines.

Is this the most extraordinary human brain ever seen?

<b>Is this the most extraordinary human brain ever seen?</b><p>ONCE you know what it is, this apparently innocuous picture of a blob assumes a terrible gravity. It is an adult human brain that is entirely smooth – free of the ridges and folds so characteristic of our species’ most complex organ.<p>We can only imagine what life was like for this person. He or she was a resident of what is now North Texas State Hospital, a mental health facility,and died there in 1970, but that’s all we know. While the jar …

The Morphology of Human Blood Cells (1956)

<b>The Morphology of Human Blood Cells (1956)</b><p>Dorothy Sturm’s beautiful watercolors are difficult to distinguish from an actual microphotograph (except perhapsthey are clearer and more detailed than a micrograph, and certainly superior to images from the 1950’s). Sturm’s watercolor on paper illustrations, drawn directly from Wright-stained smears prepared by [microbiologists], depicted normal, pathological and infectious hematology with a clarity, detail and beauty that photomicrography of the …

How a human lung is kept alive and breathing for a transplant

Lung in a box. Very cool.<p>To extend the time an organ can last before it’s transplanted into a recipient, engineers have developed the Organ Care System — which is essentially a box pumping blood and oxygen to the lung.<p>What’s especially neat about the OCS is that they can actually be used to improve imperfect donor lungs by flushing it with antibiotics and nutrients. Like refurbishing a lung, sort of. Putting donor lungs through the OCS helps increase and improve the number of potential donor …

Evil Mad Scientist Offers Valentines for Lovers of Scientific Equations and Symbols

<i>You turn me on.</i><p>With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Evil Mad Scientist has released a follow-up series of six Valentines featuring scientific …

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Scientific Cutting Boards

Gerald and Summer operate Elysium Woodworks, a woodworking studio in Santa Rosa, California. They make custom <b>cutting boards with scientific themes</b>. …

The Month in Plagues: Nazi Mosquitoes, Agricultural Espionage, And More

Here are some links on infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web this past month. Have more? Add them in the comments.<p><b>In vaccine news</b><p>A crowd-funded vaccine for HIV called Immunity Project falls under scrutiny, according to Erika Check Hayden for Nature.<p>Mounting evidence suggests …

An incredible new polymer that heals itself to 97% efficiency

The Spanish scientists who developed it are calling it the 'Terminator' Polymer — and for good reason. Like the T-1000 blown to bits, it can …

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Wouldn’t you agree?<p>Have books affected your writing? Tell us how, and you could win a $1,000 scholarship for school! …

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Paul Michael's Star Trek Rings

We've previously posted Paul Michael's delightfully geeky ring designs, including those inspired by Wonder Woman, Han Solo and the Death Star. He …

Courageous Cancer Patient Recreates the "Birth of Venus"

Washington DC-based portrait photographer Jonathan Thorpe captures an incredible image of his friend and model Heather Byrd, in which the young woman (who also happens to be a cancer patient) is at the center of a thought-provoking recreation of Botticelli's <i>Birth of Venus</i>. Standing in as the …

The Un-Aired Television Pilot For ‘Big Bang Theory’ Is Quite Different From What Eventually Aired

In the un-aired pilot of the CBS comedy series <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, we see roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, scientists at the local …

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