Sam Marcellus

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One Man's Attempt To Guess Nail Polish Colors

That one is blue. And that one is also blue. "Blue Too."

Trouble swallowing pills? You're probably doing it wrong, study says

If you have trouble swallowing pills, it's not your fault. You've just been doing it wrong. And now a group of German experts is ready to show you a better way. Two ways, in fact.<p>The first is the "pop-bottle method," and it makes tablets go down with ease. The second is the "lean-forward …

The Neuroscience Of "Harry Potter"

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

'Big Science' uncovers another piece in the Alzheimer's puzzle

In a paper published today, British scientists have found evidence that biological material contributing to lesions in the brain, characteristic in …

The Week In Numbers: How Cats See The World, The Speed Of Elephant Pee, And More

200 degrees: the visual field of a cat (humans see just 180 degrees)<p>42.3 gallons: the volume an elephant can urinate in a single go<p>20 seconds: about how long it takes nearly all mammals to empty their bladders, according to the Law of Urination<p>$600: the price of a set of 3-D printed titanium …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Turn Your Camera Into A Photosynthesis Detector

In about an hour, you can hack a camera to only display blue, green, and near-infrared light, which will give you a lovely view of plant life.<p>Members of Public Lab, an online civic science community, wanted to build an inexpensive tool to measure plant health. Their solution: convert an obsolete …

The Coolest Way To Listen To Classical Music

An awesome interactive website lets you follow an orchestra from four angles.<p>The London Symphony Orchestra has just created a mind-blowingly cool interactive site that lets you channel-surf through different views of the performance. HD cameras followed the orchestra as they played a rendition of …

Piano

National Geographic magazine turns 125

National Geographic magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary with a special October issue devoted to photography. Above is a selection of images from the upcoming edition. Read more about “The Power of Photography.” Coinciding with this, the magazine has launched a new photo blog, “Proof,” that …

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Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter to Create Amazing Illustrations | Colossal

<p>In one of the best collaborations this blog has seen in ages, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

Stormtrooper helmets go over to the art side – in pictures

Art,Sculpture,Exhibitions,Saatchi gallery,Damien Hirst,David Bailey,Yinka Shonibare,Art and design,Star Wars,Film,Culture<p>Artists from David Bailey to Yinka Shonibare have appropriated the iconic Star Wars headgear for a new exhibition coming soon to London's Saatchi Gallery as part of STRARTA art …

France pressured to remember WW1 soldiers executed for 'cowardice'

They were mostly young, rank-and-file soldiers, exhausted and shell-shocked after months of what was considered the world's must brutal war. One day they simply refused to take part in another raid that involved running out over the top of their trench, ignored orders or refused to get in line for …

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

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