31. 10. 2014
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The Science Of The Mosh Pit 3

Try The Incredible Moshpit Simulator

Every once in a while scientists do some work that is not only ground breaking, not only fascinating, but also hypnotic, beautiful and flipping brill to boot. A paper called Collective Motion of Moshers...

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31. 10. 2014
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13 Mildly Amusing Chemical Names

Chemistry, pharmacology and biochemistry can be pretty impenetrable, but it seems that chemists, pharmacologists and biochemists aren’t afraid of a bit of tongue in cheek tomfoolery. I can’t work out whether the rock...

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31. 10. 2014
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Sperm Whale: The Loudest & Largest Toothed Predator

Despite being very poorly studied, the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) has one of the most publicly recognised forms of all the whale family. This fame is, in part, due to Melville’s haunting Moby...

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31. 10. 2014
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NanoPutian: Human Shaped Molecules

NanoPutians are a series of organic chemicals that were designed to inspire children about science. At least that’s the official line. I’m pretty sure a bunch of scientists were just mucking about for...

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30. 10. 2014
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Speleotherapy: Ukrainian Salt Mine Therapy

In the 1970’s Ukraine salt was considered a panacea for all ills. These rather awesome photos depict a salt mine that was converted into a “speleotherapy” unit. People with various ailments (most commonly lung based beefs)...

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28. 10. 2014
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Rain in loads of languages

Odd Phrases That Mean “Heavy Rain” In Other Languages

The phrase raining cats and dogs is taught to kids from a young age despite it not really making much sense. That’s what we like to do to miniature humans: let them know...

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27. 10. 2014
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What Does A Hummingbird Sound Like When It Snores?

I like to try and answer questions before you’ve asked them if at all possible. Here’s another of those unasked questions – what does a hummingbird sound like when it snores? Although, to...

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26. 10. 2014
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Clet Abraham - Traffic Sign

Snazzy Traffic Sign Alterations By Clet Abraham

Clet Abraham is a classically trained artist from a country called France. His medium is traffic signs. I can’t really say anything clever about what he’s done because I’m too hungover, so I’ll just...

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26. 10. 2014
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Ice Caves Of Kamchatka

A couple of days back I posted some amazing pictures of bears in the wilderness of Kamchatka. The photographer responsible for those wonderful snaps has also graced us with some equally enchanting images...

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25. 10. 2014
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New Scientists Rest Home Opens In North Korea

The following pictures certainly don’t seem like they could have come out of a country that’s wracked with poverty and hunger. But I suppose it is the type of building you might expect...

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