Science

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Terra Infirma: The rise and fall of quicksand.

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Slate reports how "... quicksand has all but evaporated from American entertainment--rejected even by the genre directors who once found it indispensable... Quicksand once offered filmmakers a simple recipe for excitement: A pool of water, thickened with oatmeal, sprinkled over the top with wine corks. It was, in its purest form, a plot device unburdened by character, motivation, or story..."

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If Historical Events Had Facebook Statuses

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Neatorama shares a funny and sometimes offensive Cool Material image showing "If Historical Events had Facebook Statuses"

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What Females Want and Males Will Do: Jumping Spiders

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Myrmecos shares a six minutes YouTube video showing a scene from PBS' Nature documentary's What Females Want and Males Will Do about spiders mating attractions including slow motion scenes of their behaviors -- "With a high-speed camera and vibrometer in his toolkit ...

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Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

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VideoSift shares an old, but amusing 12.5 minutes YouTube video that documents the problems Superman would encounter when he tried to reproduce with a human female

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What happens if you drop Diet Pepsi & regular Pepsi soda cans in water?

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VideoSift shares a 30 seconds musical YouTube video showing what happens

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The Fifty Years of Exploration in Space.

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The CSI Effect: Fact versus/vs. Fiction.

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Digg and Popjolly share a Forensic Science infographic showing how "the popular television/TV shows portray scientists working in labs and solving cribes at rapid speeds, with technology that isn't yet available.

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MSN's 2010: Where Are They Now?

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MSN has six links (entertainment, newsmakers, money, medical wows and/& wonders, sports, and delish) to their articles on what famous people, from the past, are doing these days.

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World View: "This is how scientists see the world."

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Neatorama shares an amusing Abstruse Goose image titled "World View" showing "... how scientists see the world."

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A Memorial Day Guide to Not Becoming Shark Food

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Digg shares AOL News' article titled "Memorial Day guide to not becoming shark food" -- "With millions flocking to the beach to soak up the sun on the holiday weekend, a new study shows some crucial ways to make sure you don't end up as prey for a shark.

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The Big Blog Theory: The science behind the science from The Big Bang Theory television/TV series.

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The Big Blog Theory is "an unofficial blog of the television/TV sit-com 'The Big Bang Theory'" that talks about its "science behind the science".

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Why does the Moon look so huge on the horizon?

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Neatorama shares a Discover article to answer "why does the Moon look so huge on the horizon?"

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Fake Science

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Neatorama shares Fake Science that is a "blog of amusingly misleading scientific factoids and infographics. It's a good source of information 'when the facts are too confusing.'"

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Maxed Out: Testing Humans to Destruction/Testing the Limits of Human Endurance.

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Neatorama shares a NewScientist's list showing attempts to discern the limits of human endurance and survival. It answers (or tries to) these questions:

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Six "Ten (10) Things You Don't Know" Lists: Comets, Earth, Black Holes, Hubble, Sun, Pluto, and The Milky Way

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Boing Boing shares a twelve pages Discover Magazine article showing the "ten (10) things you don't know about comets" and several more lists:

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Scanning Electron Microscope Pictures of Grains of Pollen & Jonathan Drori's TED Presentation (Every Pollen Grain Has a Story).

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Digg shares Telegraph's 17 pages gallery/slideshow showing scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of pollen grains.

Jonathan Drori's TED presentation tells how every pollen grain has a story -- "Pollen goes unnoticed by most of us, except when hay fever strikes. But microscopes reveal it comes in stunning colors and shapes -- and travels remarkably well. Jonathan Drori gives an up-close glimpse of these fascinating flecks of plant courtship."

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The Anatomy of a Tribble

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Neatorama shares a diagram showing an anatomy drawing of a tribble

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Narrated Apollo 11 launch in ultra slow motion at 500 frames per second (FPS) and in 16 milimeters (mm).

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VideoSift shares an eight minutes and 42 seconds YouTube video showing a narrated and beautifully shot slow motion footage of the ational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 1969. It is in ultra slow motion at 500 frames per second (FPS) and in 16 milimeters (mm).

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Why Mexicali earthquake/quake damage is nothing compared to Haiti.

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The Christian Science Monitor reports the answers to "Why Mexicali earthquake damage is nothing compared to Haiti" -- "Sunday's 7.2-magnitude Mexicali earthquake killed only two, despite being stronger than the January/Jan. 12 2010 Haiti quake that killed more than 200,000 and made 1 million homeless..."

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Periodic Table of Periodic Tables

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Neatorama shares "The Periodic Table of Periodic Tables" showing a "clichéd and pervasive the periodic table framework has become" to become a "periodic table of periodic tables".

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