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Two-headed Dolphin: They Called Him Flipper, Flipper, Flipper, Flipper

Two-headed Dolphin: They Called Him Flipper, Flipper, Flipper, Flipper
Dolphins are cute if you ask me, just watch Flipper and you will see what I mean. What’s not very cute is this dead dolphin. It has two heads. Ewww. Conjoined anythings are rather disturbing.…
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SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder

SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder
Last year we found out about TellSpec, a portable scanner that can identify the composition of food as well as provide nutritional data. A company called ConsumerPhysics is raising funds for SCiO, which works similarly to…
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Microbe Cross-Stitch: Handle Weave Care

Microbe Cross-Stitch: Handle Weave Care
Artist Alicia Watkins zooms in on microorganisms and viruses not with a microscope but with needle and thread. Her Etsy shop is filled with handmade cross-stitches of these tiny beings, from our buddies the red blood…
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Cell Cake: Dibs on the Nucleus

Cell Cake: Dibs on the Nucleus
deviantART contributor/artist/bakologist Nicole William not only has two first names for a name, she’s also great at baking. Here’s a fondant cake she made for one of her biology classes three years ago. It’s a cross-section…
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Life-Size Crocheted Skeleton with Organs: Undead Sackboy

Life-Size Crocheted Skeleton with Organs: Undead Sackboy
We’ve seen a variety of awesome crocheted items, mostly hats and amigurimi based on fictional characters. But artist Shanell Papp is more interested in real human beings. More specifically, what’s inside of us. Back in 2006,…
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581 Mice Made Over 25 Generations of Cloning: Dormtroopers

581 Mice Made Over 25 Generations of Cloning: Dormtroopers
Japanese researchers from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology recently announced that they have cloned one mouse a total of 581 times. They did this by making clones, then making clones out of its clones and…
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Bigfoot DNA Evidence Finally Published, Proves Basically Nothing

Bigfoot DNA Evidence Finally Published, Proves Basically Nothing
Last November, a group of scientists claimed that they had discovered DNA evidence of the existence of the fabled Bigfoot. The scientists promised that they would be publishing a paper outlining their findings and if you’ve…
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Anatomical Barbie Looks Cool But Might Freak Your Kids Out

Anatomical Barbie Looks Cool But Might Freak Your Kids Out
Koen Hauser gave his subjects the anatomical treatment and his human models couldn’t look any creepier. Now it’s Barbie’s turn. In the eyes of many kids (mostly girls), she’s the perfect doll. She’s pretty, she’s sexy,…
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MinION DNA Sequencer Runs Off USB Port

MinION DNA Sequencer Runs Off USB Port
DNA sequencing is complex stuff, frequently used in biological research. Having worked in a hospital in the past and having been around lots of lab equipment I can say that sort of stuff is generally gigantic…
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Ebola Virus 3D Model: Staring Death in the Face

Ebola Virus 3D Model: Staring Death in the Face
Made famous by its deadliness, the Ebola virus was first described in 1976. It was made famous by The Hot Zone by Richard Preston and some small epidemics that thankfully didn’t kill off most of the…
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Geek Dissects LEGO Frog

Geek Dissects LEGO Frog
I still remember that day in 7th grade when we walked into biology class and pinned to a bunch of trays were dead frogs. The teacher gave us all a scalpel and we set about cutting…
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Super Mario Anatomy Lesson

Super Mario Anatomy Lesson
Now that we’ve seen Mario with his clothes off, what else could you possibly ask for next? How about a look at his innards? Well, it is the Internet, and there is something for everyone out…
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Rare Disease Causes Elfin Facial Features, Erases Racial Bias

Rare Disease Causes Elfin Facial Features, Erases Racial Bias
A rare genetic disease called Williams Syndrome causes “mild to moderate mental retardation, elfin facial features and gregarious social behavior;” a recent study published in the journal Current Biology theorizes that children with Williams Syndrome also…
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Knitted Dissected Animals Prepare Kids for Bio 101

Knitted Dissected Animals Prepare Kids for Bio 101
Ah, Biology 101. We may be from different nations and cultures, but I’m sure those of us who have gone through that class share very similar experiences: The fear. The excitement. The jumping, twitching animals. The…
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Sheep Gives Birth to Human-Faced Lamb: Just in Time for Rockman 10

Sheep Gives Birth to Human-Faced Lamb: Just in Time for Rockman 10
I now suspect that a real-life Dr. Wily exists, and that he resides in Turkey: veterinarian Erhan Elibol performed a cesarean operation on a pregnant sheep. The lamb was stillborn, but perhaps it was all for…
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Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.

Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.
In a study published in Nature magazine, a group of scientists revealed that human cells may be induced to regenerate appendages in the same way that salamanders do. Meaning we can also grow salamander limbs. Kidding.…
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