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  • How Colored Baby Chicks are Made

    How Colored Baby Chicks are Made

    Here’s something crazy that’s been going on for years: by injecting fertile egg embryos with colored dyes and inks, chicken farmers can create baby chicks in any color they want. These chicks aren’t dyed after hatching. They’re colored before they even poke their fuzzy little...

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  • 3 Unconventional Uses for X-Ray Technology

    3 Unconventional Uses for X-Ray Technology

    While mostly used for medicinal purposes (and warfare, be it office or overseas), people have taken X-rays and used them in interesting and unconventional ways. The capabilities of X-ray technology are somewhat limited: it produce an image, and that’s pretty much it. But the way in which that image...

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  • The 2012 Presidential Candidate Craziness Scorecard

    The 2012 Presidential Candidate Craziness Scorecard

    As Republican presidential candidates continue to step into the national spotlight and then stand around waiting for everyone to persuade them to run for President in 2012, Moveon.org has created this helpful Presidential Craziness Scorecard to determine the craziness levels of the current Republican...

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  • Animals That Were Found in Weird Places

    Animals That Were Found in Weird Places

    Everyone loves animals.  That is, of course, until a strange one pops up in an unexpected place.  When this happens, people are befuddled, curious, and perhaps in very real danger of being mauled to death, and in light of this week’s Hurrican Irene-Brooklyn-python fiasco, here is are some unique...

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  • Boring Office Day Bingo

    Boring Office Day Bingo

    Today is a boring day at the office. You’ve already figured out how to optimize your procrastination techniques, so you don’t have to do any actual work until Thursday anyway. Don’t you wish that you had something to do just to pass the boring office hours? It doesn’t even have...

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  • The Anatomy of a Hurricane [Infographic]

    The Anatomy of a Hurricane [Infographic]

    Hurricane Irene made things miserable on the East Coast this weekend. While Hurricane Irene didn’t completely destroy the entire East Coast as many fearmongering meteorologists predicted last week, the category 2 hurricane certainly made things damp and miserable. If you’re curious why this...

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  • Hurricane Irene from Space

    Hurricane Irene from Space

    This is a video from the International Space Station, in which a team of American astronauts videotaped and commented on their bird’s eye view of Hurricane Irene, which has grown to momentus size and is currently lurching toward the East Coast. The hurricane is set to make landfall in North Carolina...

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  • Scientists Discovered a Diamond Planet

    Scientists Discovered a Diamond Planet

    Breaking news from deep space: scientists have discovered a planet in our own galaxy that appears to be made of diamonds. Ladies: feel free to look down disappointingly at your wedding rings now. The Diamond Planet, which orbits an extremely dense neutron star about 4,000 lightyears away from Earth,...

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  • This is What It Sounds Like When Beatboxers Hang Out

    This is What It Sounds Like When Beatboxers Hang Out

    NBC’s The Sing Off is still a few weeks away from its premiere, but the show’s All-Star acapella contestants are already releasing loads of behind-the-scenes and not-gonna-be-seen-on-TV acapella goodness for fans to enjoy. If you’ve never seen The Sing Off before, just imagine American...

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  • Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

    Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

    Big news from Silicon Valley (where they grow all the computers): Steve Jobs has officially resigned as the CEO of Apple Computers. In his over 30-year reign as the CEO of Apple Computers, Steve Jobs has single-handedly (with the help of his company, of course) revolutionized the world of computing technology,...

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