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This running shoe is made of protocells, a form of synthetic biology that behaves like living cells. In 2050, we might be popping our bio-shoes into a vat of liquid to regenerate overnight.

This running shoe is made of protocells, a form of synthetic biology that behaves like living cells. In 2050, we might be popping our bio-shoes into a vat of liquid to regenerate overnight.

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Yep, you can get cheese made from human toe jam and belly-button bacteria. Hungry yet?

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The Teatube Test Tube Tea Infuser is a handy way to steep a cup of tea in the lab or at home.

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ICYMI: This nightmarish horror was found off the coast of California this week. http://cnet.co/oarfish

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Scientists have discovered a 46-million-year-old mosquito fossil FULL OF BLOOD. It’s not old enough to be from a dinosaur, but it must be the blood of something pretty cool!  http://cnet.co/18ihKvf

Scientists have discovered a 46-million-year-old mosquito fossil FULL OF BLOOD. It’s not old enough to be from a dinosaur, but it must be the blood of something pretty cool!  http://cnet.co/18ihKvf

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Whether you’re a Batman fan or need to finish a Darth Maul costume, expressing your geekiness in a slightly shocking manner is only a contact lens away.

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Another plant-inspired life-sustaining device for humans? Yep. One more and it’s officially a meme.
Designer Chiu Chih created an artistic version of an air tank using a plant as a filter and oxygen generator. It’s ready for a post-apocalyptic world: http://cnet.co/17ETv7K

Another plant-inspired life-sustaining device for humans? Yep. One more and it’s officially a meme.

Designer Chiu Chih created an artistic version of an air tank using a plant as a filter and oxygen generator. It’s ready for a post-apocalyptic world: http://cnet.co/17ETv7K

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Two U.K.-based artists created this symbiotic algae suit that feeds the wearer, inspired by photosynthetic organisms such as sea slugs and salamanders: http://cnet.co/1a65hNx

Two U.K.-based artists created this symbiotic algae suit that feeds the wearer, inspired by photosynthetic organisms such as sea slugs and salamanders: http://cnet.co/1a65hNx

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Shark Week is halfway over, but things IRL are getting weird. Wondering why everyone is talking about a dead shark on Twitter today? It’s because this baby shark was found decomposing on an Astoria-bound NYC subway last night.  RIP, little carnivore.

In other shark news, Megalodon isn’t real. And the Internet is pretty angry at Discovery Channel for making it seem like “science” said it was.  

(Photo Credit Instagram user Imababysquid)

Shark Week is halfway over, but things IRL are getting weird. Wondering why everyone is talking about a dead shark on Twitter today? It’s because this baby shark was found decomposing on an Astoria-bound NYC subway last night.  RIP, little carnivore.

In other shark news, Megalodon isn’t real. And the Internet is pretty angry at Discovery Channel for making it seem like “science” said it was.  

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emilydreyfuss:

Today scientists cooked the first stem-cell-derived hamburger. Sounds gross, but then think about that image at the beginning of “Under the Dome” where the cow gets sheered in half and its blood and guts are oozing out, and remember that’s how real meat basically gets made. So maybe braiding together petri-dish fibers until you get a patty is not so gross after all. I’m actually really excited about this.
Check out the images of making and cooking the first humane beef here.

emilydreyfuss:

Today scientists cooked the first stem-cell-derived hamburger. Sounds gross, but then think about that image at the beginning of “Under the Dome” where the cow gets sheered in half and its blood and guts are oozing out, and remember that’s how real meat basically gets made. So maybe braiding together petri-dish fibers until you get a patty is not so gross after all. I’m actually really excited about this.

Check out the images of making and cooking the first humane beef here.

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We should nuke dangerous asteroids, expert says

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If Earth had rings like Saturn, the sky would look like this

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SPACE HURRICANE:

NASA released the most-detailed images ever seen of a gigantic hurricane that scientists believe has existed at Saturn’s north pole for years.

SPACE HURRICANE:

NASA released the most-detailed images ever seen of a gigantic hurricane that scientists believe has existed at Saturn’s north pole for years.

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These photos of the horsehead nebula are simply dazzling

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