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NASA Cassini Spacecraft Captures Saturn's Rings External Link

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn’s rings, planet Earth and its moon in this rare photograph. This pale blue dot is home.
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Dino Pet by Biopop

Dino Pet, the New Living, Interactive, Bioluminescent Pet

Dino Pet gives "Man's Best Friend" a whole new meaning with this new illuminated pet for tons of fun and less cleanup.Have you ever wanted an interactive pet that uses naturally occurring bioluminescence to glow brilliantly when you play with it at night? Then the Dino Pet by BioPop is just for you! It's cleaner than dogs, eats less than a baby, and smells better than anyone. Anyone. The Dino Pet magically lights up like a meteor show and is triggered with constant movement. It's small enough to carry with one hand, is powered by sunlight, water, and nutrients, and requires no batteries or charging to operate.Keep Reading
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3D printed faces from DNA code

Artist Creates Faces From DNA Left In Public

We leave DNA everywhere we go. From the strand of hair that drifted off our head taking a walk to the lick of saliva left on a glass at your favorite cafe. No matter where you go, your DNA was left somewhere at some point in time. New York artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg takes advantage of these opportunities by swiping your DNA from the scene and creating a realistic 3D face. Her project, Stranger Visions, is dedicated to just that!Keep Reading
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Earth and Kepler-186F

Scientists discover another Earth-like planet

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a start within the habitable zone of our galaxy, Kepler-186f, approximately 500 light years away from Earth in the Cygnus constellation.  This habitable zone is the region around a star where planetary-mass objects with sufficient atmospheric pressure can support liquid water at their surfaces.  This discovery is rated the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of another star.Kepler-186 SystemKeep Reading
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Laboratory-Grown Penises May Be Coming Soon

Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are currently working on a way to transplant penises onto men with genital abnormalities or injuries. A donor penis is required to start the process, where the cells are stripped using a detergent.  The researchers are then left with a collagen scaffold which they mix a combination of cultivated smooth muscle and endothelial cells into from the recipient.  Using the patients own cells eliminates the risk of immunological rejection that can occur when transplants are given from another individual.Keep Reading
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Are We On the Brink of a Scientific Breakthrough with Human Teleportation?

"Beam me up, Scotty!"  A phrase that can be taken literally in the near future?  Dutch scientists have unlocked the secret to the sci-fi phenomenon of human teleportation, or so it seems.The Irish Times reports that a team led by Professor Ronald Hanson of Delft University conducted a demonstration where encoded information was transformed into sub-atomic particles and teleported between two points with 100 percent accuracy for the first time ever!  Hanson states:Keep Reading
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You can now control a Roach with your smartphone!

Backyard Brains, is introducing a new product that allows you to control a roach with your smartphone.  It will require a little bit of surgery to attach the silver electrodes to the antennae, but once you've finished that, and put the backpack on the roach, you'll be able to control the left and right movements of the roach with your smartphone.  This is kinda cool and I may be ordering one soon.  If you're interested, check them out here!https://backyardbrains.com/products/roboroach
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Spider fighting a wasp

So, You're Afraid of Spiders?

This lucky little guy has been paralyzed and is about to be drug down a hole to have a wasp egg implanted in him that will hatch and feed on his still-living body until only his heart and central nervous system remain.  You don't know what fear is. There are over 5,000 species of spider wasp, and they are found all over the world.  While adults will just kill spiders to eat, mothers need the spiders to remain alive to incubate and then feed her young upon their hatching.Keep Reading
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