Category Archives: Interesting

The Pizza Equation

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Lakes and Oceans

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An embryo in a needle’s eye

An embryo in a needle’s eye, for size comparison. Source: Facebook

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This new tattoo ink is designed to disappear after a year

If you’ve ever considered getting a tattoo but have been put off by its permanence – who knows how you’ll feel about that “E = mc2” face tattoo in 10 year’s time? – then a new startup called Ephemeral has you … Continue reading

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How Accurate Is Wikipedia?

When you Google the question “How accurate is Wikipedia?” the highest-ranking result is, as you might expect, a Wikipedia article on the topic (“Reliability of Wikipedia”). That page contains a comprehensive list of studies undertaken to assess the accuracy of … Continue reading

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The bongs of Big Ben are about to fall eerily silent

Full story: http://bbc.in/1Qyfjqh

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Why is this coin worth $10m?

A US silver dollar worth more than $10m has gone on display in London. But what makes this coin the most valuable in the world?It measures 4cm (1.6in) across and would make $12 if sold for scrap silver today, but … Continue reading

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Here’s how to make perfect diamonds in the microwave

Right now, odds are that one in every four diamonds on sale around the world is a blood diamond – mined in a war zone and sold to finance armed conflict and civil war. And for those wanting to steer … Continue reading

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Lightest Metal Ever

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Harvard University debate team loses to New York inmates

A group of New York inmates have out debated Harvard University’s team – the top-ranked club in the world. Last month, inmates at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility challenged the Harvard team to a debate at the maximum-security lockup. … Continue reading

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Drone pilot spots man sunbathing on top of wind turbine 200ft above ground

It’s summer and the beaches are packed – so this guy got some private sunbathing time sky high. A drone pilot taking a look at a giant wind turbine was startled to find a man sunbathing on the top of it. … Continue reading

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How Globes Are Made

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“Of Flying Frogs and Levitrons”

Phil Krause reminded me that Andre Geim, was the first man to win, as an individual, both a Nobel Prize (together with Konstantin Novoselov, for experiments with the substance graphene) and an Ig Nobel Prize (in the year 2000, shared with … Continue reading

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Smoking vs Vaping

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Poop Splash Elimination

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Exploring the Deep Waters Off Hawai’i

From July 10 to September 30, 2015, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will explore largely unknown deep-sea ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago and offshore Johnston Atoll as part of the Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters off Hawai’i expedition. NOAA, Ocean … Continue reading

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Slow Motion Bullet

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Hairy Moments

Hairy Moments

Alfy recently suggested that we start a new category called ‘Hairy Moments’ where we put all the scary, awe inspiring and down right dangerous posts on Deskarati. So here is a link to all our favourites. If you know of any other … Continue reading

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A Hoverboard at Last!

Watch the first video to be amazed then watch the second video to bring you back down to ground.

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Men need nights out with the lads, scientists say

It is the news no long-suffering wife wanted to hear: scientists have proved that every man needs a good night out with his friends. According to the research, male bonding is more likely to lower a man’s stress levels than … Continue reading

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