Category Archives: Interesting

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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You don’t look the way you think you do

Hate the way you look in all your photos? Sorry, but that might actually be your face, new research suggests. In fact, the study shows that we’re so terrible at recognising what we really look like in images, we’d be better … Continue reading

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University of Essex in world’s deepest ‘space’ pool plan

A university is in “exploratory discussions” to build the world’s deepest swimming pool for spaceflight and human endurance research. The proposed 50m (164ft) deep pool at the University of Essex would be far deeper than NASA’s own 12m (40ft) deep … Continue reading

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The Alwas-Killar Road bus route

The Alwas-Killar Road bus route in India’s remote Pangi Valley was declared open six years ago, but could well be one of the most dangerous, and certainly terrifying bus rides ever – as this video shows. As a busload of … Continue reading

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The Story of the Ashes

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We are surrounded by relatives every day and don’t even know it

Everybody’s curious when it comes to discovering unknown factoids about their family tree, but new research from the UK makes clear just how diversely spread our DNA really is. A new demographic analysis by genealogy service AncestryDNA provides some truly … Continue reading

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Samsung Safety Truck

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A World of Languages

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Thanks to Steve Barker for suggesting this great infographicClick to enlarge

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Superhydrophobic coating

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Sleeping Habits of the Rich & Famous

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Upside Down Mountains in Real Life

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Here’s an explanation for that floating black ring above Argentina

On 25 May at around 5pm, an eerie black ring of cloud loomed over the town of Tigre in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina. While it remained in the sky for less than a minute, locals were stumped by … Continue reading

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