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December 28th, 2007

Top 10 Women in Science developments of 2007. Too recently it would have been difficult to come up with ten developments at all!
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If you didn't like what you got for Christmas, don't wait too long to return it! Here are return policies for 15 major retailers.
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Different ways to pack the holiday decorations, so they'll be easier to use next year. A little bit of time now will save you a ton of aggravation next Thanksgiving weekend.
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10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube. They've done some serious homework to put this list together.
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A new book claims to have definitive evidence that Alexander Graham Bell stole the idea for the telephone. Did Bell take his technology from rival Elisha Gray's patent application?
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What happens when you race a full-sized remote control car with the normal toy-sized r/c vehicle? Top Gear ran the test, but treachery can trump skill.
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Too weird to die. Four of the strangest creatures on the planet.

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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