February 6th, 2008

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British scientists have created an embryo with the genetic material of three people. This opens up a whole new area of bioethics questions.
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A fifth-grader who belongs in the NBA. Or maybe the Harlem Globetrotters!
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100 things you can do with Google Maps. There are mashups for purposes from looking up zip codes to finding a public toilet.
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The Silk Rope and the Golden Cage. A look at the brutal lives of the mad sultans of the Ottoman Empire, including weird Ibrahim, fratricidal Murad IV, and the women who pulled the strings behind the throne.
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A chemist chef gives a glimpse of cooking seen as a series of chemical reactions. Once you know exactly how your processes happen, you can control them. Yes, he unboiled an egg.
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What happens when a bored bumblebee finds an electric razor? This is just bizarre enough that you'll want to swallow your coffee before you look.
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The 10 Star Wars Toys that Unintentionally Look Like Other Celebrities. Would it have been so hard to make them look like the actors who played the parts?
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I posted my first article here at mental_floss one year ago today: Periodic Tableware, about the periodic table of elements and how adaptable it is for other things.

February 5, 2008 - 8:53pm
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