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Did you know that blue is the most favored color in the world? Seriously, 10 countries across the globe identified blue as their country’s favorite color in a recent study. Well, for all of you blue fans out there, we have a new friend to introduce you to… Dino Pet Blue! If you own a Dino Pet (or have explored our site enough), you know that in order to keep your dinos happy and healthy over time, you need to feed them Dino Food once every 7-10 days. Dino Food is made up of saltwater and nutrients that the dinoflagellates...

Russia's making it rain today with 2,500 lbs of space junk, so... duck and cover!  At some point today, a rogue Russian spacecraft called Progress 59 will make a fiery descent through Earth's atmosphere after failing to complete a resupply mission. Shortly after reaching orbit the capsule began spinning wildly out of control causing Russian controllers to abandon the plan to dock with the International Space Station.   The capsule was loaded with over 3 tons of supplies including "three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the space station crew, including 1,940 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen,...

The Top 10 Science Stories from April, 2015 In April, rockets landed on autonomous barges (sorta), bullets started guiding themselves and the Brontosaurus got some long-awaited vindication.   10 — So Heady — Like a real-life Dr. Frankenstein without the need for lightning, an Italian neurosurgeon just found a volunteer for his probably way-too-ambitious plan to perform the first human head transplant (or human body transplant, if you want to be all precise about it). To make matters all the more creepy, he’s taken to posing with fake human heads to gain publicity. (check out one such photo & read...

Allow me to confess something - The title of this article is entirely misleading, because this doctor doesn't plan on transplanting a human head, but rather an entire human body. That's right, this not-at-all-creepy looking dude above (Dr. Sergio Canavero of Italy) is on a quest to attach a nice functioning body to the head of a man whose current body is failing him.   A Russian named Valery Spiridonov, who suffers from degenerative Werdnig-Hoffman disease, has volunteered his head for Dr. Canavero's literal chopping block.   The questionable Doc is being a little coy about how he's going to...

The Top 10 Science Stories from March, 2015 In March, scientists across the globe were hard at work making you less wasteful, your hangovers less painful and giant beetles less willful. 10 — Put Your Money Where Your (Big Dumb) Mouth Is — In one of the best examples of a working justice system in all of history, a German vaccination/measles skeptic has been ordered to pay $100,000 Euros for being an outspoken ignoramus. Embarrassing the guys in our lab by professional association, the German biologist who has to pony up the cash believes that measles is a psychosomatic illness...

Scientists employ laser-beams to get water bouncing Taking inspiration from good ol’ biological structures like the hydrophobic (water-resistant) leaves of lotus plants, scientists at the University of Rochester have developed a method to make metal so hydrophobic, water actually bounces off of it. To achieve these rather epic results, the team changed the surface structure of the metal by etching nano-scale patterns using femtosecond-long laser pulses. How long is a femtosecond, you ask? Exactly one-quadrillionth of a second, or the length of time it takes light to travel the approximate diameter of a virus (.3 micrometers).After undergoing the etching process,...

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