Molecular biologists spent ten years trying to figure out the structure of the rhesus monkey retroviral protease enzyme. A group of gamers playing Foldit figured it out in less than ten days. (via Metafilter)
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What is more appropriate to mark the release of Star Wars on Blu-ray than a big blue ray? It's the size of the BT Tower in London, which was dressed up as a light saber for the occasion.
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When people are taped in secret, become unknowingly famous, and then are the subject of a documentary, do they have any rights to the story? That's the process that led to the film Shut Up Little Man. (NSFW text)
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How an internet meme is born, proliferates, and dies in two days. The brighter they burn, the faster they burn out.
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It's extremely difficult to integrate people with Autism into regular workplaces, but a new program gives it a shot. Students like Justin Canha might find a happy, productive place in the adult world. (via Boing Boing)
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Photos from the International Space Station were stitched together to create a video tour of the earth. (via Neatorama)
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The Amazing Feather Starfish Swimming. Beautiful, creepy, and doomed to a life of never really getting anywhere.
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Hillary Clinton is currently the most-liked politician. Here are four possible reasons, which all boil down to the fact that she is not in the White House.
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Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with us by reading about 6 Famous Pirate Ships, taking a pirate quiz, and learning to talk like a pirate.