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Star-Shaped Waves

This one is pretty nifty: Physicist Jean Rajchenbach and colleagues at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in France created star-shaped sizes by shaking a dish of silicone oil. These unusual patterns are thought to spring out of non-linear interactions [...]

Hotness

A magazine ad from Levi’s says, “Hotness comes in all shapes and sizes.” The illustration makes that very clear. These women come in, uh, well, they seem to be all the same model size, but if you look really, really close, you can see they are very slightly different in shape …or who are they [...]

Photos of Fascinating Fungi

When you’re used to seeing only buttons and portabella mushrooms, the fungi family may start to seem rather boring—though still delicious. This great Oddee article shows that in the wild though, mushrooms and other fungi grow in all shapes and sizes. Just look at the bioluminescent Mycena chlorophos. These mushrooms, native to forests in Japan [...]

The Top 7 Most Bizarre Man-Made Disasters

We live in an age where we have become utterly dependent on technology in our day-to-day lives, and that situation isn’t without certain drawbacks. In light of recent events along the Gulf Coast, Top 7 Bizarre Man-Made Disasters have been getting a lot more face time as of late. It turns out that these kinds [...]