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The 10 Best Films of the 1890s

They’re heavy on effects, light on dialogue, and all available thanks to YouTube. But seriously, here’s how this list came about: last week, the A.V. Club posted a four-part post listing the best films of the 1990s (links available) that, of course, brought a firestorm of opinions. As a lark, we started talking about a companion [...]

11 Shameless Comic Book Ads That Cost Us Our Allowance Money

If today’s Generation Y and Z-ers accuse us Baby Boomers of being cynical and distrustful, well, I for one blame it all on comic books. How many of us who grew up in the 1960s and early ’70s were lured by those enticing ads promising everything from X-Ray vision to frolicking, crown-wearing sea monkey pets [...]

New radar could give soldiers x-ray vision

MIT students are devising a way to give humans x-ray vision using a series of signal amplifiers. Although still in its infancy, it is hoped that this …

Embroidered X-Rays

Philadelphia-based artist Matthew Cox combines x-ray images and embroidery to show a clinical, scientific world below a colorful, artistic surface. Many of his works are portraits of pop culture figures including Snow White, Miss Piggy, and David Bowie. Link -via Flavorwire

4th Amendment Underwear

Core77’s Design for Social Impact contest winner created underwear specifically for going through TSA security. For covering up your private parts during an X-ray, the set includes bras and boxers with the fourth amendment on them printed in metallic ink. Link -via Core77

14 X-Ray Images As Art

Artist Nick Veasey uses his X-ray art to point out how obsessed we are with the superficial—our clothes, our cars, what we own and how it looks. Using a powerful black box studio that he built himself, Veasey takes hundreds of images of each subject and then gets his team of specialists to piece together the [...]

Scientists observe dinosaur pigments

Dinosaur fossils may finally reveal their true colours thanks to a sophisticated x-ray technique. Scientists have been able to examine tiny traces of …

Spooky Vid of Dog Drinking Water

(Video Link) In slow motion, this x-ray image looks especially cool. Thank your opposable thumbs that you don’t have to do this. via Doobybrain

Breeding the Many-Eared Cat

A scientist in Russia, Vladimir Obryvkov of the Voronezh State University of Agriculture, found a stray five-eared cat and brought it home to his family. The scientist, who has been studying animal anomalies for years, took the cat to X-ray its unusual ears but decided to take her home to his children. Obryvkov said that the cat [...]

The Ring of Fire

I fell into a burning ring of fire I went down, down, down And the flames went higher And it burns, burns, burns The ring of fire The ring of fire Japan’s Hinode x-ray telescope satellite captured this image of a January 4 eclipse. This satellite is primarily tasked with examining the Sun’s magnetic fields. Link via reddit