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Al Schroeder has just wrapped up his webcomic "A Reasonable Case" -- an illustrated lecture where he argues that there is scientific evidence for the existence of God. The science gets pretty rarified in spots, and I don't agree with all of his premises or conclusions, but it's a fascinating argument, and a good example of what comics can do beyond traditional narratives. Check it out:

http://areasonablecase.thecomicseries.com/comics/first
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So how was Vermeer able to create such breathtakingly realistic paintings? This guy has a theory, and went to extreme lengths to test it out:

http://t.co/nJ5BfKpNqA
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A great example of how interconnected everything is:



http://youtu.be/ysa5OBhXz-Q
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Researchers create self-assembling, shape-changing robots. '80s cartoon fans rejoice:

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/simple-scheme-for-self-assembling-robots-1004.html
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Hey, it's Lady Spectra's invisibility cloak!


http://youtu.be/PD83dqSfC0Y
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Pretty mind-bending concept, but interesting...



http://youtu.be/evQsOFQju08

Space Jam

Feb. 9th, 2013 08:38 am
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Doesn't get much cooler than this -- Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies duets with an astronaut on the International Space Station:

http://music.cbc.ca/concerts/Chris-Hadfield-and-Barenaked-Ladies-ISS-Is-Somebody-Singing-2013-02-05/videos/Chris-Hadfield-and-Barenaked-Ladies-ISS-Is-Somebody-Singing
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"Is it possible to build a jetpack using downward firing machine guns?” xkcd does the math:

http://what-if.xkcd.com/21/
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Creepiest thing I've seen in a while:


http://youtu.be/FaC4MqxUnFw
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Eye-popping stuff: Move the slider back and forth to see how vast (and how tiny) the universe is:

http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/scale_of_the_universe_2012
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Wired.com asks: If you fall into lava, will you sink or float?

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/12/the-right-and-wrong-way-to-die-when-you-fall-into-lava/

(Glorianna fans know the correct answer is: You will be transported to the Moon)
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The science is way beyond me, but this is pretty wild:


http://youtu.be/Ws6AAhTw7RA
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http://darryl-cunningham.blogspot.com/2011/06/evolution.html

Regardless of your stance on the subject matter, this is virtuoso cartooning: Taking complex information and presenting it in a clear, visually appealing way. Cool stuff.

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