The short, short version of both Captain America and The Incredible Hulk's origin stories is simply, "science." Steve Rogers got injected with a serum that made him the perfect human specimen; Bruce Banner absorbed a bunch of gamma radiation that made him turn into a big, green (or sometimes gray) guy.
For decades, comics fans have pretty much just accepted those origin stories as science fiction, but Stanford University biologist Sebastian Alvarado says there are for-real scientific explanations for how the two heroes got their powers.
So here's the news: The World's Smallest Comic has been made, a strip by Claudia Puhlfürst called Juana Knits The Planet, etched onto a single human hair. It was done with a machine called the "Focused Ion Beam," which, like a very fine laser, used a tiny, tiny jet of matter to carve twelve panels at a microscopic size, in order to promote the technology being shown at the Exceptional Hardware Software Meeting in Germany.
Now here's the weird part: In order to promote this pretty awesome use of German technology for peaceful purposes, someone decided that they should make a video that is f**king terrifying. Seriously: THEY ADDED THE SOUNDS OF A CREEPY MUSIC BOX. WHY DID THEY DO THIS?
Holidays: It's Thanksgiving here in the United States, so we're doing the holiday thing. Hope you folks are enjoying yourselves, even if you're abroad and have to pay the bills today! Toys: Mimoco has announced a new line of Mimob
In Psychiatric Tales, Darryl Cunningham sought to demystify mental illness in eleven short tales. Combining scientific fact with anecdotes from his work as on a psychiatric ward, Cunningham explained schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and more with a clarity and sympathy that not only helped readers understand these ailments, but also underscored the importance of properly understanding them. He trie
While arguments about gay people getting married tend to center on the so-called "natural" state of the human family, a quick peek around the animal kingdom reveals that sex and animal behavior don't always break down into neat "one male, one female" units. And
Would the Lizard have been able to transform himself into a giant reptile without his snazzy lab coat? Would Dr. Horrible have built his freeze ray if he hadn't kept his horrible duds bleached and starched? Does Hank McCoy really need to don a white coat over his blue fur in order to do science? According to a new study published
The writer of such works as Watchmen, V for Vendetta and Violator Vs. Badrock, Alan Moore was among the speakers at last week's Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People. Organized by the Rationalist Association and New Humanist,
I don't want to blow anybody's mind here, but apparently My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the cartoon about talking ponies that bake cupcakes, fight dragons and use unicorn magic to find gemstones may not be scientifically accurate.
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