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“Bulging at the seams, the Icelandic Phallological Museum boasts an impressive package, hosting the largest collection of penises in the world – and now it’s adding a human penis to the collection. Coming in all shapes and sizes, over 200 specimens are preserved in test tubes and glass vessels, while others are displayed like hunting trophies on the walls. No matter how big or small the Icelandic Phallological Museum in the northern fishing town of Húsavík wants to show it all.” w/ photos
“This could be a first step toward recapturing the humidity from our sweat, from our breath, even from our urine, and recycling it and making it drinkable,” said NASA project scientist and experiment leader Howard Levine, who made a reference to water-recycling “stillsuits” used on a desert world in the science fiction series Dune. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station already drink water from a pee-recycling machine delivered several years ago, but it saps power from the orbital laboratory’s limited supply. The space-ready water conversion kit, however, won’t need an external power source because it relies on a passive property of fluids called forward osmosis. NASA’s recycler will use a sugary solution injected into a semi-permeable inner bag, which is nested inside an outer bag. Dirty fluid that’s pumped into the outer bag will slowly pass through the inner bag and into the sugary solution, leaving behind its contaminants. On Earth, the double-sack system makes about a liter of sports drink-like fluid in four to six hours.” w/ photos
“With countless trick shot videos sprouting up on the Web, Slate V wants you to meet a doctor with mad sharpshooting skills.”
“Some will no doubt take the news with a pinch of salt. But researchers claim that salt is addictive in the same way as cigarettes or hard drugs, with the craving triggering the same genes, brain cells and brain connections. The finding could help explain why many find it so hard to cut back on salt, despite warnings about dangers to blood pressure and heart health. For the study, Australian and American scientists kept some mice on low-salt diets and gave others a salt drip. Activity in the creatures’ brains was then compared with that in mice fed normally. They also studied the brains of mice that had been starved of salt for three days and then given salty water to drink freely. When the rodents were in need of salt, brain cells made proteins more usually linked to addiction to substances such as heroin, cocaine and nicotine.” w/ photos
“The fourth of July has passed yet again with celebrations all over the United States. However, some people in other nations have nothing to celebrate. This list looks at 10 of the poorest, most impoverished nations on earth.” w/ photos
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