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The Top 50 Scariest Television Episodes of All Time, Part 1. 46) What made the Night Stalker Zombie episode frightening was the climax: Kolchak has to climb into the zombie's resting place (a hearse in a junkyard) and, in order to immobilise it, Kolchak had to fill its mouth with salt and sew its mouth shut.

The Top 50 Scariest Television Episodes of All Time, Part 1

Terrified, Kolchak does indeed climb in, fill its mouth with salt, and with shaking fingers move the needle and thread up to its lips... The year's best wildlife photography will make you roar. X-ray videos of people doing ordinary and extraordinary things. It significantly increases the chances of developing some kind of cancer.

X-ray videos of people doing ordinary and extraordinary things

How much it increases the chances depends on the total dose, but there is no guarantee if they will or will not develop cancer. Actually, these are not traditional X-rays as most people understand them to be. This is not a series of still images being taken, but rather video fluoroscopy, which uses a continuous lower mA X-rays over a longer period of time with an amplifying receiver to create a visual image. Notice the inverted image... on typical X-rays, bones show up on the white end of the gray scale, not black.

Depending on the length of time you're exposed, the actual absorbed dose is usually quite small. 8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain. Well done article, and a lot of fun to read.

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

Some points - we *do* know "how" memory is encoded; that is, Gary Lynch identified the micro changes in neurons that represent memory encoding. But this is like understanding how an AND gate works and trying to project that to a modern processor - in your head. Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch.

Unless I'm misreading the speedo, the word "transonic" is used somewhat inaccurately.

Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch

If I'm not mistaken, the vehicle went transonic quite a bit before this point. The visible shockwaves only go on for a range of about 100mph, which seems too short for the passage from the initial transonic range to supersonic. What the producer seems to mean is that it is going supersonic (passing the sound barrier). Transonic means that there is both supersonic and subsonic flow somewhere on the vehicle. This starts quite a ways below the speed of sound, in most cases around Mach 0.75. The Mach Number calculation is not that easy since Mach Number is True Airspeed divided by the Local Speed of Sound. Corset-wearing superwomen from the Age of Steam. Mixed bag, honestly.

Corset-wearing superwomen from the Age of Steam

Some are just odd, others are dead on as far as in-character goes. Harley is cute, Emma is actually wearing more than usual and probably has an outfit exactly like that stashed for formal occasions. And Catwoman, YES that's so much closer than the crap she wears now. That's something Selina would actually wear, not that riot-grrl thing. Only problem is her eyes are too soft, the key to drawing Selina is she only smiles with her lips.

Yeah, I'm all about the Catwoman. The Best New and Short Webcomics of 2012. SExpand I'm surprised more people haven't been talking about King of the Unknown.

The Best New and Short Webcomics of 2012

The battle of Shark vs. Octopus has a shocking ending. In the Victorian Age, astronomy and nudity went hand in hand [NSFW] I think it's probably safe to say it's a precautionary measure.

In the Victorian Age, astronomy and nudity went hand in hand [NSFW]

Eight things you didn’t know you could do with human sperm. "Why would you need huge quantities of it?

Eight things you didn’t know you could do with human sperm

" This question assumes a couple of things that are by no means conclusively proven: 1) I am highly skeptical that human sperm has any beneficial cosmetic effects. Show me a few huge sample size, double blind FDA studies, and maybe, maybe, I'll change my mind. 2) If there is a beneficial effect, we don't have any idea at all how much will be needed. The Philosophical Roots of Science Fiction. This is a wonderful article, and I think it provides a lot of great insight into what science fiction's role really is.

The Philosophical Roots of Science Fiction

Tangentially, I think it also explains why so many older sci-fi fans are mourning the loss of Golden Age, Big Idea science fiction. As it's gotten older, science fiction has morphed from expansive, overt idea-exploring into more character-driven stories set in the microcosm of people's lives. This is perhaps the most beautiful footage of dolphins you've ever seen. Very.

This is perhaps the most beautiful footage of dolphins you've ever seen

I'd love to hear from someone more knowledgeable on the subject because that doesn't look right. The movement looks a little too perfect. Not enough variation. Holy crap wtf News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9. Not that young. I'm 24 and my great-great-great grandparents were born in 1860's; they were still children in the 1870's when the main photo of this article was taken. It depends on the age at which each generation reproduces. Assuming a generation every 20 years, which is the standard base assumption, someone born in 1960 would be the correct generation to be the great-great-great-grandchild of someone who had his or her child in 1880. If you up it to 30 years per generation, which is a bit of a stretch but certainly not inconceivable, especially if we're not dealing strictly with first borns, for most of the period under discussion here, you hit three greats with someone born in 2000.

So best answer to your question is anywhere between c. 12 and c. 52. Daily 10 News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9. A medieval monument to religious pluralism, hidden in the mountains of Afghanistan. High speed video reveals the bizarre physics of an ordinary water droplet. Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, OM, RA (/ˈælmə ˈtædɪmə/;[1] 8 January 1836 – 25 June 1912) was a Dutch painter of special British denizenship. Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky. Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell into disrepute after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been re-evaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art.

Biography[edit] Early life[edit] The Education of the Children of Clovis (1861), oil on canvas, 127 x 176.8 cm, private collection. Early works[edit] Egyptian Chess Players (1865), oil on wood, 39.8 x 55.8 cm. Daily 10 News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9. Secret history News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9. Secret history News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9. I seem to remember seeing somewhere that The Sneetches, who wore stars on their bellies, was actually originally conceived due to the Star of David that Jews were required to wear in Germany during Hitler's reign. Secret history News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9.