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Via: mentalfloss
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Congrats to Mas Sumbramanian and his team out at Oregon State University for the discovery! He said the following in an official OSU press release:

"It was serendipity, actually; a happy, accidental discovery.

The basic crystal structure we’re using for these pigments was known before, but no one had ever considered using it for any commercial purpose, including pigments.

Ever since the early Egyptians developed some of the first blue pigments, the pigment industry has been struggling to address problems with safety, toxicity and durability."

Via: What's Inside?
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Surprisingly the only shocking thing is that two adults agreed to shock themselves with them.

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Via: Neatorama
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This is a photo submitted for the Nikon Small World photography contest, showcasing photography of ordinary objects at intense magnification. Above is a snowflake handsomely shot at four times magnification. Check for more below and in the via link!

Via: Life Noggin
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That's a lot of time in bed before anything bad really happens, so go ahead and hit that snooze a few times more 😉.