Ever stop and ponder the pure simple elegance of your trusty, yellow, pencil? As sketching implements go, the pencil is pretty much the be all and end all. So, how did such a perfect writing and drawing tool come to be, anyways?

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Adrian Salamunovic and Nazim Ahmed are the co-founders of DNA11, a company that creates abstract art from DNA samples. But to really understand why this art is so unique, we have to know a thing or two about DNA first.

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Tocelebrate the return of Peter Parker to theatres on the big screen, we thought we would pit him against a villain whose powers truly matched his own: a real spider!

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The Fantastic Four are silver-surfing back onto the silver screen this summer and Susan Storm, the Invisible Woman. So we have decided to take a closer look at her - and the reason why you sometimes can't: Invisibility!

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While checking out the latest videos on YouTube when you find a video of someone making drum beats...with their voice! "Beatboxing" - the latest craze in urban music culture. But what exactly is beatboxing, and how do they make all those sounds?

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Henna paste, made from the crushed leaves of the henna plant, is used for making temporary tattoos. Uncrushed henna leaves do not stain the skin since lawsone molecules have not been released from the henna leaf.

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Most celebs don't deny it — nose jobs are the IT thing in showbiz. So what's behind the nose job?

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Museum curators and art appraisers try to determine if a painting is real or fake. Familiarity with what and how the artist paint is important, but the modern art detective has access to scientific instruments and other interesting techniques.

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Now I'm sure you would probably feel hard-pressed to say you never talked about other people, as many scientists believe this phenomenon of gossip actually has biological and evolutionary roots? Here's the scoop...

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The laws of physics are meant to predict what will happen. So if you learn the ins and outs of physics, then you should be able to predict all the questions on your next test, right?

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