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How do designers make sure your clothing won’t burst into flame? Three words: Textile quality assurance

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Designers use fire, maces, and flails to make sure your clothing is up to standards.

sciencefriday:

Designers use fire, maces, and flails to make sure your clothing is up to standards.

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Did you know you can tell different species of fireflies apart by their flash patterns?

sciencefriday:

Did you know you can tell different species of fireflies apart by their flash patterns?

wnyc:

Sideshow interviewed Vulture's Margaret Lyons about TV recaps. Near the end of the conversation, she offered a few critical rules of the internet.

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sciencefriday:

Fireflies are speaking a language of light that scientists still don’t completely understand. 

sciencefriday:

Fireflies are speaking a language of light that scientists still don’t completely understand

Our ignorance of mathematics is our weakness. It opens us up to manipulation by the powers that be.
Mathematician Edward Frenkel believes that learning math is essential to participating in a democracy. (via sciencefriday)

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This cave dweller has no eyes and a ghostly, translucent shell.