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What’s In Your iPhone? - The Chemistry Behind Smartphones [Reactions]

The iPhone 6 is almost here and the preorders are piling up. But what do you really know about the insides of the iPhone 6, or any smartphone for that matter? We’ve found the chemical elements lurking inside a smartphone.

A typical smartphone contains about 300 milligrams of silver and 30 milligrams of gold. Not to mention small amounts of extremely rare elements like praseodymium, gadolinium and terbium. And what’s with this “ion-strengthened glass” that Apple is bragging about? It’s all about the potassium bath your phone takes before it rolls off the assembly line.

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Poster: A Spectrum of Moustaches
Nothing makes style like a moustache. Chosen from the choicest of specimens throughout history, each illustration is ordered according to volume: from thin and slim, to big and burly.
Hang this poster in your home or office to show people what can be done with an upper lip and some dedication.
(by Charley Chartwell)

Poster: A Spectrum of Moustaches

Nothing makes style like a moustache. Chosen from the choicest of specimens throughout history, each illustration is ordered according to volume: from thin and slim, to big and burly.

Hang this poster in your home or office to show people what can be done with an upper lip and some dedication.

(by Charley Chartwell)

Science: Why We Love Repetition in Music

How many times does the chorus repeat in your favorite song? How many times have you listened to that chorus? Repetition in music isn’t just a feature of Western pop songs, either; it’s a global phenomenon. Why?

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis walks us through the basic principles of the ‘exposure effect,’ detailing how repetition invites us into music as active participants, rather than passive listeners.

Watch full lesson here.

Infographic: The Changing Face of Marvel’s Thor

Many people are surprised that Thor, one of the mainstays of the Marvel comic book empire, will be a woman in the next edition of the comic. But Thor hasn’t always been male, muscle-bound, blonde… or even human.

Thor’s mighty hammer has been wielded twice by a woman before. Once by a frog and once by an alien horse!

(story from ampp3d)

Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

Planet Earth is this solid thing you are standing on right now. In your everyday life you don’t really waste a thought about how amazing this is. A giant, ancient, hot rock. How did it come into existence and how big is it really? You will be surprised.

The ground you are standing on is just a very, very small part of the big picture.

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Infographic: What We’ve Learned From This World Cup

What we’ve learned from this world cup. A short roundup.

Story / Illustration / Animation / Audio by Reto Huettenmoser
Voice by Joshua Violenus

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Science: Why You Are Still Alive? The Immune System Explained

Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself.

The immune system is a powerful army of cells that fights like a T-Rex on speed and sacrifices itself for your survival. Without it you would die in no time. This sounds simple but the reality is complex, beautiful and just awesome.

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