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"We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program" [Followup]

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Trump tweets "IN AMERICA WE DON'T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT - WE WORSHIP GOD" God responds [Followup]

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Crappy Cat Drawings That Are Actually Photorealistic

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Cats ain't the easiest critters in the kingdom to draw, and yet their personalities and feline essence can be captured in a less than realistic drawing.

But one of the biggest problems with drawing cats is that they won't pose or sit still long enough to be used as a model, so if you're not a quick draw artist you have to catch them while they're sleeping.

This creates a new problem- cats often sleep in funny places and positions, so the drawings come out looking more like a caterpillar than a cat, which makes people think you don't know how to draw cats.

People will also judge your cat drawings if the feline subject is making a funny face, because cats never do funny things and they certainly don't make funny faces, not ever!

Heloisa created the Twitter account Poorly Drawn Cats (@poorlycatdraw) because she's always being judged for her cat drawings even though every one of them is a photorealistic masterpiece.

See When Your Teacher Keeps Saying You Can't Draw Cats, But Your Paintings Are Photorealistic here

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Researchers make biomedical adhesive inspired by slug slime

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Being able to repair internal tissue with adhesives would be incredibly useful in the medical world. As of now, those kinds of repairs are limited to sutures and staples, which are far from ideal and while external wounds can be closed with certain glues, they don't work for internal surfaces. First, the insides of our bodies are really wet -- not great for glues. And many of the strongest adhesives we have are either toxic to cells or too stiff to work on squishy, moving organs. But researchers have created a new class of adhesives that get around all of these problems, and they were inspired by slug slime.

A defensive mucus created by Arion subfuscus slugs has a makeup that's ideal for medical adhesives. It's really sticky, but also very tough and flexible. So, researchers at Harvard modeled their adhesives after it, giving theirs a sticky surface and a flexible, stretchable matrix. It's non-toxic and was able to strongly stick to pig skin, cartilage, beating and non-beating hearts, arteries and even livers, which are particularly slimy. The adhesive was able to strongly adhere to the surfaces, hold up to movement and stretch really far. Adhesion occurs in just minutes and it can stick to surfaces even when they're covered in blood.

Actually getting adhesives like this from the lab to the surgical room is an uphill battle, but the results of the researchers' study on this new type of adhesive, which was just published in Science, is promising and could be a new direction for biomedical adhesives. Check out this video to see the adhesive in action on a beating heart, but be warned, it's not for the sensitive viewer.

Via: The Verge

Source: Science

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TIL there is a thing called "Keeping up with the Kattarshians" which is a popular show in Iceland that shows a 24/hr live feed of cats inside a miniature house

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TIL there is a thing called "Keeping up with the Kattarshians" which is a popular show in Iceland that shows a 24/hr live feed of cats inside a miniature house (nutiminn.is)
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Worry not about President Donald Trump's sanity for a moment and worry about the US Pacific Fleet Commander who says he'd nuke China next week if the president ordered him to [Scary]

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