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DNA Replication Filmed

Researchers have recorded up-close footage of a single DNA molecule replicating itself for the very first time, and it's revealed that this fundamental process incorporates an unexpected amount of 'randomness'. "It's a real paradigm shift, and undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks. It's a different way of thinking about replication that raises new questions. We've shown that there is no coordination between the strands. They are completely autonomous," said Stephen Kowalczykowski from the University of California, Davis. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Fake Planet Photo

Photo credit: Adam Makarenko via Peta Pixel

These incredible space photos may appear to be from NASA's archives, but they're actually the work of photographer Adam Makarenko who specializes in miniatures. The planets are handcrafted from foam spheres and plaster, while the textured surfaces are created with other materials, such as ferric chloride, paint, cement. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Galaxy Note 8

So far, rumors claim that Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 will have a 6.3-inch AMOLED display, and could be powered by Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 835 processor - some Note 8 models destined for certain markets may have Samsung's Exynos 8895 processor. The Note 8's fingerprint scanner will also be on the back of the phone to the right of the camera, similar to the Galaxy S8. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SNES Classic

Set to be launched on September 29 for $79.99, the SNES Classic not only looks like its real-life counterpart, but offers 21 built-in games, including: Star Fox 2, Super Mario World, Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Street Fighter II Turbo. You'll also get two controller pads in the box, so you'll be able to enjoy the titles with a friend. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an elevator designed to go sideways.

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East Coast Defender Honey Badger

East Coast Defender took a normal Land Rover Defender 90, and transformed it into the stealthy Honey Badger. What really sets it apart is a 6.2L Chevrolet LS3 V8 engine that produces 430-horsepower, enabling the all terrain vehicle to go from 0-60 mph in just under 6-seconds. Other upgrades include: a transfer case with a limited slip differential, Borla exhaust, and 18" Sawtooth wheels with BF Goodrich All Terrain KO2 tires. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Bubble Lodge

Why stay in a 5-star hotel, when you could get a front row seats of the Northern Lights at the Bubble Lodge, located about 1-hour outside of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik. These heated and transparent living spaces are decked out with only the necessities, which include: a bed, towels, small storage space, and a light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Five Friends Photo

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Officially titled "The Five Year Photo Project", it involves the same five friends from Santa Barbara, California going on vacation every five years since 1982, and photographing themselves in the same location (Copco Lake in Northern California) and in the same pose. Their photo project starts with them at the age of just 19 years old. Continue reading to see some of the highlights.

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Lamborghini SV Speedboat

Have $2.2-million, and always wanted a Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster in Verde Singh, complete with a matching MTI G6 speedboat? If so, then this JamesEdition listing just might be the ultimate combo for you. The latter is powered by a Mercury Racing engine that produces 1,350-horsepower on 91-octane gasoline, or an incredible 1,550 on 112 AKI race fuel, good for a top speed of 180 mph on the open water. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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White Jewel Strawberries

Yasuhito Teshima created White Jewel strawberries four years ago, on his farm in Japan's Saga Prefecture, by cross-breeding different types of strawberries and perfecting his growing technique in order to create a large strawberry with white flesh and skin. One important factor is reducing exposure to sunlight to slow decrease the level of anthocyanin, the natural chemical that gives fruits and vegetables their color. Currently, only 10% of his crop turn out white, with the rest featuring red patches. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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MacBook Chicago Apple Store

Downtown Chicago is getting a new flagship Apple Store, and on Thursday, workers installed a giant Apple logo on the roof, or to be more specific, one that looks just like a MacBook Pro. The completed building will feature an all-glass construction, as well as a thin, carbon fiber design, which could mean a new color for the next-generation laptop. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of people being submerged in a 6-foot water balloon.

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