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What better way to learn about the ocean's depths than plastering this contraption on a wild seal's head? This guy and 56 of his friends are gathering information about the seafloor to help scientists model the ocean's reaction to climate change.

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Those towering peaks casting shadows over San Francisco? Those are where you see the highest incidence of prostitution. Creator Doug McCune has 3D topographical maps of seven more types of San Francisco crime, from assault to vandalism. The complete set.

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Sharks are scary. So scary that the texture of their skin alone prevents parasitic bacteria from sticking. Good, because by modelling a plastic sheet-like surface after that scary skin, we can actually prevent drug-resistant superbacteria like MRSA from building up.