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Science Finds A Way To Make Bulletproof Silk

We typically think of silk as a soft, delicate fabric, difficult to wash and easy to destroy. But scientist Randy Lewis, in collaboration with Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi, found a way to transform silk into a bulletproof skin-like material. Okay, great. So what? Well, the idea is that the pair’s early experiments will one day…

Julie Gerstein / August 28, 2011

Poll: Can You Tell The Difference Between Keira Knightley’s Movie Characters?

I have this theory that Keira Knightley plays the same character in nearly every movie and gets lauded by critics as if she’s reinvented the wheel every time. With the exception of films like Domino, The Jacket, and Love Actually, Knightley is always cast a period film heroine from an upper-crust family who slums it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 9, 2008