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‘Escape Dead Island’, A Survival Mystery Video Game Set Following the Events of the Zombie Video Game ‘Dead Island’

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Escape Dead Island is a survival mystery video game by Sweden-based developer Fatshark set following the events of the zombie video game Dead Island. Though other games in the Dead Island franchise have traditionally focused on hacking and slashing, Escape Dead Island will focus more on mystery and stealth.

Escape Dead Island is currently scheduled to launch this fall. More on the title is available over at Polygon.

Every virus has an origin. Before the California outbreak in Dead Island 2, there was Banoi. Before the Banoi outbreak, there was the mysterious island of Narapela.

via Aubrey Norris

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Chef with Poodle Head and Human Body Demonstrates How to Make Meat Loaf Muffins

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Chef Poodle, a chef with a poodle head and human body, and his lovely assistant demonstrate how to make a batch of “Meat Loaf Muffins“, a quick recipe that’s safe for both canine and humans alike in this silly video posted by The Pet Collective. The muffins came out very well despite the fact that Chef Poodle had a great deal of difficulty restraining himself from the raw ingredients.

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Professor Martin Poliakoff of Periodic Videos Explains What Causes Ice Cubes To Crack When It Is Put In a Drink

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Professor Martin Poliakoff of Periodic Videos explains the concept of differential expansion and why it causes ice to crack when it is put into a drink.

When you drop ice into a drink, the drink is warmer than the ice. The outside of the ice warms up and expands, the inside is still very cold and can’t expand so it just cracks because part of it is trying to get bigger and part is staying the same. So there is essentially a tug-of-war between the inside and the outside and it gives way.

The concept is fully illustrated with a slow motion video of ice breaking in water and later in a related experiment, ice breaking in liquid nitrogen.

This time, the outside of the ice, instead of expanding, it contracts because it gets cold. The inside can’t contract quickly enough, so it shatters just in the same way it does in the drink. In fact, it shatters more dramatically than in water.