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  1. Biodegradable Battery Runs on Sugar, Robot War Will Start over Candy

    Great. Now the machines will be coming for our candy. Is nothing sacred?

    Researchers have found a way to make an efficient, biodegradable energy source out of sugar, and it doesn't even involve loading a bunch of children up on candy and then making them run in giant hamster wheels. (Either because it's inhumane or sugar doesn't make kids hyper. Take your pick.) No, it's a sugar powered battery.

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  2. TEDEd Explains How Your Brain Is A Slave To Sugar Cravings [Video]

    It's all fun and games before you're chewing on a tombstone like Sheldon on Rocko's Modern Life.

    It's virtually impossible for most people to turn down a cookie piece of candy. You know, unless you were both without a "sweet tooth," of course, in which case we're all very jealous and would like to know how you are able to resist. But what do we mean when we talk about "sweet tooths" in the first place? Let Nicole Avena of TEDEd explain.

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  3. This Sculpture of a Sumptuous Meal is Made Entirely of Salt

    This monochromatic tableau is part of a new exhibition featuring the work of Ken and Julia Yonetani called Sense of Taste, currently on display at the GV Art gallery in London. Modeled after a traditional still life painting, this sculpture presents a decadent meal of cheese, fruit, wine, fresh fish, and lobster. However, it is made entirely out of salt. At first blush, making a meal entirely out of salt is a clever inversion of the viewers expectations, or just a sure sign that Bender has been cooking again. However, the Yonetani's work has a very specific message, as the three salts used in the work come from a region of Australia called the "food bowl." Though it has traditionally supplied most of the country with fresh fruit and vegetables, agricultural irrigation systems are making water in the area increasingly salty. So salty, in fact, that 500,000 tons of the stuff must be removed annually from the region. In that light, the work is a direct challenge to the viewer to consider the impact their life has on the environment. The duo has also created coral reefs made of sugar, symbolizing the deadly impact of silt run off from the sugar cane industry on reef life. While some might find art with so pointed a message a bit distasteful (pun?), it's impossible to deny the incredible craftsmanship of these works. Read on after the break for some more choice images.

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  4. Sweet, Sweet Augmented Reality Cookies

    For anyone who has been wanting to add a little something extra to a plate of sugar cookies, designer Mike Clare has the perfect ingredient: augmented reality decorations. The two-toned dough pattern creates a small grid for coding the cookies for augmented reality. And while the dough is a basic recipe from The Joy of Cooking, the measurement and assembly are actually fairly complex.

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