The Week in Geek: How to tell your polar bears apart

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Quantum levitation! We are living in the future! Jet packs for everyone! More details here.

Did a fragmenting comet nearly hit the Earth in 1883? Um, probably not.

NASA and Japan release the most complete digital topographic map of Earth to date. Bonus: Hawaii fly-over with slack-key guitar soundtrack. I think I need a Mai-Tai.

Check out this list of spin-off technologies from NASA’s space program to see how space exploration has shaped the world around you.

What do polar bears and constellations have in common? Turns out they can both be identified by their dots.

If you thought praying mantises were cool/weird/bizarre/etc. before, you ain’t seen nothing yet. (WITH VIDEO)

And speaking of how freaky nature can be, a fisherman in Mexico found a ONE-EYED ALBINO SHARK.* FOR REALS.

There is an actual award for explaining your doctoral research in the form of interpretive dance. I kid you not. I’m kinda partial to the biology one myself.

Get your geek on.

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The Week in Geek: How to tell your polar bears apart

Updated