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  • July 8, 2014
    After extensive DNA testing of hair samples attributed to Bigfoot and Yetis, scientists have successfully identified the animals they actually came from. Of course (and despite my misleading title), just because the hair samples attributed to Bigfoot aren't from an unknown spe... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2014
    In news that will undoubtedly be looked back upon as a terrible idea, scientists have successfully created the first living organism using DNA that doesn't resemble the DNA of any living creature on earth. Wait -- so they made an alien?! I'll be in my underground bunker if yo... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2014
    King crabs: they're delicious. And this lavender one was recently spotted in a shipment to Japan from Russia. Why is it lavender? Is it even lavender? Personally, I think it's more of a cornflower blue, but that's just me and I'm willing to argue about anything. How many l... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    This is a series of portraits by photographer Francois Brunelle entitled 'I'm Not A Lookalike'. They all feature two unrelated strangers who look like twins. Some of them are less convincing than others, but none are less convincing than the actual twins I went to high school... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2013
    After studying two separate DNA hair samples found at opposite ends of the Himalayas, University of Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes has claimed that Yetis might actually exist, and be the hybrid decedent of an ancient species of polar bear. I mean, I'm pretty skeptical, but you'... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2013
    This is the $1,050 DNA Bookcase made by Milano Furniture. It's six feet of spiraling shelves shaped like a double helix so you can arrange your books to look like little genome sequences. No lie, I have a friend who used to be a personal assistant for this rich lady and one d... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a hair under a microscope, scientists have managed to capture an image of DNA's double helix structure for the first time, officially ending the era of me being able to claim DNA is actually shaped like little rainbows. Truly a sad day. The... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2012
    In soul crushing news, scientists claim there's no chance of cloning dinosaurs from DNA found in the present day because DNA rapidly deteriorates over time, citing that even under optimal conditions every single bond in DNA is broken in less than 1/10th of the time since the mo... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    McDonald's restaurants (if you can even call them that) in Australia, having suffered from a recent spat of robberies (who the f*** robs a McDonald's? Taco Bell or GTFO), have teamed up with security firm SelectaDNA to install sprayers above its doors that will douse robbers w... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2011
    Produce human blood, or giant rice monsters? Only time will tell. Chinese scientists at Wuhan University have successfully embedded human genes into growing rice, allowing the plants to produce Human Serum Albumin, the protein that makes up the majority of human blood "plasma... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2011
    Picture related: sexy-time. One look at me and it may come as no surprise, but according to a recent study by an international team of scientists, there's even more evidence early humans and neanderthals made sweet, sweet love together (okay truthfully it probably wasn't that ... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2011
    11-year-old Supatra Sasupha has a busted chromosome that's left her with Ambras Syndrome, a rarity that, in case you couldn't tell, causes a person to grow thick hair everywhere. But, despite laser hair removal being ineffective, this isn't a sad story, this is a story of the ... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2010
    In a recent act of actually doing something useful instead of trying to kill us all with robots/determine which animal has the biggest balls, scientists have taken a step towards the proverbial fountain of youth. Which may or may yes involve genetic manipulation. I'm gonna be... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2010
    Just when I thought my dino-ribonucleic acids were safe, I get news that scientists have developed autonomous DNA-bots that can biped their little asses around inside me and royally f*** all my insides up. The walking device consists of a strand of DNA that contains a 5',5' li... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2010
    Xtractaurs are a new line of dinosaur toys from Mattel that consist of a plastic model, and the capability to fight your dino against other kids' online in 'My Brute' style matches. Whee, My Brute! The whole set includes a sampled dinosaur and an 'extraction gun'. When playin... / Continue →
  • January 5, 2010
    Let's face it, at one time or another we've all wanted to get stabby on a coworker. Sometimes the feeling is fleeting, but usually it's something we think about doing constantly and doodle pictures of. Enter the $20 Campco TacPen (the Tac stands for tactical, not taco, which ... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2009
    This is a clever answer to a query posed in Yahoo! Answers. You can't argue the answerer didn't give them exactly what they asked for, even if it's not what they wanted. Because, let's face it, a lot of people don't even know what they want. I'm looking at you, Mrs.Takes 8 M... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2009
    Scientists are claiming that each human has between 100 and 200 genetic mutations in their DNA. Me? I have two fingers....I have four fingers. Joseph Nadeau, from the Case Western Reserve University in the US, who was not involved in this study said: "New mutations are the s... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2008
    DNA 11 is a company that turns your DNA into art. And by “turns your DNA into art” I mean they print it on a piece of canvas. There are a bunch of color options to choose from and prices start at $390 for an 18" x 24" print and go up to $790 for a 36" x 54". You can also... / Continue →