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  • 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 →
  • February 15, 2012
    First of all, I want it to be noted that any water is already drinkable, it just might might give you diarrhea and/or worms. Me? I'm fine with that. But for those of you who weren't raised in a cave by wolves there's Camelbak's 'All Clear' UV water bottle. It blasts the ger... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2011
    This is a newly discovered species of Yeti (NOT Batman) crab. It's similar to the other hairy-armed Yeti crabs except this one grows edible bacteria on its arms by methodically waving them around in front of deep sea methane vents. And speaking of deep sea methane vents: blue... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    Seen here showing you just how much fun it is to die of the plague, a group of skeletons do the 'thigh bone's connected to the boner bone' dance or whatever. And now scientists have successfully "rebuilt" the genetic code of the bacteria that was responsible for the deaths of ... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2011
    You know that movie (go read some IWatchStuff, shit!) 'Contagion' coming out tomorrow that I'm not gonna see and will forever make it impossible to Google 'contagion' without getting a bunch of movie information first? Well to promote it, Warner Bros. Canada created this "livi... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2011
    isplay: inline;"> Seen here looking like your wiener's worst DO NOT WANT nightmare, a scientist holds a petri dish containing a new strain of gonorrhea-causing bacteria that's antibiotic resistant. What the -- stop being so cavalier with that shit and put some f***ing gloves o... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2011
    I dunno, MAYBE YOU SHOULD STOP WIPING YOUR ASS WITH IT. Why in the hell toilet seats are the litmus test for how dirty something else is is beyond me, but I suspect it has something to do with dingleberries. Which, fun fact: are actually considered the grossest of all berries... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2011
    Alien bacteria? Possibly. Noodle puking noodles? Probably. A NASA scientist who's dreamed of having sex with aliens since adolescence claims he's found FOSSILIZED ALIEN BACTERIA in a rare form of meteorite. This discovery may or may yes lend credit to the Scientologist bel... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2010
    SPOILER: it's on earth, in a poisonous lake here in California. Wait, what?! BOOOOOOOOO!! I was hoping for some of those bug-eyed bastards with the glowing fingers and androgynous nether-regions. You know -- some sessy-ass aliens. In a surprising revelation, NASA scientist... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2010
    Remember when mood rings were cool? That was a trick question, they've never not been. As a matter of fact, I'm wearing like forty of them even as I type this. Two on my penis! He's super sad right now. This is one of those things that is so obvious that you want to smack ... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2010
    Sure they may look like the sweetest pair of alien nips you've ever seen, but they're actually two bacteria cells, one of which is powered by man-made DNA. The zombie apocalypse: it nears. The researchers copied an existing bacterial genome. They sequenced its genetic code and... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    Etsy seller Cleaner Science (bonus points for a clever name!) makes soaps that look like bacteria growing in petri dishes. They sell for between $2.75 and $12 depending on the size, glow-in-the-dark capabilities, and whether they're on a rope (highly recommended for prison use... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2010
    Allegedly this is a white blood cell chasing around some bacteria and eventually subduing it. Of course, I have no proof that's actually what this is because I'm not a microbioscientist. For all I know it's a really bad VHS copy of a Benny Hill chase scene from the end of his... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2009
    Listen, I love LEGO. And if I could build a LEGO woman and take her on the bus with me without soliciting funny looks from all the other, REAL crazy people while we partook in a little heavy petting, I 100% would. Unfortunately, I tested the waters with a mannequin and it's a... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2009
    Germaphobe? Worried about the bovine flu (it's coming, you watch)? Tired of operating a keyboard when you're 99.98% sure The Superficial Writer was touching with himself while using it? Enter the $899 Vioguard self-sanitizing keyboard. The Vioguard keyboard is aimed at medi... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2009
    This is a periodic sweater of elements made by knitter apinnick. It looks sharp and I would wear it EVEN WHEN IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS. The table continues around the sweater to the back, and the sleeves contain the names of different fungi (right sleeve) and bacteria (left sleeve)... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2009
    This video is like two years old so if you've seen it, congratulations, free Geekologie bumper sticker. Just leave an 'OLD' and your bank account info in the comments and I'll have it transferred first thing Monday morning. Anyway, did you know that in an emergency situation ... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2009
    That's right, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata is slated to test a new kind of underwear during his current visit to the space station. The "state-of-the-art" undies were designed "to reduce the smells in normal clothing, absorb sweat and provide insulation." The underwear, d... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2008
    After posting yesterday's Plush Particles I got several tips asking to post the microbe versions, so here they are. They've been around for a while so you may have seen them already, and if so let me know before I sleep with you because I don't want to catch any of them. Each... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2008
    First the diesel tree, and now oil bacteria. Several companies in Silicon Valley are racing to produce bacteria capable of excreting oil (black gold, Texas tea). What is most remarkable about what they are doing is that instead of trying to reengineer the global economy - a... / Continue →