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  • November 20, 2013
    He looks like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss story, doesn't he? Well he's not, he's a previously undescribed species of planthopper photographed in real life. I just want to rub his fuzzy ass on my cheeks, don't you? Like nature's little makeup brush. Many planthoppe... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    Because what's the goal of science if not to kill everything, in 2006 researchers dredged up an extremely old quahog clam. Unaware of its age, they immediately froze the poor bastard, only later to calculate it was 400 years old and even LATER to discover i wasn't 400, but 507... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2013
    In news even sexier than a Pandora for p0rn, a new tyrannosaur species has been discovered in Utah. Lythronax argestes ("king of gore") lived some 10-12 million years before Tyrannosaurus Rex, and may have been the t-rex's "great uncle". My great uncle? No clue, he's been in... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    Dammit dog, what part of 'Cheese!' don't you understand? This is the 5.5-meter (~18-foot) giant oarfish a snorkeler spotted just offshore Catalina Island in California. It was dead. Giant Oarfish normally frequent depths as deep as a kilometer (~2/3 of a mile) and are only s... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    This is a shot of the around 5,000-year old board game tokens recently unearthed at Başur Höyük, in southeast Turkey, making them the oldest known game pieces ever discovered. Any idea what they were playing? Chutes and Ladders? D&D? The Game of Life? I'm going to be a warr... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    10-year old German boy Alexander Kettler was doing what any kid would, rummaging through his grandparent's attic looking for stashed away nudie magazines, when he discovered some mysterious cases. So Alexander's father Lutz pulled them out and opened them and, SURPRISE, mummif... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2013
    A prospector in Victoria, Australia, unearthed a 177oz (~11-lb) gold nugget he found using nothing but a metal detector (oh yeah? Well I found gold using nothing but a pan and my own two eyes!). The gold itself is worth just under $300,000 by weight, but the piece will likely ... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2012
    Curiosity had just taken its first scoop of Martian soil for analysis when an operator here on earth noticed a mysterious metallic object on the ground beneath the rover. WHAT COULD IT BE?! Is it a little robotic beetle? A new element? Something much, MUCH less exciting? T... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2011
    According to entirely untrustworthy sources, scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider are close to proving the existence of the Higgs Boson, aka 'God' particle, the elusive bit of matter responsible for providing objects with mass. Alternatively, they might be even closer to... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2011
    *knock knock* Who's there? Hello -- HELLO?! I dunno, I think it's Google but all I can hear is laughing. So MC Hammer is launching his own search engine. Is it gonna suck? Do I really need to answer that? But wait -- it's got deep searching. WTF is a deep search? No clu... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2011
    Turkey vultures, hands down one of the ugliest-faced birds ("It looks like a ballsack!") in a family of ugly-faced birds, are being trained by German police to sniff out dead human bodies in areas much larger/difficult to access than traditional tracking dogs could cover. You ... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2010
    David Crisp is a British hospital chef. But not on the weekends! Oh no, on the weekends he's a treasure hunter. Which is how he found this pot of Roman coins. Oh man, I remember when I used to metal detect on the beach. One time I found two gold teeth. You should've seen ... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2010
    How old do you think the world's oldest shoe is? Just take a guess. Wrong! Try 5,500 years. And allegedly this is it. Ooooor a man holding a bear turd. Created more than 5,500 years ago at the dawn of civilisation this perfectly preserved brown leather lace-up is the olde... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2010
    Dinoogle is a Google powered search engine that has some dinos on the page to ramp up the sex appeal. It's exactly what I've been telling Google to do for years but they never listen because, "don't let that guy back in the building", and, "the police have already been called"... / Continue →