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  • September 9, 2014
    In news that makes me wish I was smart enough to conduct the research myself, Stephen Hawking is claiming that experimenting with the Higgs Boson particle could create a "catastrophic vacuum decay" and destroy the entire universe. I, for one, would like to see that happen. It... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2014
    This is video of a rarely seen behavior by ants in which they form 'daisy-chains' to haul away something much larger than themselves. In this case, a dead millipede. Could you imagine being an ant out foraging for food when you stumble across a dead millipede? JACKPOT. That... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2014
    Scottish whiskey distiller Ardbeg managed to send some whiskey up to the International Space Station in 2011 as part of an experiment to see how alcohol matures in microgravity. And now, three years later, it's about to return to earth via a Russian space capsule. Obviously, ... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2014
    This is the composite shot created by Marius Vibe of the top 8 most beautiful women (according to the 2011 'Most Beautiful Girls List' Maxim issue) merged into one face. The women include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Olivia Munn, Katy Perry, Cameron Diaz, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2014
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a sadder, older Hoggle from Labyrinth, Polish priest Marian Rajchel claims he's started receiving text messages from the demon he failed to exorcise from a young woman. No word if the demon is just taking advantage of Marian's pay-per-text p... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2014
    This is a video of a guy blowing vapor clouds in his car and watching the clouds dance to the beat of the song playing. I kind of liked that song. Thankfully, they included the name of it on the Youtube page (Cashmere by Hucci). That was very nice of them. A lot of times yo... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2014
    The fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant penguin have been found in Antarctica. Palaeeudyptes klekowskii ("Colossus Penguin") stood almost seven feet tall, and weighed around 250 pounds. For reference, my roommate is 5'4" and almost 300. Plus just a t... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2014
    Note: Slightly larger version HERE. This is a map that shows what country is directly across the ocean from you, provided you're on the beach somewhere in North or South America. It's kinda cool that in some places in Chile you can swim all the way around the world without hi... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2014
    This is a video of computer science professor George Hart demonstrating how to cut a bagel to form two interlocking rings. It takes him about a minute. For reference, I can cut a bagel in half in about a second and only draw blood 50% of the time. Plus one time when I was dr... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2014
    This is a video demonstration of The SilencerCo's Salvo 12 shotgun suppressor. Apparently it reduces the sound of a shotgun blast to around 137 decibels, or the equivalent of "someone loudly clapping their hands in front of your ears". Which, for the record, will still get yo... / Continue →
  • July 25, 2014
    This is a suspect looking picture of one of artist Sam Van Aken's Trees of 40 Fruit, trees he's continuously grafted branches from different peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, cherry, and almond varieties to. Impressive, but nowhere near as impressive as a tree that can grow win... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2014
    UPDATE: Even better video added (it's the second one). This is the massive hole that scientists recently filmed from a helicopter in Siberia. They estimate it's approximately 80-meters (262-feet) across, but aren't sure how deep it extends. I suspect it goes all the way to h... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2014
    This is a time lapse video created by Laurin Döpfner by sanding down different objects (including a piece of wood, wall plug, analog camera, walnut and animal skull) 0.5mm at a time, and taking a picture after each run. The results are mesmerizing. You really just have to wat... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2014
    This is a painting that appears to change perspective depending on the angle it's viewed from. How does it work? SPOILER: It's not flat. It's actually made up of two flat topped pyramids. Just like the creepy eyeball pyramid on the back of a dollar bill! Clearly, this is s... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2014
    Cool helmet, Jacques Cousteau. This is a video demonstrating what happens when you crack an egg underwater (and deep enough for the water pressure to have an effect). I actually posted a better version of the experiment back in 2012, but maybe you weren't reading then. Hell,... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2014
    Note: Larger, more legible version right HERE. This is the Delta-V subway map of our solar system created by Redditor Ucarion. What the hell is Delta-V? A copy/pasted explanation courtesy of Wikipedia while I pour iced coffee in my eyeballs: In astrodynamics a Δv or delta-v... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2014
    Hey kid, great job with the wood but I'm trying to drop a deuce over here. An ancient Neanderthal turd found in Spain has revealed that our ancestors ate not only meat like some scientists previously thought, but a mix of fruits, berries, nuts and tubers. Basically anything t... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2014
    Meet HitchBOT. HitchBOT is going to attempt to hitchhike the 3,871-miles (~6,230km) across Canada from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia. I have every intention of finding him, running him over, stopping and backing over him, running over him AGAIN, then call... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2014
    NASA has announced it's picked up an unusual x-ray signal emanating from the Perseus Cluster, a group of thousands of galaxies and one of the most massive objects in the universe. Scientists suspect it's an indication of the presence of dark matter, but I'm still hoping for al... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2014
    In news that's hard for me to wrap my simple mind around, a recent study has discovered that hurricanes with female names have historically killed more people because folks don't take them as seriously as male-named hurricanes, and don't prepare as well. Wait -- what? What th... / Continue →