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  • May 24, 2016
    This is a shot of the cover of College Prep Algebra, featuring a group of students holding copies of the same book that the exact photo of them is on. The space-time continuum: it's been torn open like a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos. Can somebody make one of those perpetually zo... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2016
    This is a simple way to help kids (or adults -- don't act like you know where bismuth is!) learn the periodic table: by turning it into a classic game of Battleship. Basically you just print out and laminate four copies of the periodic table, then play like a regular game of B... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2016
    This is a video of a robotic Yoda toy trying his best to train three aspiring Jedi ferrets. They don't seem like they're taking it too seriously. And can you blame them? They're ferrets, not Bothans. Did you know Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid films was based on Yoda? Well... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2014
    In news that shouldn't surprise anyone who's stumbled across a sexual well-being website while on the hunt for p0rn, the filters that the UK's major internet service providers have installed to curtail internet p0rn in the country are also blocking sexual education sites. A sh... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2013
    Because college has become less of a place to prepare yourself for a realistic future and more of a place to dig yourself into debt for 4+ years, The University of California Irvine is offering an eight week zombie survival course using The Walking Dead as its basis. Obviously... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2012
    Note: don't even want to talk about what I saw when I was looking for a picture to use for this article but rest assured my SafeSearch is going to be on high for awhile. Harvard, best known for begging me to come to their institution on a full scholarship but me refusing bec... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2012
    This is a video (actually just audio) of NOC the beluga whale vocalizing with English-like speech patterns. Apparently he talked like this for all his youth, then abandoned it when he matured. What was he trying to tell us? Does he know the location of Atlantis? Is he frien... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2012
    Google created an artificial intelligence system with a staggering 16,000 processors and let the thing loose on the internet to learn on its own. And what did it learn? CATS. "The musical?" *stink-eye* The neural network taught itself to recognize cats, which, John Markoff... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    The MaKey MaKey (rhymes with nakey nakey, eggs and bakey) is a little circuit board that can turn ANYTHING into a computer keyboard/controller by attaching alligator clips to the object. Hold on, let me copy/paste something that can explain it better than I can. Well, not BET... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2012
    After 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica is ceasing print production of their iconic multi-volume books of knowledge, citing "Wikipedia" and "this cursed internet fad." The company, which released an updated version every two years, says the 2010 edition will be the last. It... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2012
    Because brains are only half of the equation of being successful (the other half is bullshitting), MIT is offering 15-minute courses in being charming for the socially inept. Me? I'm offering 2-hour seminars for $500. Well -- WHAT'S IT GONNA BE, NERD? Partial course listing... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2011
    Imagine if you could just take a nap and learn something in the process (and not just how good sleeping feels). Kind of like passing out with your head in a textbook but then NOT failing the shit out of the test the next day. Well scientists are exploring the possibility thro... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2011
    Nest is a new $250 thermostat. It looks different from other thermostats because it's round and shiny instead of boxy and off-white. Plus it learns every time you rotate the dial to change the temperature. That way, it knows when you're sound asleep to short-circuit and burn... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    Because there's absolutely zero reason to, scientists have now developed an iCub robot baby that can crawl. I'm...pretty sure my little sister already had a crawling babydoll growing up. And -- AND -- an underbite. *phone ringing* Becky? Oh come on -- it was cute in an u... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2011
    This is a short video of a guy wearing one of those ultra-realistic 'Walking with Dinosaurs' t-rex suits and running around an Australian schoolyard trying to make kids tar their pits pants. Most of the children run in terror, but I spotted at least a couple future dino-lovers... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2011
    From the same makers as the live-action Pokemon movie trailer comes this 1:00 Pokémon PSA about the cruelty of Poké-fights. THAT SHIT'S NOT CASH. Pokémons are animals too, you know. No, no they're not. They're monsters and in medieval times would've been trapped and burn... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2011
    Hey you -- girl on the right. Less rainbow scarf, more lightsaber. Because there's nothing a little Force can't teach, a school is opening in Chile to learn children the way of the Jedi, alongside some Taekwondo and yoga for good measure. *searching for online enrollment* D... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2011
    This is a proposed warning to print in the front of science textbooks to remind children to take their educations seriously. Because, let's not kid ourselves -- nobody wants to be left out of the dino rodeo. Me most of all. Unfortunately, like learning to tie my own shoes or... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2010
    Note: Full-res version right *ABRACADABRA!* HERE. I never read any of the Harry Potter books because they make us real wizards seem kinda twinky, but I have seen part of one of the movies, so I'm basically an expert on the subject. Also, every other subject. Women's fashion?... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2010
    That's right folks, the University of Calgary is opening a video game library for academic research. Haha, academic research -- is that what they call failing freshman English these days? (Note: picture is unrelated basement, not the library) The Interactive Digital Media Co... / Continue →