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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 →
  • March 12, 2014
    This is In Orbit, a hamster wheel 'house' with two sets of furniture (one for inside the wheel, one for out) that can be rotated by its two occupants walking simultaneously in opposite direction to access the various pieces of furniture. The wheel is aligned so both use identi... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2014
    In rare good news, astrobiologists have determined the earth should be habitable for at least another 1.75-billion years. For reference, that's 1.75-billion years minus 50 years more than I care about. The research was led by Andrew Rushby, from UEA's school of Environmenta... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    Because there's absolutely no point, scientists have managed to create 'living' cells out of metals. Why? I JUST TOLD YOU, THERE'S NO REASON. Fine, FINE -- it's to prove that inorganic life could evolve somewhere in the cosmos. Are you happy now?! Because I'm sure as hell ... / 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 →
  • November 23, 2009
    These are some plant parts from a New York Times article about I have no idea what but look -- the Millennium Falcon! Sure somebody just cut a leaf to look like an iconic spaceship, but that's newsworthy, isn't it?* Also, chestnuts: haha -- you passed out with your shoes on! ... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2009
    If there's two things I learned to love in college it's flow charts and communal showering. And this is by far one of the awesomest flow charts I've ever seen. It's right up there with the What Should I Eat? chart. Click HERE to see the flow chart in its entirety, which outl... / 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 →
  • April 2, 2009
    This is another anatomical rendering by Jason Freeney of Sackboy's innards. As you can see, there are guts under that zipper. Of course, I already knew that because I got all stabby on him once when he wouldn't give me his wallet. Yeah, and all the king's horses and all the ... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2009
    Wow. The bus seen here is one of forty in China used as a mobile execution chamber for criminals sentenced to death. And no, it doesn't run over you. The buses provide a setup for lethal injections, and the acts are carried out on streaming video so local authorities can obs... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    Moss is like nature's carpet that never has to be vacuumed. So why not bring a little of the outdoors in with a mossy bathmat? Nguyen La Chanh's ingenious design is made from a decay-free foam called plastazote, and populated with three varieties of moss: ball, island, and ... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2009
    'The Generic Escape Capsule' was fashioned by Australian artist Adam Norton out of an old wardrobe after he discovered it wouldn't transport him to a magical land where he could f*** lions and witches and goat-people. Basically, Adam included everything a person would need to... / Continue →
  • December 26, 2008
    Mercedes, in their unending quest to save the lives of the rich, is installing a new feature in its E class automobiles (sorry, you C class peasants are still f***ed). Mercedes studied the brain waves of sleepy drivers, and matched those up with lackadaisical steering tendenci... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2008
    Not really, it just separates everyone's food so it doesn't get mixed up. The Flatshare is a finalist in the Electrolux Design Lab 2008 competition and is the brainchild of Austrian design student Stefan Buchberger, who has obviously had it up to here with getting his freaking... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2008
    GenPets are bioengineered pets specifically created to make petcare as simple as possible. They come in a state of hibernation, but awaken when the sleep inducing protein serum is removed from their nutrient supply tube. Some highlights from the FAQs: Are Genpets Real animals... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    You see that chick? She's not real -- she's a CG version of actress Emily O'Brien created by facial animation studio Image Metrics. And let me tell you, she definitely kicks the shit out of last week's CG facials. Using (USC's) Institute for Creative Technologies' special sc... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2008
    No, it wasn't me. I don't drink and drive. I drink and walk. And already have enough trouble with that. Stanley Kobierowski though, he's another story. Stanley Kobierowski, 34, of North Providence, was arrested after he drove into a highway message board on Interstate 95 i... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2008
    London needs to find room to house 100,000 more people by 2016. One solution is this thing, a massive 5,000-foot tall tower (must see picture of the whole thing after the jump) design by the Populararchitecture firm. Reminds me of the plans for Japan's massive building, but t... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2008
    There's a new apartment complex going up in Wuhan, China. Big deal you say? Well what if I told you that each apartment includes a 100-square-foot trellised hydroponic garden? Now I know what you're thinking -- "Yes, weed!" And you are correct. Indeed, all the weed you nee... / Continue →