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  • September 30, 2014
    Firefighters discovered a family of pet hamsters while extinguishing a mobile home fire in Washington and were able to save four of the five animals by providing them with oxygen through miniature, "pocket pet" sized oxygen masks. Man, sometimes I wish I had a pocket pet. Ins... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2014
    10-year old George the goldfish is doing swimmingly following a 45-minute procedure to remove a brain tumor (links to whole story with pictures of the whole process). Because apparently that's something that can be done. Next stop: turning the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bac... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2014
    Because the future is rapidly approaching, doctors are currently conducting human trials on the ability to put critically injured patients in suspended animation in order to buy more time to save them. Cool, but if I get injured I want to be cryogenically frozen and thawed out... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2014
    Because nobody wants to get eaten by a shark (although I have fantasized about it before), 320 sharks known to lurk in the waters off Western Australia have been fitted with tags that will send a tweet from the Surf Life Saving Twitter account if they swim within a kilometer of... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    "The laser penis module will attach right around here." Meet Valkyrie, NASA's new "superhero" robot. What makes it a superhero? Absolutely nothing that I read about it. Okay fine, it was designed to be able to access disaster areas and help rescue survivors. Weird consider... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2013
    Seen here about to be tested on a very rare pork loin (DAMMIT I SAID MEDIUM RARE) New York University student Joe Landolina demonstrates Veti-Gel, the magical blood stopping formula he invented with NYU grad Isaac Miller. Allegedly the stuff can even stop the bleeding in the e... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Land mines: they suck. And unfortunately there are still parts of the world covered with them from bygone wars. Enter Callum Cooper's Mine Kafon, a rolling wind-powered land mine detonator inspired by a children's toy. Callum claims the average cost of a land mine removal is... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2011
    This is a video of a Boeing 767 making an emergency landing in Warsaw after its landing gear failed to deploy. There were 230 people on board, but nobody was injured. Soaked in shit and piss, yes. It appears the Polish Lot aircraft, en route from New York, circled the city t... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a pink 'Scream' mask, GW GM now has front center airbags that, in the event of a t-boning, are supposed to prevent you from bashing skulls with whoever's riding shotgun. Which, at least in my case, would be Jesus. Get it? Because he's my ... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2010
    EMILY may look like a porpoise wearing a Red Cross tent, but she's actually a robo-lifeguard. One that will undoubtedly turn a blind, robotic eye if you ever cramp up in the surf. This summer, EMILY (for EMergency Integrated Lifesaving lanYard) began patrolling Malibu's dange... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2009
    Luke Jerram is an artist who makes glass sculptures of diseases (that's HIV there) to shed some light on the fact that most diseases, despite what you may have seen in textbooks, are actually clear and not the psychedelic tendrilled blobs of death you previously thought. Yeah?... / Continue →