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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 →