Two robots, Frois and Yukirin, married this past weekend in Tokyo, even sealing their union with a kiss. Continue reading… “Tokyo hosts first Robot wedding”
DIY gastric bypass kit
For those considering gastric bypass surgery, take a look at Amazon’s do-it-yourself kit. It’s only $260 (cheap!) and comes with 3 sets (so you don’t have to get it right the first time!). Bring your own anesthetics and instructions, though.
Eeek is that hissing sound a snake? No its your headphones
French accessories company HOON has teamed up with audio company The Perfect Unison for a line of python skin skinned headphones. Continue reading… “Python Skin-Covered HOON Headphones”
Bring a little star wars geekery to your computer
We see so many flash drives around these parts, it is truly, truly hard for any to distinguish themselves in our eyes. These ones? Well, we’ll admit it: we have a giant soft spot for their massive noggins. Continue reading… “Star Wars Flash Drive”
A 31-year-old Whitman native suffered life-threatening burns after pouring gasoline on a backyard fire pit in Abington Saturday night, causing an explosion. Continue reading… “Totally Engulfed In Fire”
Taking your office with you reaches a whole new level
Need to carve out some personal space but can’t afford to hire Frank Gehry for the renovation? No problem. Modular wall kits let you be the architect-without really knowing what you’re doing. Continue reading… “Remodel With Giant Lego-Like Pieces”
A recent study showed that cats control an alarming 42% of the Internet. The largest portion of this being controlled by Keyboard Cat,Maru the cat, and LOLCats. Continue reading… “Cats Control 42% Of The Internet MEOW!”
Must be where bizarre foods gets their dinner ideas
Want to take a walk on the wild side and add a little bit of adventure into your diet? Edible, a UK based company specializes in the acquisition and shipment of unusual food from around the world that will really spice up your meals. Continue reading… “Embark On A Rare Culinary Adventure With Edible”
Even science is behind mom on mother’s day
If you haven’t yet planned the brunch or picked out the flowers or at least mailed the card, then consider what follows the only motivation you should need. In short, mothers have it tough.
Changes in American culture have liberated women in many ways. Mom is now free to do all the chores moms have been doing for generations – such as wiping snot off kids’ noses, cleaning the house and handling all the family’s finances and social plans – and now she can work a day job or feel guilty for not having one, too. Continue reading… “The Five Scientific Reasons Mom Deserves Mother’s Day”
The age of the universe up for vote. I cant believe this news if real.
During the Texas State Board of Education hearings on science standards for Texas schoolchildren, BoE member and staunch creationist Barbara Cargill decided that the age of the Universe was up for vote. Oddly enough, I had some issue with that. You may vote on issues all you want, and you can even vote on morality if you’d like, but scientific reality is not a matter of opinion and cares not for the majority vote.
The National Center for Science Education has video of the moment where it becomes clear that Ms. Cargill, not happy enough to destroy biology for students, proposes an amendment to creationize astronomy as well: Continue reading… “How Old Is The Universe? Just Ask The Texas School Board”
Giant meat eating spiders Ahh! Way to go global warming
As if global warming isn’t giving us enough to worry about, now scientists say it could lead to bigger-and possibly more-spiders of at least one species.
A group of Danish scientists wondered whether global warming would make the hairy, meat-eating wolf spiders of northeastern Greenland bigger, since longer summers mean more hunting time. The little-known species, Pardosa glacialis, grows as long as 1.6 inches (four centimeters), study co-author Toke Høye of Aarhus University estimates. Continue reading… “Spiders Getting Bigger”
Get a splinter in places that we just cant talk about
Fast growing bamboo seems to be the current material of choice for many green thinking designs, so it was just a matter of time before someone came up with a bamboo bike frame. While I don’t think the world’s landfills are getting clogged up with steel bikes, but most of the alloys used do contain some pretty nasty stuff like chromium and molybdenum. (Pics) Continue reading… “Bamboo Bikes”