So scientists may have found a giant object in space, which could only have been built by another civilization. I mean, can you believe it? In this lifetime? That we may have finally found something--someone--completely alien to us? Sure, it could also be a spectacular cloud of dust, but who the hell really wants THAT to be … Continue reading Is There Anybody Out There…?
Yes, you read that right. In the Dominican Republic, there is a small town where many men first present as girls when they are born, and grow a penis later, during the onset of puberty. The absolutely fascinating article above explains it has to do with a deficiency in a certain enzyme that affects the conversion of testosterone … Continue reading Growing A Penis At Twelve
So apparently Jeff Bezos is not content with taking over the entire retail world on Earth. He's expanding his reach to the stars. I'm not sure I really want the same guy who sells me my discount historical novels to be dallying with everything from on demand TV to space flight. I fear it distracts him … Continue reading Amazon In Space
This is amazing. An artist developed a tree that grows 40 different fruits. The article talks about how he manages to do all this with a technique called chip grafting. And that's not all. He plans to do it to many trees. He's using resources that farmers think people don't want to build something beautiful … Continue reading The Tree Of 40 Fruits
There's a new paper out that discusses the possibility that there are really four types of introversion. Not only that, but people can have more than one kind of introversion. Not only is it an interesting take for understanding people, it might be relevant when it comes to building out characters past the cliches. It's something worth … Continue reading What Kind of Introvert Are You?
Once again, we've identified a new species of fish that seems to have been created just to give us nightmares. This gorgeous George is apparently a ceratioid anglerfish. That funny looking glow-stick on its head is used to lure fish looking for nightclub to dance the night away into its jaws instead. The diversity of … Continue reading We Live In A Weird And Wonderful Universe
So now I know why all my coworkers, girlfriends and my sister keep complaining to me about how cold the office is. I'm assuming this shit is international, because it certainly seems to be. Apparently, the formula used to program thermostats is based on a 40 year old male of a certain size. Because back then, that … Continue reading Your Office is Freezing. Here’s Why.
A social experiment that would probably make Skynet nod sagely has just come to an abrupt end. Researchers had created a friendly, helpless robot that managed to hitchhike its way safely across parts of Europe and Canada. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by unknown assailants once it tried to continue the experiment in the US. The creators … Continue reading RIP #hitchBOT
This is a fantastic article that interviews a teen inventor about her ideas and why she thinks it's important to start teaching kids 'Inventing 101' classes. My favourite quote comes at the end. "Inventors are basically anybody and everybody who’s ever tried to solve a problem." So true! And we could use a lot more … Continue reading Science News: Odds And Ends
If you're done with looking at all the cool pictures of Pluto that NASA keeps showering us with, you can have some fun with a few of my favourite memes from my Pinterest Funnies page. And a couple of really cute ones from my Cute Animals page. Because if you're having a bad day, it's my … Continue reading Meme Explosion: Cures For A Bad Day