Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:45:00 GMT(image)
On Tuesday, the Japan Restroom Industry Association announced that it had developed a new set of control panel illustrations for multifunctional “super toilets,” standardizing the symbols for the benefit of foreign visitors.
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After becoming President, Barack Obama had a number of species named in his honor. Donald Trump, however, has managed to do him one better, finding an animal namesake days before his inauguration in Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a tiny moth species distinguished by its yellow, scale-covered forehead and “unique genitalia.”
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:31:00 GMT(image)
Meet Patty Brennan, she has one of the most interesting jobs that anyone could possibly ever have because she’s an evolutionary biologist who studies the genital structures of sharks, birds, snakes, and more. Basically, she finds out how animals bone by dissecting them, making silicon molds, creating 3D models,…
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:50:00 GMT(image)
According to a lawsuit by the online American College of Education (ACE), a former employee effectively held the company’s email system hostage after he was fired last spring, locking the for-profit college out and asking for $200,000 before he would help it get back in.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:04:00 GMT(image)
The news that President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence—with her release slated for May of this year instead of 2045—is a huge relief to many. A major exception to that is Julian Assange, who manage to trip on his own dick in a big way.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:43:00 GMT(image)
The US one dollar bill is still old school. In fact, it has the oldest design of all US currency being produced today. So that means it doesn’t have the flashy tech, or the colorful hues, or the wild looks that have leaked into the redesigns of the more valuable banknotes. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t changed. Just…
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:20:00 GMT(image)
There are aliens out there (and if there aren’t any, it’s just more fun to believe that there are). But if they are out there, how do we find them? Once we find them, how do we contact them? And once we contact them, how do we actually communicate with them?
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:59:00 GMT(image)
Silly Putty does not make for a very effective projectile, and I’m also guessing it wouldn’t make for a particularly effective dildo, either. Yet somehow here it is, trying to be both.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:09:18 GMT
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I’d been waiting years for my daughter to show an organic interest in superheroes, video games, and the other stuff I write about as a professional nerd. It’s happening, at long last... but it’s taking us to some unexpectedly poignant places.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:00:00 GMT(image)
First, it beat Star Wars: Rogue One. Now, for the second weekend since its wide-release debut, Hidden Figures—the true story of three black female mathematicians at NASA—is number one at the box office. It’s raked in roughly $6o million so far, and counting.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:27:00 GMT(image)
President Barack Obama is commuting a bulk of the remaining prison sentence for Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst responsible for a major 2010 military leak, according to a New York Times report. Manning is scheduled to be released from federal custody on May 17 according to the report.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:10:00 GMT(image)
We loved Disney movies as kids, but we might secretly love them even more after we’ve grown up. They’re almost always a fun ride, they almost always make our cold hearts feel something, and they almost always have a wonderful animation sequence that takes you to another place entirely.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:40:00 GMT(image)
Netflix’s new show, Santa Clarita Diet, looks really messed up.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:15:00 GMT(image)
It was not so long ago that sequencing even tiny snippets of DNA was a costly, cumbersome process that required access to a state-the-art lab. Today, we are inching close to putting a DNA sequencer in every pocket.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:03:00 GMT(image)
After years of fighting with FOIA requesters, the CIA has finally uploaded over 12 million documents to its website. While many of the documents have been declassified for some time, the pages were intentionally hard to access, and only available on a few computers sitting at the National Archives. But now, anyone can…
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:48:00 GMT(image)
Pizzagate’s days in the limelight are waning. Even Edgar Welsh—the 28-year-old who entered Comet Ping Pong armed with several firearms to “investigate” the made-up child trafficking claims—has hardly been in the news lately. So it came time for Pizzagate’s trolls and true believers to invent a new conspiracy. And boy,…
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:38:00 GMT(image)
DALLAS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fired off some sick burns and engaged in a heated exchange with a lawyer while giving testimony in a blockbuster $2 billion lawsuit trial here in a northern district Federal courtroom on Tuesday.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:15:00 GMT(image)
Part of the fun of each new season of Game of Thrones is that, as we’re beyond much of what has been told in the books, any new information is something we can speculate about. So get your fan theorizing ready as another very surprising character seems to be returning for season seven.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:41:00 GMT(image)
South Korean musician and actor Ji Chang Son made headlines recently for filing a lawsuit against Tesla after his Model X blasted through the wall of his house when he was attempting to park it. That much isn’t in dispute. What is somewhat up in the air is that Son claims the car accelerated on its own, and that it’s…
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:55:20 GMT
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:49:00 GMT(image)
If you’re someone who occasionally puffs on electronic cigarettes, you should stop right now. Because when shit goes awry, it turns into a disgusting scene of blood, charred skin, and broken bones.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:35:00 GMT(image)
Depriving ourselves of food to the point of near-starvation doesn’t sound very appealing, but it could prolong our lives and prevent the onset of age-related diseases. A combined analysis of two long-running studies shows that caloric restriction does indeed work in monkeys, hinting at its potential to work in humans.…
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:50:00 GMT(image)
These days, Hollywood has a reputation for being politically liberal. But you’d be surprised how many conservatives there are in Hollywood. Or, maybe you wouldn’t, if you remember that Hollywood is just like any other major industry in the US. But what about the secret Republicans of the 1950s?