Nicholas Rudy

18 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 1 Follower | @Arverni | Keep up with Nicholas Rudy on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nicholas Rudy”

Jelly Bean Ants And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

This Plastic Is Made Of Shrimp Shells

It's called shrilk, and no, it won't cause allergic reactions.<p>There ain't no reason why we can't replace plastic with something biodegradable. Here's one option: a material called shrilk. It is made from a chemical in shrimp shells called chitosan, a version of chitin--the second-most abundant …

Scio Pocket Molecular Scanner Is a Google-like Device for Physical Objects

A couple weeks ago I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of a company called Consumer Physics. He showed me a …

This ad might be the GOP’s best response to the ‘war on women’

With a slew of women running political campaigns across the country in match-ups against men, it’s inevitable that the “war on women” rhetoric will keep coming up in overt and subtle ways. In Pennsylvania, gubernatorial hopeful Allyson Schwartz is putting gender front and center in one of her first …

Container rethink: Ooho team cooks up water holder

(Phys.org) —Think about it. A Sunday in the park. Trashbins overflow with plastic water bottles cast off by joggers, power walkers and their cheering …

GOP candidate for governor is a registered sex offender

One of four gubernatorial candidates introduced to California Republicans recently is a registered sex offender who spent more than a decade in state prison, convicted of crimes including voluntary manslaughter and assault with intent to commit rape.<p>Glenn Champ, 48, addressed hundreds of GOP …

San Bernardino County

The Month in Plagues: Nazi Mosquitoes, Agricultural Espionage, And More

Here are some links on infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web this past month. Have more? Add them in the comments.<p><b>In vaccine news</b><p>A crowd-funded vaccine for HIV called Immunity Project falls under scrutiny, according to Erika Check Hayden for Nature.<p>Mounting evidence suggests …

10 worst right-wing moments of the week —Ted Nugent’s “race war” edition

The conservative rocker can’t stop saying terrible things about Obama, while Bill O’Reilly gets sexist<p>Putting aside all of the nutjob reactions to the veto of Arizona’s crazy anti-gay law, some of which were chronicledhere, right wingers were still plenty busy mouthing off this week.<p><b>1. Pat</b> …

Satanic goat statue gets support from an unlikely place

A Satanic Temple’s controversial monument has freaked plenty of Christians out. But not all Christians, apparently<p>How about this for some interfaith solidarity? Even Christians are supporting an effort to install a statue of Satan in Oklahoma, according to a spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, who …

Paul Krugman slams the 1% for “paranoia” and “megalomania”

The New York Times columnist thinks the super-wealthy’s hatred for Obama is a sign of profound insecurity<p>In his latest for the New York Times, award-winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman chastises those members of the 1% who regard every proposal to raise their taxes as equivalent …

The Top 5 Times Someone Called Out Fox News On Fox News

Fox News doesn't have the best reputation for accuracy — and more than one guest has called them on it.<p>This weekend, Media Matters, a non-profit progressive research and information center, posted a YouTube video ranking the five most memorable segments when a Fox News guest debunked the network.<p>5. …

Governor Left Giant Bear In Bathroom For Next Governor

A bathroom surprise.

Fired Pro-Gun Writer Speaks Out After Being 'Banished' From Guns & Ammo Magazine

"I've been vanished, disappeared," said Metcalf of his firing to Ravi Somaiya. "Now you see him. Now you don't."<p>His ouster stemmed from his "Backpage" column for the December 2013 issue of the magazine, entitled "Let's Talk About Limits: Do certain firearms regulations really constitute …