Darren Brynly Bird

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I Won't Eat, You Can't Make Me! (And They Couldn't)

It was found in Baja California, in the water, scuttling about. It's an isopod — a many legged, many jointed, bottom-crawler, related to prawns and crabs and it happily eats dead things. Scavengers aren't that particular about what's for dinner. When they find it, they eat it.<p>This particular isopod …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

Why Does White Noise Help People Sleep?

A white noise machine is the simplest solution to blocking out noise.<p>On its face, flipping on white noise before hitting the sack must be the most counterintuitive idea out there. Want to sleep better? Simple solution: make a bunch of noise. Sweet dreams ahoy.<p>And yet, not only do some people swear …

Forensic Reconstruction Shows What A Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle Looks Like With A Face

"Drink my brains, drink them all!" it maniacally cackles.<p>Each face contains a skull, and every skull was once inside a face. Crystal Head Vodka, named after its distinctive packaging, has had for a long time no face attached to its glassy bone structure. Thanks to Nigel Cockerton, who reconstructs …

Who Would Win In A Fight, A Cold-Blooded Dinosaur Or A Warm-Blooded One?

One scientist hits upon a creative way to argue that dinosaurs were endothermic.<p>Were dinosaurs "cold-blooded" or "warm-blooded"? Paleontologists still aren't sure. Now, one environmental scientist has painstakingly gathered the data to answer a related question: Given they were the same size, who …

A Rapid-Fire Animated Tribute to Every Photoshop CS5 Filter

Photographers are intimately familiar with the myriad filters available to them through Photoshop. Nothing like the Instagram-style “filters” we’ve …