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The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Manufacturer Makes Glock That Looks Like Nintendo's Duck Hunt Gun

Precision Firearms LLC has gotten a lot of attention recently for its new “Nintendo Glock.”<p>The firearm design was inspired by the Nintendo Zapper, a …

Nintendo

The brain becomes 'unified' when hallucinating on LSD

This is what the human brain looks like when it is under the influence of LSD, researchers at Imperial College London have revealed.<p>In a study, …

What to Do If You Think You Have Food Poisoning

The worst food poisoning I ever had was a few days after returning from a weekend vacation with friends. When I finally dragged myself out of the …

Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures

Billboard Music Awards

Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride …

To Sua Ocean Trench Is Your New Happy Place In Samoa

We've seen some amazing secret beaches in our day, but nothing quite blows the mind like a giant aquamarine swimming hole on a Samoan volcanic island.<p>... Right?<p>To Sua Ocean Trench -- whose name literally means "big hole" -- is a 98-foot-deep hole on the Samoan island of Upolu. Intrepid adventurers …

#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

Truth is stranger than fiction.<p>Here are eight travel factoids to help prove it:<p><b>Criminal Intent:</b> A company in the Czech capital of Prague has launched “corruption tours” to show where crooked civil servants have wasted taxpayers’ money.<p><b>Pet Peeve:</b> It is illegal to own only one guinea pig in …

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

Cleaning

Automotive Investment Advice: 10 Rules for Classic Car Collectors

We’re about to enter prime shopping time for classic car collectors. In a few weeks, in and around California’s Monterey Peninsula, a series of collector car auctions will take place where record vehicle values are all but guaranteed. Among the headliners to cross the blocks is one of only 39 …

California company reinvents the rotary engine

Addresses shortcomings of past rotaries while promising better power and efficiency.<p>The rotary engine could be on the verge of a revolution.<p>California startup GoTek Energy has received a patent for a new type of motor – one that addresses some of the shortcomings of past rotaries, while promising …

Engineering

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

Tool Explain Why They Haven’t Put Out a New Album Since 2006

Earlier this year, Tool guitarist Adam Jones told a group of fans that the prog-metal heavyweights’ next record was not only done but would be coming …

New Albums

Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

Hilarious Guide For Men On How To Pee With Morning Wood

It's a dilemma every man has face since the dawn of time, battling with your morning wood whilst trying to pee. But thanks Ben’s Tips, the solution …

12 Powerful Photographs That Perfectly Capture Humanity

It’s been said a picture is a poem without the words. If that’s true, then this collection of 12 photographs is a powerful composition about the …

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …