Tony Di Iuorio

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If you hate telemarketers, you’ll love this robot designed to waste their time

Anyone frustrated with telemarketers may have a new best friend.<p>A Los Angeles man with an unusual passion for phone systems created a new robotic …

The Trudeau government thinks it has a monopoly on ‘Canadian’ values. It doesn’t

Donald Trump's slogan in his campaign for the Republican nomination – Make America Great Again – is simple, straightforward and utterly ridiculous. It is also a helpful tool in the understanding of the successes of the Trudeau government after 100 days in office, and of the dangers ahead.<p>Canadians …

Review: William Shatner’s Leonard is a eulogy for his Star Trek co-star

Sometimes, it takes reading a book about Leonard Nimoy to realize just how little you know about Leonard Nimoy. Such as: Did you know that, while hustling as a bit-part actor in mid-1950s Hollywood, Leonard Nimoy took a job as a cab driver? And did you know that in his capacity as a cabbie, he once …

June 2015

Diversity

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

Physics

Health warning: Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

E-cigarettes may be better for your health than normal ones, but spare a thought for your poor computer – electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports.<p>Many e-cigarettes can be charged over USB, either with a special cable, or by plugging …

10 Facts That Everyone Gets Wrong About Vaping

About a year ago, a couple of good friends invited me to help them run a vape shop and eventual e-juice manufacturer in my hometown (Louisville, …

Public Health

CERN's Higgs Discovery As Portal To New 'Technicolor' Physics

CERN’s historic discovery of the elusive Higgs boson — the subatomic particle thought to be at the root of what gives normal matter its mass — may actually represent only a portion of a more complicated and heretofore unexplored particle physics paradigm, say researchers.<p>After new analysis of the …

Apple II Plus

The <b>Apple II Plus</b> (stylized as <b>Apple ][+</b>) is the second model of the Apple II series of personal computers produced by Apple Computer, Inc. It was sold …

Final scene is cool, but the side-by-side with the greenscreen is awesome!

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

World of Science in Pictures

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

CBC Radio

Rights & Freedoms

Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

Universe

Proposed step to help society prepare for a solar storm disaster

“We would like space weather users, operators of systems, and policy makers adopt this event immediately and do war game scenarios with it.” – Daniel …

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …