Alex Frank

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22-Pound Cat Attacks Baby And Holds Family Hostage

Cats are assholes.<p><b>On Sunday evening in Portland</b>, Oregon, a 22-pound housecat named Lux with a "history of violence" attacked a 7-month-old baby and then held an entire family hostage in a bedroom.<p>The chain of events unfolded like so: The cat scratched the 7 month old in the forehead, causing the …

Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space

April 12 was already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut …

Pool Ball Candle Holder

Posted in Living<p>There’s nothing that says man cave quite like a pool table. Unfortunately not all of us are lucky enough to own one (due to lack of …

MakerBot Starts Shipping The New Replicator And Taking Pre-Orders For Their Biggest 3D Printer Ever

Back at CES, MakerBot announced three new 3D printers: one small, one huge, and one that’s about the same size as their previous models (albeit with a bunch of new tricks up its sleeve).<p>You couldn’t actually <i>buy</i> any of them, though. You could pre-order them, sure — but it wasn’t quite clear when …

Fleshy intestine tent, anyone?

If it's dinner time where you are, look away now! Don't say we didn't warn you! This creative fleshy intestine tents are made by Swiss artist Andra …

Blini + Red caviar = Perfect combination

Beat Super Mario Bros. in 500 Points

An intrepid gamer has completed <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> with the lowest possible score. Playing the game for a low score means avoiding all coins, never …

Dell joins alliance to bring wireless charging to laptops

Wireless charging for laptops is now in the works at one of the top competing standards. The Alliance for Wireless Power has just added Dell as one of its members, and it's announcing today a new wireless charging initiative to begin powering larger products, including laptops and some appliances. …

Lotus C-01 Motorcycle

They're far better known for the sports and race cars, but believe it or not, Lotus can come up with a pretty slick two-wheeler, as well. The Lotus …

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Sapphire Glass, But Were Afraid To Ask [Q&A]

Sapphire glass was in the news again today, thanks to a jump in the share price of GT Advanced Technologies Inc. — the company which will reportedly manufacture the iPhone 6’s sapphire display.<p>With contrasting reports about sapphire’s advantages over Gorilla Glass, along with counter-reports from …

Hear the 'Super Mario Bros.' theme played on an ancient Chinese instrument

The <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> theme is possibly the most ubiquitous (and perhaps played-out) video game music around, but a young musician has found a way to make it interesting again — by performing it on an ancient Chinese instrument called the sheng. The instrument's natural tone fits perfectly with the</i> …

Star Wars Lightsaber Umbrellas: Saberellas? - Technabob

If you have been reading Technabob for a while, you might recall back in 2012 when we mentioned some Star Wars lightsaber umbrellas that had …

Incipit

In Latin, the word “incipit” means "the beginning." Reflecting the word's meaning, Incipit is also a new Milan-based creative lab and business. The aim is simple yet brave: to help young designers produce their first objects by enlisting the best artisans and technicians around Italy, then …

The Inspiration Pad takes your writing to new places - The Fox Is Black

By way of the NSFW American Apparel Tumblr, I found myself reading an article on My Modern Met staring at notebooks whose lines had apparently gotten …

30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with</i> …

Germany and France are working together to keep internet traffic away from the US

The ongoing revelations about the extent of NSA data collection are causing other countries to tighten up their security and keep their citizens' data private. Germany in particular has been talking about keeping its internet traffic and email messages private within the country for some time, and …

Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ (512GB)

Part Number: 10024048<p>CNET may get a commission from these offers.<p>Quick Specifications<p>Compatibility Mac<br>PC<br>• Color Category black<br>• Type solid state drive<br>• Capacity 512 GB<br>• Hard Drive Type external hard drive<p>Full Product Specifications

The Surreal Atmospherics of Sunn 0))) & Ulver’s ‘Terrestrials’ - The Fox Is Black

It almost felt inevitable. The reigning American kings of drone decide to team up with one of Norway’s greatest avant-garde bands. Ok, Ulver MAY have …

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments | Colossal

<p>Barcelona-based Penique Productions is an artist collective founded in 2007 that creates transformative installations in public spaces. To do this …

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 …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Game Controller Lets You Feel The Weight Of Virtual Objects

Closing soon on Kickstarter, the Reactive Grip tricks your muscles into thinking they're in more than just a game.<p>Controller feedback hasn't changed that much since the days of the Nintendo 64: something happens to your on-screen virtual avatar, and the controller rumbles in your hands to alert …

9 Branding Rules to Live By

Some companies never enhance their brand. Here are nine ways to make sure you're not one of them.<p>In an effort to succeed in this challenging economy, small business owners must effectively manage their brands. Remember, for many of them, there is little difference between your personal brand and …

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Focus on stars Betelgeuse and Rigel

Tonight … look for Orion the Hunter, one of the easiest constellations to identify in the night sky. Many constellations have a single bright star, …

Between Pigs And Anchovies: Where Humans Rank On The Food Chain

When it comes to making food yummy and pleasurable, humans clearly outshine their fellow animals on Earth. After all, you don't see rabbits caramelizing carrots or polar bears slow-roasting seal.<p>But in terms of the global food chain, <i>Homo sapiens</i> are definitely not the head honchos.<p>Instead, we sit …

Alien Planet Found: Gigantic Exoplanet Much Bigger Than Any Known Planet

The alien planet that was just found by astronomers is gigantic and bigger than any planetary body in the solar system.<p>The exoplanet, dubbed HD …

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

10 Stunning Underwater Photos

Featuring a ghostly seal, a stylish crab, and more. You're welcome!<p>Every year since 2005, the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has judged a crop of photos for consideration in its Underwater Photography Contest. The winners and runners-up--in categories …