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Right-wing Tea Party group uses BioShock Infinite propaganda on Facebook page, unaware it's satire

The right-wing conservative group NLF, or The National Liberty Foundation, has posted BioShock Infinite anti-immigration propaganda on its Facebook …

Bioshock

This Giant Cat Couch (Is Cat Shaped, Not For Cats)

This is a giant cat shaped sofa. It doesn't have arms or a back like a traditional sofa though, so it's really more of a giant cat pillow. Whatever …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Jar Jar Binks Finally F#@%ing Dies In ‘Star Wars’ Deleted Scene

The scene below was deleted from <i>Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace</i>, probably because it’s fraught with plot holes. How did they surface right next to a waterfall? Why is Jar Jar suddenly scared of water? How are Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor <i>so sexy</i>?*<p>On the other hand, all of those plot holes …

Jetman Completes Jet Pack Flight over Japan's Mount Fuji - Technabob

We’ve talked about Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy several times since he began making flights using a wing powered by jet engines strapped to his back. …

Harry Potter Concept Art: Death Eaters by Rob Bliss

Harry Potter

Archaeologists Pull 5 Of Blackbeard's Cannons From The Sea

A research team recovered the big guns from a 300-year-old pirate wreck off the coast of North Carolina.<p>In 1718, legendary Caribbean pirate Blackbeard sank his ship, _Queen Anne's Revenge, _after it got stuck on too-shallow land outside the coastal city of Beaufort, N.C. For almost three centuries, …

Archaeology

FYI: Why Do Leaves Turn Different Colors?

The burning question of the season<p>Leaves are loaded with chlorophyll, which makes them green. But all green plants also carry a set of chemicals called carotenoids. On their own, these look yellow or orange—carotenoids give color to corn and carrots, for example—but they’re invisible beneath the …

Florida International University

World View Wants To Take You To Space Without Rockets

For private citizens who want to go into space, the options are pretty limited right now. In the near future, though, that’s bound to change, as a number of companies are actively working on offering manned commercial space flight. Among those companies, though, probably one of the most intriguing …

Every Character in STAR WARS Poster

The Dark Knight Flosses: Our 25 Favorite GIFs From ‘Ordinary Batman Adventures’

We’ve been meaning to write about artist Sarah Johnson‘s GIF series Ordinary Batman Adventures for awhile, and that GIF above of Batman with an office chair convinced us to cover this story already.<p>Johnson, who has a BFA in Film and Animation, started making these GIFs because she needed a break …

Norwegian Town's Bright Idea Is A Shining Example Of Ingenuity

Archimedes would be proud of the town of Rjukan, Norway. So would Sam Eyde.<p>Rjukan, home to about 3,500 residents and situated about 70 miles west of the capital, Oslo, has installed a trio of giant mountaintop mirrors to focus light into the valley town's square during the cold (and dark) winter …

HOWTO make a $10 digital microscope kit for your phone

On Instructables, Yoshinok explains a clever, simple method for building a digital microscope stand that uses your phonecam, focused by a …

How To Turn Your Camera Into A Photosynthesis Detector

In about an hour, you can hack a camera to only display blue, green, and near-infrared light, which will give you a lovely view of plant life.<p>Members of Public Lab, an online civic science community, wanted to build an inexpensive tool to measure plant health. Their solution: convert an obsolete …

The phone that means you'll never need to buy a new handset again: New device lets you swap cameras, replace batteries or upgrade storage in one click

The phone that means you'll never need to buy a new handset again: New device lets you swap cameras, replace batteries and upgrade storage in one …

Mobile Technology

Jump Genie Starts Your Car Without Another Car - Technabob

It really sucks when your car won’t start. Normally you would have to bother your neighbor or get a stranger to give you a start with jumper cables. …

Why Mars Colonists Will Definitely Go Crazy

A space colony could be a breeding ground for mental illness.<p>Everyone and their mother wants to send people to Mars these days. Dutch spaceflight nonprofits, President Obama, and even Buzz Aldrin have seriously discussed plans to put humans on the inhospitable planet in the next few decades. But …

Researchers Expose Troubling Bias In Forensic Psychology

Court psychologists interpret evidence differently depending on who they think hired them.<p>Does your mental health depend on who's paying your psychologist? Clearly not, but a new study has found that psychologists looking at the same evidence will interpret it differently, depending on whom they …

Gray Matter: Extracting Bismuth From Pepto-Bismol Tablets

There's heavy metal in the pink pills<p>Most modern medicines are carefully synthesized organic molecules so potent that each pill contains only a few milligrams of the active ingredient. Pepto-Bismol is a fascinating exception, both because its active ingredient is bismuth, a heavy metal commonly …

Who Would Take A One-Way Trip To Mars? This Woman.

Katrina Wolfe, a 24-year-old video game designer, wants to live and die on Mars.<p><i>Mars One, a Netherlands-based private spaceflight project, announced April 22 that it would begin accepting applications for a one-way mission to colonize Mars; three weeks later, 78,000 people had already signed up. We</i> …

The Week In Numbers: Humanity's Last Common Ancestor, The Birth Of NASA, And More

<b>180,000-200,000 years ago</b>: the time when humanity's last common male ancestor likely walked Earth<p><b>28.3 mph</b>: the speed at which Boston Dynamics' Cheetah Robot can sprint (it is one of our 10 favorite athletic robots)<p><b>$300-$2,000</b>: the money a 3-D printer could save you per year by printing household …

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Why freshwater organisms survived the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs

An asteroid impact caused the extinction of most dinosaurs and half of ocean-dwelling species. Meanwhile, life in inland freshwater ecosystems …