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This Man Failed A Paternity Test Due To His Vanished Twin’s DNA

DNA researchers report a father failed a paternity test because the genes in his saliva differ from his sperm’s. One in eight people might possess such “chimeric” genes caused by a twin lost in the womb.<p>How can a man who was never born father a son? When the ghost of his genes lives on in the DNA …

Genetics

Enigma: A Steampunk-Themed Cafe Filled with Kinetic Sculptures Opens in Romania | Colossal

<p>Welp, now we’ve seen everything. Just last week, a new cafe opened in Romania called Enigma that claims to be “the world’s first kinetic steampunk …

Sculpture

Eyecatcher, the e-ink wearable, really is pretty eye-catching

Need a wearable that’s as fashionable as it is functional? Then look no further than Kickstarter, where you can find the “smart, large-display, …

Cats Are Truly Graceful Creatures

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

7 Things We Can Turn Off and On in the Brain

As much as we’d like to think we’re always in control of our own actions, a lot of human behavior, mood, and habit can be traced to involuntary …

Scientists Develop Hydrophobic Metal That Causes Water to Bounce | Colossal

<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics led by professor Chunlei Guo have developed a new type of hydrophobic surface that …

Engineering

Flustered Cat With a Laser Pointer Taped to His Head Tries to Capture the Constantly Moving Dot

YouTube user Alex Burkovskiy taped a laser pointer to his cat’s head back in January, causing the confused feline to try to capture the constantly …

Pets

Swimming Manta Ray Looks Like a Spaceship

Robert Sorokanich of Gizmodo notices that this huge manta ray swimming straight at a diver's camera looks like a spaceship ready to swallow you …

Blink might be the most affordable DIY home security system yet

It used to be that outfitting your home with a security system meant contacting a traditional security agency like Brinks or ADT, having a …

Volkswagen Illustrates the Dangers of Using a Mobile Phone While Driving in a Clever Movie Theater Stunt

To illustrate the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving, Volkswagen recently staged a clever experiential stunt at a Hong Kong movie theater. …

Mobile

South Korean Engineers Might Have Found the Easiest, Most Clever Way to Unclog a Toilet

Gorgeous Espresso Machines

"QUANTUM SHOT" #619(rev) <br>Link - Article by Radhika Seth of YankoDesign and A. Abrams<p><b>If there is no gorgeous woman in your kitchen, at least get a</b> …

ClickTape, An Ingenious Minimalist Tape Dispenser That is Shaped Like a Roll of Tape

ClickTape is an ingenious minimalist tape dispenser with a circular form that is shaped like a roll of tape. The tape roll fits into the flexible …

Minimalism

2014 Finalists

2014 First prize<p>Christopher D. Blair, Gideon P. Caplovitz, and Ryan E.B. Mruczek<p>University of Nevada Reno, USA, USA<p>The Dynamic Ebbinghaus takes a …

This Model Stargate Spins, Lights Up, Kills Anyone Standing Too Close to It

(Video Link)<p>That's basic stargate safety protocol. You stand at least 40 feet away from the event horizon so that the unstable vortex doesn't …

These adorable robots could someday put construction workers out of a job

Termites have a reputation for breaking buildings down, not constructing them. But that’s about to change. Harvard engineers have used the insects as inspiration for a new robot called the TERMES. One day, they say, it could complete simple construction tasks without any supervision.<p>Why termites? …

Robotics

Olympic Village Tour: See Where The Athletes Live, Train And Fuck Each Other

TopBrewer: the ultra-minimalist coffee tap

If your kitchen counter is clogged up with an army of appliances, but you’d rather rock a minimalist aesthetic, check out this super slick coffee tap …

Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #6

Forget the ladder, Panono is a 360-degree camera you can toss up into the air

If you’ve ever been stuck behind something or someone taller than you while trying to take a picture, you probably wish you could throw your camera …

Kal on Twitter: "Rear View Mirror Helmet http://t.co/Ew1WUFUgbh http://t.co/76nCGOxb0y"

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The Diagram to Solving All White Chocolate Shortage Related Problems

Barcode Clock by Scott Blake

"Merry-Go-Round" Animated Illusion

By observing the smaller animated #gif on your right, you may fall under the impression that all of the dots rotate together, simultaneously forming …