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Nirvana had nothing on Lubricated Goat

Australia did grunge first, and better than Kurt Cobain's band – here are five songs that prove it<p>As the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s unfortunate death is noted around the world, I feel I can’t help but unleash my perennial feelings that Nirvana were way overrated. And this is not because back …

Search for Ancient Teotihuacan King’s Tomb Takes Mercurial Twist

TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico -- A Mexican archaeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the …

Archaeology

Chinese Scientists Just Admitted to Tweaking The Genes of Human Embryos

It's the first time in history something like this has happened... that we know of.<p>A group of Chinese scientists just reported that they modified the …

Blunt + Tile XS Metro Umbrella: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

Upcoming Gadgets<p>Secretlab Omega 2018<p>The updated gaming chair from Singapore startup Secretlab now ships to the US, UK and Australia as well.<p>Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition<p>Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition gives anyone with a smartphone the chance to race cars with "The Fast and...<p>Roli …

Gear & Gadgets

A Wedding Dress Designer Has Helped Engineer a Better Ebola Suit

Fashion meets disease prevention.<p>The latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people, including more than 200 healthcare …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Come and see the ALP policy goblins in their sparkly grotto of innovation!

Today Bland Spittoon will walk us through his verdant flower filled meadow where the ALP keeps its ... oh there’s nothing there<p>• Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints • Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published

Neuroscientists 'Rediscover' Entire Brain Region Linked to Reading

Neuroscientists have ‘rediscovered’ a large part of the brain that disappeared from the scientific literature during the early 1900s. Now that it's …

A Door So Ingenious It Will Blow Your Concept of a Door Off Its Hinges

Making the design blog rounds the past few days is an ingenious folding door from Austrian artist Klemens Torggler. It’s the kind of poetic …

For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible

Bob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.<p>Four times a year, he’d visit Samsung headquarters in South Korea to present a handful of elegant, innovative phone designs that he had created, each one …

How Britain got a sexual education

A Wellcome Collection exhibition on 100 years of sexology shows how the scandalous gradually becomes mainstream<p>'Go back to your own country and preach your dirty methods there. Decent English people are disgusted at your filthy suggestions … Sexual gratification is not the only thing that makes …

Kent

Supercell Cloud ‘Cinemagraphs’ by a Storm Chasing Photographer

Photographer Mike Hollingshead has gained quite a bit of exposure online for his jaw-dropping photos of storms across the United States. We featured …

Filmmaker Takes $235K in Phantom Cameras for a Swim to Capture Gorgeous Slow Mo Surfing Footage

If you’ve ever used an underwater housing, you know what it feels like to dunk your several thousand dollar DSLR underwater for the very first time. …

How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

Google has acquired robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics, best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities. Products that the firm has demonstrated in recent years include BigDog, a motorized robot that can handle ice and snow, the 29 mile-per-hour …

Robots

Are You Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

You may not be, but they're still on their way.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</i><p>Self-driving cars sound wonderful: A computer program can ferry you to work while you kick back and read a book. But are they safe? Many Americans have mixed feelings and don't entirely trust software to take …

Driverless Cars

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'

If the robots take over, at least Elon Musk will be able to say "I told you so." The billionaire inventor loves to make the impossible possible, but he is deeply afraid of artificial intelligence (AI). On Twitter this weekend, Musk said that "we need to be super careful with AI," adding that they …

Creative Father Puts His 3 Adorable Daughters Into Funny, Eclectic Photo Manipulations

John Wilhelm, a 44-year-old IT director and father of three girls has used his passion for photography and digital photo manipulation to create a …

Virtual Reality Gets A Real Content Studio With Launch Of Alchemy VR

In the wake of the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR, and the launch of Sony’s Project Morpheus a week earlier, virtual reality has quickly moved beyond its gaming roots and has seized the imagination of a generation of designers, entrepreneurs and technologists.<p>Now you can add award-winning …

Virtual Reality

Triple Monster Black Hole Discovered

Sometimes big, bad things comes in threes, including jumbo black holes.<p>The discovery of a trio of jumbo black holes circling the center of a distant galaxy, reported by astronomers on Wednesday, suggests that pairs or triplets of such monsters may be surprisingly common.<p>Astronomers have learned …

Astrophysics

Singapore Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

A tiny country with little space to spare looks to its water reservoirs to expand its use of renewable energy.<p>There isn’t much extra space in Singapore, since the entire country is smaller than New York City and fully developed. So when the government decided to install more solar power to help …

Renewable Energy

Autonomous camera drone lets you shoot your own action scenes

If you want to record a bike ride or some other adventure by yourself, you typically have to wear an action camera. Going that route is fine for a first-person view, but what if you want some more dramatic shots? That's where Hexoplus' crowdfunded Hexo+ camera drone comes into play. The robotic …

Spectacular Picturesque Images Shot Across Many Locations Across the Globe

Finn Beales is a world traveler as well as professional photographer and artist who shoots some spectacularly picturesque images throughout the …

Landscape Photography

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.<p>The problem with smart people is that they are used to seeking and …

Learn How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps http://bit.ly/1vdJn3z Image by John Lemieux on Flickr

A third of first-time mothers suffer depressive symptoms, research finds

Australian study also suggests more women are depressed when their child turns four than at any time before that<p>One in three first-time mothers suffers symptoms of depression linked to their baby's birth while pregnant and/or during the first four years of the child's life, according to …

Streetwear