Tonia Carlson

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41 Reasons Why Pugs Are The Most Majestic Creatures On Earth

Pugs are pretty much better than every animal and person on this planet.

Just Because I'm Fitnessing While Fat Doesn't Mean You Can Try To Sell Me Weight-Loss Crap

Once, a few years back, I was admiring a stack of tomatoes at the grocery store. I really like tomatoes and this was a fine stack of great big beefsteak tomatoes, awesome for slicing and eating with just a tiny sprinkle of salt. There was another woman similarly regarding the abundance before us. …

Dear Friends: I Love You, But Stop Offering To Be My Therapist

Like a lot of mentally ill people, I pay more money than I care to think about to talk to a stranger for an hour a week (well, when I'm making enough money I go to therapy, anyway). Some of us go to therapy more often (holla, Emily!) or less often (howsit, Marianne!), but the bottom line is, …

Item of the Day: "Outside the Lines: An Artists' Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations"

For every 10 people that have criticized me for “not growing up”, I’ve been lucky enough to find a likeminded soul that gets me. Your age is what …

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts: 'The Beginning of Everything' by Robyn Schneider

Sometimes it’s best to start a book without knowing anything about it. That was how I read Robyn Schneider’s <i>The Beginning of Everything</i>…I heard it …

How To Lose A Girl In Ten Minutes

To say I’m choosy about dating is probably an understatement. In the spirit of being nicer and also not dying alone, I am currently making an effort …

Dark Horse Can't Stop the Signal, Relaunches 'Serenity'

Dark Horse Comics will relaunch "Firefly" with art from longtime Joss Whedon collaborator (and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" artist) Georges …

Arrr! Did Captain Kidd Hide His Gold In An Ox-Swallowing Underground Vault?

Gather 'round, ye flea-bitten cockroaches, fer a pirate's tale o' treasure an' science.<p><i>(In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, this story from the April 1939 issue of _Popular Science</i> has been carefully translated from land lubberish.)_<p>As spring sails in t' 1939, a treacherous crew o' …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Nasa video footage shows what the moon …

A 3-D-Scanning Depth Sensor You Can Clip To An iPad

This Kickstarter project is moving fast.<p>Microsoft's Kinect, a depth-sensor that has the ability to map the world around it in three directions, was a huge step forward for 3-D imaging. The Structure Sensor, which is currently burning up Kickstarter in only its first day on the crowdfunding site, …

Why Body Hair?

Before FEMA Arrived, Private Drone Mapped Colorado Flooding [Updated]

An 8-foot drone did what larger aircraft couldn't in the wake of devastating rains.<p>In the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, emergency responders need clear images of the affected area as quickly as possible. When massive flooding hit Colorado last week, a local company called CLMax …

Small Animals See The World In Slow Motion

This is why it's so hard to catch a fly bare-handed.<p>Ever wonder how a fly or a chipmunk can evade your clumsy human grasp so easily? A new study published in Animal Behavior finds that, generally, the smaller the animal, the more information it can see in a small amount of time. That means certain …

Stephen Hawking Backs Assisted Suicide For The Terminally Ill

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who has lived for years with the progressive and debilitating motor neuron condition known as Lou Gehrig's disease, tells the BBC that he favors assisted suicide for people with terminal illnesses.<p>Hawking, 71, who uses a wheelchair and speaks through a computer speech …

Fisa court: no telecoms company has ever challenged phone records orders

No telecommunications company has ever challenged the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court's orders for bulk phone records under the Patriot Act, the court revealed on Tuesday.<p>The secretive Fisa court's disclosure came inside a declassification of its legal reasoning justifying the …