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Let This Amazing Hydrophobic Shirt Keep You Dry, You Slob

Perfect for when you accidentally spill an entire jug of orange soda all over yourself.<p>Human beings! Clothes-wearers! Folks who maybe drank some milk right out of the jug one time and spilled it all over themselves but okay it was Saturday night and no one was around and whatever it's not like …

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Hack Your E-ZPass So It Alerts You Whenever It's Scanned

Car tags like E-ZPass aren’t only read at tollbooths. Follow these instructions to sound the alarm whenever (and wherever) yours is scanned.<p>Tollbooth plazas aren’t the only locations that scan car tags like the E-ZPass. One wary driver in New York City, known to the Web as Puking Monkey, recently …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

The science of hangovers

Most of us will have been there at some point. The pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, maybe a nondescript feeling of anxiety (often accurately dubbed “the horrors”). The hangover experience does not paint a pretty picture, yet time and again, especially over the festive season, we succumb to …

Life-hacking the brain: better living through science!

There is something that we all need. You can't touch it, you can't really see it, but you certainly know its effects and feel its loss. In fact, while many despise it and wish they didn't need it, it is cherished most by those who don't have enough.<p>I am of course talking about sleep. With a 3 …

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The Week In Numbers: The Rise Of Bed Bugs, A Portable X-Ray Machine, And More

<b>2,500 mph</b>: the speed attained this year by the six-passenger Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites Spaceship Two, the first commercial spacecraft to exceed Mach 1<p><b>99 percent</b>: the portion of American exterminators that have encountered bed bug infestations in the past year, up from only 11 percent more …

The ribbon worm, found off Alaska and Japan, is a specialised predator of the eggs of the red king crab<p>Although ribbon worms, phylum Nemertea, are entirely soft-bodied, lack segmentation and superficially resemble flatworms, evidence suggests that they are more closely related to earthworms and …

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG machine measuring his brain activity, he is also surrounded by computer equipment and fussing researchers at University College London. "Hopefully you'll be …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Is It Game Over For The Xbox One Thanks To Mandatory Kinect?

Paul Tassi argues, quite persuasively, that the reason Xbox One is behind the PlayStation 4 is the inclusion of the Kinect, a voice-and-motion sensor that allows users to control the console via voice commands.<p>He quotes analyst Michael Pachter, who says that the “reason Sony beats Microsoft is …

Meet Paradise Sorouri—Afghanistan’s (Absolutely Amazing) First Female Rapper

This is one woman breaking all the rules.<p><b>Paradise Sorouri</b> is Afghanistan’s first female rapper—which when you consider the country’s attitude towards …

Incredible Story Of Patient Zero: The Test Case Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment

<b>Stephanie Lee</b>’s story is an amazing one indeed—and more importantly, it could revolutionize the way the medical industry treats cancer.<p>After being …

Popdust's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!

Looking for the undeniably perfect gift for each friend, co-worker, family member and significant other? Look no further, Popdust has created the …

Chatroulette Wrecking Ball Performance Is A Masterpiece To Behold….

BEST. THING. EVER.<p>Although I’m positively gobsmacked people still use <i>Chatroulette</i>—I gave up the ghost after suffering extreme peen overdose (and …

Beyonce ‘Banned’ From Visiting Pyramids In Egypt Over ’Stupid And Rude’ Behavior

<b>Beyonce</b> is usually given the red carpet treatment wherever she goes…<p>But not so in Egypt, where she has been “banned” from visiting the pyramids …

My Night With Jean Claude Van Damme—A Kilo Of Cocaine And A Bottle Of Lube

“I’m arranging a big drug delivery for <b>Jean-Claude Van Damme</b>,” my Euro-trash friend <b>Svetlana</b> said.<p>“We’re meeting at his room at The Hotel Essex on …

Map of the Lake Monsters of America

(see it larger)<p>Atlas Obscura has posted a map of the many monsters that have been reported in America’s lakes, including the Honey Island Swamp …

Drone-Delivered Amazon Prime Estimated for 2015

Last night, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appeared on 60 Minutes and announced his plans for Prime Air, a service that will deliver small packages via drone. …

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10 Creative Ways to Dress Up Plain Glass Bulb Ornaments

Here's an easy and inexpensive decorating idea: fill plain glass bulbs with various objects to make unique and festive ornaments for Christmas. It's …

Best of Cyber Monday: Deals & Discounts

(Image credit: Jason Yang)<p>Stuffed with Thanksgiving Turkey and exhausted from Black Friday shopping? Stay on the couch and skip the lines with Cyber …

A Text Message Designed To Stop Texting And Driving

Texting and driving is a modern plague that kills 11 teenagers every day and causes 1.6 million crashes a year. That merely typing LOL or TTYL can result in injuries and death is probably the darkest and most absurd side effect of our nationwide phone addiction. So far, 39 states and D.C. have …

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …