Alisha Briggs

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17 Times In 2013 When Anne Hathaway Made Us Lose Our Faith In Hatmanity

Oh the hatastrophes.

5 Celebrities Who Are Geniuses, According To Themselves

While complementary critics and doting fans may often refer to famous creatives as “genius,” the label is a bit diminished when it’s self–imposed. But, turns out Kanye West isn’t alone in this ego bubble … Who do you think deserves the title?

20 Best Celeb Quotes of 2013

James Franco Posted a Picture of a Jizz-Covered Batman on Instagram

I don’t know if that’s James Franco behind the mask, but it did come from his Instagram account, and I think that’s him? In any case, James Franco Instagrammed this picture of Batman with what looks like jizz on his… uh… mask? helmet? hat? What’s the preferred nomenclature here?<p>Franco captioned the …

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Failed It: The 15 Most Epic Celebrity Meltdowns Of 2013

It all started when the ’90s singer wanted to offer a little maternal advice to the up and coming pop-star. Seems sweet, right? Ehh, not so much. …

China mission on its way to the Moon

China’s lunar rover is on its way to the Moon. The Chang’e-3 spacecraft lifted off successfully in the wee hours of 2 December from the Xichang …

Fantastically nerdy Valentines Day cards made by David Friedman over at Ironic Sans

Fantastically nerdy Valentines Day cards made by David Friedman over at Ironic Sans<p>Happy early Valentines Day to all my followers!

A mix of mouse stem cells that have been encouraged to develop into specialized cells

A mix of mouse stem cells that have been encouraged to develop into specialized cells. Each color is a specific cell type that developed from the previously uniform collection of cells. (via)

Aqua regia, literally meaning “King’s water”, is a highly corrosive mixture of acids; it is the only mixture of acids that can dissolve gold

<b>Aqua regia,</b> literally meaning “King’s water”, is a highly corrosive mixture of acids; it is the only mixture of acids that can dissolve gold.<p>Hungarian chemist George de Hevesy dissolved the nobel prizes of his peers in aqua regia during the German invasion of Denmark in WWII to prevent Nazis from looting the prizes. He placed the liquid solution of gold and aqua regia in plain sight where it was overlooked. After the war had ended, de Hevesy returned to precipitate the gold out of the mixture. …

Foods imaged with a scanning electron microscope. Guess what foods they are. Click on the photos for the answers. (via)

Foods imaged with a scanning electron microscope. Guess what foods they are. Click on the photos for the answers. (via)

ISS crew over the moon with new gourmet menu

Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse teams up with Breton food packagers to satisfy appetites on the satellite<p>It may be one small step for cooking, but it is a giant leap for haute cuisine.<p>Duck breast with capers, Breton lobster, organic quinoa with seaweed and celeriac puree, lemon chutney and …

Military Secret Rooms Not As Soundproof As Intended

An acoustics engineer points out some serious flaws in supposedly secure facilities.<p>When members of the U.S. military and other federal government agencies need to discuss the big secrets, they go into secure, soundproof rooms called "Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities," or SCIFs …