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Snail Shells Are Inspiring Tomorrow's Toughest Materials

Abalone shells combine the strength of glass with the toughness of plastic, and they've fascinated biologists and engineers for decades.<p>At McGill University's Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration, researchers are shaping hexagonal plates into tough, bendable armour, like the scales …

Adults Only Irish Cream Fudge

I love ending a day with a decaf coffee spiked with a little Bailey's Irish Cream. So it occurred to me, why not make a fudge recipe using Bailey's?<p>Irish cream fudge is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. An after-dinner treat that's just for grown-ups!<p>Sometimes as a parent, I need to stop worrying …

Fudge

Sciencespeak: Whale Pump

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>Whales can poop almost anywhere they want. They have the entire ocean to relieve themselves in, so most of the planet can theoretically be their toilet. Yet, despite having a near-universal lavatory pass, cetaceans often relieve themselves near the surface. In the words …

Marine Mammals

Comedy Central Is Cutting Paul Walker Jokes From The Justin Bieber Roast

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber took place Saturday night in Los Angeles, and it was a regular who’s who of famous people who were available to kiss a 21-year old’s ass. Celebrities from Martha Stewart to Will Ferrell (as Ron Burgundy) showed up to tell their meanest jokes about that kid …

Michelin's Non-Pneumatic Tires are Coming Out This Spring—But Not on BMWs

Turns out the rumors were…inflated<p>Remember those cool non-pneumatic tires that we saw first on Humvees, then ATVs? We'd wondered if the unique tires, …