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NASA Is Sending Basil to the Moon

Be­fore Amer­ic­ans can real­ize Newt Gin­grich’s dream of build­ing a moon colony, they must first send oth­er liv­ing be­ings to the rocky …

Hilarious Airplane Safety Video Parody by Worm Hotel

In this hilarious airplane safety video parody, comedy duo Worm Hotel (Chris Hayward and Nat Saunders) add their own absurd audio to actual airplane …

Minimalist Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Covers

Graphic designer Nicolas Beaujouan has created minimalist book covers for the “Ultimate Geek Selection,” a collection of essential reading for …

Science Fiction

Friday 13th travellers take chance on flight 666 to HEL

Would you board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th? For superstitious travellers, that might be tempting fate. But Finnair passengers on AY666 to Helsinki apparently were not too bothered. Friday's flight was almost full.<p>"It has been quite a joke among the pilots," said pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto …

Guinness World Records 2014 – in pictures

From the fastest sprinter in high heels to the world's smallest donkey, the 2014 Guinness Book of Records presents the latest weird and wacky record breaking events

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Mexico City

Your First Personal Jetpack Could Actually Go On Sale Next Year

Long the domain of sci-fi television and movies, a functional jetpack could be ready for lift-off soon. Inventor Glenn Martin has created a working prototype, and it has been approved for manned testing.<p>Personal jetpacks have been a quirky passion of a small group enthusiasts for many decades. Now …

The Frog That Got Caught in the Crossfire of a Rocket Launch

This brings a whole new meaning to "amphibious vehicle."<p>On Friday evening, NASA's Minotaur V rocket blasted off from its launchpad at a spaceport in Virginia, carrying the LADEE spacecraft on the first leg of its trip from Earth to the moon. The scene that resulted was beautiful. It was inspiring. …

How Much Do Whale Sharks Cost?

Changing Planet<p>The sun was still high in the sky as we made our way to the first lift net boat. The fishers, who had been resting after nights of fishing, indicated that there was indeed a whale shark swimming under their platform and got a few bags of small anchovies to feed the whale shark as we …

NFL downgrades ref Bill Leavy

The NFL downgraded referee Bill Leavy, whose crew gave the San Francisco 49ers two third-down plays in the first half of their victory over the Green …

This Doo-Wop Version Of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" Is Basically Perfect

And better than the original.

Remote control helicopter kills teenager in NYC park

<b>A New York teenager has been killed when the toy remote control helicopter he was flying struck him in the head.</b><p>Roman Pirozek Jr, 19, was pronounced dead at a park in New York City's Brooklyn borough where hobbyists often fly remote control aircraft.<p>Police said reports suggested Pirozek was killed …

New York City

Harvard's Class of 2017 Is Full of Virgins

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sixty-five percent of the young adults starting at Harvard this fall are virgins, which is either a …

Watch: A 2-Minute History Of American Industrial Design

The design movement that revolutionized consumer goods, explained.<p>If you were born after a certain year, then buying toothpaste that doesn’t come with the promise of whitening your snappers is unthinkable.<p>As explained by the animated short from The Open University‘s series on 20th century design, …

Product Design

Associated Press News

Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology …

How Clothes Should Fit, A Helpful Guide to Men’s Clothing

How Clothes Should Fit is a useful website created by Ilias Ismanalijev based on a booklet written by Nick Taverna and designed by P. Altair. The …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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