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  • April 1, 2014
    And it will probably not look like that. A senior astronomer at the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute insists humanity will discover alien life within the century. Of course, Bigfoot hunters always claim they're only a day from discovering that giant ... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2014
    In rare good news, astrobiologists have determined the earth should be habitable for at least another 1.75-billion years. For reference, that's 1.75-billion years minus 50 years more than I care about. The research was led by Andrew Rushby, from UEA's school of Environmenta... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2013
    Flower Shells are shotgun shells loaded with flower seeds instead of birdshot/buckshot (previously: game-bird seasoning shells). The idea is that instead of taking life from the world, you'll be giving life BACK. Unless you shoot an animal, then it's a wash. The shells will ... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    In a groundbreaking discovery, the Mars Rover Curiosity has confirmed the presence of water on Mars. How much? About two percent of the soil, or two pints per cubic foot. Unfortunately, the water molecules are "bound to other minerals in the soil," so filling a swimming pool... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    Astronomers have discovered what they believe is a five-planet solar system orbiting Tau Ceti, a star with very similar luminosity to our sun. And one of those planets is the proper distance away from its sun "to sport mild temperatures, oceans of liquid water, and even life." ... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2012
    Launched in November of 2011, last night NASA's rover Curiosity successfully landed on Mars, ready to begin its two year mission to determine whether the red planet was ever capable of supporting life. Thankfully, everything went according to plan and didn't end as just anothe... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2012
    Some crazy Russian nutjob claims we'll achieve human immortality by 2045. Just...not in the way that you think. Unless you thought you'd have a holographic body controlled by your brain in a jar, in which case remind me to destroy my mind with drugs and alcohol so they can't ... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2012
    This is a video of 32-year old Jeremiah McDonald having a conversation with his 12-year old self via VHS tape thanks to the younger Jeremiah having the foresight to tape himself having a spazzy, open-ended conversation with a future version of himself. That...is pretty deep fo... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2011
    I mean, awesome if it's true, I just know I've been on the steady downhill since I was six. I'm talking below the x-axis downhill. But maybe it's because I'm not so much a nerd or regular person, but something else entirely. "A loser with no future?" *tapping finger to nose... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    Because there's absolutely no point, scientists have managed to create 'living' cells out of metals. Why? I JUST TOLD YOU, THERE'S NO REASON. Fine, FINE -- it's to prove that inorganic life could evolve somewhere in the cosmos. Are you happy now?! Because I'm sure as hell ... / Continue →