Monday, January 15th
Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer with the multi-platinum band the Cranberries, has died aged 46. The news was confirmed by her publicist in a statement, but no cause of death has yet been announced.
Monday, Jan 15th 2018 (10:16am)
So you have more than just a casual interest in the heavens above. In fact, you're an armchair astronomer with two telescopes. Naturally, this list will appeal to you.
Monday, Jan 15th 2018 (12:00am)
Sunday, January 14th
Saturday, January 13th
In 1899, when famous arctic explorer Robert Peary reached Ellesmere Island, in Canada, he found the ruins of a hut erected by a previous arctic expedition in the island’s northeastern shore. The hut was a three-room building built with long, wooden boards, and covered with tar paper, but such type of construction was notoriously difficult to keep warm during the freezing polar winters. Peary found the building utterly unfit for habitation, and so he had the building torn down and rebuilt several smaller quarters in its place. For the next thirty years, Peary’s huts—named Fort Conger—played an important role in several high arctic expeditions.
The original Fort Conger was built in 1881 by explorers of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition led by Lt. Adolphus Greely of the Fifth United States Cavalry. The crew was dropped on the island by the ship Proteus on August 11, 1881, with ample food and fuel to survive and explore comfortably for a year or so.
Saturday, Jan 13th 2018 (12:51pm)
Friday, January 12th
These will only take a few seconds of your time. Unless you play them several times.
First, the John Williams' "Cantina Theme" from the original Star Wars film.
Now, the "Imperial March" theme.
Friday, Jan 12th 2018 (12:00am)
This project isn't really a game, I just wanted to offer people the opportunity to slam dunk on Donald J. Trump. I'm not a game dev at all, I hardly know what I'm doing, but much like Donald Trump, I didn't let ignorance or lack of technical competence get in the way of my dreams, which is to let people vicariously dunk on Donald J. Trump.
Thursday, January 11th
Ah, that addicting white powder.
Have you ever felt the tiring effects of a “food coma” or “sugar crash” after eating candy or a big meal? According to researchers in New Zealand, simple sugars really do slow a person’s brain down and makes you lose focus.
Thursday, Jan 11th 2018 (4:16pm)
Former Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67, it’s been announced.
The news was confirmed on Motorhead's Facebook page.
A statement reads: “We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight – Edward Allan Clarke, or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke – passed away peacefully yesterday.
Thursday, Jan 11th 2018 (9:48am)
Scientists often hope to break ground with their research. But a group of Australian researchers would likely be happy with breaking wind. The team developed an ingestible electronic capsule to monitor gas levels in the human gut. When it’s paired with a pocket-sized receiver and a mobile phone app, the pill reports tail-wind conditions in real time as it passes from the stomach to the colon.
Thursday, Jan 11th 2018 (12:01am)
Wednesday, January 10th
To add to our Wednesday Wideo Woundup, an epic clip... just 3:44 of your time.
Remember the Line Rider video that was synced to "Hall of the Mountain King"? That took a lot of work, but now imagine how much work went into synchronizing a real-world marble run to classical music! The same YouTuber, DoodleChaos, used Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers" to design this intricate marble run. It uses steel balls, magnets, dominoes, levers, gravity, and exquisite timing as it builds to a musical climax. Like the waltz, this chain reaction is a thing of beauty.
Tuesday, January 9th
If you're unfamiliar with fractals, read up on how they are the result of mathematical equations. Yeah, there's math in them thar lines, gradients, and fills.
If you wanted to see a slow, deep Mandelbrot zoom, you can now cross that item off of your bucket list.
Tuesday, Jan 9th 2018 (1:51pm)
A new study suggests that certain species of birds in Australia have figured out a way to spread fires in order to terrify - and eventually eat - their prey.
Tuesday, Jan 9th 2018 (2:53am)
Monday, January 8th
600 award-winning Reuters photojournalists worked across the world to document both major historic moments and the human stories that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.
The team won the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News Photography category in 2016, and in 2017, their efforts have only continued.
Ahead, take a look at 50 of the most amazing photos captured by Reuters in 2017.
Monday, Jan 8th 2018 (3:58pm)
Sunday, January 7th
Jerry Van Dyke, who after decades in show business finally emerged from the shadow of his older brother, Dick, with an Emmy-nominated role in the long-running ABC sitcom “Coach,” died on Friday at his ranch in Arkansas. He was 86.
Sunday, Jan 7th 2018 (12:49am)
Sleep is universal in the animal kingdom, but each species slumbers in a different — and often mysterious — way. Some animals snooze with half their brain, while others only sleep for two hours a day (without even suffering sleep deprivation!). Ed Yong guides us through the latest research on how creatures catch their z’s.
Sunday, Jan 7th 2018 (12:02am)
Friday, January 5th
Thursday, January 4th
Remember when it came to doing heavy lifting, the guy who always got the job done would tell you "It's all about leverage." Well, he was right, but it also helps to have some hydraulics as well.
Meet the Makinex Powered Hand Truck PHT-140, which allows a single person to safely lift up to 309 pounds.
Thursday, Jan 4th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: Cathy
Wednesday, January 3rd
Unforgiving cold has punished the eastern third of the United States for the past 10 days, but the most severe winter weather yet will assault the area late this week. The storm's enormous circulation will help draw several lobes of the polar vortex, the zone of frigid air encircling the North Pole, over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast by Friday and Saturday. Wicked cold air sourced from Siberia, the North Pole and Greenland will all converge on the region.
Tuesday, January 2nd
It may prompt sniggers from passing motorists - with some travelling for miles to have their photographs taken next it - but for the residents of one West Midlands road their street name is no laughing matter.
Monday, January 1st
Best Song About Masturbation
Nothing! Player's off!
Martian, The (2015)
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