Museum of Failure Honors Commercialism’s Greatest Missteps

June 20, 2017 1 min read


“Only those who dare to fail greatly,” Robert F. Kennedy said, “can ever achieve greatly.” If that’s true, then Sweden’s new Museum of Failures is going to be a massive success. Curated by […]

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We Found Another Ten Earth-Esque Planets!

June 20, 2017 1 min read


Research teams at NASA working with Kepler Space Telescope yesterday announced that they’ve identified 219 possible new planets. Ten, they suspect, are pretty Earth-y. For those not in the know, Kepler is one […]

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These Scratch and Sniff Cards Smell Like Your Favorite Pets’ Bellies

June 20, 2017 1 min read


Everyone loves the scent of their pet, especially when you lean in to snuggle and cuddle them. Japanese company Felissimo knows all about this, especially when it comes to cats and how impossibly […]

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Move Faster Than The Speed of Light With This Flash Gift Guide

June 19, 2017 1 min read


The Flash just may be the fastest thing alive (sorry, Sonic) and he’s got tons of fans out there. He’s even appearing in the latest DC video game Injustice 2. So if you’ve […]

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LEGO Made A Speed Champions Hoonicorn Just For Ken Block

June 19, 2017 1 min read


Some of you might know Ken Block as one of the two dudes who founded DC Shoes. A lot more of you probably know him as the tire-shredding speed freak rally driver. That […]

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Here’s Some Weird Stuff Roger Stone Said at a Weed Conference

June 16, 2017 1 min read

Blaze it, Roger Stone

Stone is growing his own marijuana strain, and it's named "Tricky Dick." We're not joking.

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‘Whisker Fatigue’ Is Real, and Your Cat Probably Has It

June 16, 2017 1 min read


Cat’s whiskers are much more than just a fun way to provoke your pet. (I’m not the only one who does that, right?) The movable hairs, called vibrissae, allow felines to “see” in […]

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Musk Outlines Aggressive Plan to Build a City on Mars

June 16, 2017 1 min read


Last year SpaceX CEO Elon Musk briefly touched on a plan that he thought could lead to human colonization of Mars. It was… stunning to say the least. His plan required thousands of […]

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Call Upon The God of Thunder With These Thor Gift Guide

June 15, 2017 1 min read


Thor isn’t just a superhero. He’s a god. And oh, is he a mighty one. If you’ve got friends looking forward to the newest Thor movie or maybe just a few who stan […]

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Climate Change Research Stymied by Climate Change

June 15, 2017 1 min read


The science team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has redefined the word “irony.” Early this week, the group announced a large Canadian Arctic climate change study has been cancelled—due to climate […]

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How Biosensors Are Being Used To Treat Prostate Cancer

June 15, 2017 1 min read


Like most geeks, our perceptions of futuristic medical technology were heavily shaped by Star Trek. The image of Bones waving his tricorder in front of some poor redshirt afflicted with an alien plague […]

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The Geek Guide To DIY Slime

June 15, 2017 1 min read

The Thing

Ah, slime. From the humble Dragon Quest monster to the all-encompassing gray goo of nanotechnology that will eventually swallow us all, amorphous life has always fascinated us. And if you’re a low-budget moviemaker […]

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