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
Sunday, December 31st
Joachim Munter, a talented photographer who lives in Helsinki, Finland has captured the innate beauty and magical personalities of the various animals who populate the Finnish forest. In these photos, Munter’s connection with the animals is evident; birds perch on his hand, a fox smiles for the camera, a squirrel lies upon a tree limb without a worry in the world while a little field mouse shows off some ill-gotten bounty.
Sunday, Dec 31st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Saturday, December 30th
Friday, December 29th
Thursday, December 28th
The old-school arcade game of pinball is resurging in popularity.
Interest has skyrocketed over the last decade or so, with the number of players and competitions growing worldwide, according to the International Flipper Pinball Association. There were 500 players in 50 competitions worldwide in 2006, according to the IFPA. In 2017, there were nearly 4,500 competitions and more than 55,000 players.
Thursday, Dec 28th 2017 (12:00am)
Wednesday, December 27th
Tuesday, December 26th
John Gilchrist, the child actor best-known as Mikey from Life cereal's most notable commercial, was tossing around a baseball in 1979 when his mom got a bizarre phone call from a stranger in tears.
"I'm so sorry to hear about your son!" the woman wailed.
"What do you mean?" Gilchrist's mother shot back. "He's at the park -- he just came home from school."
Tuesday, Dec 26th 2017 (12:00am)
Monday, December 25th
Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of "Oh my!" as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, has died. He was 82.
Enberg's daughter, Nicole Enberg Vaz, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She said the family became concerned when her father didn't arrive Thursday on his flight to Boston, and he was found dead at his home in La Jolla, a San Diego neighborhood, with his bags packed.
Monday, Dec 25th 2017 (4:13pm)
Sunday, December 24th
Saturday, December 23rd
If you’ve ever wondered what McDonald’s would look like in a post-apocalyptic zombie world ruled by Nazis, artists Jake & Dinos Chapman have got it covered.
Saturday, Dec 23rd 2017 (1:23am)
Best Song About Masturbation
Nothing! Player's off!
Boondock Saints, The (1999)
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