A 55-year-old woman in Saint Joseph, Michigan, has died, apparently after accidently shooting herself in the head with a gun she had been keeping in between her breasts, say police. The director of the St. Joseph Public Safety Department, Mark Clapp, released a statement this week, telling the sad-yet-awkward story of Christina Bond, who, on […]
For decades, the number of bald eagles in the United States has been dropping – sad and ironic, since the bird is not only an American icon, but also the national bird since 1782. Deforestation and modern agricultural pesticides are two of the main culprits. However, environmentalists like Patti Barber, a biologist with the Pennsylvania […]
Bionics is no longer the realm of sci-fi and Hollywood special effects teams. The first-of-its-kind robotic legs have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be released on the market for private use (at a hefty cost of $69,000) – a breakthrough that will allow disabled and injured people to walk […]
If you’re old enough to be reading this and you don’t already know how to tie your own ties, it’s definitely time. Here’s how: 1. The Four-In-Hand This is a classic tie knot. Its versatility means you can use it with shirts of varying collar styles. Alternative: Double Four-In-Hand This variation on the Four-in-Hand […]
As if it wasn’t impressive enough that Easton LaChapelle, a 19-year-old high school graduate, used LEGOs, toy airplane motors, fishing line and electrical tubing to build a robotic arm controlled by thought, he has now uploaded his technique to YouTube, for anyone to learn and copy. His (admirable) goal is to provide any amputee with […]
It’s self-evident that Darren Star was brought to the universe in order to create Sex & the City which, in turn, would teach everyone on the brink of a new, enlightened millennium that it was okay to be 35 years old and single. According to the show, single people could live full, meaningful lives and […]
Have you been waiting, counting the days and wrinkles on your face, until computer technology will spare you the suffering of illness, old age and perhaps even death? In tech and sci-fi circles, the theoretical, future moment when intelligent machines exceed the abilities of humans and, essentially, take over is called “the singularity.” The thought, […]
It’s 2:30 in the afternoon. You’re sitting at your desk at work. Lunch seems long gone, and the end of the day might as well be an eternity from now. You couldn’t stomach another coffee even if you wanted to. You’re paralyzed by a cloud of fatigue, you realize, staring uselessly at the computer screen. […]
Just a regular night at Disneyland, right? WRONG! Wait until you see what the security cameras caught on tape!
NRG, an Israeli news site, posted a video showing what happened when its reporter walked through Paris dressed as an observant Jew. The results were, by turns, dismaying, disgusting, and scary. Watch the clip below.