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  • nieuwSmart Socks
    "Imagine your phone could communicate with your socks," says the Blacksocks company. But imagine no more, because the company has now created "the smartest men's dress socks in the world." The company admits that, "This is something we dreamed about…
    - 14 hours ago 29 Mar 17, 2:30pm -
  • nieuwGotta Get Over the Hump
    Your new theme song for Wednesdays.Gotta get over da hump!More on the creators.
    - 19 hours ago 29 Mar 17, 9:42am -
  • Le Canned Dress
    Irwin Silver put a dress in a can, gave it a frenchified name, and then sold these for $25 a pop. This was back in 1966, and it was a marketing gimmick about as cynical as you might guess. Silver was cashing in on the mid-1960s fad for anything canne…
    - 2 days ago 28 Mar 17, 1:57pm -
  • Pack It Right
    This Department of the Army video continually uses a woman in a well-stuffed bikini to illustrate how to "pack it right."
    - 2 days ago 28 Mar 17, 10:02am -
  • 7 Clicks (March 27, 2017)
    7 ClicksA Weird Universe News ServiceMarch 27, 2017Least Shocking News: FBI offices have trouble hiring tech security geeks because: marijuana. [Indy100.com]Channeling Henny Youngman: 65-yr-sentence for rape and near-murder was too harsh on a…
    - 2 days ago 27 Mar 17, 8:08pm -
  • Atomic Bomb Car
    In 1953, Corwin D. Willson of Flint, Michigan patented the Atomic Bomb Car. Though the official title on the patent was a "sedan having versatile structure."His idea was that if the United States were "atomically attacked," people would need to fle…
    - 3 days ago 27 Mar 17, 3:36pm -
  • Vine-Grown Booze Fruit
    Surely in this day of genetic engineering, science could help realize this dream of Samuel Untermeyer's.Original article here.
    - 3 days ago 27 Mar 17, 9:34am -
  • Inmate Escape Pod
    1980: Fred Caddedu escaped from Millhaven penitentiary in Kingston, Ontario by concealing himself inside an "escape pod" made out of a hollowed-out stack of dirty food trays. The food trays were loaded onto a truck and taken to the unguarded, off-si…
    - 4 days ago 26 Mar 17, 2:38pm -
  • News of the Weird (March 26, 2017)
    News of the WeirdWeirdnuz.M520, March 26, 2017Copyright 2017 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.Lead StoryA highlight of the recent upmarket surge of Brooklyn, N.Y., as a residential and retail favorite was the asking price for an o…
    - 4 days ago 26 Mar 17, 2:19pm -
  • The Ford House of Aurora, Illinois
    1951 article here.Apparently still extant, according to this great set of current pics.
    - 4 days ago 26 Mar 17, 9:48am -

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Science Daily

  • Rescuing 11 Asian Elephants from a mud hole
    The rescue of 11 Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) from a mud hole inside the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia, on 24th March 2017 avoided a tragedy for wildlife conservation in Cambodia.
    - 1 day ago 28 Mar 17, 7:26pm -
  • Female menstrual cycle in a dish
    A miniature female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of your hand has now been developed by researchers. It could eventually change the future of research and treatment of diseases in women’s reproductive organs.This new 3-D technology — c…
    - 1 day ago 28 Mar 17, 7:26pm -
  • Researchers turn urine into research tools
    Researchers have developed a breakthrough technique to harvest cells directly from urine, and grow them into durable, clinically relevant stem cells to study Down syndrome.
    - 2 days ago 28 Mar 17, 3:24pm -
  • Entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children
    Love is a major motivator both for parents and entrepreneurs, research shows. A multidisciplinary study asks whether entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children. The study used functional MRIs to study the brain activity of fa…
    - 2 days ago 28 Mar 17, 3:24pm -
  • The electric sands of Titan
    Experiments suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, are 'electrically charged.' When the wind blows hard enough, Titan's non-silicate granules get kicked up and start to hop in a motion. As they collide, they become fric…
    - 2 days ago 27 Mar 17, 7:12pm -
  • Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes
    Observations using ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies. These are the first confirmed observations of stars forming in this kin…
    - 2 days ago 27 Mar 17, 5:46pm -
  • Improving memory with magnets
    The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives -- without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory work…
    - 2 days ago 27 Mar 17, 5:43pm -
  • Ant-plant symbioses: Adapting to changes in partner abundance
    Many ant species live in often highly specific symbiotic relationships with plants from which both partners benefit. Researchers now reveal that such selective interactions can break down over the course of evolution.
    - 2 days ago 27 Mar 17, 5:43pm -
  • In a quantum race, everyone is both a winner and a loser
    Our understanding of the world is mostly built on basic perceptions, such as that events follow each other in a well-defined order. Such definite orders are required in the macroscopic world, for which the laws of classical physics apply. However, in…
    - 5 days ago 25 Mar 17, 12:25am -
  • Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe embedded in 'super halos'
    Astronomers have directly observed a pair of Milky Way-like galaxies seen when the universe was only eight percent of its current age. These progenitors of today's giant spiral galaxies are surrounded by 'super halos' of hydrogen gas that extend many…
    - 6 days ago 23 Mar 17, 7:14pm -

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