Miley Cyrus hates on Rebecca Black: "It should be harder to be an artist"
Okay like omigod so Miley Cyrus right she was totally talking shit about Rebecca Black you know the Friday girl well Miley says that Rebecca isn’t a “real artist” just because she put a video up on YouTube and everyone likes it like she totally said that she’s a real artist because being a real artist takes time and work because like everybody knows that Miley Cyrus has so totally worked so totally hard to get where she’s at.
And the latest ancient video game to get the updated 3D rendered treatment is... BurgerTime
When consoles like the N64 and the Playstation came out, for a number of years it seemed like everyone was racing to convert as many old 2D, pixelated video game properties to rendered 3D. There was of course Mario and Sonic, and then there were much older franchises like Frogger and Pitfall, but one that was conspicuously missing (at least I thought so) was BurgerTime.
New gravity satellite view of Earth shows a lumpy planet. Gravity sucks
Apparently Europe is being held back because of all the gravity, or something. This view of the Earth, taken by the European Goce satellite, maps the varying effects of gravity across the planet. Yellow areas have stronger gravity and blue areas are weaker.
Coffee Joulies use phase changes to keep coffee temperature just right
I love coffee, but one of the major design flaws in hot coffee is that it often gets to you too hot and then it has a very small window of opportunity in which it’s the perfect warm drinking temperature before it gets too cold. But a very clever Kickstarter project uses the magic of phase changes to cool coffee down faster and keep it warm for longer.
May 12 is now "Seven Dirty Words Day" in honor of George Carlin. You heard it here first.
I fucking hate those cheesy invites you get on Facebook. “Change your profile pic to a cartoon and stop child abuse.” Like someone somewhere would be in the middle of beating their child with a pickaxe, look over at someone’s profile on Facebook, see a picture of Norm from the Angery Beavers and suddenly think “Maybe I shouldn’t beat my kid to death for breaking a dish”.
The Monsters, Inc. sequel will actually be a prequel called "Monsters University"
There’s been talk of a sequel to Monsters, Inc. ever since the film first debuted in 2001, but for one reason or another it kept getting pushed back. Pixar announced yesterday that it is finally working on a sequel, that will actually be more of a prequel titled Monsters University that will follow Mike and Sully as they get their degrees in monsterology or whatever.
Bill Murray may be purposely holding up the production of Ghostbusters 3, but he’s decided that he will be playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the film adaptation of the 2009 BBC radio play “Hyde Park on Hudson”.
Photos and video from this year's 24 Hours of LeMons
Last weekend saw the 24 Hours of LeMons (pronounced “Lemons”) rally race, in which the only requirements are that you spend $500 or less in buying and readying your car. And this super low budget means that LeMons is more fun and more unpredictable than the more prestigious LeMans.
Collection of heavy metal books found in Jordan could be the most important Biblical archaeology find since the Dead Sea Scrolls
Okay, forget for a second that this is about Biblical archaeology and just think of it as archaeology, because it’s a pretty huge deal in understanding the history of religion in the Middle East. And it’s one of the coolest looking ancient artifacts I’ve seen in a while. Also… HEEEEAVY METAAAAAL!
Congrats to Kansas City on winning super fast fiber internet from Google
Last year, Google announced its plans to wire one city in the US with super fast fiber optic internet, and mayors and citizens alike from around the country sent in letters and videos to make the case that their city should be the ones to win this tech prize. And now, Google’s picked a winner. Congratulations Kansas City, Kansas. Stupid Kansas.
Two University of Southern California students busted bumping uglies on a campus rooftop
Two students from USC, one of whom has been identified as a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity (not sure which one), were caught doing the nasty atop Waite Phillips Hall, leading to the frat bro’s suspension from the fraternity. Further action towards both students are pending.
Science creates the first artificial leaf that's 10 times more efficient in creating energy from photosynthesis
A scientist at MIT (the wacky mad scientist looking guy above) claims that he’s reached one of the “Holy Grails of science”… creating an artificial leaf that can create energy from nothing but water and sunlight at a much higher efficiency than the real thing.