Can you find your romantic match by sniffing dirty clothes?
Pheromones are one of the many things that go into who we feel romantically attracted to. You can put all kinds of info on a dating website profile, but even if you and someone like similar movies, books or have a similar sense of humor, it can be the smell of someone that makes the difference. But can you start off with smell and go from there?
San Francisco PD's brand new cop computer system that can be carried in your pocket
It’s the 21st century. If you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve got an incredible amount of information in your pocket, yet most police departments in the US are sadly lagging in technology. Many departments don’t have department-wide email and any information that goes into the system still has to be filled out on paper forms then hand-delivered to clerks who input the information.
The Pyro's dream Balloonicorn is now a real thing you can buy
Not just a couple days after Valve released the TF2 “Meet the Pyro” video, Thinkgeek, in cooperation with Valve, now have the Pyro’s balloonicorns for sale. Now you can have these cute creatures bouncing all about your house whilst you set people ablaze.
f you’ve ever wondered where and why earthquakes happen the most, look no further than a new map, which plots more than a century’s worth of nearly every recorded earthquake strong enough to at least rattle the bookshelves. The map shows earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater since 1898; each is marked in a lightning-bug hue that glows brighter with increasing magnitude.
Do you know anything about fridges? I moved into this shitty old house a few months ago and we've been through 3 of them since we got here. They all work for a couple weeks and then they take a shit, so we have to run out and look for another and it's getting expensive. I've tried defrosting them, switching outlets and recharging the freon and nothing seems to work. All of our other appliances work fine... am I just having really shitty luck with fridges or is it fucking ghosts or some shit?
Disappointed with Prometheus, Tyler Perry is making his own sci-fi film. Because Madea in Space will be so much better
In addition to being an expert on dressing like an old woman, Tyler Perry is also a pretty big fan of sci-fi. And apparently, after he was disappointed with Prometheus, he’s decided that he wants to work on his own sci-fi movie. A movie that probably isn’t related to Madea. God, I hope not.
Spray-on battery could change everything about device design
The history of electronic devices and their design has had a lot to do with the batteries that charge them. Whether it’s been clunky C-cell or even smaller AA batteries or more modern flat alloy batteries, your gadgets can’t be any smaller than their batteries. Now, a team of researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas have developed a spray-on battery paint.
Another use for graphene: It's a quick and easy way to make seawater drinkable
Whether it’s conducting cheap electricity or making super strong nanotubes, graphene is the stuff that just keep bringing amazing new uses. And one of those uses is using a single atom thick sheet of graphene to filter salt out of seawater, resulting in only pure drinkable water.
Japanese politicians want to build a real, working Gundam bot. Really.
There have been a few Gundam bot statues erected in Japan over the last few years, but Japanese politicians now want to claim their pre-ordained role in being the first nation to have actual working Gundams. For reals and shit.
Disney's first Marvel animated film will be 'Big Hero 6'. Who?
People have been speculating for years on when or if Disney might do a Marvel animated feature film. The answer now is yes, but the choice for the film is an odd one, considering that the series ‘Big Hero 6’ is not very well known.
Did you know that on your site, over on the right under the title "Most Popular This Week," the link to 1. The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910 [Retro Future] come up pretty often, this has been going on for a while now.
Yup. It’s been surging on StumbleUpon for a while now.
Beloved children's book author Maurice Sendak once seriously thought about trying to assassinate Bush and Cheney
Maurice Sendak was an amazing person, an amazing storyteller and illustrator. But he also had a bit of a temper and could sometimes be a bit irrational. As revealed in an interview right before his passing, Sendak said that he once seriously considered how he might be able to assassinate both George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
Has anyone here got the Nike fuel band or the Nike GPS TomTom watch? How do you like it? Since I got my watch, I can't stop running. It's like a video game to me, I can't stop trying to raise my levels. Anyone else jump on the bandwagon too?
Scientists invent particles that let you live without breathing
Live without breathing? What sort of evil magic is this? Scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have invented tiny oxygen-carrying particles, that when injected into the bloodstream, can provide sufficient oxygen to your body for as long as fifteen minutes in case of major respiratory failure.
Daily Discussion: Your favorite fictional detective
Who is your favorite fictional detective? Batman? One of the many variations of the Sherlock Holmes character? Colombo? Leave your answer in a cigarette box near the oldest tree in Central Park. Come alone.
And Marvel's "secret" movie for 2014 is... Guardians of the Galaxy
While we’ve heard rumors of a Guardians of the Galaxy movie before, when Marvel released its slate of movies for the next couple years, there was a “???” in the summer 2014 spot, leading to a lot of speculation about all kinds of crazy shit. But now it looks like that summer 2014 movie will be Guardians of the Galaxy.
And since Thanos plays into Guardians of the Galaxy and Thanos was teased at the end of Avengers, Guardians will probably be spun into that larger universe. Hooray!