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Tesla Should Consider Building This Car Powered By A Giant Mouse Trap

On its quest to free the world from the burden of fossil fuels, Tesla has unfortunately hit some speed bumps with the production of its Model 3. So instead of relying on batteries and electricity for power, perhaps the company should consider this four-wheeled contraption which runs on a gigantic spring-powered mouse trap. More »      

Dolly The Sheep Didn't Die Prematurely Because She Was A Clone

Dolly the Sheep made biotech history in 1996 when she became the first animal cloned from adult somatic cells. She lived to the age of seven, which is young for sheep, leading scientists to speculate that her premature death had something to do with her being a clone. New research now shows this wasn't the case. More »      

How Did You Get Into Star Wars?

At some point or another, we were all bitten by the Star Wars bug - er - sandflea. We were dragged to a theatre by a cool uncle, handed an N64 controller to play Star Wars Episode I. Pod Racer (let's be kind to those whose first exposure may not have been the original trilogy), or just caught a marathon over Thanksgiving weekend. More »      

Like The Original, Blade Runner 2049 Is Sci-Fi Film Noir At Its Finest

It's easy to look at Blade Runner 2049's stunning use of shadow and light and declare it a part of the scifi noir genre. But it's really the film's narrative and thematic execution that grounds it in the longstanding noir storytelling tradition. More »      

Some Of The Best Black Friday Board Game Deals

You didn't think that we would forget discounted board games, did you? More »      

This Brilliant Peelable Paint Is A Screen Protector For Every Surface In Your Home

If you're as protective of your gadgets as I am, you've probably got a screen protector ready to apply to your new phone as soon as you've taken it out of the box. But how do you protect all the other surfaces in your home you don't want getting dinged and dented? You cover it with this perfectly clear screen protector paint. More »      

My Adventure With An 11-Year-Old Thinkpad

I'm sitting here, looking at a screen that's way too tall, waiting, seconds turning into minutes, just so I can log into Windows. Thank god I didn't have to cold boot. Five minutes later, when my laptop finally approaches a functioning...Show More Summary

Tom Baker's Message For Doctor Who's Anniversary Is A Perfect Reminder Of How Delightful Tom Baker Is

Image. Still via Youtube Today is Doctor Who's 54th anniversary! And Tom Baker is well, he's the best. More »      

Data Breach At The Department Of Social Services Exposes Credit Card Details, Names, Passwords

The personal data of 8,500 employees at The Department of Social Services was breached - and left open - from June 2016 to October 2017. The data included names, phone numbers, emails, passwords, and credit card information. According...Show More Summary

Minecraft, Video Editing And Mixed Reality: Microsoft's Free School Holiday Workshops

Last time the Sydney Microsoft store held school holiday workshops, they booked out super fast - so if you're keen to sign your spawn up for one of hour-and-a-half hands on sessions, here's all the details you need to get in quick. More »      

Let's Take A Look At Honda's Shiny New Electric Vehicle Concept Car

At the 45th Tokyo Motor Show this week Honda showed off the Sports EV - a concept model with EV performance and artificial intelligence. More »      

Coffee Is Officially Good For You (Again)

The pendulum of scientific opinion swings pretty dramatically when it comes to the effect (if any) coffee has on our health. But now a review of 200 separate studies has shown even three or four cups a day is still more likely to benefit your health than harm it. Woohoo! More »      

The Potential Of CRISPR Gene Editing, Explained In Five Minutes

CRISPR gene editing is big news in the science world - but cutting DNA isn't all it can do. If your brain turns to mush at the idea of reading a wall of text explaining the possibilities, though - this five minute explainer video was made for you. More »      

The History And Future Of Beer Science

Beer is old. Real old. We're early Neolithic period old. And the technology used to brew it? It is constantly changing, evolving and influencing the world of science. More »      

Tripadvisor Under Investigation After It Deleted Reviews Alleging Rape, Suspicious Deaths

Image. Screengrab via Tripadvisor Review site TripAdvisor may have frantically backpedaled after a Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal expose showed that it had a habit of censoring reviews mentioning blackouts, rape, and suspicious deaths or...Show More Summary

How '10 Cloverfield Lane' Was A Gamble That Paid Off, Big Time

10 Cloverfield Lane was a surprising film, in more ways than one. In this brilliant video, our favourite Mikey Neumann does a full deep dive into just what made it so. More »      

Australian Scientists Just Discovered A Cool Thing For The First Time Because Of Course They Did, Its What They Do

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have - for the first time - measured how Earth absorbs the very highest energy neutrinos at energies far beyond those we can create in particle accelerators. But what does this actually mean? Buckle in my, friends. I'm going to explain everything. More »      

This Double-Handed Glove Lets You Hold Four Beers Instead Of Just Two

GIF. YouTube Federico Ciccarese and his company, Youbionic, imagine a not-too-distant future where everything we see is enhanced through augmented reality, and our body's ability to interact with the world is upgraded through augmented physicality. Show More Summary

Your Christmas Decorations Can't Compete With The Light-Up Millennium Falcon On This Family's Roof

Video. If you're the type of person who gets caught up in decorating competitions around the holidays, be thankful you don't live near Colby Powell and his family. Instead of inflatable Santas or a towering tree, they built a light-up Millennium Falcon on the roof of their house that measures almost 9m long. More »      

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