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In case you needed a dose of depressing news today, here's some for you: Research site Floating Sheep's built a map of homophobia, racism, and ableism across the United States in the form of geotagged tweets. It's about as horrifying as you'd expect, and this doesn't even include accidental or comedic references to any of this stuff. Show More Summary
Updates to Facebook, as I'm sure we've all heard from our friends again and again, are just the worst. The constant overhaul of little to big features makes it difficult to count on anything at all lasting. What's worse than a Facebook update, though? Why, a Facebook update in real life, according to sketch comedy group Extremely Decent.
Food porn on Instagram is ridiculously ubiquitous. That is to say, pretty much everywhere you look someone's posted a meal for one reason or another. It's the perfect tool to show off how lovely your burger looks before devouring it....Show More Summary
I don't think it had really hit me yet that the person playing Aleksei Sytsevich, as in the Rhino, in Amazing Spider-Man 2 is Paul Giamatti. Like, I knew it was Giamatti, but I still couldn't wrap my head around the idea of the guy from Lady in the Water is going to be playing a part known for its giant rhinoceros suit. Show More Summary
Tomorrow is Mother's Day here in the U.S. and our nation's Kid President has some words on the subject. Specifically, he has ten things he thinks kids everywhere want their moms to know. As ever, this Kid President video is adorable and hilarious. Posting this link on your mom's Facebook wall won't necessarily make up for forgetting to get her a gift, but it couldn't hurt.
We rejoice in Community news, help you out with last minute Mother's Day business, and look at some celebrity nonsense in today's Geekolinks!
Plants use energy from the Sun through photosynthesis, and humans use energy from the Sun through things like solar panels. A new technique created by researchers at the University of Georgia allows humans to get electricity from plants by hijacking the photosynthesis process. This research could someday lead to some very literal power plants.
A few months ago we showed you Instructables Tech Editor Amanda Ghassaei's 3D printed records. Ghassaei is at again, but this time she's favoring wood to 3D printed plastic. Ghassaei has created records by laser-cutting pieces of maple wood. These wooden records sure look beautiful, but how do they sound?
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson became an audience favorite in The Avengers and the Marvel films leading up to it, and fans thought he was gone for good. There's been hope for a while now that Coulson would return in a S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, and that hope's paid off. ABC has officially picked up Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a series. Coulson lives!
There's an ammonia leak on the International Space Station, and at the time of this writing astronauts Christopher Cassidy and Tom Marshburn are on a spacewalk to fix it. So far they've reported there's "no smoking gun" in terms of where the leak is coming from, but their suits feature cameras, so you can watch the whole thing streaming live, and that's amazing.
Chris Hadfield is definitely one of our favorite astronauts, and as part of his stay on the International Space Station he's been explaining how stuff works up there and performing experiments. This particular video was shot before the...Show More Summary
Data visualization, in a lot of ways, can be considered a science more than anything else. Sure, it can be artistic, but it's all about how to present, well, data. A good visualization of data, no matter how pretty, is only as good as the information that it's based on. Show More Summary
Today in Geekolinks: 14 hilarious texts from mom, guy hides from cops in his trunk twice, and ESPN considers paying your mobile bill.
Today in Things You Probably Never Thought You'd See in Your Lifetime, we present to you this: A Pokémon ballet. No, this is not a joke. I repeat, this is not a joke. This was actually performed at Creighton Lied Arts Center with choreography by Andrew Plotner. Show More Summary
In a perhaps unsurprising turn of events, the U.S. State Department is uncomfortable with the idea that people can download plans for the Liberator -- a 3D-printed plastic gun capable of firing a single round -- online. Apparently,Show More Summary
There's been a lot of talk lately about what, exactly, are Kickstarter's guidelines and how they apply to various bigger fish, as it were, coming into the rather small pond of crowdfunding. Lots of claims have been made, and the grumbling...Show More Summary
Hack A Day's Caleb Kraft impressed us last week with a replica of Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, that actually shot lightning. Well, it sparked pretty mightily, anyway, and that was good enough for us. This week, Kraft is back with a new project in the same vein -- a model of the iconic piranha plant that stands over six feet tall and shoots fire from its gaping foam maw.
As I was scrolling through shows on my Hulu account the other day, I noticed that they posted trailers for all their upcoming shows. I took some time to watch them all, and while some were better than others, overall I'm actually pretty pumped about most of them. Here's a quick rundown of the Hulu shows that have me excited.
The good news for everyone still playing Half-Life 2 because Half-Life 3 hasn't come out? You'll have a whole new way to play the game soon, as Freeman and friends are coming to play on the Oculus Rift headset, with a beta version already available for developers. The bad news, of course, is that this is not Half-Life 3.
Remember when you were a kid and your mom demanded that you go outside and get some fresh air and sunshine, seemingly unaware that both of those things would prove astonishingly disruptive to the Metroid session you were so deeply immersed...Show More Summary