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Internet-connected battery turns your old smoke detector into a smart one

There's nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to the chirping sound of your smoke detector, wailing practically for the whole town to hear that it's low on battery. While smart smoke detectors from companies like Nest...Show More Summary

A Parakeet Imitating the Sounds of R2-D2

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Bluey, a diminutive blue budgie, demonstrates his remarkably convincing impression of R2-D2 from Star Wars in this delightful 2013 video. The little parrot can imitate a range of R2-D2 sounds, including the droid’s distinctive chirps, warbles, and screams. Bluey learned the sounds after his human family played a few R2-D2 YouTube videos for him. A […]

A Parrot Imitating the Sounds of R2-D2

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Bluey, a diminutive blue budgie, demonstrates his remarkably convincing impression of R2-D2 from Star Wars in this delightful 2013 video. The little parrot can imitate a range of R2-D2 sounds, including the droid’s distinctive chirps, warbles, and screams. Bluey learned the sounds after his human family played a few R2-D2 YouTube videos for him. A […]

Alien!: Guy Films Closeups Of His Giant Pet Katydid

last weekOdd : Geekologie

This is a video from Youtuber precarious333 starring his adult male giant Texas katydid (Neobarrettia spinosa). Highlights include closeups of it breathing, chirping, cleaning itself, showing off its threat display AND STARING INTO THE DEPTHS OF YOUR SOUL. Show More Summary

Has Your Senior Cat Ever Stopped Eating Her Usual Food for No Clear Reason?

October 21, 2014, was a day like any other day: I rolled out of bed and stepped gingerly into the kitchen, trying to avoid stepping on and kicking the three cats who swirled around and between my feet, crying and chirping and begging...Show More Summary

If You've Never Seen An Insect Breathe, You Are Seriously Missing Out

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Honestly, I'm not sure what to say except that YouTuber Precarious333's video of Giant Texas Katydid (Neobarrettia spinosa) chirping, breathing, and grooming is way more captivating than I expected it to be. Full screen it, and crank it to the highest resolution your Internet connection can muster. You won't regret it. Read more...

If You Don't Vote, You Can Still Complain As Much As You Want

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

It's that time again, when cheerful boosters of political participation start chirping a familiar Election Day tune: If you don't vote, you can't complain! This sentiment has become such a cliché you probably barely notice it anymore,...Show More Summary

DeSean Jackson Says Some Nice Things To A Vikings Fan

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

We're not sure about every word DeSean Jackson's chirping at the Vikings fan, but he seems to end the conversation with a "fuck you." Read more...

Captive rhinos exposed to urban rumbles

The soundtrack to a wild rhinoceros’s life is wind passing through the savannah grass, birds chirping and distant animals moving across the plains. But a rhinoceros in a zoo listens to children screaming, cars passing and the persistent hum of urban life. Show More Summary

Captive rhinos exposed to urban rumbles

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2014 -- The soundtrack to a wild rhinoceros's life is wind passing through the savannah grass, birds chirping, and distant animals moving across the plains. But a rhinoceros in a zoo listens to children screaming, cars passing, and the persistent hum of urban life. read more

Tuki Carter – Chirp

Tuki Carter hits us with a brand new cut “Chirp” produced by ForteBowie. Previously: Tuki Carter ft. Wiz Khalifa – Good (Video)

? Listen: Goh Lee Kwang - TwoThreeTen

With pincers raised, insectoids chirp fife-and-drum signals to home base. The signals march the long wire beneath pond scum, mercury, and salt. At home base, a pneumatic tube spits out the signals onto a voice plate, whose cosmeticsShow More Summary

Angry Bird Beef: L&HH Hollywood’s Princess Love Breaks Up With Ray J & Puts His Former Assistant ‘Messy’ Morgan On Blast

Mona’s angry birds can’t stop chirping… Princess Love Breaks Up With Ray J & Feuds With Morgan Hardman Princess Love and Morgan Hardman of “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” fame recently took their beef with one another to Instagram for

Vacchiano: Giants can chirp with best of them, but it’s time for them to stuff the Birds

The Giants think they’re the best team in the NFC East, which isn’t exactly breaking news. Honestly, if the media pushed hard enough, some of them would say they think they can win the rest of their games.

Twitter free-speech chirps carry overtone of risk

After its UK super-injunction tiff, the microblog is fighting to reveal secret U.S. demands for data. The two cases show that firms have power to resist being muzzled – or forced to speak. That’s a check on judicial and government overreach, but it could undermine regulation.

Hong Kong clings to Chinese customs as it defies Beijing’s dictates

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Less than a mile from where pro-government mobs clashed the day before with student protesters, Tin Hau temple was an oasis of calm on Saturday; birds chirping in trees, incense wafting from the altars....

Must be a spurious correlation

All the wonks are chirping in on  infant mortality studies that has engaged in some impressive decomposition of international differences between the US and other wealthy nations. We combine comprehensive micro-data on births and infant deaths in the US from 2000 to 2005 with comparable data from Austria and Finland to investigate this disadvantage. Show More Summary

Fire: Oh, that will never happen to me

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Laughter and hooting filled the house as my wife had Karen and a few other friends over for a mid-morning tea. (Such are the joys of retired life.) The chirping of a cell phone rose from the pile of purses on the sofa. Nobody paid it any [...]

Steve Smith makes good on promise to destroy Panthers

Steve Smith has had his vengeance against the Panthers with five catches for 122 yards and two TD's in the first half. To be fair, he warned them. Ever since joining the Ravens, Steve Smith has chirped at the Carolina Panthers, evenShow More Summary

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