Turn Down for Spock, Star Trek Stabilized

Star Trek's reliance on shaking the camera and having the actors simulate delirium tremens is spotlighted in this fantastic video. The video was inspired by a subreddit: Star Trek Stabilized.

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Anti-NSA messages projected on US embassy in Berlin

Oliver Bienkowski, a guerrilla "light-graffiti" artist, splashed a projection of a caricature of Barack Obama's face on the side of the US embassy in Berlin, along with the phrase, "NSA IN DA HOUSE."

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North Korea most upset with Chinese viral video mocking Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong-Un was already pissed over a forthcoming US comedy. Now he's super pissed about a viral video created by some dude in China. More

Remembering the Apollo 11 moon landing, 45 years ago today

Where were you when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, asks astronaut Buzz Aldrin? He invites you to share your story using the hashtag #Apollo45.

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Video: African dances, from A to Z

A wonderful video primer on African traditional and modern dance styles, from Ghanaian Azonto to Ivory Coast's Zoropoto. [The Dance Hall] More

Ugandan “Ghetto kids” dance battle goes viral

A group of boys and a girl, referred to as “ghetto kids,” dance-battle to Ugandan Afropop artist Eddy Kenzo's 2014 hit “Sitya Loss” (“I'm not afraid of losing”) on a dirt road. More

Transformers theme as 1990s R&B

Saturday Morning Slow Jams' slick R&B cover of the Transformers theme. Don't miss their takes on Muppet Babies (below), Ducktales, Pokemon, Animaniacs, and many more.

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Rational numbers are impossible!

Brilliant, high-speed math vlogger Vi Hart has revisited the topic of the sizes of infinities.

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Crying baby ad from Thailand mobile phone company goes deservedly viral

A clever and feels-inducing spot has gone crazy viral for a reason. And that reason is babies. More

Video proof of Verizon throttling Netflix

In this infuriating video, Colin Nederkoorn records his computer streaming Netflix's test video over his Verizon FiOS connection. Then, via a VPN on the same home network, he receives a nearly ten-times faster stream.

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Tomorrow in SF: Robot Film Festival at Bot & Dolly!

Hold onto your bots: tomorrow is the fourth annual Robot Film Festival in San Francisco! Join the crowd of robotics researchers and enthusiasts in an all-day marathon of robot-related films, followed by the Botskers award ceremony hosted by Veronica Belmont.

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Documentary on the making of the Homeland audiobook with Wil Wheaton

Skyboat Media produced this great little documentary about Wil Wheaton's recording sessions for the audiobook of my novel Homeland, in which he had to read out Pi for four minutes straight, read out dialog in which the narrator had a fanboy moment about meeting Wil Wheaton, and many other fun moments.

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MIT researchers give us the finger (two of them)

MIT engineers have developed a pair of robotic fingers that are worn around your wrist to enhance your own grasp.The fingers are controlled by your own fingers via a new control algorithm.

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Mouse Trap's cousin Crazy Clock

Mouse Trap (1963) became a classic but its cousin Crazy Clock (1964) vanished into history's toy chest. Above, vintage TV commercials for both (via Strange Universe).

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Joaquin Phoenix' forehead face

Joaquin Phoenix has a face in his forehead. (via Devour)

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