Brian Lam showed me this amazing short video yesterday. It chronicles an encounter that National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen had with a giant leopard seal in Antarctica who, over the course of four days, fed penguins to his camera and tried to teach him how to catch prey.
Can stickers—as in adhesive- or magnetic-backed paper—block phone radiation? Not these ones, says the University of Surrey in England. The stickers are sold by a U.K. company, Energydots, to exploit the country's pitch into 5G conspiracy theories and mystic paranoia. The stickers are about $35 each, shipped; Energydots has also falsely claimed to be in… READ THE REST
Others have done this demo, but this is a great recent example in a large tank full of sulfur hexafluoride. Their demonstration of its voice-lowering properties was not as good as some, though. Image: YouTube / Da Vinci TV READ THE REST
Is the human gaze a physical force? It sure feels like it sometimes. Princeton University researchers scanned subjects' brains to gain insight into why we subconsciously interpret "other people's visual attention as an invisible, force-carrying beam projecting from the eyes." This isn't about the paranormal investigations into whether you can "feel" when someone is staring… READ THE REST
You undoubtedly know at least one mouse hater. While 95% of the computing world points and clicks, there are still those hard-boiled types who live and die by the keyboard and the keyboard only. While many of those devotees were often trained that way as programmers, others just can't stand trying to make ultra-precise cursor… READ THE REST
It's one of the most recycled memes in the history of meme-dom. Fry from the TV show, Futurama, his animated eyes bugging and a raised, clenched fist clutching a wad of cash, shouting, "Shut up and take my money!" It's the sentiment that drives e-commerce in 2021. We're all looking for deals that are so… READ THE REST
As an expression of your innermost deeply held feelings, Valentine's Day should be one of the easiest holidays of the year. But as any husband, wife or significant other can attest, the Day of Love can actually end up being pretty darn stressful. Flowers, candies and the usual expressions of the day are incredibly played… READ THE REST