From Arecibo, to the sound of vaginal contractions, to an ad for Doritos—a short history of Earthlings' attempts to communicate with the cosmos. The vaginal sounds recording reached Epsilon Eridani and Tau Ceti in the late 1990s. New Scientist says, "It is unclear what sort of reply we should expect."
Most people know not to put metal in the microwave. (Watch the above video, but don't try it yourself.) Even the filigree in an old bowl can spark and ignite a kitchen fire. That's because the metal reflects the microwaves. But what's the deal with the occasional vegetable fire in the microwave? After a beet… READ THE REST
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
You aren't Joe Rogan. You didn't do standup, host Fear Factor, or fend off attacks from Conor McGregor. You aren't the driving force behind the web's most popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, with downloads of about 190 million a month and a paycheck to tune of as much of $75,000 per episode. But…if you… READ THE REST
In the IT world, certifications translate directly into dollars. Students who prove their knowledge with certified skills, especially high valued CompTIA certified skills, see that commitment to their future pay off in a higher paycheck from their new employer. Right now, the average salary for someone with a CompTIA A+ certification is almost $55,000 a… READ THE REST
Look, if you've got a significant other and you haven't worked out a plan for Valentine's Day already, you're playing with fire, my friend. From ultra-high maintenance partners with loads of specific relationship needs all the way to the low maintenance "don't worry about me" mates, everybody needs at least some kind of recognition on… READ THE REST