Earlier this week, police in Montgomery County, Texas were searching for this mysterious shackled woman who was apparently ringing multiple doorbells in the middle of the night at a subdivision over the weekend. The Sherrif's Office reports that she is now safe and considered a "family violence victim." Her boyfriend was found dead in their home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
If you’ve read anything in the past week about ENCODE—a group of laboratories that recently published their latest work on the human genome—then you need to read John Timmer’s excellent piece over at Ars Technica. What ENCODE has actually done, and why it matters, has been widely misrepresented in the mainstream press—largely because of misleading […]
You might know someone who can make a pipe out of any conceivable household object. But if they’re doing it every time they smoke, it might be time to get them a little Christmas present. And we’ve got just the thing: The Twisty™️ Glass Original Combo Pack, priced way, way down for December. If you’ve […]
With all the revolutionary tech that’s out there, it’s pretty sad that finding a simple stud in your wall can feel like dowsing for water. This can be equally true whether you’re using a magnetic finder and it’s reliance on “feel,” or an electronic unit that can give fuzzy readings (especially when the batteries are […]
Do you have any Star Wars fans on your list? Given the reach and output of its new corporate masters these days, it might be easier to ask if there’s anyone out there who isn’t a Star Wars fan. So let’s narrow it down further: Do you know a Star Wars fan who likes to […]