Monthly Archives: September 2016

Infant is world’s first to have three biological parents

It sounds like the setup of a wacky science fiction comedy, but this is actually real life. A five-month old baby boy was just revealed to be the first kid in the world with three biological parents, according to New … Continue reading

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This is how SpaceX plans to send people to Mars

paceX plans to send humans to Mars with on a ship called the Interplanetary Transport System, and in a video published today, the company revealed how the ITS will actually perform. The ITS is capable of carrying up to 100 … Continue reading

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Anti-Vax Activists Are Trying to Dox a 12-Year-Old Budding Scientist They Think Is a ‘Hoax’

The anti-vaccine movement has met its newest foe, and it is a 12-year-old boy who loves lizards. Several anti-vax organizations have been pooling their collective intellectual powers for weeks to try to debunk, discredit, or “unmask” Marco Arturo, a budding … Continue reading

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Anti-Vaccination Mom Changes Mind After All Three Kids Contract Rotavirus

Kristen O’Meara, a teacher who lives just outside of Chicago, decided not to vaccinate her three daughters when they were born, citing belief in scientifically unsound anti-vaccination “research.” She has since changed her mind after her daughters (who are all … Continue reading

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The Puerto Rico blackout, from space

A fire at a power plant in Puerto Rico left almost 1.5 million homes and businesses without power on Wednesday night. On the ground, businesses were forced to close, and traffic ground to a halt as lights went dark. Around 340,000 … Continue reading

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Americans Waste $2.1 Billion a Year on Premium Gas

Do you put premium gasoline in your car? You’re probably wasting your money. A new study by AAA found that 16.5 million Americans had filled up their cars with premium gas unnecessarily in the past year. That’s $2.1 billion, completely … Continue reading

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Go Exchange Your Explodey Galaxy Note 7 Right Now

Samsung is rolling out mass quantities of replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices to carrier stores. The company says it has shipped more than 500,000 new Note 7 devices to carrier and retail stores and customers can go in for an … Continue reading

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AT&T’s Project AirGig could be a wireless alternative to fiber

Bringing gigabit internet to rural areas is usually an expensive proposition — but soon, it might not be. AT&T Labs today announced Project AirGig, a new wireless internet delivery system that carriers high speed internet service over power-lines without actually … Continue reading

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Nike’s self-lacing HyperAdapt shoes go on sale November 28th

Nike designer Tinker Hatfield promised us power-lacing shoes to mimic the kicks from Back to the Future in 2016, and now we know what day they’ll go on sale. The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available at “select” retail locations … Continue reading

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This Giant Claw-Handed Drone Is Coming For Your Kids

Most drones aren’t particularly scary. Aside from maybe gashing you open if they crash into you, there’s not much harm they can do. Until you add a pair of articulated arms with claws on the end, which turns drones into … Continue reading

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