Even On His 180th Birthday, Mendeleev Is Still Predicting New Elements

If Dmitri Mendeleev was alive, we'd be wishing him a happy birthday today. He's not—and thank goodness, because he'd be a 180-year-old science-zombie. But Mendeleev's periodic table of the elements is a scientific treasure, one that's still predicting elements we haven't yet discovered. Talk about prescient. » 2/08/14 8:00pm 2/08/14 8:00pm

An Easy Trick To Help You Remember Birthdays Offline

Facebook has basically made remembering birthdays meaningless. With automatic reminders, it's just as easy to wish a happy birthday to your own mother as it is to wish one to that random girl you think you maybe lived down the hall from you in the freshman dorms. But it doesn't take much more effort to show that… » 10/04/13 4:00pm 10/04/13 4:00pm

If This Amazing Transforming Candle Isn't On Your Birthday Cake, Your…

Presumably developed at some top-secret DARPA-funded research lab, what you're looking at here is the future of birthday cake candle technology, available today. Believe it or not, for just $20 you can order a three-pack of these spinning candles that shoot flames before opening like a flower, all the while playing … » 2/04/13 10:53am 2/04/13 10:53am

Saying Happy Birthday to Your Friend on Facebook Is Meaningless

We've already told you that Facebook ruined your birthday. And it's so completely true! It's completely meaningless now, hordes of semi-friends and quasi-acquaintances fake like they care about you. Ugh. And maybe when the wall posts first start trickling in you're a little happy but as more and more keyboard vomit… » 8/23/12 9:00pm 8/23/12 9:00pm