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The watermelon might be the best thing to see explode in slow motion

What's your favorite thing to see explode? Never thought about it? How could you. I think it might have to be the watermelon The hard outer shell of the fruit makes for perfect fragmentation, the watermelon's shape holds an explosive pretty darn well and its red flesh makes for colorfully gory splashes (especially… » 1/21/14 8:43pm 1/21/14 8:43pm

Laser-Cut Logos: The Future of Packaging Is No Packaging At All

The EU is notoriously sensitive about how its crops are grown—but this weekend, it will begin allowing companies to apply labels and barcodes directly onto produce using lasers. The new legislation—which has taken three years to pass—was spearheaded by a Spanish company called Laser Food (natch), which has developed… » 6/19/13 11:59am 6/19/13 11:59am

Scientists Revolutionize Pina Colada Production With Coconut-Flavored…

Australia's Department of Agriculture has announced that its researchers have made a breakthrough that will send shockwaves across beach resorts and tiki-themed restaurants around the world. Through careful breeding they've managed to produce a sweet pineapple that also tastes like coconut, reducing future Pina Colada… » 12/06/12 7:00pm 12/06/12 7:00pm

Kids Can't Drink Tokyo's Tap Water Because of High Radioactivity

Parents have been warned that infants should not drink tapwater, even as far away as Tokyo, after the radioactive iodine levels were found to be above the legal limit for their age. Everyone else is fine to drink the tapwater in Tokyo reportedly, though everyone living in the Fukushima prefecture have been told not to. » 3/23/11 5:55am 3/23/11 5:55am