"Natural" Flavorings Are Bullshit 

In one of those naked PR moves, Nestlé announced today it would only use natural flavorings and colors in its candy. Which means it's a good time to remember that is "natural" does not mean better. The natural stuff is just as processed, and comes from places like beaver butts and insects. » 2/17/15 6:30pm 2/17/15 6:30pm

Don't You Wish You Were In One of These Beautiful Natural Pools?

You'd be crazy not to love stark, modern design like the stunning Tangga House, but the natural look can be beautiful too. Take these awesome man-made pond pools from Water House for example. You can't tell me you don't want to dive in right now. » 8/31/13 6:16pm 8/31/13 6:16pm

Did This Bird Survive a Flight Through Hurricane Irene?

Chinquapin the whimbrel just wanted to trek down from Canada to his winter hotspot in South America. Instead, he ended up in the heart of Hurricane Irene. And he might just live to tell about. » 8/26/11 1:20pm 8/26/11 1:20pm

As Landslides Destroy Everything in Their Path, South Korea Tries to…

The torrential rains in South Korea have set off flash floods and landslides throughout the country, killing 41 people and sending 12 missing. It's horrible out there and with landslides like the one above, it's hard to feel safe. » 7/29/11 10:55am 7/29/11 10:55am

How to Build The World's Largest Dinosaur

As if the anyone needs additional incentive to be interested in a dinosaur exhibit beyond, like, dinosaurs, the American Museum of Natural History is opening The World's Largest Dinosaurs, centered around a massive half-skin, half-dissected, life-sized Mamenchisaurus. » 4/15/11 7:40pm 4/15/11 7:40pm

How Did Dinosaurs Have Sex?

Dinosaurs! They're big, heavy and spiky in all the wrong places. How in the hell could they have sex to reproduce? Smithsonian Magazine tackled this topic saying: » 2/12/11 8:00pm 2/12/11 8:00pm

Would You Eat This Human Cheese Made from Human Breast Milk?

There is such thing as human cheese. How is it human? Well, er, it's made from the breast milk of women. Human women. That's not gross, right? It's breast milk, it's natural. Uh no, still gross. Would you eat it, though? » 1/22/11 4:00pm 1/22/11 4:00pm

Wind-Powered Cellphone Charger, Plus an Energy Joke


Since we're all such gadget freaks here, we're guessing that you use just a bit more electricity than the average Joe. So take a look at what wireless provider Orange is coming out with, a wind-powered cellphone charger. Best of all, it's really light (150g) and tiny so it should be very easy to take with you.… » 6/15/07 1:47pm 6/15/07 1:47pm

Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser 6000 Reviewed (Verdict: Good, Bad,…

Once in a full moon a very recognized peripheral company tries to revolutionize the world by releasing a different style of mice. The Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser 6000 fits that bill. Opening the box I was shocked by the odd shape. It is small, tall, bulky and heavy. But apparently there is a purpose for the… » 11/01/06 4:30pm 11/01/06 4:30pm