Teenager Invents Simple And Cheap Test For Pancreatic Cancer
He's only 15 years old, but he may soon save thousands of lives. Jack Andraka of Crownsville, Maryland won first place at this year's Intel Science Talent Search. He did so by devising a simple dipstick test that can detect pancreatic cancer cheaper…
Correlation Does Not Equal Causation
Fantastic. I've studied Research Methodology, and I hated how some academics jumped to conclusions just because there was correlation; or even worse, ignored or inflated some variables to get the necessary correlation so they can call it causation.
A Christmas Tree For The IT Department
Here’s an inspired idea for all of you DIYers with tons of useless RAM sitting around, a Christmas tree made of RAM chips that would make the ultimate geek gift. And really, what else are you going to do with all that 128mb RAM you have squirreled a…
The Definition Of "So Ugly It's Cute"
Meet the newest critter at Perth’s Zoo, a baby echidna. It’s even known by an adorable/ugly name, as echidna babies are called “puggles.” There are even more pictures over at the link.
The World's Largest Bucket Of Chicken
After a Kuwaiti team shockingly established a world record for the largest bucket of chicken in 2009, a team of valiant and patriotic Americans bested them with this 1,645-pound bucket. Our Founding Fathers, like General Washington and Colonel Sande…
Embroidered Kanye West Tweets
Amy Sheridan sells lovely but subversive embroidered items in her Etsy shop, including Kanye West Tweets, preserved for all time in framed embroidery. Her entire existing inventory sold quickly, and Sheridan issued a message about ordering one.
The Ultimate Hamburger
36 hours to make one. It's 'ultimate' in the 'final' sense of the word - after all the hassle of making it you'll really what a waste of your time it was so will never make another.
Godzilla Christmas Tree
Allegedly, this is a picture of a Godzilla-shaped Christmas tree that appeared in the Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall. Within minutes, it destroyed the mall. So, in retrospect, it was a really bad idea.
Why Settle For A Boring Cubicle?
If you’re tired of boring old fabric-covered cubicles, you can always invest a little time and money to convert yours into a gorgeous wooden study. If only they had a how-to guide.
The Difference Between Spider-Man And Santa Claus Is Very Small
Stephen Wildish’s Venn diagram illustrates that if Santa wanted to become a major league superhero — or, more frighteningly, a supervillain — he would be immensely powerful. He already has something of a Fortress of Solitude set up.
The Most Badass Predator Sculpture Ever Made
What could possibly make the Predator alien more badass than he’s already proven himself to be? Make a full-sized likeness of him out of metal!
When Apes Adopt Cats As Cuddly Pets
Humans love to hold a warm, furry cat in their arms or in their laps (with some exceptions, of course) but humans aren’t the only primates who like pets. Monkeys and apes seem to have a similar affinity to cats, as you’ll see in a gallery of cute pi…
Monstrous Christmas Tree Ornaments
Etsy seller Michelle Scrimpsher makes Christmas tree ornaments that will delightfully darken your holiday cheer. This particular one pictured above has been sold, but you can find other monstrous ornaments in the NeatoShop.
Doctor Who Chess Set
The rules get a bit wibby-wobbly timey-wimey, but the basic principles of Doctor Who chess are comprehensible by humans. deviantART user Eldalin Skywalker made this set with pieces ranging between three and seven centimeters tall. Do you agree with …
Steampunk Professor X Wheelchair
Daniel Valdez of Smeeon modded this motorized wheelchair to look like a steampunk version of X-Men's Professor Xavier's wheelchair. Fantastic!
7 Neat Tools For Your Favorite Geeks
This Christmas, give your favorite geeks the gifts and stocking stuffers they've always wanted: tools!
Calvin And Hobbes Christmas
Down with bedtimes! This house in Rocklin, California, created awesome handmade decorations to celebrate the season.
Some Buses In China Have Emergency Bricks
Stop playing with that brick! It’s not a toy, but a tool. Buses in Xian and Harbin, China come equipped with brightly painted bricks that can be used by passengers to smash open windows in the event of an emergency. But if you think about it, there …