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Ant-inspired robots pull a 3,900-pound car

Technology frequently mimics nature. Ants can lift over 100 times their weight. Their collective strength, considering how tiny they are individually, is astonishing. The 6 ant-inspired robots in the video below, collectively weighing only 100 grams, work together to pull the author’s 3,900-pound car.



End your anti-GMO campaign, 110 Nobel laureates tell Greenpeace

In a letter this week to Greenpeace and world governments, 110 Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, medicine, economics, and physics called for an immediate end to the environmental group’s ongoing campaign against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter made it unambiguously known that the group of Nobel Prize winners believe…



It took 1,500 people 5 years to build this Minecraft map

Even the Museum of Modern Art has shown a Minecraft exhibit. Minecraft has always been billed as a game of limitless possibilities, and this team is proving why. The ShireCraft map they built is populated by a thriving community of 1,500 players, works like a mini society, and even has a…


Gruesome and marvelous GIFs from GE’s new Revolution CT body scanner

Super X-ray machines called computer tomography (CT) scanners create select three-dimensional representations of an object (usually patient-related) by combining many still-frame X-ray images from different angles. Doctors use CT scans to identify a variety of diseases and conditions. General Electric released a new version last year, which they call the Revolution…


Meet SweePee Rambo, winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest

A 17-year-old Chinese crested chihuahua named SweePee Rambo won the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday night. SweePee had failed to clinch the title twice before. SweePee weighs 4 pounds, is blind in both eyes, suffers from an oozing sore, and sports a mohawk haircut. Contestants were judged based on…




Meet SpotMini, Boston Dynamics’ new giraffe robot

This is the new giraffe robot pet from Boston Dynamics. It’s name is SpotMini. Alphabet (formerly known as Google, and now Google’s parent company) is trying to sell the company because people find their inventions terrifying. SpotMini weighs about 55 lbs (65 lbs if you include its arm.) It’s all-electric…


Octopus leaps from water to attack crab

According to National Geographic, a woman named Porsche Indrisie was filming “with no purpose” on Smiths Beach in Yallingup, Western Australia when she captured an octopus leap from a tide pool onto the rocky surface and drag an unsuspecting crab underwater. Roger Hanlon, a senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory,…



Head of the American Medical Association says many health apps are pure “snake oil,” calls for more regulation

When the American Medical Association (AMA) was founded in the mid-1800s, America was flooded with self-proclaimed doctors practicing quackery at the expense of the public health. Those snake oil salesmen would be so proud of today’s health app pushers and how-to-self-medicate-for-dummies authors. That’s according to Dr. James Madara, head of the…




Pantone 448C deemed the ugliest color in the world

Death, dirty, and tar are the words one thousand smokers used to describe the color to Australian research and marketing firm GfK. The goal of the exercise was to find the absolute ugliest color in the world, slap it on cigarette packs, and hope that sales decline. Early results were…



Donald Trump says “titties” on live TV

There’s not much more to say. He was giving a speech in Detroit today about his economic policy and said “titties” instead of “cities.” Twitter was quick to react: Donald Trump said I’ll put more Titties back in Detroit 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 — Majah_Navy (@Fenndiii) August 8, 2016 Anxiously awaiting for Donald…


Matthew McConaughey is Wild Turkey’s new Creative Director

As a spokesperson for Lincoln, steering wheel philosopher Matthew McConaughey told a captivated audience, “Sometimes you gotta go back to actually move forward, and I don’t mean reminisce to go back or chase ghosts, I mean go back to see where you came from, where you been, how you got here,…