Material Possiblities: A Flying Drone Built From Fungus
So imagine if some researcher somewhere manages to prove that plants actually feel pain...
What's PETA's next move? Sustain themselves on a diet of willpower and positive energy from the universe?
Experts Decry Randomized Ebola Treatment Trials As Unethical, Impractical
Honestly I don't want to wave a tin foil here, but you have to admit certain parties would benefit a lot from an eventual panic or a "wide spread" Ebola occurrence.
Interview: Ask Christopher "moot" Poole About 4chan and Social Media
I hear that, as of right now, posting one of the noodies of Jennifer Lawrence is an autoban ticket. As far as I know posting one without modifying it a little is impossible... Why? I know that you value the "organized anarchy" and self moderation of 4chan in general, and /b/ in particular, and I do understand the necessity of at least making sure that no CP is posted there (who am I kidding?) and I will not question that. But don't you think that the autoban on JLaw noodies might be the start of a trend? What will happen next when X decides to force your hand and ask for an autoban on his images too since, after all, JLaw already did it.
This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning
(It sounds like the SimCity4 OST soo much too)
North Korea: Male University Students Required To Get Kim Jong-un Haircuts
Maybe this is the point? Maybe it was accepted as a form of irony, of self-criticism? Maybe the editors realized that the process of filtering and reviewing submissions lost so much of it's quality that, in a wake-up call, /. editors decided to accept the crappiest of fake stories and front page it anyway. Maybe this story is supposed to be the epitome of what plagued /. for so long now... News that doesn't matter. News that's not for nerds.
Or maybe they'r just lazy fucks.
Why a Cure For Cancer Is So Elusive
Old age... True enough, but this doesn't say much about testicular or breast cancers, who hit people in their 20s and up.
Understanding why testicular cancer, for example, can be diagnosed in kids as young as 15 might be an interesting venture, me thinks.
Video Games Charity Raises Over $10 Million
In this case, it's the publishers who are being generous, and not the players.
Did EA participate?
Nobody Builds Reactors For Fun Anymore
Am a bioengi and, a long time ago, I had to choose between what I will study in university, biology or mechanics... I chose biology because I wanted to have >fun tinkering with mechanical things... Looking at my biology/chemistry sets that I abandoned long ago, I think I made the right choice.
Valve Joins the Linux Foundation
Funny how making a good product to get a lot of satisfied costumers became such a vintage concept...
Fuel Rod Removal Operation Begins At Tsunami-hit Fukushima
They will do what they always did. Bury it somewhere and pretend it never existed.
DRM To Be Used In Renault Electric Cars
Looks like I still can't download a car... but I sure as hell will be pirating one!
Global Biological Experiment Generates Exciting New Results
This was obviously written by a bacteria.
Nintendo Announces $99 Wii Mini For US Release
It's a marketing stunt to spark interest. I don't have one, nor was I ever that interested in it, but when I read the /. headline, the first thought that came to my mind was "I might as well buy one now".
Indonesian Erruption Forces Evacuation of 1300
"They build their houses right next to active volcanoes, and then wonder why there is lava in the living room."
Why Small-Scale Biomass Energy Projects Aren't a Solution To Climate Change
i don't think that the richest 1 billion people on the planet read /., either...
"Ballooning" Spiders Use Electrostatic Forces To Generate Lift
Am still shocked at this part... "Biologists have found them at altitudes of up to 4 km"
Do you realize what this implies? One day a spider got bored and he decided to see how high he could fly... and he went 4 fucking kilometers in the sky...
NSA Chief Built Star Trek Like Command Center
Only if you wear a red shirt.
Bomb Defuse Simulator 2013: a Head-Tracking Tech Demo
I always wondered whether I had a fascination with all this because it's something excitingly forbidden, or because I have a freaking pyromaniac asleep inside of me.
Can a Japanese AI Get Into University?
I don't know about you, but I bet half the kids I met would fail the Voigt-kampff test, and fail it HARD. These kids are spawns of hell itself, and babysitting them is the last thing you will ever want to do...
US Gov't To Issue Secure Online IDs
A single key for the Lord Obama, in the land of the NSA where the shadows lie. One Key to rule them all, one Key to find them. One Key to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.
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