The Android of Your Dreams

I’m a big fan of robots. Or, you know, of dismantling them and setting them on fire. I just stumbled upon this video of Tara the Android, though. Perhaps she’ll help me better accept our robot cousins. Turn over a new leaf, that sort thing. Never mind.

Trinity

The Demon Core

A plutonium core is, simply put, the heart of an atomic bomb. During the development of the first atomic bombs at Los Alamos, Nevada in the 1940s, scientists performed experiments on these cores to assess their critical mass, or the point at which they would “go critical” and experience a nuclear chain reaction. This was …

The Megalithic Art Of Newgrange, Ireland

When we think of the landmarks of antiquity, we often visualize the Great Pyramids of Giza, or the druidic circle, Stonehenge. But like Scotland’s Callanish Stones, the prehistoric monument at Newgrange predates those cultural wonders by hundreds of years. Located in Eastern Ireland, Newgrange is actually one of many prehistoric sites, including Knowth and Dowth, …

Zombie Bees Are Coming To Get You, Barbara!

I don’t want to freak anybody out but, uh, Zombie Bees. Apparently, honey bees in California and South Dakatoa are falling victim to a particular type of parasitizing fly, called Apocephalus borealis, which lays eggs in their bodies and causes them to wander away from their hives and, eventually, die. Now, researchers wonder if this …

Planet of the Baboons

Get Your Stinking Paws Off Me: Baboons Raid Cape Town, South Africa

We seem to have a Planet Of The Apes situation going on down in Cape Town. Baboons have reportedly terrorized the South African city for months, snatching food out of cars, sleeping on roofs, breaking into homes, and generally running amok without any sign of stopping. Anthropologist Shirley Strum believes “it may already be too …