The Local reports that a recent study suggests that French will be the most spoken language in the world by the year 2050. “Ceci n’est pas possible!” you may have just found yourself exclaiming (in Mandarin, which we just translated… Read More ›
Treehugger.com reports that sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov made many predictions about 2014 in a New York Times article written after visiting the 1964 World’s Fair that have held true. Specifically, Asimov predicted microwave oven-like devices, solar panels in the desert,… Read More ›
CNN reports that a massive astroid is believed by NASA to have a 1 in 63,000 chance of hitting earth in 19 years. 3 Fun Facts Related To This Story 1. If it hits and wipes out the planet, there… Read More ›
Tube May Transport You From L.A. To San Fran In Less Time Than It Takes To Remember You Left The Fridge Open In L.A.
Earlier today, Elon Musk unveiled “alpha” details of how a “Hyperloop” transportation system, that uses solar power, could transport people via tubes from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about 35 minutes. That’s a much shorter distance than an earlier… Read More ›
CNN/Wired report that entrepreneur Elon Musk envisions a future where mag-lev trains in neumatic tubes can whisk passengers from New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes. 3 Questions That Arise From This Story 1. Is it overly optimistic to assume that… Read More ›
If You Can Hold Off On Buying Those Crest White Strips For A Million Years, Here’s Some Potential Good News!
Popular Science reports that at least one expert believes that in a million years, humans may be able to grow endless sets of teeth beyond baby teeth and adult teeth. 3 Questions That Arise From This Story 1. Is the tooth… Read More ›
Splitting Headaches Are Such A Hassle. And Headache Medication Can Be So Hard To Open. If Only You Could Transplant Your Entire Head…
Yahoo reports that an Italian neuroscientist claims that human-to-human head transplants may some day become available! And you thought allegations of performance-enhancing drugs were a problem in sports. Just wait until the day that Roger Clemens is able to transplant… Read More ›
You Can Type Comments At The End Of This Piece, Or You Can Send Them Into Space. The Option Is Yours!
Space.com reports that a new service by a company called Lone Signal allows you to beam text messages and photos into space, in hopes that alien life will be able to check them out. The first message is free, but… Read More ›
As we’ve been writing this week, a Utah man found a mummified 14-year old McDonald’s hamburger in his pocket. After turning down a $5,000 offer from a local DJ who might eat the thing, we’ve been trying to help the… Read More ›
Golden Girl Finance reports that a 2010 study by researchers at several universities indicates that “the more money you win in the lottery, the more likely you are to end up bankrupt.” From the article: “Similar research from the National… Read More ›