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Glow-in-the-dark tampons track sewage leaks in rivers

Mar 31, 15 Glow-in-the-dark tampons track sewage leaks in rivers

Posted by in Science, WTF???

Tampons have been hailed by scientists as an effective way to identify pollution in rivers. A new study led by David Lerner, a professor of environmental engineering at the University of Sheffield, helped identify specific households where pipes are misdirecting sewage into rivers rather than treatment plants.

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Don’t Starve Wii U: Nintendo’s indie library grows

Mar 31, 15 Don’t Starve Wii U: Nintendo’s indie library grows

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming

Not gonna lie, I’m pretty excited about the upcoming Don’t Starve Wii U release date. The hit indie title, which came out on Steam a million years ago but made a tremendous splash as one of the indie launch titles for PS4, is the first truly high-profile multiplatform indie game to make its way to the console in 2015, and I guarantee it’s worth your time.

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Is Yoshi’s Woolly World going to be a kid’s game?

Mar 30, 15 Is Yoshi’s Woolly World going to be a kid’s game?

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming

Recently, Nintendo of Europe made a mistake: The company’s Spanish division briefly posted release dates for both Yoshi’s Woolly World (this summer) and Splatoon (May 29). The dates were swiftly pulled, of course, but considering that they were on an official Nintendo website, they stand a reasonable chance of being accurate.

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Weak oversight is holding back edible insects

Mar 30, 15 Weak oversight is holding back edible insects

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On a rainy night in New York City last December, a man in a leather jacket stood alone in a dark parking garage just across from Penn Station. He held a briefcase tightly and wore a straw fedora that hid his eyes. Inside his case were samples of his specially milled cricket powder, created using a process that, if all goes right, could change the food industry.

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100 years of exercise trends in 100 seconds

Mar 29, 15 100 years of exercise trends in 100 seconds

Posted by in Health, WTF???

The quest to become healthy and fit is one that has existed for centuries, and now you can get a summary of the hottest workout trends of the past century in 100 seconds. UK healthcare company Benenden Health condensed a hundred years worth of fitness trends in one video.

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Do space beans taste different?

Mar 28, 15 Do space beans taste different?

Posted by in Space, WTF???

Bompas & Parr has successfully sent a bag of coffee beans to space to create what they are calling the world's first "space coffee" to see if the novel conditions (high altitude, low atmospheric pressure, and exposure to cosmic sun rays) would impact the taste of the brew.

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Hidden dangers of the online breast milk market

Mar 27, 15 Hidden dangers of the online breast milk market

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Healthcare experts are warning of the dangers of consuming human breast milk bought online - including the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases - and are calling for the sale of the product to be regulated by the government.

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The pot you’re smoking contains fungus and heavy metals

Mar 26, 15 The pot you’re smoking contains fungus and heavy metals

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Colorado’s law legalizing recreational marijuana requires scientific testing for potency and contaminants. So prepare yourself for a real buzzkill: Analyses of different samples of marijuana circulating around the state reveal some unwelcome impurities, including certain fungi, butane, and even heavy metals.

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Giant snakes wipe out 99% of some animal populations, humanity likely next

Mar 25, 15 Giant snakes wipe out 99% of some animal populations, humanity likely next

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While even the most dire warnings for global warming won’t fully rid America of Florida, the explosion in the burmese python population may ensure that the state is soon uninhabitable. The giant snake apocalypse is already underway in the animal kingdom.

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Your favorite cheap wine may be rich in… Arsenic?

Mar 24, 15 Your favorite cheap wine may be rich in… Arsenic?

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Even if you’re not in college anymore, boxed wine or Trader Joe’s popular "Two-Buck Chuck" may hold a special place in your heart. That’s because sometimes, there’s nothing better than getting buzzed on a couple of dollars — and since we're not that fancy, who cares if the wine tastes more like weird juice than alcohol.

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