You wouldn't think the noble butterfly stitch could be improved much, but you'd be wrong - introducing the Zipstitch, based upon the TopClosure system developed by Dr. Moris Topaz of the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Andreas Hvid, who is known for taking pictures in forbidden places, seems to have found a new way to piss off a whole lot of Egyptians - he boinked a gal atop of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Work-safe. Ish.
Thursday, Dec 13th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: Heferito
Wednesday, December 12th
Naked mole-rats live underground and are the only true eusocial mammals, spending their lives in large colonies with a single breeding female. Watch as the Zoo’s colony eats, sleeps and explores its brand new habitat, which features 16 chambers and nearly 25 feet of winding tunnels to patrol.
Wednesday, Dec 12th 2018 (12:27am)
Tuesday, December 11th
Monday, December 10th
Rolling Stone Magazine had a survey of the best guitar players. Dr. Brian May came in at fourth best. Here is his take on the movie, his guitar, and his life.
Monday, Dec 10th 2018 (12:02am)
A bobcat kitten that has been named "Mr. Murderbritches" is gaining notoriety as a video of him snarling and swiping at wildlife officers attempting to release him out of a cage in Utah circulates on social media. The video, posted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Twitter, shows the growling Murderbritches as he is relocated out of town after he was caught eating chickens in Kanarraville, Utah.
Sunday, December 9th
Saturday, December 8th
Two nuns at a Catholic school in California are accused of stealing $500,000 in school funds and using the money on vacations and gambling. Bank records show Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Lang of St. James Catholic School in Torrence had been embezzling from the school for at least 10 years.
Friday, December 7th
In Tasmania it's breeding time for the critically endangered swift parrot - but something is very wrong. With three times more males than females, the traditionally monogamous bird is having extramarital affairs, a new study has found. Sugar gliders, which predominantly prey on female parrots, have created a gender imbalance and pushed the population into critically endangered levels.
Friday, Dec 7th 2018 (12:00am)
Here is a bit of nostalgia for ya. The impractical win at Lake Placid, NY. A bunch of American kids somehow beat what was probably the best hockey club ever put together on the face of this planet.
Al Michaels announces his first hockey game ever and lawyer Ken Dryden does the color chat.
Friday, Dec 7th 2018 (12:00am)
Thursday, December 6th
Gill Pharaoh, 75, who wrote two books giving advice on how to care for the elderly, was not suffering from a terminal disease. She said she had seen enough of old age to know that she was "going over the hill" and wanted to take action to end her life while she was able to do so.
Wednesday, December 5th
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Tuesday, December 4th
Monday, December 3rd
As global warming and doomsday threats continue to expose our vulnerabilities here on Earth, scientists are looking to Mars as a potential refuge for humanity. Mars: Making the New Earth outlines the mission to convert this inhospitable planet into our future home.
This conversion process is known as terraforming, a collection of processes by which a planet is reconditioned to resemble Earth. Currently, Mars is a frozen wasteland incapable of sustaining human life. How do you populate endless planes of red dust and rock into fertile soil and teeming forestation? How can you warm the planet's temperature from its current climate of eighty below zero? Would it be possible to transform its radioactive atmosphere into an oxygen-rich environment where humans can thrive?
These are just a few of the challenges that face planetary scientists here on Earth. NASA scientist Chris McKay is one of the believers. The film follows McKay as he attempts to replicate the conditions on Mars, and determine how much warmer the climate needs to be before trees, grass and other vegetation can begin to grow. He conducts these tests alongside a volcano in Mexico, which stands at a towering height of 18,000 feet. This is the closest approximation we have of the temperature and arid conditions found on the red planet.
It will likely take many generations to produce the ideal conditions by which humanity can exist on Mars, but McKay and others are convinced it can be done. But as eager as they are to populate the planet, their mission does come with a caveat. Even if we can achieve this monumental feat, we must stop to consider whether we should.
The film outlines a potential ethical conflict. What if we discover the presence of life on Mars, even of the microbial variety? Should we invade the functioning bio system of an existing life form, or leave it untarnished by human manipulation? The filmmakers include the opinions of experts from both sides of this debate.
Mars: Making the New Earth dazzles with impressive animations from acclaimed visual artist Dan Mass. These images, and the insights that accompany them, give life to complicated science.
Monday, Dec 3rd 2018 (12:37am)
Here at the davelog compound, we have a rich tradition of making our own ornaments for the giftmas tree, often through the magic of shrinky dinks. This year we're getting a new ee-lectric tree - one whole foot taller - so I'm thinking big. Die Hard big.
Monday, Dec 3rd 2018 (12:00am)
Saturday, December 1st
Deadpool 2 (2018)
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