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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Watch the latest (and shortest) 'Star Wars' teaser

The latest (and shortest) teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted today on Instagram. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

'The Empire Strikes Back' trailer in the style of 'The Force Awakens'

Man, I can't wait until this comes out!

(via Entertainment Weekly)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Blind mother 'sees' her unborn son thanks to 3D-printed ultrasound

Few words are able to describe the feeling an expectant mother has when she is waiting to see her unborn child during an ultrasound for the first time. But what if the mother is blind? A hospital in Brazil was able to find a way around that thanks to 3D printing technology:

On a more sobering note, I ran across this story the same day I found out a Planned Parenthood clinic opened just a mile-and-a-half from my house. That somehow made this video even more touching.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Eagle punches drone out of the sky

Concerned about the proliferation of drones and the loss of privacy? Just get yourself a pet wedge-tailed eagle.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Satirical video series sums up just about everything you need to know about government

Poor Alexis. All she wants is to live her life and follow her dream, but her overbearing boyfriend, Scott "Gov" Govinski, insists on saving her from herself. Yeah, it's a pretty thinly veiled metaphor, but it's pretty funny. And pretty spot-on. This five-part comedy series is brought to you by the Independent Institute:

Episode 1: An Education in Debt

Episode 2: Protection from Jobs

Episode 3: A Remedy for Healthcare Choices

Episode 4: House Poor

Episode 5: Keeping a Close Eye on Privacy

Friday, July 31, 2015

Modern medieval-style knight fights

Are traditional MMA fights getting too boring for you? What if we threw some armor on the competitors and tossed a couple of swords into the ring?

As our parents used to say, "It's always fun until someone loses an eye."

Friday, July 17, 2015

Healthy seaweed that tastes like bacon: The perfect food?

Researchers at Oregon State University have created and patented a new seaweed.

Uh-huh. Sooooo...what's the big deal?

It just so happens that what looks like translucent red lettuce tastes like bacon when you fry it. It's easy to grow, and it has twice the nutritional value of kale. It's full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein...

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever. You say it tastes like bacon?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

When offered a bar of chocolate or a bar of silver, these people chose chocolate

No wonder our economy is in the shape it's in.

And to think that these people are allowed to vote. Heck, even Homer Simpson had more sense...

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Here's the sneak peek of Episode VII that debuted at this year's Comic-Con in San diego. The most exciting aspect for me is to see this new production trying to remain true to the originals by, as Mark Hamill notes, "keeping one foot in the predigital world."

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