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Back to the Future Hoverboard funded through Kickstarter

Back to the Future Hoverboard funded via Kickstarter

Back to the Future II promised us flying skateboards known as hoverboards by the far-flung year of 2015! So far the closest we gotten are movie replicas such as a levitating art exhibit and a non-working limited edition hoverboard from Mattel toys. Now a fully functional prototype has been successfully funded on Kickstarter. The Hendo Hoverboard can support up 250 pounds as it seamlessly ... [Read More]
Sthenurus stirlingi strong tail giant kangaroo

Prehistoric giant kangaroo favored walking to hopping

You have to crawl before you can walk, unless you're a kangaroo. Modern kangaroos hop or use all four limbs and tail for pentapedal locomotion but prehistoric kangaroos walked, according to a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE. Sthenurus stirlingi (short-faced, giant kangaroo) lived for 12.5 million years until going extinct 30,000 years ago. The giant kangaroo was 6-1/2 feet tall, 10 ... [Read More]
Supersized chickens product of selective breeding Ultra Mega Chicken Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Supersized chickens product of selective breeding

We have a big appetite for chicken, which has directly led to bigger chickens. Modern chickens, known as Ross 308 broiler strain, are four times larger than their counterparts from 1957 and double the size of those from 1978 according to a study published in the journal Poultry Science. The supersized chickens aren't the result of hormones, steroids or genetic manipulation but rather ... [Read More]
Pamela Anderson refuses ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Pamela Anderson refuses ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

As a Baywatch lifeguard, Pamela Anderson braved cold water to save fictional people but she won't do it for real people. Anderson has refused the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease. The longtime spokesperson for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) cited animal testing as the reason. "Recent experiments funded by the ALS ... [Read More]
Vitamin TB Is tuberculosis an all-natural supplement

Vitamin TB: Is tuberculosis an all-natural supplement?

One third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis (TB) but the vast majority of those people are asymptomatic. The relatively small number of deaths occur mostly in impoverished regions where meat is unaffordable. A new study published in the International Journal of Tryptophan Research hypothesizes that TB co-evolved with humans to provide a buffer against meat shortages. ... [Read More]
Science vs Religion Bill Nye The Science Guy debates Creationist Ken Ham

Science vs Religion: Scientist Bill Nye debates Creationist Ken Ham

Bill Nye The Science Guy debated creationist Ken Ham, contrary to the advice of fellow scientists who worried that it would legitimize creationism as a possible alternative to the accepted model of evolution. The debate was hosted in Kentucky at the Creationist museum founded by Ham. Despite having the home advantage the audience was respectful of both participants and applauded at the end ... [Read More]
Like a Virgin Birth 1% of women claim immaculate conception

Like a Virgin Birth: 1% of women claim immaculate conception

Nearly three-quarters of Americans believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ according to a Pew Research poll. One percent of women don't need faith. They've experienced the miracle firsthand. Britain's Medical Journal (BMJ) has published a study by the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill that examined the 14 year lifecycle period between adolescence and adulthood, and found ... [Read More]