Yes, Wind Farms Really Do Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In any discussion about wind farms, or indeed energy policy, wait long enough and you’ll hear the claim that they don’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This idea has been comprehensively rebutted in a study of the effect of wind power on the British electricity grid, Read More …

One In Four People Have Sexual Fantasies About AI Voice Assistants Like Siri

First, the computers were out to steal your jobs, now they’re out to steal your hearts. A new report by marketing company Mindshare has investigated how people perceive voice-activated technology such as Apple’s Siri, Amazons Alexa, Cortana, and Google’s Home. It turns out, some people Read More …

Body-Positive Brand ‘Missguided’ Hasn’t Photoshopped Their Models at All in This Champaign

e’re living in an age of radical body positivity, and it’s becoming more and more common to see fierce, real women of all shapes, sizes, colors, and abilities celebrated on the Internet. And thank goodness for that! Although the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is still Read More …

How Long Until We Can Build R2-D2 And C-3PO?

The Star Wars universe is full of droids. Everywhere you turn, there are medical droids, exploration droids, labour droids, pilot droids, even battle droids. They carry out clearly defined tasks, often with a degree of independence, without needing to interact with people. In real life, Read More …

When This Barber Was Quoted £1000 For The New Shop Floor He Decided To Cover It With 70,000 Pennies Instead

When a barber shop owner, Rich Holtham, got an estimate of £1000 for the new shop floor, he decided he can do better. So instead, he exchanged 700 pounds to 70,000 pennies and covered the whole floor with them. “We wanted a new floor but Read More …

‘Stoner Sloth’ Anti-Drug Campaign Misfires Because People Think It’s Hilarious

Steering kids away from drug use it a tough task. Often by telling them not to do something, it will only make them want to do it more. Enter Stoner Sloth – a character dreamed up by someone in New South Wales, Australia. Whilst they Read More …

That Laser Pointer Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Lasers are rapidly getting cheaper, smaller and better. CD, DVD and BluRay players all brought lasers to use for our entertainment. In science, amazing laser imaging techniques were recognised with the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2014. In manufacturing, low cost laser cutting machines are Read More …

I Burned Out And Left My Job To Find Something I Would Enjoy, So I Started Drawing T-Shirts For Nerds Like Me. What Do You Think?

I worked as a freelance brand designer since I was 15. I was able to take care of myself ever since. I loved the next 8 years. They were incredible. But when I turned 23, the bullshittery of advertising industry (at least here, where I Read More …

Someone asked about his body issues, and it made me wonder why he has them.

Men are targeted by body-image messaging too. And I think maybe it starts with toys. Like millions of other young boys in the ’80s, I had He-Man, G.I. Joe, “Star Wars,” and Superman dolls. They were all white men with trim bodies, thick hair, and Read More …

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