Some robots are nice and friendly, like a Roomba or an Aibo. Some, less so, such as the Jarvis Model JR-50 Robotic Hog Head Dropper. Yes, this is a robot designed to cut the heads off of pigs. Lots of pigs.
Video cameras have been getting getting smaller, cheaper, and more durable, making them more appetizing to consumers. These characteristics also seem to make them more appetizing to animals, and there's been a spate of burglaries over the last few years involving critters scarpering off with electronics. As expected, it's all been caught on tape.
These images aren't x-rays, and they haven't been photoshopped. You're looking at real animals that have been carefully preserved, partially dissected with chemicals, and then had their bones and cartilage dyed brilliant colors. They're the work of Japanese artist and ichthyologist Iori Tomita, and each animal can take up to a year to complete.
The Piccadilly Circus was in Joplin, Missouri when the tornado hit. Wanting help out somehow, the circus volunteered their elephants to join in the cleanup, but from the sound of things, many Joplin residents would have preferred one of them newfangled internal combustion machines instead.
Cats are perfect spies. They're small, they're stealthy, and they excel at seducing humans, who can't help but pet them while blathering on about state secrets. This is exactly why the CIA decided to implant listening devices into cats and train them to go where they were told. This is no joke, it's Project Acoustic Kitty.
The Air Force is looking for a new detector, one that can find what they're looking for in the harshest of conditions. One that'll help them detect Mojave ground squirrels, naturally.
This is an x-ray of a new stingray that was just discovered in the Amazon rainforest. Dubbed the "pancake" stingray due to it's resemblance to the breakfast food, here's what it looks like on the outside:
Sea urchins make homes for themselves by chewing through rocks, and the fact that their teeth manage stay sharp while doing this may show us humans how to make self-sharpening knives.
Dolly was the first mammal ever cloned from an adult cell. She was born in 1996 to three Moms and no Dad, and after she died in 2003 she was stuffed and put on display in a museum in Scotland. But now, she's back. Four of her.
During the Cold War, the British Military planned to deploy a series of nuclear landmines to protect them from the Soviets in the event of a retreat from Germany. Problem was, the mines tended to freeze up in the winter, rendering them useless. The solution? Chickens. Lots of chickens.