A company called Thinker Thing just 3D-printed the world's first object straight out of someone's mind.
Citizens of Cincinnati, be grateful that none of you were alive 450 million years ago, because if you were, you'd have to deal with a monstrous Godzillus. Not a Godzilla, but a Godzillus, and an amateur paleontologist has just dug up a fossil of one of these fearsome creatures.
The neighborhood of Kampung Laksamana has mobilized for a community watch. What are they on watch for? The legendary orang minyak — the "oily man." He's a supernatural creature known for some signature moves; dressing in his underwear and coating himself with thick black grease to slip away in the night. Since this monster stalks young girls you can see why the town might be on edge.
Okay, so in Russia he's called the Siberian Snowman. He's also known as Yeti, Sasquatch or the Abominable Snowman. It's a creature of legend — allegedly spotted countless times — but never actually confirmed as real for hundreds of years. With sightings of this tall, hairy and human-like beast on the rise in recent years, this might be about to change.
Zombie movies almost always work. Maybe because they are a perfect metaphor for our latent fear of civilization's disintegration. Or they're just good at playing up our repulsion of the icky-yicky that is the inside of our bodies. Whatever the reason, we're fascinated with all-things-zombie. For example, the blog-o-nets were recently all abuzz with a real-life-creepy scientific paper regarding "zombie caterpillars." Specifically, the report detailed how a virus infects a gypsy moth caterpillar's brain and forces the insect to climb to the top of a tree and remain there (a healthy moth will only ascend at night). The virus then "melts" the poor creature into a drippy goop that litters the forest floor to infect more unfortunate victims. It's part Body Snatchers, part Living Dead — and real. But this oozing zombie moth is far from the only example from the annals of science that feature once-living creatures that still mange to lurk about. Here, we present some strange, but true examples that might only be described as the living dead. Or the dead living. Whatever--it's freaky real zombie stuff. WARNING: If you are a squeamish person do NOT watch any videos linked or embedded in this post, but feel free to read on--words won't damage you. Too much.
Chickens have a deep, dark secret locked away in their genes: they used to be dinosaurs. Researchers at Harvard University have figured out how to access these genes to send chickens back to to the Cretaceous era, giving them reptilian snouts like alligators.
Has 3D finally arrived? If money talks, the answer is a resounding yes. DreamWorks Animation SKG's Monsters vs. Aliens had a record-breaking opening weekend, raking in $59.3 million in the U.S. and Canada. Of that total, $33 million was from...