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(vimeo link) The heroic Viewmaster robot takes pity on the cassette tape, because he knows what obsolescence feels like. MIEW produced this video as a tribute to the audiocassette on the occasion if its demise. -via Geeks Are Sexy

Tropical Storm James T. Kirk

On Sunday, the US National Weather Service predicted the demise of then Tropical Storm, now Hurricane Kirk. Oh, NWS. Like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target. Link -via Theresa Coleman

World War I Centennial: Imagining the Demise of France

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to [...]

Radiation blamed for Russian probe failure

Russian space officials have claimed that cosmic radiation was to blame for the demise of Phobos-Grunt. The ill-fated spacecraft was launched last yea…

Clovis comet theory crashes

A new theory claiming that a comet caused the demise of the Clovis people comes under critics’ fire. Three scientists in California and Arizona are as…

Ninjabread Men

Ninjabread Men – $8.95 Gingerbread man had no chance! He presumably met an early yet delicious demise, with the arrival of the ninjabread men from the NeatoShop: Link See also: More Fun and Unusual Kitchen Stuff

What caused the fall of the Maya ?

For over one thousand years the Maya dominated Central America, now scientists believe that their demise may have been severely hastened as the re…