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Catholic Church sets up an exorcist hotline

The new phone service has been set up in Milan in an effort to help deal with increasingly high demand. According to the diocese’s chief exorcist Mons…

The Popinator Shoots Popcorn into Your Mouth One Kernel at a Time

Is it real? I want to believe. Maybe if we believe hard enough, we can make it real. I want a voice-activated machine that will shoot popcorn to me. Because eating just requires too much effort. You have to move your hands around and stuff. It would be nicer if food would simply deliver itself [...]

New Zealand ‘night parrot’ numbers increase

A mammoth conservation effort has helped bring one of the rarest birds back from the brink of extinction. The flightless green kakapo or “night parrot…

NASA’s NuSTAR gearing up for launch

A new satellite is set to be launched in to orbit in an effort to hunt for hidden black holes in space. The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, a j…

Hello Kitty Airport Gate

Douglas Adams noted: It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the phrase, ‘as pretty as an airport.’ Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort. The effort put into this gate at Taiwan’s largest airport [...]

Scientists sign deal to clone mammoth

A joint Russian and South Korean research effort has been launched in a bid to create a live mammoth. Controversial cloning pioneer Hwang Woo-Suk co-s…

Churches adopt new Ten Commandments

In an effort to reflect modern values, churches across the UK have adopted a new set of Ten Commandments. Many of the original Ten Commandments are so…

Underwater Art Gallery

Above is a scene that scuba divers stared at while drifting underwater. No, it is not the effort of a brave model holding her breath. It’s a photograph mounted on the shipwrecked Vandenberg, part of an underwater art gallery set up by Andreas Franke. The Vanderberg was first commissioned in 1944 by the U.S. Navy [...]

Flying robots to replace builders?

University researchers have created networked robots to replace construction workers. In an effort to take human error out of construction work Univer…

Japanese company plays Mozart to bananas

In an effort to produce sweeter produce a company in Japan has been playing Mozart to its bananas. They didn’t stop there either, a whole range of fru…