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National Geographic’s New Phenomena

National Geographic has opened a new science blog section of their extensive website called Phenomena, with four blogs by science writers you probably already know. Not Exactly Rocket Science by Ed Yong, formerly of Discover magazine. Here’s his welcome post. Laelaps by Brian Switek, formerly of ScienceBlogs. Here’s his first Phenomena post. The Loom by Carl Zimmer, [...]

Hello Kitty Borg Cake

Photo: El Laboratorio de las tartes A post involving Star Trek, Hello Kitty, and Cake!? Why that is pure internet gold! Check out this masterfully done Hello Kitty Borg Cake done by El Laboratoria de las tartes - warning, the linked site plays music automatically. Hello Kitty does make such a cute Borg. I have always [...]

The People vs. IKEA Monkey

The little monkey wearing a shearling coat that showed up at a Toronto IKEA last week is now a case for the courts. Toronto Animal Services lodged the monkey named Darwin at the Story Brook Farm Primate Sanctuary. Yasmin Nakhuda, who owns the monkey, wants him back. …defendant Nakhuda, a real estate attorney by profession, filed [...]

US Postal Service Offers Drivers Tips on How to Not Crash into Post Offices

So far this year, eight drivers have crashed their cars into post offices in central Florida. The employees of the US Postal Service would like to reduce this problem. They have therefore released suggestions on how to not crash into a post office. Among them are: • Avoid distracted driving. • Proceed slowly and carefully when pulling [...]

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Neatorama!

We’ve been so busy with the new site that Neatorama’s seventh anniversary just slipped right past me! Alex is not one to celebrate such things, so I feel the need to point out that Neatorama was born on August 9th, 2005, with this innocuous little post: It was two years before that post got its first [...]

PTSD: A Very Modern Trauma

We’ve been familiar with the term Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder since the Vietnam War. The diagnosis of PTSD revolves around the presence of trauma and symptoms that include “intrusive memories, hyper-arousal, and avoidance of reminders or emotional numbing.” Most of us figured it was a modern name for a condition once called shell shock, battle fatigue, [...]

The Curiosity Rover Landing

Remember Miss C’s post about the Curiosity Rover’s 7 Minutes of Terror? Well, it’s less than a week away now. Hank Green, over on The SciFi Show, just published this amazing, amazing, AMAZING narrated, animated look at the rover landing coming on the 5th. He’ll also be living tweeting it! So check out the vid, [...]

Police Officer Couldn’t Find Himself for Eviction Notice

Lithonia Police Chief Washington Varnum, Jr. is fighting to keep his job, although the city of Lithonia, Georgia, found out his credentials had been revoked for an incident in his past position in the DeKalb County Sheriff’s department. That was the time he was supposed to serve an eviction notice on himself. “He basically provided a [...]

20 Weird, Funny & Half-Assed Comic Con Costumes

Jill and Zeon went to Comic Con in San Diego and took tons of pictures of cosplayers, but you knew that because the best of them were in the post 50 Wonderful Comic Con Costumes From 2012. Well, sooner or later the other shoe had to drop, and now the costumes from the other end [...]

The Founding Avengers

Granted the 4th of July may be over, but as I mentioned in the last post, Comic Con is going strong, so it’s still a good time to share this delightful artwork spotted at the Trader Joe’s in San Rafael, CA. Link Via That’s Nerdalicious