Luke

  • A plutonium pellet

    Rogue states can no longer hide their stores of weapons-grade plutonium

    Physicists have discovered a method of tracking the radioactivity of plutonium, in terms of its location and quantity. Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are now able to determine how much plutonium was originally in a particular location. The practical applications of this new technique are staggering; for...
  • RainbowTriangle

    “Gaydar” found to be inherent human behavioural sensor

    A US research project has found that people have an automatic sense of whether people they are interacting with are homosexual or not. The research indicates that people can distinguish sexuality within 50 milliseconds, with an accuracy of 60-65%. Further studies may result in allowing people to determine whether...
  • Swimmers are being strongly encouraged to use toilets rather than the lake

    Swimmers urine killing hundreds of fish

    Swimmers in Eichbaum Lake near Hamburg, Germany are killing fish by the hundreds. By urinating in the lake, the residents are increasing the amount of phosphates in the water to levels that are fatal to the fish. The phosphates clog the fish gills and cause them to suffocate. Local...
  • The new unskippable "educational" message.

    FBI shackles Blu-ray and DVD industry with insulting “educational” notices

    The US government is mandating that all new DVD and Blu-ray discs prominently feature warnings and new copyright “education”. This means that all future discs will have two unskippable notices: the first being the standard FBI anti-piracy warning. The second is a notice from the National Intellectual Property Coordination...
  • hippocampus

    Brain size found to directly correlate with intelligence

    A worldwide study of the brain has found that the larger a person’s brain is, the more intelligent they tend to be. It was found that the those with a larger hippocampus (which controls memory) have greater retention and recall. The hippocampus tends to shrink with age, which explains...
  • Pictures bringing us together?

    LoLcats are apparently making us smarter

    A graduate student at the London School of Economics has produced a study that states that the internet meme “LoLcats” make people (counter-intuitively) smarter. The internet anthropologist found that the online banality draws people closer together through its silliness. She believes that Lolcats were invaluable tool for creating connections...
  • The frantic befriending of many Facebook users by one of the traders in child pornography

    Facebook being used to trade in child pornography

    An unfortunate but unavoidable consequence of social networking has reared its ugly head: the trade in child pornography. Users trade images with their Facebook “friends”, allowing for the creation of the newest market for exploitation. It appears that Facebook users have coded preferences that allow others know that they...
  • A new life: the stroke that changed everything for Chris Birch. Picture courtesy of the BBC

    British footballer has a stroke and wakes up a homosexual

    A 26 year old British man woke up to find he was gay after having a stroke. After the traumatic incident, Chris Birch discovered he had an entirely new personality, preferences, and sexuality. Scientists believe that it is possible for someone to have a complete change in identity after...
  • Alcohol in an aerosol: the intoxicant of the future?

    New spray invented that instantly makes people drunk without hangover aftereffects

    A Parisian exhibition has showcased a truly bizarre concoction: an aerosol mouth spray that immediately imparts drunkenness and inebriation. The chemical, called WA|HH Quantum Sensations Spray, was designed to allow people to experience the drunken condition without having to endure the unpleasant side effects of intoxication. Each puff of...