Adding Prometheus music is all it takes to make Cars 2 seem scary

There's not one Alien in this mashup, but you expect one to pop up the entire time. Just hearing Prometheus' trailer soundtrack gears you up for a facehugger or space cobra leaping towards Lightning McQueen, or maybe a chest-burster tearing out of Mater's hood, or perhaps an Alien queen coating Finn McMissile in… » 5/06/12 12:30pm 5/06/12 12:30pm

Make your own superhero heels and walk a mile in Wonder Woman's shoes

Red or blue heels, red and gold fabric, straight pins, needles and thread are all you need to slip into the role of Wonder Woman. Self-described geek crafter @Seelix gives step-by-step instructions in transforming plain heels to superhero heels. This how-to guide makes no mention of imparted superpowers, but as… » 5/06/12 10:30am 5/06/12 10:30am

Drop the base to make bagels more delectable

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) is a strong base, capable of destroying or eroding things on contact. It's so caustic, it's used to dispose of human remains. You might have used it to unclog a drain or clean your oven - NaOH is a major ingredient in Drano and Easy-Off. You might be enjoying a bit of NaOH chemistry as part of… » 5/06/12 8:30am 5/06/12 8:30am

How did they really die? Reinvestigating the deaths of the famous and…

One way many physicians and physicians-in-training hone their diagnostic skills is by attending clinicopathological conferences (CPCs). CPC attendees get a patient's clinical summary, which contains all sorts of information that will prove useful in cracking the case. A CPC isn't supposed to be easy-to-solve mystery,… » 5/05/12 5:40pm 5/05/12 5:40pm

Our life stories will unfold in 94 films about 94 elements

Of the 94 naturally occurring elements, we're on intimate terms with some, but others may be complete strangers. Oxygen (O), carbon (C), sodium (Na), calcium (Ca) - we can probably easily discuss their role in our lives. But what about tantalum (Ta), promethium (Pm), scandium (Sc), and Yttrium (Y)? What part do… » 5/05/12 12:30pm 5/05/12 12:30pm

In the comic book Terminally Illin', cancer is the supervillain

Friends Kaylin Andres and Jon Solo have created a comic book that takes readers inside (literally) a young woman's battle against cancer. It's a battle Andres knows well. At 23, she was diagnosed with both thyroid cancer and a rare form of bone cancer. During her treatment, Andres turned to blogging and developing the… » 5/05/12 11:30am 5/05/12 11:30am

The Classiest Doctor Who Scarf Ever

Kate Atherley's TARDIS scarf lets you sneak Doctor Who into the office. Atherley, Tech Editor of Knitty, has given us a way to live in the TARDIS. Her Doctor Who scarf design, complete knitting instructions, is available to all Whovians. » 5/05/12 10:30am 5/05/12 10:30am

This man-eating crocodile was big enough to star in Lake Placid

Among the fossils unearthed from the Lake Turkana Basin of Kenya, a new species of crocodile has been described in terrifying detail. In a press release, University of Iowa associate professor of geoscience Christopher Brochu describes the new Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni as big (up to 27 feet long) and hungry. » 5/05/12 9:30am 5/05/12 9:30am

The most badass physicist you've probably never heard of

He fought Spanish soldiers before puberty, convinced a friend not to assassinate Napoleon as a teen, provoked an archbishop to violence, brokered a peace with some bandits, took on a mob, and once broke out of prison. His name is François Arago, and he just might be the most interesting physicist in the world. » 5/04/12 12:40pm 5/04/12 12:40pm