Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Three Great Scientific Discoveries of 2013

2013 has been a terrific year in the field of science with so much having been accomplished, but what are the biggest discoveries of the year? YouTube channel SciShow looks at three very big scientific discoveries that changed how we look at physics, Mars, and our ourselves!
Three Great Scientific Discoveries of 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 13/2013

The latest issue of new Family Friendly sites listed on Beyond The Black Stump
Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 13/2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Most Cringe-Worthy News Fails of 2013 [VIDEO]

Just because you're responsible for reporting the news doesn't mean you can't be the news. News anchors and reporters alike made plenty of headlines this year for their gaffes, hot mic snafus and awkward on-camera moments.
The Most Cringe-Worthy News Fails of 2013 [VIDEO]

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fire Ready Kit - Country Fire Authority

The Fire Ready Kit has been designed to help you plan for survival, beginning with the basics of preparing before the fire season, through to planning what to do if fire is in your area and you cannot leave.
Fire Ready Kit - Country Fire Authority

Friday, December 20, 2013

Insane Bike Trick Seems To Murder The Laws Of Physics

We no longer live on Earth, my friends. We’re in some weird world where people can do the impossible. Do you want to fly? You should try. Do you want to spin in the air in both directions? I think you can. Because this insane Superman double backflip bicycle trick destroys everything that should be humanly possible. The rider does a full back flip while fully extended in a Superman pose, somehow re-gathers himself onto the bike and then does another full back flip. All in one jump. Sweet.
Insane Bike Trick Seems To Murder The Laws Of Physics

Free-range Scanning

The other day my desktop printer/scanner decided it would no longer scan. I may be the last person in the world to make this discovery, but just in case you were equally unaware: your cell phone and your tablet are scanners too.
Free-range Scanning

Thursday, December 19, 2013

50 Stunning Sports Photos From 2013

Some are silly. Some are poignant. Some are action-packed, others reflective and still others defy any simple description. Some show iconic athletes and seminal sports moments. Others show athletes you've never heard of and never will again.
50 Stunning Sports Photos From 2013

Sports! YouTube! 2013's 10 Hottest Videos

Sports and YouTube are a match made in heaven. Here above are the 10 most popular sports videos of 2013, according to — you guessed it — YouTube.
Sports! YouTube! 2013's 10 Hottest Videos

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Five Surprising Things That Will Happen In The Next Five Years

IBM Research’s 5 in 5 list — five things that will happen in the next five years — is here. Some are quite surprising and awesome. The bad news: no flying cars and/or realistic sex robots yet. The good news: doctors routinely using your DNA information to heal you effectively.
Five Surprising Things That Will Happen In The Next Five Years

Monday, December 16, 2013

9 Fun Facts That Are Total Lies

Everybody loves fun facts. But sometimes these little nuggets of trivia can be more fun than they are fact. And sometimes, they’re outright lies. Like these!
9 Fun Facts That Are Total Lies

Rat trapped on an escalator

This poor rat got stuck on the escalator at the Civic Center BART Station, and there's something infinitely poignant about its treadmill race.
Rat trapped on an escalator

Sunday, December 15, 2013

China's on the Moon

A little after 8:00 am Eastern Time today, China's Chang'e 3 became the first object to make a soft landing on the surface of the Moon since 1976. That's a shot of the Moon's surface above, taken by the lander after it made touchdown.
China's on the Moon

Saturday, December 14, 2013

How to block Gmail from displaying images in emails by default

Most email providers and programs nowadays do not display images and other data linked to third party servers by default when you open emails on their websites or in email clients. Google announced a change to the way images are handled on Gmail. Starting with today, images are automatically displayed in emails thanks to a new proxy technology that it has implemented on the site.
How to block Gmail from displaying images in emails by default

Friday, December 13, 2013

12 Web Acronyms You've Never Heard Of

Ever heard of FTFY? How about GOMB, DIAF or GLHF? If these new Internetisms don't seem worth your time, you can just FGDAI (Fuhgedaboudit).
12 Web Acronyms You've Never Heard Of

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Video Shows Asiana Plane Flipping in the Air Before Crash

On July 6, a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing in San Francisco. The reasons for the crash are still unclear, which is why the National Transportation Safety Board called an 11-hour marathon hearing Wednesday.
New Video Shows Asiana Plane Flipping in the Air Before Crash

'60-Year-Old-Girl' Meme Is Funny Enough to Give You Hot Flashes

Benjamin Button, meet your match. The "60-year-old Girl" meme hit Reddit on Wednesday and the jokes haven't aged yet. The memes, which poke fun at a little girl who resembles an older woman, stem from an image posted on Reddit one day earlier.
'60-Year-Old-Girl' Meme Is Funny Enough to Give You Hot Flashes

Pope Francis Is Time's Person of the Year

Pope Francis is TIME magazine's person of the year. Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the current Pope of the Catholic Church was elected on March 13, 2013. In his nine months of office, he shunned many of the perks of his position (papal Mercedes included), and opted for a much more modest appearance than his predecessor, Pope Benedict, capturing the sympathies of many.
Pope Francis Is Time's Person of the Year

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It's official: the coldest place on Earth

The coldest place on Earth is a high ridge on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures plunged to a record minus 93.2°C on 10 August 2010, according to NASA.
It's official: the coldest place on Earth

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Shanghai's Disappearing Skyline: 21 Images of Record Pollution

Shanghai's iconic skyline has been slowly disappearing all week, cloaked by a thick acrid haze of smog. Reports of heavy pollution have circulated since Monday, but levels hit a new high on Friday.
Shanghai's Disappearing Skyline: 21 Images of Record Pollution

Friday, December 06, 2013

Air travel in the 50s and 60s sucked

Smoke, vomit, boredom, segregation and death: and you paid about five times as much for the privilege.
Air travel in the 50s and 60s sucked

Thursday, December 05, 2013

How-To Geek’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Toys for Geeks of All Ages

One of the best things about geek culture is that you’re never too old to play with toys big and small. Read on as we highlight great picks from the toy aisle for geeks of all ages on your holiday gift list.
How-To Geek’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Toys for Geeks of All Ages

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Dramatic Footage Shows Survivor of Sunken Ship's Unlikely Rescue [VIDEO]

In a remarkable story of survival that made headlines last June, a Nigerian chef miraculously lived through three days trapped at the bottom of the sea in an air pocket of a sunken ship. Six months later, newly-released footage shows the survivor's dramatic and unlikely rescue.
Dramatic Footage Shows Survivor of Sunken Ship's Unlikely Rescue [VIDEO]

The 25 Best Films of 2013 in 11 Minutes

Ain't nobody got time to go to the movies. So it's a good thing David Ehrlich has you covered. This 11-minute montage for Film.com counts down the 25 best films of 2013. This year's roundup includes blockbusters like The Bling Ring and The Great Gatsby, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine and even films yet to be released like Wolf of Wall Street.
The 25 Best Films of 2013 in 11 Minutes

NORAD's Santa Tracker Is Back With A Touch-Friendly Website

The holidays are all about traditions, and once again NORAD is back with an updated version of its Santa tracker, letting kids keep tabs on Saint Nick as Christmas Eve creeps closer and closer. In addition to updated apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices, the NORAD Tracks Santa website has also been spiffied up with a new design that makes it a little easier to use on touch-friendly devices.
NORAD's Santa Tracker Is Back With A Touch-Friendly Website