Sci-Fi: No longer a boy’s club
What do Star War’s Han Solo, Star Trek’s Captain James T Kirk and the Doctor from Doctor Who all have in common? They are amazing science fiction characters who happen to be male. A piece on Salon, which originally appeared on Policy Mic, proves that women are now taking over the male-dominated genre.
Reactions to Obama’s Syria plans
After the president of the USA Barack Obama announced his intentions to carry out a strike against Syria, the Internet reacted with posts voicing disillusionment with the leader. Check out some of these funny and sarcastic reactions on Buzzfeed.
Audiophiles, here’s something for your wish list. Read about the set of stretchable ionic speaker made of gel that are being developed by Harvard researchers, on Gizmodo. The speaker is able to play the entire audible spectrum—20 hertz to 20 kilohertz quite clearly, according to the report.
Free scary movies
Who doesn’t like a good scare? And that too, for free! Make sure you have all you doors locked and windows boarded before you dare to check out this Flavorwire list of 20 black and white spine-chilling horror films that you can watch right now. Witches, vampires, the undead.. and a creature that inspired Batman, these films have it all!
Swordsmanship in real life
From Conan the Barbarian to Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill, according to this Cracked article, movies never seem to portray the reality of sword-making and swordsmanship. To Learn about how the ancient weapons actually work, read ‘6 things movies get wrong about swords (an inside look)’.
3D faxing to follow 3D printing?
Technology startup AIO Robotics is planning to create a 3D printer that is also capable of carrying 3D scanning, 3D copying and 3D faxing operations. Read about the project, whose crowdfunding on the creative projects funding platform Kickstarter will start from September 4, on Mashable.
While pictures of food would prove titillating enough, London-based photographer Carl Warner camouflages his ingredients in picturesque landscapes. Check out his village of bread, candy cottage and white chocolate castle on Bored Panda.
Unlocking Elephant Man’s secret
123 years after the death of the tragically misshapen Joseph Merrick, BBC’s Andrew Blomford describes the medical community’s efforts to pinpoint the affliction that made him a source of wonder and revilement in the Victorian Era.
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