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Self Defense Meets Social Media: Japan's Army Takes To Twitter

Japan's army – officially the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force – is reaching out to the world through social media. Plan A in the internet charm offensive: set up the JGSDF Twitter page.

China's Street Sweepers Buff Boulevards with Homemade Broom-Go-Round

Cleaning streets with brooms may be old school, but Chinese street sweepers are proving once more that everything old is new again.

Prayers From Cosplayers: Japan Fans Give Back By Giving Hope

Cosplay (short for "costume play") has spread from Japan to become an international subculture phenomenon. In the aftermath of the Great Tohoku Earthquake, anime & manga fans around the world are joining Prayers From Cosplayers and offering their support to the land and people who inspired them.

Spring's Here! - Banish Pasty Skin With These 5 Sunless Tanners

By now we all know that traditional tanning is not a good idea.  Over the past couple of decades tons of self tanning products have hit the market.  There are so many different formulations and application methods available that anyone who wants to get a touch of color should be able to find something to use, but where to start? 

Japan's Earthquake & Tsunami Disaster: A Personal Perspective

The catastrophic earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 of 2011 resonated throughout the world, carried in unprecedented detail via the Internet and broadcast media. Having once walked the scenic shores, beautiful beaches and quaint city streets of Miyako, the scope of the disaster is stunning beyond belief.

The World's First Computer: The Antikythera Mechanism

If someone were to ask you to name the world's oldest computer, you'd probably mention The Babbage Engine, Konrad Zuse's Z3 or  The UK's Colossus.  If you were asked when humanity built the first computing device, your estimates wouldn't go higher than a few hundred years or so.

What if I told you that there exists a computer system that was operational almost two thousand years ago?


Of Booze & Cheddar Cheese: The 2011 BESTS Are Chosen

Is it a coincidence that the Ultimate Beverage Challenge (UBC) spirit winners were announced the day before St Patty's?  Doesn't matter... You might as well take advantage of your new knowledge... The 'ultimate' judges of the best in booze have decided and here are the best of the bests, the Chairman's Trophy Awards in 27 Challenge categories. (It must be fun to be a judge, no?)

 

O! That A Man Might Know - James May Wants Your Invention

James May wants to feature your invention on his TV show, Man Lab.

Earthquake Damaged Japanese Nuclear Plant has a Shaky History

The devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck northern Japan on March 10 of 2011 affected many nuclear power plants in the region. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is of special concern, not only due to damage to its cooling system but because of the plant's somewhat dubious safety record.

The $10,000 Cupcake: 'You Make Me Want To Stout!'

For the fourth straight year, Scharffen Berger chocolate and TuttiFoodie sponsored the Chocolate Adventure Contest, awarding $20,000 to the three best original recipes incorporating Scharffen Berger chocolate in the U.S.  Well, there's one more catch...