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The Coroner Report: Weekend at Bernie s

Nearly 25 years after Bernie Lomax was killed, a new coroner’s report sheds light on how his body endured so much trauma, and why the two responsible violated the Geneva Convention.What follows is the coroner’s report for Lomax, employee of a large New York insurance firm, whose body was in the possession of witnesses Larry Wilson and Richard Parker over a short weekend at Lomax’s beach home...

April 12, 2013 — Kyle Hill
The Animals Hiding in a T. Rex's Roar

The Animals Hiding in a T. Rex's Roar

Instead of producing the terror you may suspect, cinema's most famous roar would probably just confuse a lot of animals. If you made it to the recently re-released 3D edition of Jurassic Park, you're going to hear a dreadful sound that terrified audiences two decades ago...

April 10, 2013 — Kyle Hill

The Animals Hiding in a T. Rex s Roar

Instead of producing the terror you may suspect, cinema’s most famous roar would probably just confuse a lot of animals.If you made it to the recently re-released 3D edition of Jurassic Park, you’re going to hear a dreadful sound that terrified audiences two decades ago...

April 10, 2013 — Kyle Hill
The Komodo Dead: What Really Kills in The Walking Dead

The Komodo Dead: What Really Kills in The Walking Dead

You don't need a gun. You don't need a knife or a machete or an axe. If you find yourself in a post-apocalyptic world filled with shambling swallowers of human flesh, what you really need is good hygiene...

March 25, 2013 — Kyle Hill

The Komodo Dead: What Really Kills in The Walking Dead

You don’t need a gun. You don’t need a knife or a machete or an axe. If you find yourself in a post-apocalyptic world filled with shambling swallowers of human flesh, what you really need is good hygiene.The resurgence of zombies into pop culture has tickled our morbid curiosity, but has also sparked many nerdy debates about viruses and disease...

March 25, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Superman Explains Why He Didn't Destroy the Russian Meteor

Superman Explains Why He Didn't Destroy the Russian Meteor

FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE—After more than a month of attempts to contact the reclusive hero, reports are coming in today from the icy home of global do-gooder Superman that he intentionally let the meteor that impacted Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 15th enter the atmosphere and explode...

March 18, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Superman Explains Why He Didn t Destroy Russian Meteor

FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE—After more than a month of attempts to contact the reclusive hero, reports are coming in today from the icy home of global do-gooder Superman that he intentionally let the meteor that impacted Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 15th enter the atmosphere and explode.Residents of Chelyabinsk were baffled by how a sworn protector of Earth could let a dangerous foreign object enter human-occupied space without his intervention...

March 18, 2013 — Kyle Hill
The Mechanics of the Pull-Up (and Why Women Can Absolutely Do Them)

The Mechanics of the Pull-Up (and Why Women Can Absolutely Do Them)

As a former rock climbing instructor, I have seen many contorted struggles to raise a chin over a bar. The pull-up for many is a sort of "test piece" of fitness—an indicator of athletic prowess—that is a cornerstone of a good workout (or a good showing-off)...

March 14, 2013 — Kyle Hill

The Mechanics of the Pull-Up (and Why Women Can Absolutely Do Them)

As a former rock climbing instructor, I have seen many contorted struggles to raise a chin over a bar. The pull-up for many is a sort of “test piece” of fitness—an indicator of athletic prowess—that is a cornerstone of a good workout (or a good showing-off)...

March 14, 2013 — Kyle Hill
The Ocarina of Time Travel, Extra Dimensions and Branching Universes

The Ocarina of Time Travel, Extra Dimensions and Branching Universes

One of the most critically acclaimed videogames of all time had a core mechanic that bends everyday physics. Borrowed and adapted to countless tales of science fiction, the time travel in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was fairly novel for a videogame...

March 3, 2013 — Kyle Hill
The God of Thunder, and Momentum

The God of Thunder, and Momentum

Thor—Norse god, Marvel superhero, and Hollywood eye candy—presents those of us living in the real world with a few problems. Thor is a "demigod," and any attempt to scientifically explore his otherworldly abilities can be dismissed as such...

February 7, 2013 — Kyle Hill

The God of Thunder, and Momentum

Thor—Norse god, Marvel superhero, and Hollywood eye candy—presents those of us living in the real world with a few problems. Thor is a “demigod,” and any attempt to scientifically explore his otherworldly abilities can be dismissed as such...

February 7, 2013 — Kyle Hill
The Last Thing the Squirrel Saw

The Last Thing the Squirrel Saw

We have to assume it was a squirrel, but we know how it died. It died squirming and convulsing in the talons of an owl, locked in by the bone ratchets the owl shares with other raptors.

January 28, 2013 — Kyle Hill

The Last Thing the Squirrel Saw

We have to assume it was a squirrel, but we know how it died. It died squirming and convulsing in the talons of an owl, locked in by the bone ratchets the owl shares with other raptors.

January 28, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Saving Lives in Serenity: Can a Fanboy and Physics Change a Movie?

I was late to Firefly . Nearly ten years after the show first aired and then was subsequently cancelled, I holed up in my room, coffee and external hard drive in hand, aiming to blaze through one of the most beloved sci-fi series.A mix of science fiction and “spaghetti-western” genres, Firefly was wonderful...

January 10, 2013 — Kyle Hill
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