Trypophobia: Do Clusters Of Tiny Holes Creep You Out?

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Lotus seed. (Wikimedia Commons) The Fear Of Small Clusters Of Irregularly Patterned Holes Or Bumps Do you feel a little bit uncomfortable looking at this picture of a lotus seed plant? Does it trigger some deeply queasy response in your gut? If so, you aren’t alone—an estimated 15% of people have “trypophobia,” which is a […]

The piggyback problem

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I wanted to write about scooter startups this week, but, alas, I failed to care enough about them to muster any opinion at all. The problem is that they are pure piggyback startups, and pure piggyback startups are boring because they have no chance of being genuinely transformative. Let me explain. Many, or even most, […]

121 Science Pick Up Lines For Intelligent Girls

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Women admire intelligence. They want to date someone who can carry a conversation, who can teach them something, who can stimulate their mind as well as their body. Of course, the only thing women like better than a smart man is a man with a good sense of humor. A man who can make them […]

LIV is Kickstarting a beefy and bold chronograph for race lovers

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LIV Watches is a crowdfunding darling with a number of Kickstarted watches under its belt. Now it’s offering a unique set of watches to backers, including the Liv Genesis GX-AC, an automatic chronograph with date. The watch runs a Sellita Caliber SW500, visible through the see-through back, and features a screw down crown and massive […]

Lime brings electric scooters to LA

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While electric scooter startups are at a standstill in San Francisco, Lime is taking its scooter service to Santa Monica, Calif. — competitor Bird’s home turf. Lime was planning to launch its new model of scooter that it built in partnership with Segway in San Francisco last month, it’s now debuting them in the Los Angeles […]