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Giant storks and the hobbits of Flores

On the Indonesian island of Flores, researchers have discovered the remains of a giant bird that might have preyed on the mysterious and controversial Homo floresiensis, an extinct, diminutive close relative of modern humans.

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Dome Housing: The Shire Is Real

We all have that hairy-toed hobbit inside of us whose always wanted to live in the Shire.� The home manufacturer Japan Dome House Co., Ltd. is all about Middle Earth and they want to make those halfling fantasies come true.� These igloo-shaped structures are built from snap-together wall sections made of 100% Styrofoam.� No termites, no rust, no toxic fumes ...

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The Phone That Gives You Wood

Hyun Jin Yoon and Eun Hak Lee have designed this jagged edged wooden phone dubbed the Maple Phone. It’s made up of African Blackwood and sports some of the latest features you’d find in any cellphone to date. An MP3 player, digital camera and the basic functions like calling and SMS are all incorporated into this wooden phone that’ll have ...

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OMFG! Peter Jackson To Direct The Hobbit Movie

Excuse the lack of gadgetryness in this post, but holy shit. We haven’t been this excited since MacWorld. It seems that Peter Jackson and New Line have sorted out their disputes, and have settled on a contract that would put Jackson behind the camera for two films based on Tolkein’s The Hobbit. How awesome is that? We were afraid they ...

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