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It sounds like something out of a futuristic film: the TomTato. Developed by horticulturists in the U.K., the plant is a gardening oddity that produces cherry tomatoes on its vines and potatoes underground. Two vegetables on one plant at the same time! It’s the Frankenstein of plants. The Frankenplant? The two plants are grafted together, [...]

Walmart has said that it has resolved an issue that was causing an online frenzy among shoppers. An apparent glitch on the company’s website early this morning led to $8.85 listings for items that included computer monitors and projectors normally worth hundreds of dollars. The country’s largest retailer was selling a 24-inch high-definition Viewsonic computer monitor, an [...]

Three dimensions? Been there, done that. How about three walls? Digital downloads and streaming services, along with large flat-screen televisions and surround-sound stereo systems, are making a strong argument for just staying in for the night. Why pay a bunch of money to sit in a theater with a bunch of rude, texting-obsessed strangers (we’re looking [...]

Ever forget to clean out the tank? Or water the plants, for that matter? This design kills two birds (but no fish!) with one stone, and doubles as a fun instructional tool for kids learning about how natural systems work. Kol I Want One, never forget to feed my fish again. Leave Your Comment.

hoppers might have been confused by a new product that made its way into five Los Angeles Best Buy stores on Friday. Complete with a bar code, price and label, the box read: “Another gadget you don’t really need.” Pranked! There right you dont need another useless gadget. Leave your Comment…

A budtender pours marijuana from a jar at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles. Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent comments calling for reform of long mandatory sentences for low-level drug offenders have opened a floodgate of mixed reactions. His comments have also fast-tracked arguments about legalization of [...]

Dear Class of 2013: You’ve Been Scammed. One writer argues that the “college-industrial complex” is the biggest conspiracy in America. You sit here today, $30,000 or $40,000 in debt, as the latest victims of what may well be the biggest conspiracy in U.S. history. It is a conspiracy so big and powerful that Dan Brown [...]

The city of Keene, New Hampshire, is suing a group of do-gooders for allegedly topping off parking meters of strangers. The group, which calls itself “Robin Hood and his Merry Men,” likes to leave notes on the windshields of cars that are in danger of getting a ticket due to an expired meter, according to [...]

The marketers who work for Domino’s Pizza in Brazil must know that when selling pizzas, the nose can be a powerful ally. Domino’s in Brazil partnered with 10 DVD-rental stores to rent discs that, when played in a DVD player, come out smelling like a pizza, reports. As the movie plays, the customer is apparently [...]

Fake meat isn’t a new thing, but good fake meat that is almost indistinguishable from real meat could be very big in cleaning up your diet and helping the planet. Beyond Meat, a Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based food company that specializes in making “chicken” from plant-based protein, claims it is 80 percent of the way toward [...]

When Charlize Theron came to Capitol Hill recently, she undoubtedly turned a few heads. But the Academy Award-winning actress didn’t come to be seen; she came to be heard. Ten years after President Bush began an emergency AIDS relief program, known as PEPFAR, Theron is calling on the United States to renew its commitment in [...]