How would robotic prostitutes change the sex tourism industry?

Machines have already changed the face of manufacturing industries, but what happens when prostitutes find themselves replaced by robots? Will machines populate our brothels instead of flesh and blood people? Will the social stigma of paying for sex fade? And how will the availability of robotic sex partners impact… » 4/15/12 11:30am 4/15/12 11:30am

Study Says Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick

Wi-Fi, sweet deliverer of information and porn, may be killing trees. A study by a Dutch university suggests that Wi-Fi radiation causes weird abnormalities in trees. This is disturbing, as we love both Wi-Fi and trees. » 11/20/10 11:44am 11/20/10 11:44am

Kissing Inclinations, Amsterdam

In today's foray into improbable research, Martin Gardiner takes a look at a Dutch study about the awkward logistics of going in for a kiss. » 8/08/10 10:09am 8/08/10 10:09am

Alien Windmills and Cyborg Prostitutes Invade Amsterdam

Collage artist Sam Van Olffen takes the Holland's most iconic features — its windmills, its tulips, its bicycles, and Amsterdam's Red Light District — and meshes them with dieselpunk elements to create strange, overstuffed scenes of the Netherlands' unlikely future. » 10/12/09 8:20am 10/12/09 8:20am

Floating Campgrounds for Your Waterworld Vacation

If rising sea levels wipe out Earth's landmasses, you might miss the quiet days of camping by the lake and sinking your bare toes in the grass. Or just build your own campground, like the one spotted floating through Amsterdam. » 8/04/09 8:30am 8/04/09 8:30am

Subterranean Slaves Of Amsterdam

A Dutch company wants to build a massive underground city beneath Amsterdam, going six stories below the space-challenged city. Strukton, owned by the Dutch railway, wants to drain Amsterdam's canals one by one and then refill them with water after it builds its enormous troglodyte structure. The "web-like complex"… » 1/29/08 10:40am 1/29/08 10:40am