Synthetic weed may cause heart attacks, but it's tough to ban

Spice, Blaze, K2, Red X Dawn. Any of them sound familiar? They're different brands of synthetic pot — psychoactive drugs (commonly marketed in head shops as incense) which contain chemicals that, much like the THC in marijuana, act on the cannabinoid receptors in your brain. Sounds peachy, right? There's a catch.… » 7/18/12 10:25am 7/18/12 10:25am

Behold a bat house the size of a human home

To combat the spread of malarial mosquitoes in Texas in the early 1900s, bacteriologist and fledermaus appreciator Dr. Charles Campbell of San Antonio built this massive bat house (which was one of several). This roost was on stilts so that the bats' nitrogen-rich guano could be collected as it plopped to the ground. » 5/21/12 11:20am 5/21/12 11:20am

Earth Angry, Sends Sarlaccs to Eat Humanity in Giant Texas Sinkhole

It was only a matter of time. After drilling Mother Earth and exploiting her oil resources for centuries, the planet is retaliating. A sinkhole 260 feet deep and 900 feet long has opened up in Daisetta Texas, swallowing Telephone poles, tractors, and oil drilling equipment. The hole was still growing as of Thursday,… » 5/09/08 1:00pm 5/09/08 1:00pm