For generations, humanity has been fascinated by the power and destructive force of atomic weapons. Tapping into this, multiple comic book publishers have featured heroes who have taken the name Captain Atom. You may know about Nathaniel Adam, the DC Comics hero who wields incredible quantum power. But what about the versions that preceded him? Let's take a look at the history of the heroes called Captain Atom, and a few related characters, from 1948 up to 1987.
As long as they can ward off everything that's trying to kill them down there, they'll be okay.
Holistic medicine fans just can't seem to catch a break lately. Just weeks after going head-to-head with Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia fame, now they've got the National Health and Medical Research Council to contend with, as the organization now claims that ‘there is no reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective for treating health conditions.’
This is not the Batman we needed. This is not anything we needed.
Look, we know the whole "nature-you-scary" angle is played out, but you guys: Look. At. This. Australian. Bat. He is the size of Batkid. He could be a bat on which Batkid rides to the scene of crimes. He could be a Batkidmobile. But he will never be, because this freaking enormous bat is now dead.
Apparently living in Australia is like living inside an Asylum movie.
Yesterday visitors to Australia's Lake Moondarra witnessed a 5 hour struggle between a ten-foot snake and its crocodile prey. As a reminder that nature is insane, here's some footage and images of the snake holding the crocodile tighter than its true love before dragging it onto land for lunch.
One night in Boom City
It's clear where the newly discovered black-tailed antechinus would place in a game of marsupial marry, date, kill: all of the above. The males of the species pleasure multiple female partners in hours-long orgies and then orgasm to death like the champs they are.
As if breastfeeding isn't extreme enough.
Fun fact, if you call someone "a baby" in Australia, it's actually a compliment. Because apparently Australian babies are BMX riding, pavement-shredding badasses.
Which is actually one of the least terrifying ways to die in Australia.
Educational ads usually say, "stay in school or else you'll be unemployed and sad all the time," though that's also applicable to most university grads I know. In Australia, though, they're not satisfied with vague threats about your career and your future; oh no, they want you to know that if you drop out of school, you will die a horrible death.
Australian wombats have better healthcare than American humans. What is this world we live in?
A wombat named Wanda was recently given a new hip to cure her severe arthritis, making her the world's first bionic wombat and restoring her ability to run, waddle and cuddle.
Microchips on BEADS?
In an effort to better understand the chilling phenomenon of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder, Australian scientists have fitted 5,000 sensors onto the backs of honey bees. This is a very important scientifoh my god LOOK AT THE LITTLE BEES WITH THEIR LITTLE MICROCHIPS AAAH. Sorry, what was I saying? Right, yes. Important science.
But for good or evil?
Fog: not just for lighthouses and ruining pictures anymore! New technology in Australia and Canada shows that capturing the moisture in fog may be the answer to ending droughts. (And when I say technology, I mean a beetle's butt.)