Illustration for article titled Lincoln Is The New Buffy. Plus Floozy News, Robots, Steampunk Design, Megasharks, And More!

Every week, we round up the best tips that you post in io9's tips forum. We've got Abraham Lincoln vs. vampires, good news for the promiscuous, genius robots, awesome decorating, megasharks, and more.


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Tip: Think Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves was nifty? Just wait until you see him kicking some ass.


Specifically vampire ass. It would seem that Lincoln has been on the other end of the vampire/vampire-slayer stick before, but now it's time for him to give an Emancipation Proclamation... of PAIN.

Tomb: R.O.A.C.H. brought this absolutely awesome video to our attention. It's a trailer for Seth Grahame-Smith's newest work - ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER.

The only way I could possibly love this any harder would be if one of the receivers of an epic Babe-raham beatdown was a certain sparkly individual.


Tip: Ever get down on yourself about being kind of sexually prolific? Well, you're in luck!

Turns out sluttiness may have more benefits than previously thought!

As brought to us by Mathmos:

Are promiscuous females the key to species survival?


So get it on, people! Do it for science.

Tip: Robots are smarter than you, and it's only going to get worse.

Have a natural distrust of robots? Then don't watch this video that EdificeComplex brought to our attention:

A Rubik's cube solving robot. Built out of Lego Mindstorm!

Yeah... this thing will definitely be one of our overlords someday.

Tip: Interior decorating just got a hell of a lot cooler.

Illustration for article titled Lincoln Is The New Buffy. Plus Floozy News, Robots, Steampunk Design, Megasharks, And More!

Ever wanted to see a totally steampunkafied house? ExtensionOfBob says we must look no further:

I'm always looking for decorating tips.


Well, I now know what my home will look like, once I achieve eccentric millionaire status.


Tip: If you're scared of ocean creatures now, be prepared to realize how screwed you would have been 89 million years ago.

Via CoffinDodger:

Megashark WAS real..........kinda!


Giant Predatory shark fossil found in Kansas. Thanks to the BBC website.

And yes... He ate crusty shell creatures, not the Golden gate Bridge!


Now if they could just find a real-life sharktopus. A girl can dream.

And now for Roklimber's science picks!

Babies, Even When Premature, 'See' With Their Hands

Not surprising, considering that their visual acuity is depressingly bad. Anyway, another reason to make sure our babies get a lot of opportunities to touch things.

The future we all have been longing for... flying hovercrafts, flying cars, and jet-packs.

Flying hovercraft takes to the skies

Flying car reaches new milestone

Jet-pack man in record attempt

Illustration for article titled Lincoln Is The New Buffy. Plus Floozy News, Robots, Steampunk Design, Megasharks, And More!

NASA's Blue Earth flicker account, with new pictures of this piece of rock we call home

6 Things Your Body Does Every Day (That Can Destroy You)

6. Sneezing
5. Coughing
4. Crapping
3. Yawning
2. Popping zits
1. Sleeping

Funny reading, but all true, to a degree.

Genes Responsible for Ability to Recognize Faces

Yeah, yeah, next time you "don't recognize" the girl in high school who made a fool of you, blame it on your genes.

Scientists Find First Physiological Evidence of Brain's Response to Inequality

Specifically, the team found that the reward centers in the human brain respond more strongly when a poor person receives a financial reward than when a rich person does. The surprising thing? This activity pattern holds true even if the brain being looked at is in the rich person's head, rather than the poor person's.

Brain System Behind General Intelligence Discovered

In conclusion, Tomb: R.O.A.C.H. alerted us to this awesome video:

Lady GaGa vs lovecraftian creature.

Oh, Lady Gaga. Never change.


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