Don Vaughan is a North Carolina-based freelance writer who writes often
about popular culture. His work has appeared in Geek, MAD Magazine,
Writer's Digest, Boys' Life. Filmfax, Videoscope, Famous Monsters of
Filmland and numerous other publications.
6 Stories by Don
Caffeine Delays Brain Development
Doing the Dew (and other jolting drinks) may over-amp your system. Those caffeine-packed energy drinks your kid is addicted to could be making him a little slow, concludes a study funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The reason: ...
Oct 04, 2013, 08:09pm
Mars ‘Hopper’ Could Overcome All Obstacles
NASA’s Mars rovers have always been old-school in that they rely on wheels to travel around the Red Planet. This approach works well on flat surfaces, but can be problematic when faced with rocky terrain or steep slopes. The solution: a Mars ...
Oct 01, 2013, 10:30am
Shocking News: New Electric Fish Discovered
As if swimming wasn’t already dangerous enough, an international team of researchers has identified a new genus of electric fish in the upper Mazaruni River in northern Guyana. The Akawaio penak is a thin, eel-like fish capable of producing a ...
Sep 30, 2013, 01:00pm
NASA Seeks Lazy Volunteers
Too much effort to become an astronaut? NASA wants you! Do you hate getting out of bed in the morning? If so, NASA needs you for a very special mission: Lying in bed at a downward 6 degree angle for 70 days. Those who complete the task will ...
Sep 29, 2013, 11:00am
Auto-Intoxicated: Rare Affliction Renders Victim Endlessly Buzzed
Yeast bloom transforms man’s stomach into a genuine beer gut. A 61-year-old Texas man who constantly appeared drunk despite the fact that he hadn’t touched a drop of alcohol was found to be a walking home brewery. The phenomenon made the man’s ...
Sep 28, 2013, 03:45pm
Universal Flu Vaccine Coming Soon
A universal flu vaccine may end the your best excuse for not showing up on Mondays. One of the greatest challenges in developing an effective flu vaccine every year is the fact that the pesky virus mutates at the drop of a hat. However, ...
Sep 27, 2013, 02:00pm