Top photographers explain what modern photography is really about

Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Tyrone Lebon created this neat documentary showing the state of the art of modern photography. The film features some of the world's best contemporary photographers talking about their creative process, inspiration, and ultimately, what modern photography is about. » 10/31/14 11:14pm 14 minutes ago

Skateboarders turn an airport into their own personal skatepark

Skaters are great at appropriating architecture as obstacles for amazing maneuvers. But usually you think of the the rails and ledges of urban areas or constructed ramps as their playground. In this video, Finland's Helsinki airport is the unlikely setting for some gnarly shredding. » 10/31/14 9:51pm Today 9:51pm

Flying this close to the ground like these paragliders is crazy wild

Anything fun or worth doing usually requires a bit of crazy. But this, this is basically all crazy, which must mean it's a ridiculous amount of fun. Valentin Delluc flies his paraglider so close to the ground and rips off spins and twirls so fast that it's hard to believe. Hell, just watching him zip by makes me… » 10/31/14 9:04pm Today 9:04pm

Cool interactive ad lets you choose between a plain and a badass story

This interactive ad is actually two commercials in one. If you let the video roll, you'll end up with your average car commercial. But if you press R in your keyboard while watching it, you'll see a badass action film. Of course, the combination of the two makes it even cooler. Watch the full ad here. » 10/31/14 8:31pm Today 8:31pm

Spook Yourself by Staying Home and Watching Let The Right One In

In the middle of the Twilight media storm of 2008, a film called Let the Right One In came out of Sweden with the completely opposite take on how to make a "vampire movie". The film was an instant hit with filmmakers and critics across the board because of its perfect, minimal approach to horror set in the quiet… » 10/31/14 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

Google Flu Trends Resorts to Actual Data Because It Got It Wrong

Remember how excited everyone was about Google Flu Trends last year when it confirmed all of our deepest and darkest fears that we were doomed to a winter of misery? Apparently, using peoples' neurotic self-diagnoses isn't the most accurate way to track disease. So now, Google has decided to introduce a "new"… » 10/31/14 5:18pm Today 5:18pm

Morphing Cocktails Are the Perfect Halloween BOOze

Look, cocktails are great. You know it, I know it. But after you pour one and then it just sits there, being all delicious. How mouth-wateringly boring, right? Well, in honor of tonight's revelry, we've got a handful of morphing cocktails that bring a heavy dose of eye-candy. They should pair nicely with the heavy… » 10/31/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

​Five Native American Traditions That Will Take Anyone Closer To Nature

Want to see more animals, move quietly through the woods or just feel a stronger connection with the world around you? Here's five traditions passed down to us by our First Nations, all capable of doing just that, occasionally in surprisingly powerful ways. » 10/31/14 4:36pm Today 4:36pm

The Guy Who Patented the Ouija Board Has a Oujia Board Gravestone

If you're really serious about communicating with the dead, one would guess you'd get the best reception with a Ouija board that's conveniently installed in a cemetery. This is the headstone of Elijah Bond, who patented the Ouija board, the beloved game that's entertained and terrified people for over a century. Can… » 10/31/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

4-acre spider web may be the grossest thing you will see this Halloween*

This report on a 4-acre spider web covering a building has made shiver and curl in disgust. You are looking at the Baltimore Wastewater Treatment Plant, where 4 acres of their facility were covered by a spider web made by an estimated 107 million spiders. That's 35,176 spiders per cubic meter! » 10/31/14 4:08pm Today 4:08pm

10 Tropes About Magical Weapons That We Never Want To See Again

Fantasy epics are full of weapons with mystical powers and strange destinies. It makes sense — everybody loves a weapon with some cool attributes. But as fantasy has grown, you see the same ideas over and over. And here are 10 story ideas about mystical weapons that have been done to death. » 10/31/14 3:52pm Today 3:52pm

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