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The FDA Is Cracking Down on American Spirit and So-Called "Natural" Cigarettes

If you’re a smoker looking for a “healthier” cigarette you may have turned to American Spirits in recent years. They’re marketed as “natural” and “additive-free,” leading many people to believe that they’re less harmful. This, of course, is bullshit. And now the FDA wants to finally crack down on them. » 8/27/15 3:00pm 21 minutes ago

3 Things Movies and TV Shows Get Wrong About Serial Killers (and 3 Things They Get Right)

Hannibal may be ending its NBC run on Saturday, but serial killers as entertainment will, no doubt, live on forever. But how accurate are the most popular examples of narrative, non-docudrama works that depict their gruesome habits? We make like Will Graham and investigate. » 8/27/15 2:36pm 44 minutes ago

America Has Lost The War Against Guns

Yesterday morning in Roanoke, Va., a man named Vester Lee Flanagan walked up to newscaster Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward as they were filming a segment for local TV station WDBJ, and, using a handgun, shot them to death. (He also critically wounded Vicki Gardner, the woman Parker and Ward were interviewing;… » 8/27/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Beautiful Pieces of the 1893 World's Fair Discovered In Storage In Chicago

The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition was the prototypical World’s Fair. It brought together wonders of engineering, the latest technologies and consumer products, and music and art from far-off lands. Sadly, almost all of its buildings are no more—but in Chicago, three lovely fragments of one have resurfaced. » 8/27/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

The iPhone 6s' Biggest Upgrade Is All About That Camera

The iPhone 6s seems to be a boring upgrade as far as aesthetics go. Surprise! It’s going to look almost identical to the year-old iPhones already out there. But as we approach ever closer to that September 9 Apple event, more leaks are fleshing out what exactly the 6s is going to deliver on the inside. And it looks… » 8/27/15 1:25pm Today 1:25pm

Today's Best Deals: $2 Kindle Hits, Anker Charging Gear, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/27/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

10 cool tricks and illusions you can do with liquids

You can do so much with just water and other liquids. Like glycerin can make bottles disappear, water can start fires, honey does a good job at real life slow motion, a glass of water can reverse arrow signs and so forth. Brusspup, the YouTube illusionist extraordinaire, shows us 10 fun things you can do with liquids… » 8/27/15 1:05pm Today 1:05pm

Apple's Next iPhone Event Is September 9

As we expected, Apple’s next iPhone will be announced on September 9, 2015—the same date as last year’s iPhone event. We’re expecting Force Touch, better cameras, and better processors all wrapped in a similar looking design. But Mega iPads and Apple TV (set-top box and streaming service) are expected to also make an… » 8/27/15 12:25pm Today 12:25pm

Drone Pilot Discovers Crazy Dude Sunbathing Atop a Towering Wind Turbine

You’d assume that climbing to the top of a 200-feet tall wind turbine would give you all the privacy you could ever want for a relaxing afternoon nap. But then you remember that soon there will be more drones zipping across the skies than birds—and that privacy might officially be a thing of the past. » 8/27/15 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

iPad Pro Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Steve Jobs famously shunned the idea of an iPad Mini. (He was kind of right.) But what about an iPad Mega? What about a bigger, better iPad for people who want more out of a tablet? Obviously, iPad Mega is a terrible name, but it’s not a terrible idea. Whether you call it the iPad Pro or the iPad Air Plus, this thing… » 8/27/15 11:25am Today 11:25am