Has Humanity's Explosion Become a Population Bomb?

The world's population has exploded over the past century, growing from less than 2 billion to 7 billion people. And it's not stopping. The U.N.'s current projection is that humanity will number 9.3 billion individuals in 2050, and then hit 10.1 billion by 2100. Meanwhile, our energy resources are dwindling and… » 6/02/15 12:45am A minute ago

An entire sea filled with jellyfish is always scarily beautiful

We’ve seen the Jellyfish Lake in Palau before, but man if it’s not one of the most stunning places in the world. There are million of jellyfishes in the water and even when you see this video and know that it’s completely real, your brain automatically forces itself to believe that it’s CGI and fake. » 6/02/15 12:44am 2 minutes ago

What happens when you pour molten aluminum into a lava lamp

Pouring molten aluminum into things is always a fun science experiment so let’s see what happens when the hot hot gooey metal gets dropped inside a groovy lava lamp. A lot of what you expect to happen, happens: the molten aluminum initially follows the wax pattern but then eventually overwhelms the liquid and starts… » 6/01/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Love Removed From France as Officials Clear Locks from Paris Bridge

L’amour est mort. Monday morning authorities began clearing Paris’s Pont des Arts bridge of hundreds of thousands of “love-locks” placed there by couples looking to demonstrate their eternal connection in the form of heavy padlocks clinging for dear life to a manmade structure. » 6/01/15 7:15pm Yesterday 7:15pm

Video: Shattering and then reforging the sword from Lord of the Rings

Aragorn’s sword the Narsil had been famously shattered into pieces before the Lord of the Rings trilogy and was then reforged from the shards into the Anduril by the Elves in the last movie. Man At Arms: Reforged recreates that in real life by building the Narsil and then breaking the sword (it wasn’t tempered after… » 6/01/15 7:05pm Yesterday 7:05pm

What Is the Most Obnoxious Behavior You've Seen on Public Transit?

Manspreading—the phenomenon where males require extra room on trains for their oversized scrotums—has been in the news lately with several reports of men being arrested on the New York City subway for occupying more than one seat. Surely this isn’t the worst offense committed on our public transportation systems? » 6/01/15 6:56pm Yesterday 6:56pm

Lego Worlds is basically Minecraft but with those plastic bricks we love

With Lego already making loads of official Minecraft playsets, you’d think the company would avoid stepping on the insanely popular building game’s toes. But apparently that’s not the case, because today Lego Worlds was officially announced, and the only real difference between playing it and Minecraft is that you get… » 6/01/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

Microsoft Is Slowly Buying Its Way Onto Your Smartphone

Like a penny-pinching extreme couponer, Microsoft has an eye for good deals—especially wonderful productivity apps for iOS and Android. In its latest mobile app bargain, Microsoft is reportedly buying Wunderlist, a well-loved to-do list app, which would basically make Microsoft the unofficial monarch of mobile… » 6/01/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

I just want to dip my body in this amazing black light liquid body paint

Outside of magnets and like, vinyl records, the closest thing we have to magical sorcery is liquid paint. Watch as Brad Lawrence shows off another level of the amazingness that is painting by water: liquid body paint that only shows up only under a black light. It’s like the most subtly loud temporary tattoo a person… » 6/01/15 5:17pm Yesterday 5:17pm

This Shadow Government Agency Is Scarier Than the NSA

If you have a telephone number that has ever been called by an inmate in a federal prison, registered a change of address with the Postal Service, rented a car from Avis, used a corporate or Sears credit card, applied for nonprofit status with the IRS, or obtained non-driver’s legal identification from a private… » 6/01/15 4:50pm Yesterday 4:50pm

Here's What Happens When Lightning Strikes A Charging Tesla

Tesla’s been pretty adamant for a while now that lightning is no unusual hazard to its all-electric Model S, any more so than lightning is a hazard to any regular car. But what looks to be a freak occurrence just captured on video shows that a bolt from the sky can, indeed, at least screw up your Tesla Model S. » 6/01/15 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

The First Person Who Ever Saw Sperm Cells Collected Them From His Wife

It’s a bright day in 1677, in the city of Delft, and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is making love to his wife. But moments after he shudders with orgasm, he hurries out of bed to grab his microscope. After all, he’s not just spending time with his wife: he’s running an important scientific experiment at the request of the… » 6/01/15 3:13pm Yesterday 3:13pm

Grab 2 TOCCs Snap Cables For $15: Choose Lightning or Micro USB

If you own a smartphone then having a USB keychain cable is the easiest way to stay charged and connected. Grab two TOCCs snap cables for $15, a savings of 75%. Both Apple and Android fans can get in on the fun, choose from lightning or micro usb connections. Plus, there’s free shipping! » 5/26/15 2:19pm 5/26/15 2:19pm