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Vibrators Don't Have to Look Like Giant Cocks Anymore

A vibrator’s basic job is really quite simple, so long as you’re using it as a sex toy instead of unclenching a charley horse or working out some lower back pain. Vibrators are supposed to rapidly stimulate sexually sensitive sensory neurons. That’s it. They could look like anything. But until recently, they often… » 8/04/15 5:14pm 28 minutes ago

Two giant cranes holding a bridge collapse into nearby homes

This is horrifying. Two cranes were trying to restore a bridge when they both collapsed into the nearby neighborhood. The cranes were holding a big chunk of the bridge when they fell, so that smashed into the ground as well. Homes and shops along the river were destroyed and 20 people were hurt. Thankfully, no one… » 8/04/15 5:00pm 43 minutes ago

Streetlights Don't Actually Prevent Crime

It’s our most visible alteration of the planet, easily seen from space: the millions of lights added to our cities due to our fear of the dark. We need them to keep our cities safe. Or do we? A series of studies on crime have revealed that we probably don’t need as many city lights as we think — and we might be better… » 8/04/15 4:45pm 58 minutes ago

How Climate Change Could Turn NYC Into Oklahoma City in One Generation

In 2100, Earth’s climate will have changed. But what will that feel like in your everyday life? Now, a high school student working with an atmospheric scientist has extrapolated some answers from climate data, and found that New York City’s climate will be like Oklahoma City’s in less than a century. » 8/04/15 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

The Lexus Hoverboard Is Real And I Rode It

Of all the future tech that has been immortalized in Hollywood films over the decades, nothing seems to captured sci-fi geeks’ (of which I am one) imaginations like the hoverboard. The concept seems simple enough yet a working model as remained tantalizingly out of reach. Until now. The Lexus hoverboard is a real… » 8/04/15 4:12pm Today 4:12pm

Seeing two magnets try to destroy things is a lot of fun

Magnets are one of the few things that make life more interesting. Just feeling its attraction to each other or seeing it connect together is always fun. Don’t trust me? Watch these two super strong neodymium magnets try and destroy things like an apple, a juice box, an iPhone and more and try not to enjoy yourself. » 8/04/15 3:36pm Today 3:36pm

NHL Teams Up With MLB's Insane Media Team, Which Could Be Awesome

If you love baseball, subscribing to MLB.tv is a nobrainer. For $20 a month, you get on-demand access to any game over the internet. It’s amazing. Now the NHL is teaming up with the super innovative media department behind the product, which could end up producing some incredible new viewing experiences for fans.
» 8/04/15 3:25pm Today 3:25pm

We Found the Building Blocks of Life on a Comet

Last week, a slew of scientific papers told the story of comet lander Philae’s bumpy touchdown, comet 67P’s surprisingly fluffy surface, and — most exciting — the discovery of life’s building blocks there. We haven’t found life. But we may have found part of life’s origin story, buried on this icy rock.
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