The Fascinating Life and Tragic End of the Polish Countess Who Became a Heroic British Spy

Krystyna Skarbek was said to be “Winston Churchill’s favorite spy;” she led an extraordinary life that peaked with clandestine acts of heroism during World War II—and ended tragically just a few years later. Six decades after her death, a biopic is said to be in the works. It’s about time. »10/08/15 6:45pm20 minutes ago

Save $120 on a Top-of-the-Line GoPro Hero4 Black

If only the best will do, GoPro’s Hero4 Black action cam is a $120 off today at eBay, which is the best deal we’ve ever seen. [GoPro Hero4 Black, $379] »10/08/15 6:15pm50 minutes ago

A Water Bottle Rocket Blasted Half a Mile Into the Air Setting a New World Record

You don’t really think of water bottle rockets as being all that powerful; they’re just a child’s play toy, right? In the hands of researchers at the University of Cape Town they’re not. They recently shattered the world record for a water bottle launch by sending one soaring half a mile into the air. »10/08/15 6:00pmToday 6:00pm

Super fun short warps reality by screwing with our expectations

This fantastic short by Terri Timely and Park Pictures completely bends your mind because everyday tasks—like, putting toothpaste on your tooth brush—become something completely different and weird and almost abstract—like, the toothpaste becoming a flame thrower. Think you know what happens when you turn on a TV or… »10/08/15 5:20pmToday 5:20pm

The Next Generation Of Transformers Toys Harkens Back To The Classics—With Transforming Heads

Play features were all the rage with the Transformers toys when they first released—anything and everything to gets kids begging to buy the new mini-Transformer that transforms into something for an even bigger Transformer. Now one of those beloved action features is making a comeback in the next wave of Transfomers! »10/08/15 4:50pmToday 4:50pm

These Brand New Peter Pan Illustrations Will Absolutely Make You Believe in Fairies

It’s just over a century since Scottish novelist J.M. Barrie adapted his stage play Peter and Wendy into a novel. And now, there’s a beautiful new edition of Barrie’s book, illustrated by MinaLima, the firm that did the graphics in the Harry Potter films. Check out an exclusive look inside the brand new Peter Pan! »10/08/15 4:30pmToday 4:30pm

Watch a butcher use a bandsaw to cut chickens at ridiculous speeds

You can spend an entire lifetime learning how to do something and I’m pretty sure you still won’t be as good as or as confident as this butcher chopping down chickens with a bandsaw. He moves at such incredible speeds and comes so close to the blade multiple times without hesitating that I’m fairly certain he’s had… »10/08/15 4:20pmToday 4:20pm

Forget Rings, These Life Meter Pins Glow Full When You're Near Your Loved One

If you and your partner prefer playing video games to long walks on the beach, this set of life meter pins is a far more appropriate way to show how much you care about each other. Because the closer you and the pins get, the more of the life-giving health hearts light up. »10/08/15 4:00pmToday 4:00pm

DNA Repair Earned the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Here's Why

Yesterday the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Tomas Lindahl, Aziz Sancar, and Paul Modrich for their work in mapping out how cells repair damaged DNA. Their research improved our understanding of how our own cells work and helped in the development of cancer treatments, but… »10/08/15 3:50pmToday 3:50pm