Get Ready for Official IKEA Furniture Hacking Kits

The idea of hacking IKEA products is not new, but it’s still great. It’s such a great idea that the flatpack furniture giant is developing an official IKEA Hack product. This is almost exactly a year after IKEA enlisted lawyers to shut down a down fan-made IKEA hack website, pissing off reasonable customers all over… » 5/25/15 12:00pm 15 minutes ago

Help This Girl Race Horses In Mongolia

“Split fingernails, bleeding ass-crack, falling off, getting kicked, getting dragged, breaking fingers, breaking my neck, losing horse, trying not to crap myself at speed because my Cipro isn’t working, death.” Kat Whitney’s got a long list of things she’d like to avoid at the Mongol Derby. The odds aren’t in her… » 5/25/15 11:31am 44 minutes ago

The Possible Remains of a Volcanic Collapse on Mars

Near the middle of this photo from the High Resolution Stereo Camera on the European Space Agency’s Mars Express is the Siloe Patera. Siloe Patera lies in the Arabia Terra region of Mars, and measures 20 km by 40 km. Recent research suggests it could be the remains of a supervolcano. » 5/25/15 10:29am Today 10:29am

Don't Get Too Excited If a DNA Test Says You Have Royal Ancestors

People love finding out that they have a famous relative, or they’re descended from royalty. Thanks to genetic testing services like 23AndMe, it’s easy to send your spit away and get a rundown of your potentially regal DNA. But being related to long-ago kings doesn’t make us special—it just makes us human. » 5/25/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

You'll Feel Way Smarter After Watching These YouTube Physics Lessons

If you like the Explain Like I’m Five subreddit, which demystifies life’s mysteries in layman speak (like this one about why kids eat boogers), then you should bookmark MinutePhysics. It’s a popular YouTube channel that breaks down one of the more confounding branches of science by drawing cartoons with a Crayola… » 5/25/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

The Trillion Fold Increase In Computing Power, Visualized

It’s easy to get hung up over the imperfections in our technology (srsly Apple, is it that hard to give a phone a back button?) and forget just how astounding modern processing power is. A community of IT professionals called Experts Exchange has now produced a fascinating infographic to remind us. » 5/24/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

iOS 9 Features, Leaks and Release Date: What You Need to Know

It’s a busy year for Apple. The super-shiny (and incredibly expensive) Apple Watch hit shops last month and the smart money and Mac Diviners have it on good authority that a brand new iPhone model may be touching down as early as August. (Apple even recently outed its latest budget-orientated iPhone on its own site.)… » 5/24/15 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Ride Along on a Four-Mile-Long Roller Coaster for Library Books

A few weeks ago we showed you images of incredible robotic library logistics, including the Telelift system of the National Széchényi Library in Budapest, Hungary. Last week I had a special opportunity to visit that library and take a look at its automated book transportation system—basically a roller coaster for… » 5/24/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

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The iPad Mini 3 starts at just $300 today at Best Buy, so if you don’t already own a Mini 2, this is a great excuse to buy in or upgrade: » 5/24/15 11:15am Yesterday 11:15am

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