The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and one of the most heavily-guarded structures in Paris. For a fee you can hang out inside of it, but its upper reaches are not legally accessible to the public. So three Russian daredevils decided to scale it anyway, without safety equipment, while being filmed by a drone. Go big…
Rumors broke yesterday that Ikea was going to recall millions of dressers today. And they were right. But it’s not just the Malm, as we originally heard. Ikea is recalling 29 million dressers of all varieties in partnership with the US Product Safety Commission after the death of a 22-month-old child who was crushed…
To get the world’s most powerful rocket off the ground, it’s going to take some serious thrust from its rocket boosters. Today, NASA successfully tested one of those 77-ton rocket boosters by lighting it up at full power—all while never leaving the ground.
On July 4th, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around Jupiter for a new scientific mission that seeks to solve the decades-long mystery of what lies beneath the gas giant’s swirling cloud tops. As the latest stunning image from the spacecraft’s approach shows, we’re getting really fucking close.
Finding ancient bugs trapped in amber is a relatively common occurrence, but the recent discovery of two ancient bird wings fossilized in Burmese amber is unprecedented. These 3D fossils—which still contain feather arrangements and traces of soft tissue—are simply amazing.
Cormac McCarthy, author of such utopian sci-fi novels as The Road, didn’t die today at 82 from a stroke. But that didn’t stop the death hoax rumors from getting tweeted out by respected news outlets like USA Today.
Parking tickets are the worst. Sadly, the burden of challenging a ticket is far greater than just paying the damn thing. But what if an artificially intelligent robot could do the dirty work for you?
The rumors have swirled for a while now. Various people who have worked on the show have dropped hints. But now David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones’ showrunners, have officially, irrevocably confirmed that we only have 15 episodes of the show left... at most. Probably less.
There is perhaps nothing more American than careening down a massive slip ‘n slide at a former Olympic park wearing a stars and stripes flag cape and a helmet.
If you ever have to deal with power shortages and brief outages, Amazon’s offering all-time low prices on a pair of APC UPS backup power supplies, today only.
The United States, Canada, and Mexico are poised to announce an ambitious new energy pledge that would see 50 percent of North American electricity drawn from clean sources by 2025.
A research team from the Mayo Clinic has shown that text messaging changes the rhythm of brain wave patterns in a way that’s never seen before. The discovery shows that smartphones are literally altering the way our minds work.
Growing up on Earth you learn from a very young age that liquids will remain in a cup as long as it stays upright. But Steve Mould has discovered a liquid that laughs at gravity and other forces that govern our universe: polyethylene oxide. It’s a polymer made from long chains of molecules that allow it to pour itself…
The ultimate power in the Star Wars universe can also be the ultimate power on your kitchen counter now that the Death Star has been turned into a two-slice toaster with settings for light, dark, burnt, and Alderaan’d.
Warning: If you already have a fear of flying, just sit this one out. At 2:25am Monday local time, Singapore Airlines flight SQ368 took off for Milan, only to turn around hours later due to engine oil warning, according to the airline. But as soon as the plane touched down at Changi Airport in Singapore, passengers…
There’s a good chance your Facebook posts from the mid-aughts are a total disaster: blurry, low-res pics of your college dorm room and status updates about what you ate for dinner. It was a time before anyone truly understood the importance and longevity of social media. Still, if anyone could have anticipated exactly…
Seventeen years ago, extreme sports ambassador and titular Pro Skater Tony Hawk pulled off the 900 revolution at the 1999 X-Games. The trick involves rotating the board two and a half times while midair (and in normal gravity), and Hawk struggled with it back in his spry days. Now 48, he gives it the old college try.