Classic sci-fi spaceships make me nostalgic for a future that never was

French illustrator Manchu is one of the masters of classic sci-fi illustration. His worlds and spaceships are massive, optimistic, colorful, and sometimes even zany on his alien spaceship designs. Masterfully crafted, his work reminds me of another one of the greatest: The British Chris Foss. » 10/23/14 1:13am Today 1:13am

The new Double Down burger is even more ridiculous than the original

Foodbeast found a new KFC Double Down burger that is even more insane than the original: the Zinger Double Down King at KFCs in Korea. Instead of just sandwiching bacon and cheese with two fried chicken filets, this Double Down uses the same fried chicken for buns but adds a sauced up burger patty in between too. » 10/23/14 12:53am Today 12:53am

New Tron-like smart highway has lines that glow in the dark

The first stage of Smart Highways—a project created by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and Hejmans Infrastructure—is finally completed and looks amazing. Located at N329 in Oss, Netherlands, this futuristic road has lines that glow in the night and charge during the day. Increasing driver's visibility and safety. » 10/23/14 12:41am Today 12:41am

Air New Zealand made a Lord of the Rings movie for an epic safety video

Air New Zealand loves to make fun in-flight safety videos that can include anything from body paint to supermodels to Richard Simmons to Betty White. This time though, they've gone beyond epic: the safety video is basically a full on LOTR and Hobbit movie set in Middle Earth. It's impressive. » 10/22/14 11:35pm Yesterday 11:35pm

How to cut a goose feather into a lovely quill pen

I'm not going to lie, I don't really need to know how to cut and make a quill pen from a goose feather. No one does anymore. But! I was completely fascinated by the process of it. It's funny how he uses both vintage tools (an 1800's era quill cutting knife) with modern technology (a NYC metro card!). » 10/22/14 11:04pm Yesterday 11:04pm

1.5 million wildebeests cross a river in one impressive time-lapse

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas made this impressive time-lapse showing the massive migration of wildebeests from Kenya to the fresher pastures of Tanzania. Will calculates that about 1.5 million wildebeests crossed the Mara River, Kenya, during the five days they spent shooting. » 10/22/14 10:31pm Yesterday 10:31pm

These photos are so incredibly perfect that I can't believe they're real

This image is so impossibly flawless in every aspect that is hard to believe it is real. Technique, composition, subject matter—it's like a perfect dream, but it's an actual photo of Svolvaer, Norway, by extremely talented Max Rive. His other work is equally perfect and stunning to the point of disbelief. » 10/22/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

What the USA thinks of Europe and what Europe thinks of the USA

Stereotypes today are typically outdated and vaguely racist but when harmless, they can be quite comical. Like these quick hitter animations about what the USA thinks of Europe and vice versa and what different parts of Europe thinks about the other parts. They're a lot of fun to watch. » 10/22/14 9:27pm Yesterday 9:27pm

This New Ikea Desk Goes From Sit To Stand With The Push Of A Button

Sitting is comfy, but hours (and hours and hours) on your rear-end isn't great for your bod (even though it probably won't kill you). Standing is good, but tiresome after a while. Hybrid desks can be pricey but Ikea is betting on Bekant, a workspace that raises and lowers on two telescopic legs with a button push. » 10/22/14 8:45pm Yesterday 8:45pm

This is first trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and it looks amazing

Comicbook Resources got the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, apparently leaked early by Movieweb, and now it appears it has leaked everywhere. It's narrated by Ultron (James Spader), and features all the team members—plus the much anticipated Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor. [UPDATED with highlights] » 10/22/14 8:25pm Yesterday 8:25pm

All the President's Men Is What Made Me Want to Become a Journalist

Ben Bradlee was editor of the Washington Post when the newspaper did something phenomenal: It took down the Nixon administration in the Watergate scandal. I didn't know anything about Bradlee or newspapers or the Washington Post when I saw the 1976 film about the scandal—I only knew I wanted to work somewhere just… » 10/22/14 8:25pm Yesterday 8:25pm

This is what happens when you give McDonald's to organic food "experts"

"What happens when you serve McDonald's food to some experts and pretend it's a new organic meal?" ask Sacha and Cedrique. To answer this question they went to a organic food fair in Houten, Netherlands, armed with disguised McNuggets and Big Macs. You can imagine what happens—or just watch their video: » 10/22/14 7:51pm Yesterday 7:51pm

You Survived Summer, Collect a $150 Visa Gift Card

Now that summer is behind us, it's hard to justify all that cash you bled in the name of boozy long weekends. If autumn you is broke, pale, and dreading the impending holiday money-suck, you're in the right place. We're giving away an $150 Visa gift card. Suck on that, summer. » 9/23/14 12:00pm 9/23/14 12:00pm

Learn Any Coding Language With These Bundles (Exclusive Discounts)

Like to know how to code? Silly question. Whether you want to learn how to build web apps with Ruby, iOS 8 apps with swift, or learn how to code& build games, these e-learning deals have you covered, with discounts of up to 97%. Plus, only Gizmodo readers can grab an extra 10% off with the coupon "gizcode". » 10/19/14 5:35am Sunday 5:35am

A Flash Drive that Doubles as a Wireless Media Server, and More Deals

If you're running low on space on your Android, iOS, or Kindle device, this wireless flash drive acts as a fully-independent server to transfer and stream content back and forth. It even has a built-in battery that lasts for up to four hours, so you don't even need to plug it into anything to operate. » 10/22/14 1:15pm Yesterday 1:15pm