Amazing hail storm on a beach looks like the beginning of the Apocalypse

This video captured on a beach in Novosibirsk, Siberia, looks like a scene from a movie about the end of the world. People were enjoying a perfect sunny day—with temperatures of 99F (37C)—when bullet-sized hail started strafing the beach while everyone were running for their lives in panic. » 7/14/14 12:45am 6 minutes ago

US Marines Turned A Ship Into A Truck, Watch It Be An Absolute Beast

From Truck Yeah!: The US Marines have been planning up the "Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) to replace their beach-storming hovercrafts since 2008. They started building this one in 2012, and have finally brought out of the garage for a little test drive. » 7/13/14 7:51pm Yesterday 7:51pm

Go Inside the Factory That Makes the World's Solar Panels

While you're watching the final game of the World Cup today, keep a keen eye on the advertisements along the sidelines. You're likely to see the name Yingli Solar: a massive Chinese solar power manufacturer that few soccer fans are likely to know. Climate Desk recently visited Yingli's sprawling plant, and got a… » 7/13/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

How Far Do Soccer Players Run During a Match?

After four weeks of well-placed headers and acrobatic kicks and whatever was going on with Ronaldo's hair, the World Cup finally draws to a close today. But while you're holding your breath during the Germany-Argentina nail-biter, take a moment to appreciate the most astonishing feat that happens during these 90… » 7/13/14 1:55pm Yesterday 1:55pm

Show Us Your Photos of Last Night's Glorious Supermoon

Last night was the first of what's about to be the Summer of the Supermoon, which is exhausting for werewolves and absolutely spectacular for everyone else. There's already quite a few photos popping up, so we're asking you, dear readers, to show us the most beautiful photos you took of last night's circular show. » 7/13/14 1:04pm Yesterday 1:04pm

New Chrome Plugin Plays Clown Music Every Time You Read About Rob Ford

Toronto mayor and cherub-cheeked comedy goldmine Rob Ford is back in the news this week after a brief stint in rehab, where he may or may not have been using drugs but was definitely belligerent. To celebrate, here's a Chrome extension that plays clown music at every mention of the crack-smokin' mayor's name. » 7/13/14 11:01am Yesterday 11:01am

These Underwater Photos Were Taken By a Desktop Scanner

The desktop scanner is a wonderful thing, but rugged it ain't. Yet Nathaniel Stern didn't let that stop him: The Wisconsin-based artist, who is known for his experimental camera designs, created a waterproof version of an off-the-shelf scanner that captured a series of incredible images of sea life. » 7/13/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

Modern Photography Would Not Exist Without George Eastman

George Eastman, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist, was born on this day 160 years ago. His innovations in standardized film and portable cameras made the nascent field of photography accessible to the layperson. Tonight, let's celebrate his birthday with a look back at PBS's George Eastman: The Wizard of… » 7/12/14 8:00pm Saturday 8:00pm