How a desert cat uses its super ears to hunt birds in mid-flight

This footage of a desert cat taking out a bird in mid-flight is another impressive reminder of the astonishing power of natural evolution. The small but agile caracal uses 20 muscles —in three distinct groups—to independently control each of its ears, which act as supersensitive parabolic sound antennas. » 7/28/14 11:24pm 20 minutes ago

This car is the closest thing you will ever feel to be Batman and Robin

This is the all-new Polaris Slingshot, a $20,000 173 HP three-wheel car obviously designed by Wayne Enterprises to realize the dreams of Batman and Robin wannabes across the planet. Seriously, this thing looks amazing, and apparently it's incredibly fun to drive. Check out the videos of it in action. » 7/28/14 10:44pm Today 10:44pm

Take a sneak peek at The Simpsons vs Family Guy crossover episode

This fall The Simpsons is going to have its first big crossover in almost 20 years, when the cast of Family Guy visits Springfield. It's going to be the second time ever in which characters from other animation series appear in full capacity in the longest running sitcom in American TV history. » 7/28/14 10:29pm Today 10:29pm

Holy crap, the new Mad Max looks absolutely amazing

I don't know if the new Mad Max: Fury Road is going to be good or bad. All I know is that the trailer is pure eye candy made of real brutal stunts, crazy camerawork, and a varnish of pitch-perfect digital effects. It really looks amazing. I think I'm ready for yet another 80s revival film, despite the lack of Tina… » 7/28/14 9:59pm Today 9:59pm

Two new mysterious giant holes found in Siberia, scientists puzzled

Scientists have found two new mysterious giant holes in Siberia, like the one that appeared in Siberia two weeks ago. The new craters are smaller than the first but they share a similar structure. Scientists are still puzzled by the origin of these formations. Here are all the details: » 7/28/14 8:48pm Today 8:48pm

Insane boy leaps off 5-story building to land in pool several feet away


Watch this crazy guy leap from a roof terrace on top of a five story building to land in a swimming pool. Miraculously, he judges the distance right, the water is sufficiently deep and nobody else is around to be hurt. Unfortunately, this ends in disaster more often than you think. » 7/28/14 8:26pm Today 8:26pm

The Self-Perpetuating, Globe-Circling, High-Speed Train from Snowpiercer

The entirety of the film Snowpiercer takes place on a train—a very special train that I can't stop thinking about. The movie itself is great—we've followed the film here due to its unique distribution plan to be made available on-demand platforms just weeks after being released in theaters—but to be honest, I was… » 7/28/14 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

The new Hobbit movie teaser trailer looks freaking amazing

Behold the first trailer for the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the last of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy films. It promises to be a great ending to the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins. I can't wait for that epic battle scene at the end. I remember having goosebumps the first time I read it. And the Smaug's… » 7/28/14 7:47pm Today 7:47pm

The Female Backing Vocal That Made “Gimme Shelter” A Haunting Classic

From the haunting opening chords to the final fade out, "Gimme Shelter" is one of the Rolling Stone's rawest tunes, all storms and war and bleak outlook on the world at large. And while the British boys did their thing, Merry Clayton's powerful, piercing backing vocal truly made the song—and the story behind the… » 7/28/14 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

The most abused Social Security number of all time is 078-05-1120

Back in 1938, the head of a wallet manufacturing company in Lockport, New York thought it'd be a great idea to show how well his new wallets could hold the then-new Social Security cards being issued to Americans. His sample card used his secretary's real social security number (078-05-1120) and as you can guess,… » 7/28/14 6:23pm Today 6:23pm

Posters of Famous Patents Put Other People's Great Ideas On Your Wall

The design process is a many splendored thing full of trial and error, prototypes and practice runs. When your genius is ready to make its debut, filing a patent is a bureaucratic way to project your concept from idea-stealers—but it turns out the diagrammatical drawings are artworks in themselves. » 7/28/14 5:57pm Today 5:57pm

NYC's smallest private plot of land isn't much bigger than a pizza slice

Tiny apartments are all the rage lately, but tiny real estate has always been a historically hilarious tradition. Case in point: Hess's Triangle, the smallest piece of private property in New York City. It's not too much bigger than the city's largest slice of pizza. » 7/28/14 5:39pm Today 5:39pm

A Weekender Duffel Bag That Can Handle Your Sleeping Bag and Tent Too

When you're not flush with weeks of vacation time, short weekend getaways are the best way to take advantage of those warm summer months. And whether you're spending that time in a cabin or a tent, Alite's Great Escape duffel bag can hold everything you need for a couple days worth of rest and respite. » 7/28/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Meet Three Modern Explorers Who Completely Dodged the 9-to-5

Explorers in the old days wore odd hats and did things for their countries, like discover new lands and sea routes. But nowadays, innovative chefs and daring filmmakers are just as likely to explore and make new discoveries in their fields. National Geographic's Expedition Granted competition seeks to fund one budding… » 7/28/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Someone Finally Built the Ultimate Urban Bike

The road to building a dream bike is fraught with potholes—it's easy to throw together a bunch of wacky ideas into a build and end up with something very far from perfect. This is not one of those bikes. This is Horse Bicycles's "Merge," a collaboration with Pensa Design Studios, who set out to build the perfect urban… » 7/28/14 12:00am Today 12:00am

Learn to Code with 90% off the Pure Python Hacker Bundle

When you first start coding, the biggest question is which language to learn. A language like Python provides an easy, beginner friendly start — and this bundle of 7 courses (and over 50 hours of content) offers a complete education in everything from apps, to websites, APIs, and more. » 7/21/14 12:39pm 7/21/14 12:39pm

Deals: Target Sitewide Deal, 2TB with Smartphone Access, Chromecast

If you don't mind running to your nearest Target store, you can take $10 off a $40 order today when you buy online, but pick up in-store. You can use this deal four times per account, giving you up to $40 in savings on video games, electronics, groceries, or anything else in stock at Target. [Get $10 off a $40… » 7/28/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm