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 16 minutes ago

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

The Biggest Winners And Losers Of Comic-Con 2014!

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Every year, people spend thousands of dollars to journey to the motherlode of geeky pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. And every year, entertainment companies do their utmost to generate excitement about their upcoming spectacles. But who gained buzz, and who lost it? Here's our list of the biggest winners and losers… » 7/28/14 4:59pm Today 4:59pm

No One Knows What's Causing These Mysterious Radio Bursts From Space

Back in 2007, astronomers detected an incredibly brief, incredibly strong radio wave burst in Australia. And now, on the opposite side of the world, astronomers have detected a second blast of similar proportions. Meaning that A) the first one wasn't a fluke, and B) we have absolutely no idea what's causing them. » 7/28/14 4:08pm Today 4:08pm

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Leaks Tease 7-Inch Devices

A "phablet" is the familiar portmanteau describing the popular desire to wrap a smartphone and a tablet into one package. The Lumia 1520 (pictured above) is an extreme example of the idea, a six-inch candy-colored smartphone that pushed the Windows Phone OS to its size limit. Now, Microsoft wants to go even bigger. » 7/28/14 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

Michel Gondry Tells Us What It's Like to Build Movie Dreams Without CGI

Books have been adapted for the big screen since the dawn of cinema, but the transition can be tricky—especially when the original is a uniquely dreamlike counter-cultural touchstone. Mood Indigo is Michel Gondry's latest feature film; he recently spoke with us about bringing the fantastic voyage of young love and… » 7/28/14 3:33pm Today 3:33pm

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