Your Skin Has a Sense of Smell, and Sandalwood Aroma Makes it Heal

Ready for some weird science? Some of the same olfactory sensing equipment that give your nose its sense of smell can be found in your skin cells. In other words, your skin has a sense of smell. And researchers have just figured out that your skin loves the scent of sandalwood—in fact, the aroma revs up your skin's… » 7/12/14 5:00pm 30 minutes ago

Washington Post Reporter On the How and Why of Latest NSA Revelations

Last week, The Washington Post published the results of a huge investigation into NSA records leaked by Edward Snowden. Based on tons of data, the paper asserted that ninety percent of messages intercepted by the NSA came from U.S. citizens and non-targets. Today, Post reporter Barton Gellman gives us an inside look » 7/12/14 4:29pm Today 4:29pm

Amazing Facebook Photos, a Cyborg Ear, a Magic Roti Maker, and More

Happy Saturday friends! It's been a long week, now it's time to kick back. Let's take a look back at our best stories this week, including a review of a muscular gaming laptop, a look at the best beginner motorcycle, and more. Say, have you checked out our new subdomain, Factually? It's pretty great. » 7/12/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on an Airplane

Navigating your way through clueless tourists, grabby TSA guards, and disinterested ticket counter clerks is only half the battle. Once you make it to your seat, you've still got an entire flight to endure. Your best airplane strategy is almost always to sleep through the entire ordeal, but how does one sleep… » 7/12/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Tonight's Supermoon Will Be Almost as Glorious as Next Month's

Have you heard? There's gonna be a Supermoon tonight! It's a very cool sight to see, especially on a clear night. But it's way more common than you might think. In fact, the next three full moons this summer will be Supermoons. And astronomers are kind of puzzled as to why we seem to only notice them at random. » 7/12/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Self-Guided Bullets That Change Course Midair Are Now Terrifyingly Real

The military masterminds at DARPA have just changed everything you think you know about bullets. Meet the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, a .50 caliber bullet that maneuvers itself midair to stay locked on target. Here's footage of the first live test: it sure as hell looks like the technology works. » 7/12/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

The Surprising Science in a Single Drop of Regular Ol' Tap Water

Tap water: we drink it, we bathe in it, we wash our clothes and dishes with it, and we cook with it. We probably take it for granted. But delivering clean, safe water to every kitchen and bathroom in America is no easy task, as Wired explains in this eye-opening little explanation into the secret life of tap water. » 7/12/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

These skydiving elephants totally look real

It's okay, there's no need to call PETA. The elephants are not real. For an old ad campaign for France 3, a bunch of CGI elephants, giraffes, turtles and ostriches were created to make it look like they were doing extreme human stunts like skydiving, riding roller coasters, walking a tightrope, skateboarding a half… » 7/12/14 12:57am Today 12:57am

Clever golf trick shots activate a fun Rube Goldberg machine

You would think that you could only do so much with golf trick shots but David Kalb, trick shot extraordinaire, takes it to another level. He rigs his trick shots so they have to be absolutely perfect because they eventually turn into Rube Goldberg machines that can make hot dogs and create flaming watermelon heads.… » 7/12/14 12:00am Today 12:00am

These monstrous nightmares are much cooler than Pixar's Monsters, Inc.

Photographer and digital retoucher Laure Fauvel produced these charming images of children confronting the monsters in their bedrooms. The creatures that go bump in the night appear to be in retreat and as scary as they look, I actually feel sorry for them facing these tough kids. » 7/11/14 10:04pm Yesterday 10:04pm

Massive school of anchovies looks like a hungry giant alien oil blob

This big black blob that recently appeared off the San Diego coast looks like the fallout from an oil spill, or an undersea plague coming to haunt humans and probably steal their souls. In reality, it's a massive school of anchovies—harmless enough that people are actually snorkeling through the dark mass of fishies. » 7/11/14 9:41pm Yesterday 9:41pm

Verizon's Innovation Centers Are Tackling Issues of the Future, Now

Verizon operates the largest 4G LTE network in America, but it does much more than enable you to IM at lightning speed from your coffee shop of choice. Verizon's Innovation Centers, for example, focus on solving global issues in sustainability, health care, and more. Dan Murphy, Director of Technology at Verizon… » 7/10/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

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Let's face it — you have a lot of digital stuff. Even if you don't have thousands of files lying about, photos & videos soon fill up GBs. This data is hard to organize, and can easily be lost if a hard drive fails. That's why online backup makes sense, and you can currently get 1TB of storage with 90% off DrivePop. » 7/09/14 5:19pm Wednesday 5:19pm