This perfectly timed picture is not of a solar eclipse

I know this picture looks like the Moon is passing perfectly between the Earth and the Sun. And I know it seems like the people in the picture are trying to look at the eclipse. But this picture taken by Reddit user MDPPatrick is not of a solar eclipse. It's just a perfectly timed snap of a basketball shot. » 9/23/14 12:02am 18 minutes ago

I can't have enough of this cover of an old Italian song

I've been listening to Mi Senti—the last EP by electronica music goddess Róisín Murphy—for the last few months. Her long-awaited new work—created with her partner Sebastiano Properzi—takes classic Italian songs from the 70s and turns them into masterful covers. Here's Ancora Tu, originally by Lucio Battisti. » 9/22/14 11:41pm 39 minutes ago

Watching a falcon hunt down a crow in the air is pretty terrifying

Seeing a falcon hunt down a crow from the falcon's point of view in an aerial pursuit is not unlike seeing an airplane dogfight or a crazy aerial chase scene from an action movie. Only this is happening in nature all the time. And this particular crow has no chance against the falcons. » 9/22/14 11:16pm Yesterday 11:16pm

New Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem poster is pretty cool

I just saw this new poster for Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem in Film School Rejects and I was quite impressed. Not only because it describes the essence of the film quite accurately—Christoph Waltz head dissolving into the Universe—but also for doing so in such a simple and beautiful way. » 9/22/14 10:55pm Yesterday 10:55pm

Is this the most ridiculously looking scientific discovery of all time?

This is Gary Dryfoos demonstrating one of the 2014 Ig Noble prizes: Use bacon "to stop uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds." Seriously, it's a real research paper and it has already saved lives. Watch the ceremony to see the most ridiculous—but sometimes crucial and enlightening—scientific research of 2014. » 9/22/14 10:12pm Yesterday 10:12pm

Cyclist miraculously escapes death in spectacular traffic accident

This Russian cyclist miraculously escaped death when he got involved in what could have been a terrible traffic accident. Luckily no one got hurt, but I couldn't help but to gasp when I saw the debris, resulting from the collision between the car and the truck, passing inches away from him. » 9/22/14 7:47pm Yesterday 7:47pm

Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury Sing A Duet, 33 Years Later

In 1981 Freddie Mercury recorded "There Must Be More to Life Than This," which originally featured additional vocals from Michael Jackson. The song was eventually released without Jackson's voice, but thanks to the new compilation Queen Forever, you can finally hear Freddie and Michael together. » 9/22/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Amazing escape from demolishing fire proves that cats have nine lives

Legend says that cats have nine lives. Science says that's superstition based on uncanny reflexes and amazing flexibility. Whatever. Looking at this video of the fire of the Towers Hotel—a historic hotel in Dauphin, Manitoba—I'm saying nine damn lives and scientists can go poop in a litter box for all I care. » 9/22/14 6:53pm Yesterday 6:53pm

These Tiny Diamond Nanothreads Could Someday Support a Space Elevator

A team of scientists just strung a tone of the world's smallest diamonds into superstrong nanothreads. That makes for one impressive (and basically invisible) necklace, but the applications of these nanothreads don't end there. They could someday help string up an elevator to space—just like in science fiction. » 9/22/14 5:55pm Yesterday 5:55pm

Google Street View Is Blurring the Faces of Ancient Gods

Ever notice how all the faces are blurred in Google Street View photos? That happens thanks to a privacy-enabling robot. But it's not a perfect robot. The Google Street View robot not only blurs the faces of humans but also of statues, despite the fact that statues have no notion of privacy. Makes you think, doesn't… » 9/22/14 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

How to Hack an Inkjet to Print Custom-Colored Makeup

After graduating from Harvard, Grace Choi decided that she wanted to target the makeup industry with a low-cost device that would actually let consumers simply print their own. And while she's working on perfecting (and raising the needed funding) to put her Mink printer into production, she's created a tutorial on … » 9/22/14 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

Bold Machines: MakerBot Founder Bets Big on 3D Printing's Next Wave

When Bre Pettis, the co-founder of MakerBot, began his company in 2009, the mission was clear: make 3D printing accessible. Five years later, the company has sold tens of thousands of printers and joined forces with the industry stalwart Stratasys. Now that these creation machines are (relatively) financially… » 9/22/14 5:18pm Yesterday 5:18pm