Why the Human Body Can't Handle Heavy Acceleration

Our bodies are surprisingly resilient in many situations, but rapid acceleration is not one of them. While the human body can withstand any constant speed—be it 20 miles per hour or 20 billion miles per hour—we can only change that rate of travel relatively slowly. Speed up or slow down too quickly and it's lights… » 10/01/14 2:20pm 21 minutes ago

This Century-Old Detroit Building Is Now the Cadillac of Office Spaces

The news that Cadillac is moving its Detroit headquarters to New York City delivered quite a blow to Detroit's ongoing rebirth. Especially considering Cadillac's advertising agency is a shining example of that rebirth: It's housed in a gorgeous new office in a salvaged 100-year-old building, proof that sticking it out… » 10/01/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Make Your Dumb Home Smart, Perfect Meat, Bluetooth for Any Car [Deals]

Quirky's Wink Hub launched for $50 a few months ago with the goal of becoming your smart home's brain. Today, Home Depot is tossing in two GE Link LED bulbs with your purchase. Those bulbs alone usually cost $20 each, and of course, they can be controlled with your smartphone via the Wink hub. [Wink Hub + 2 GE Link… » 10/01/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Would You Swallow a Pill Covered in Needles Instead of Getting a Shot?

After the first shudder, it sounds even more terrifying: a pill coated with tiny needles that injects you from the inside of your intestine. But the scientists at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital who developed the capsule say that these swallowable microneedles could be a new (and painless!) way to deliver… » 10/01/14 1:03pm Today 1:03pm

This Office Tower Is Being Demolished, But Not Before a Giant Art Party

Buildings get old—most office towers aren't designed to stand for centuries, as they once were. In Tokyo, a team of artists and curators got permission to interrupt this a near-perpetual cycle of construction and demolition by throwing one last party inside a tower destined for the scrap heap. » 10/01/14 11:35am Today 11:35am

Are Bugs Like Shellshock and Heartbleed Really Serious, or Just Hype?

Dear Lifehacker,
So Shellshock is the newest vulnerability that may "break the internet." The last time they said that, it was about Heartbleed. Do I really need to be worried about all these bugs and vulnerabilities, or is this stuff tech companies need to care about? Can someone actually use these against me? » 10/01/14 11:34am Today 11:34am

Forget Exercise; This Fitness Tracker Just Wants You To See the Sun

It only took a few decades for us to realize that spending all our time in front of computers wasn't the most healthiest way to live. That's why the market is now flooded with fitness tracking wearables encouraging us to exercise. The Brite R450 sets its sights a little lower, though. It encourages more achievable… » 10/01/14 11:05am Today 11:05am

Fire, Water, Molecular Bonds: The Science Behind Your Wrinkled Clothes

Wrinkles are as much a part of life as death, taxes, and long lines at the DMV. While annoyingly rumpled shirts and slacks might be the least depressing kind of wrinkles (compared, you know, to the crow's feet around your eyes, marking the slow march towards the inevitable void), they may also be the most irritating. » 10/01/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Name Your Own Price On This Top Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or just mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To help get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 9/29/14 2:23pm Monday 2:23pm