Terrifying Medical Instruments Found on Blackbeard's Sunken Ship

The jolly good life of a pirate was not a jolly healthy one, what with the syphilis and scurvy and ship-raiding. Archeologists excavating Blackbeard's flagship off the coast of North Carolina have unveiled their latest findings: a cache of medical instruments that include this rather horrifying urethral syringe. » 1/27/15 8:30pm 12 minutes ago

You'll Waste Hours Watching the Time Tick By On this Nixie Tube Clock

Though the technology is ludicrously outdated, Nixie tubes have actually remained a popular alternative to LEDs and LCD displays—at least in devices where function follows form. So it's no surprise that MB&F, known for its over-the-top watches and music boxes, has embraced them on its new Nixie Machine clock that… » 1/27/15 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

Striking images of the first war that felt like a video game

The USAF Air Combat Command just tweeted this photo: "Today in 1991, US-backed coalition air forces attained air supremacy over the Iraqis." Aside from any geopolitical consideration, there's something unsettling about it. It is simultaneously imposing for what it shows and terrible for what it doesn't. » 1/27/15 6:27pm Today 6:27pm

Inverted Skyscrapers Hang Like Glowing Stalactites From Your LED Bulbs

LED bulbs are not only more energy-efficient than the incandescents they're slowly making extinct, they also run cool to the touch. Which means if you're bored by their uninspired shape, you can snap on these wonderful 3D-printed hanging skyscrapers that glow like stalactites, turning your living room into an art-deco… » 1/27/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

The Craziest Secrets Of Marvel's Original Secret Wars Comics

As you get ready for Marvel comics' mega-event this summer, it's worth remembering this isn't the first time Secret Wars has been waged. Back in 1984, a similarly "covert conflict" enveloped these heroes and villains. How much do you know about the first event that changed Marvel universe forever? » 1/27/15 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

John Deere's New Ride-On Mower Is One of the First To Have Airless Tires

Michelin and Bridgestone have been racing to take the air out of everyone's tires—but in a good way. Both companies have been developing open-air wheels that will never puncture or deflate, and while they've mostly seen use in research and military vehicles to date, John Deere will finally offer a ride-on mower that… » 1/27/15 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Reading App Permissions Aloud Can Make You Realize How Scary They Are

Most people don't bother reading the terms and conditions when they download apps. They're boring! The downside of swiping and tapping without actually looking is that we often allow broad access without thinking, like downloading an app that wants to read all your text messages and not even knowing you did it. This… » 1/27/15 3:37pm Today 3:37pm

A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't and how to find effective clothing, tools, boots, bags and whatnot on a budget.
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Here's Why Small Black Holes Are More Dangerous Than Big Ones

If you were going to travel close to a black hole in order to study it, which type should you choose? Most people would probably pick a smaller black hole, because it seems easier to avoid. But that's a fatal mistake. Small black holes can be far more dangerous than big ones, due to a terrifying process called… » 1/27/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

How Not to Be Wrong When You're Talking About Smartphone Displays

A lot of amazing engineering and design goes into making your smartphone. And smartphone displays are one of the most important parts — they're your window onto the internet, and the world. But the technical terms we use to describe them can be pretty confusing. Here's how to sound like you know what you're talking… » 1/27/15 3:10pm Today 3:10pm

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Here's Why Terry Bradshaw Is One Of Many Reasons To PreGiorno [WATCH]

We're getting closer — you now have less than a week to prepare for the football's biggest day of the year. You've got your flat screen mounted and your living room furniture arranged for optimal placement of butts, you've got that grocery list mapped out. You're ready, and you know you're ready because you're going… » 1/19/15 4:00pm 1/19/15 4:00pm

$15 Sennheisers, Popular Logitech Gear, Your Own Drone, and More Deals

Not everyone needs amazing headphones, so if you just want a decent pair of comfy on-ears for the price of some basic earbuds, these Sennheiser HD 202 IIs might be exactly what you're looking for. [Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones, $15] » 1/27/15 9:45am Today 9:45am