Watch hermit crabs form a line from biggest to smallest to trade shells

This is a clip from an episode of BBC's Life Story and it shows how orderly (and also completely chaotic) hermit crabs can be when it comes to trading homes. They all meet up in front of a shell, line themselves up from biggest to smallest and then trade shells with each other by jumping from one to the next. » 3/04/15 10:30pm 58 minutes ago

The USAF Thunderbirds in a perfect formation

If this hadn't been published by the US Air Force, I would think it's a fake and those F-16s from their Thunderbird exhibition team weren't real but cloned and perfectly aligned in Photoshop to form a delta formation. It was shot at the Daytona International Speedway during a practice flight for the Daytona 500… » 3/04/15 9:31pm Today 9:31pm

Which American Lady Should Be on the $20 Instead of Andrew Jackson?

There's an online movement underway to remove our genocidal 7th Prez, Andrew Jackson, from his place of honor on the $20 bill. One advocacy group believes a woman deserves the spot on the $20, since the only lady currently in circulation is Sacagawea on the $1 coin, and all Americans hate dollar coins. » 3/04/15 6:33pm Today 6:33pm

Which Apps Are Running Down Your Chromebook's Battery?

Worried if your Chromebook battery's going to last until you get back home? The latest version of the Chrome OS Dev channel breaks things down for you by showing how much juice each of your Web apps is using. Follow these steps to load up the console and you can easily spot the battery hogs causing you trouble. » 3/04/15 5:50pm Today 5:50pm

The High Tech Hotel of 1921 Had an Alarm Clock In Every Room

Today, hotels offer high-tech amenities that just a generation ago would be astounding — RFID key cards, customizable ambiance at the push of a button, and coming soon, humanoid robot concierges. So what started the high-tech hotel craze? It can all be traced back to the 1920s, when Americans started to demand a… » 3/04/15 4:29pm Today 4:29pm

Mercedes Self-Driving Car Seems To Have Gone Rogue In San Francisco

First of all, I implore everyone to remain calm. Chances are, we'll all make it out of this mess okay, but only if we all just keep it together. What it wants is for us to panic, and we can't give it that. Here's the deal: the Mercedes-Benz F015 has been seen roaming the streets of San Francisco. And nobody is sure… » 3/04/15 3:56pm Today 3:56pm

Kickstarter Is Hiring a Common Sense Specialist

Kickstarter is hiring an Integrity Specialist to help evaluate products and ensure that they meet the company's not very rigorous rules. But they could probably get by with a mere Common Sense specialist with two eyes and a brain who can tell if a proposed project obviously defies logic and reason. » 3/04/15 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

Most Popular Monitor Mount: Ergotron

Holding up more votes than the other three contenders combined, Ergotron is your choice for best monitor mount. Available in Dual and Single monitor options, you praised Ergotron mounts for their ease of movement, versatility, and premium quality. » 3/04/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

These Insane Labs Recreate Frightening Forces of Nature

Knowledge is the key to survival when nature turns hostile, whether because we're living on trembling ground, building homes along vulnerable coasts, or navigating through dangerous water. That's why scientists study nature's greatest acts of destruction — by recreating them. Here are ten labs where they do it. » 3/04/15 3:08pm Today 3:08pm

The First Oculus Comes Out This Year—But It's a Phone, Not the Rift

Oculus isn't waiting for virtual reality to be perfect. It's coming this year. Oculus tech guru John Carmack just revealed that—barring calamity—the next Samsung smartphone will double as the first consumer version of the Oculus VR experience. » 3/04/15 2:48pm Today 2:48pm

What 170-Year-Old Beer Uncovered From a Shipwreck Really Tasted Like 

Back in 2010, divers off the coast of Finland stumbled upon some astonishingly old booze: champagne and beer preserved underwater in a 170-year-old shipwreck. Naturally, they had a taste. But now scientists are back with a rigorous chemical analysis of the beers. » 3/04/15 2:44pm Today 2:44pm

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You a Great Shave for a Few Bucks a Month

You shouldn't have to pay $20 for a pack of razor blades. Especially not when you factor in the hassle of going to the drugstore and tracking down the employee who hates unlocking the special razor case just as much as you hate asking. Enter Dollar Shave Club, who deliver razors to you monthly for as little as $3,… » 2/10/15 5:15pm 2/10/15 5:15pm

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