Making a clay bottle from dirt you find on the ground is messy fun

In continuing his really awesome hand made series, Andy George of How to Make Everything learns how clay pots and bottles are made from the very beginning (dirt!) to the beautiful end (ceramics). In between, you see him show us every step of the process like digging up the dirt, filtering out the crap in the dirt,… »10/05/15 11:00pmYesterday 11:00pm

Seeing these guys climb the spires of a 1,094 foot tall skyscraper makes my arms melt

Palms sweaty. Arms losing power. Joints seem to be disappearing. I feel nervous and sick and stressed out and I’m just watching this video. I can’t even imagine what I’d begin to feel like if I was actually the guys climbing the spires of the 1,094 foot tall Shimao International Plaza skyscraper in Japan. Actually I… »10/05/15 10:00pmYesterday 10:00pm

The 7 dark original stories that inspired 7 popular Disney movies

Disney movies almost always have happy endings but in order to get to the living happily ever after part, some pretty dark things usually have to happen. But they’re not as dark as the original stories the movies are based on. Those are basically horrific tales of torture that have been cleverly repurposed to… »10/05/15 9:30pmYesterday 9:30pm

Can you figure out the answer to this clever prisoner hat puzzle?

Here’s another classic math riddle for you to prune your brain on a little bit: if people were lined up from tallest to shortest (meaning a person can see everything in front of them) and all wearing black or white hats, can you figure out which color hat you were wearing even if you had no idea how many black or… »10/05/15 8:00pmYesterday 8:00pm

The Port of LA's Big Tech Upgrade Worked So Well It's Hitting Its 2023 Emissions Goals

If you live in the US, most of the imported goods in your possession have traveled through the Port of Los Angeles, one of the largest ports in the world, and now, one of the biggest environmental success stories on the planet. A new study shows that due to major upgrades started a decade ago, the port is almost 10… »10/05/15 7:00pmYesterday 7:00pm

This Year the Medicine Nobel Prize Went to a Pair of Parasite Poisons

The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine just went to three scientists who found parasite-killing chemicals that are now important tools for fighting human diseases. But the chemicals in question weren’t created in a lab: one is produced naturally by a bacterium, the other by a plant used in a traditional… »10/05/15 6:45pmYesterday 6:45pm

Cheap Down Insulation, Sleeping Bags Explained, Lightest Bow Ever: What’s New Outside

Want to have a warmer winter? Now’s the time to save on down jackets and learn about cold weather sleeping bags. PSE just released the lightest compound bow ever and new watches from Suunto bring effective satellite navigation to your wrist. This is What’s New Outside. »10/05/15 6:25pmYesterday 6:25pm

The Best DVR For Cord Cutters Now Comes With a Lifetime Service Option

One of the biggest sticking points that keeps people from cutting cable out of their lives is the cable company-provided DVR, and all the time shifting convenience that comes with it. But if you’re committed to cutting the cord, here’s a great deal on a better alternative. »10/05/15 6:15pmYesterday 6:15pm

Windows 10 Hardware Event Rumor Roundup: This Is Microsoft's Next Generation

Think of all the hardware Microsoft makes that’s not a peripheral. What you’re thinking is probably getting some kind of update on Tuesday. That includes the wonderful Surface Pro laptop/tablet, but also the Microsoft Band and two new Lumias (finally). And maybe even a surprise or two, just to keep us guessing. »10/05/15 5:23pmYesterday 5:23pm