Photoshop Contest: What Else Is Hiding in This Cryptic Lincoln Pic?

As you may or may not have heard, a University of North Carolina professor claims to have found a major mistake in Lincoln history. Some blurry, sepia-skinned dude in the photo who we'd believed was Lincoln was actually not! As this Smithsonian Magazine article details, it's more likely that Lincoln is this other »10/03/13 5:20pm

You Can Get a Poop Transplant in a Pill Now

Exciting news is afoot in the world of medical poop. Researchers have developed a new treatment for those suffering from Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, that puts gut-saving bacteria in a pill, doing away with the need for a traditional fecal transplant. In other words, you don't have to eat poop. »10/03/13 4:54pm

The World's Biggest Dump Truck Can Haul a Staggering 500 Tons

What looks like a small apartment complex is actually the biggest vehicle man has ever dared to put on eight wheels. Designed and built by a Belarusian company called BelAZ, the 75710 (come on, you couldn't have thrown the word mega in there?) itself weighs almost 900 tons, and can haul close to 500 tons of mined rock. »10/03/13 4:21pm

Bees Can't Find Flowers Thanks to Diesel Exhaust

Diesel exhaust is pretty nasty stuff. Pass an overloaded 18-wheeler clouding up the highway, and that acrid plume of hydrocarbons will overpower even your best little tree air freshener. As new research lays out, that exhaust doesn't just smell bad, it messes with the scent of flowers. And that's big trouble for our … »10/03/13 4:20pm

Report: Amazon Is Cooking Up a Set-Top Box For the Holidays

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is working on a set-top box that will be ready in time for the holidays. And surprise, surprise, the lynchpin of this rumor is that Amazon has some major content deals in the works. »10/03/13 3:20pm

Facebook Home Plays Nice With Every Social Network That Isn't Twitter

Hey, so remember Facebook Home? Yeah, probably not. Which isn't surprising considering it wasn't much more than Zuck's half-baked attempt at getting his eager fingers into the phone market. But now, Home wants to be relevant once again for the first time by bringing in all your other favorite social media accounts—you… »10/03/13 2:47pm

Deals: Logitech UE Airplay Speaker, HTC One Mini, Blu-ray Bundles

Quality Airplay speakers tend to be expensive, but today you grab this Logitech UE Air Speaker for only $139, which is about $60 less than anyone else is selling it for. Depending on what your device situation is you may wish this had a lightning connector (you can always adapt), but it's more likely that you'll… »10/03/13 1:45pm

The Artificial Islands That Would Have Let Us Leapfrog the Atlantic

At the dawn of long-distance air travel only the very brave dared to cross something as vast as the Atlantic Ocean. If crisscrossing the globe by air was going to come to the masses, some people believed it would have to be helped along by some new innovations—like these artificial islands of the future, courtesy of… »10/03/13 1:46pm

The iPhone 5S Motion Sensors Are Totally Screwed Up

Since the iPhone 5S landed in the hands of new owners a few weeks ago, there have been reports that on-board sensors like the gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer haven't been working properly on some devices. We've confirmed the new iPhone's failings on our own. It's not just off. It's embarrassing. »10/03/13 12:24pm