An Insanely Detailed Map of Where People Bike and Run Around the World

Earlier this year, Nathan Yau visualized some of the world's most popular running routes, but with a fairly limited data set. But the information logged to Strava provides a wildly detailed map of people's workouts across the entire planet—and now you can explore it to your heart's content. » 4/24/14 8:00am 19 minutes ago

How to Keep Milk from Spoiling Without Refrigeration

For centuries, before refrigeration, an old Russian practice was to drop a frog into a bucket of milk to keep the milk from spoiling. In modern times, many believed that this was nothing more than an old wives' tale. But researchers at Moscow State University, led by organic chemist Dr. Albert Lebedev, have shown that… » 4/24/14 6:40am Today 6:40am

The FDA Is Coming For Your E-Cigs

Gather ye e-cigarettes while ye may. According to a report from The New York Times, the FDA is preparing to announce "sweeping new rules" to regulate the sale of e-cigs, cigars, gels, and pipes. Tomorrow, the agency will unveil a "hundreds-of-pages-long" blueprint for the regulations—a long-delayed attempt to gain control… » 4/24/14 12:33am Today 12:33am

Pop an Ambien and watch happy Bob Ross happily washing his happy brush

I can watch Bob Ross forever. Back in college, I used to watch his program—The Joy of Paintingon late cable TV because he triggered my autonomous sensory meridian response like crazy. I'd get goosebumps and my blood pressure would drop. Here's that son of a gun washing his brush again and again and again. » 4/24/14 12:02am Today 12:02am

Dad saves a kid from getting hit by becoming faster than a superhero

Old man strength. The ability to fix anything broken inside the house. The impeccable sense of direction. The never ending wallet. Dads are basically real life superheroes. Especially this dad, who probably activated the secret powerful dad mode God code you get when you become a father that made him instantly realize… » 4/23/14 11:07pm Yesterday 11:07pm

Leopard steals a camera because, screw you humans and your cameras

It has to be really annoying to be in your turf and have all these people come like the pest to take photos of you and leave crap around. If I were this leopard I would have stolen the camera, break it, and then poop on it. But I'm glad he didn't so we could see this wonderful animal up close. » 4/23/14 9:11pm Yesterday 9:11pm

Dang, people don't notice the homeless even when they're family members

To most people living in cities around the world, the homeless have essentially become invisible. They blend into the streets, they're background noise, they're just a part of the fabric of a city like buildings and street lights and crosswalks. Only... they're human. Just like us. To prove how invisible the homeless… » 4/23/14 8:41pm Yesterday 8:41pm

Awesome chemical reactions that look like impossible sorcery

This is not a video trick. A person pours a transparent liquid and, suddenly, it turns black. It's the magic of chemistry, Mr. White. The reaction above is called the iodine clock reaction, which is a classic demonstration of chemical kinetics. But there are others, more complex and cooler than this. » 4/23/14 8:22pm Yesterday 8:22pm

How to Make a Drill-Powered Pepper Grinder

If you've ever cooked pepper steak, you know the feeling of your forearms cramping up after what seems like hours of twisting. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were just a machine that did all the hard work? Lucky for you, there is, and it's probably in your garage. That is, if you still have film canisters lying… » 4/23/14 7:40pm Yesterday 7:40pm

Name Your Own Price On $655 Worth of Mac Apps

Mac Bundles remain a great way to get a bunch of great apps on the cheap. The latest bundle from StackSocial takes that mission to heart. You can now name their own price for 10 mac apps including RapidWeaver 5. This deal has crazy value: $655 of top software for NYOP. » 4/22/14 12:43pm Tuesday 12:43pm