Chernobyl never looked more post-apocalypic than in this new drone film

Filmmaker Danny Cook went earlier this year to Pripyat—an abandoned city near Chernobyl, Ukraine—and captured this new amazing footage. It's the closest that, hopefully, you will ever see to a post-apocalyptic city, 28 years after the catastrophe that has killed about 200,000 people since then. » 11/27/14 12:15am 11/27/14 12:15am

This cargo ship getting deformed in the middle of a storm is terrifying

Amazing video of a large cargo ship passing through a small storm and the effect it has on its steel megastructure, which bends and moves as if it were made with Play-Doh. I love the sea but looking at what it is capable of and how small we are compared to it, I get terrified. Watch and see what I mean. » 11/15/14 2:43am 11/15/14 2:43am

Revolutionary photo clearly shows star system forming for the first time

You are witnessing the formation of a solar system just like ours, 450 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Taurus, as photographed in detail for the first time in history by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array international observatory in Chile. I'm absolutely stunned. » 11/06/14 9:33am 11/06/14 9:33am

Can you detect the stealth animals hiding in all these pictures?

Can you see it? Hiding in plain sight there are two of the most stealthy creatures in the animal kingdom, almost impossible to detect. Thanks to the wonders of natural selection, these and other animals can avoid most predators and perpetuate their species. See if you can spot them all: » 10/25/14 12:33am 10/25/14 12:33am

Scientists discover 64P comet stinks and has dunes just like Earth

The spacecraft Rosetta keeps surprising everyone with amazing new photos taken in pursuit of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken just 7.4 kilometers from its surface. These images reveal dunes just like those you can find on Earth. Scientists have also found that it really stinks. » 10/24/14 7:44pm 10/24/14 7:44pm

Extracting giant marble blocks from a quarry is amazing and beautiful

This beautiful video is an excerpt from Yuri Ancarani's documentary Il Capo. It shows the boss of the most famous marble quarry in the world—in Carrara, Italy—at work. Watching him guide his men extract giant chunks of marble with simple hand movements, is simply amazing. » 10/24/14 12:15am 10/24/14 12:15am

This is first trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and it looks amazing

Comicbook Resources got the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, apparently leaked early by Movieweb, and now it appears it has leaked everywhere. It's narrated by Ultron (James Spader), and features all the team members—plus the much anticipated Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor. [UPDATED with highlights] » 10/22/14 8:25pm 10/22/14 8:25pm

Incredible photo of an F-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge

Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco. Here are some more images taken by him from previous editions. » 10/13/14 1:03pm 10/13/14 1:03pm

These giant RC airplanes are so huge that you can fly a kid inside

I have seen big RC planes in the past, but this is really getting out of hand. I watch these videos of giant scale RC planes—the one above is 85 percent of the original size!—and I have to wonder what's the point. OK, I know the point: It's awesome, but you may as well build the entire thing. » 10/10/14 1:02pm 10/10/14 1:02pm

Woman sings two notes simultaneously in amazing display of voice talent

German singer Anne-Maria Hefele has been training her voice since 2005 to become an polyphonic overtone singer. This means that she is capable of singing different scales of low notes (fundamentals) and high pitched notes (overtones) at the same time producing an otherworldly sound that gave me goosebumps. » 10/06/14 6:46pm 10/06/14 6:46pm

Amazing photo of the MIR space station against the immensity of Earth

Surprisingly enough for a space junkie like me, I've never seen this image of the MIR—the Soviet space station that was destroyed on reentry on 2001 after 5,519 days in orbit. The photo was taken from the space shuttle Atlantis on the mission STS-71, docked in the photo below. » 9/16/14 8:53pm 9/16/14 8:53pm

Amazing photo shows lightning striking an airliner flying in a rainbow

Stunning photo of a lightning striking an Boeing 777 that seems to be in the middle of a perfect rainbow, taken by German photographer Birk Möbius. The image was captured yesterday from an aerodrome in Taucha, Germany. Check out the zoomed image to see the plane being hit by the lightning. » 8/28/14 9:22pm 8/28/14 9:22pm

Extreme close up photo of a living human brain

A living human brain. Looks gross. But think about how amazing this is. You have one of these things inside your head, a mass of organic matter in which billions of connections make you—every memory, everything that ever was in your life is inside this mass. So yes, it may look gross, but it's freaking amazing. » 8/09/14 3:03am 8/09/14 3:03am

Beautiful architectural alphabet engravings should be built for real

Antonio Basoli was an Italian artist that lived between the 18th and the 19th century working mostly in Bologna. Among other things, he created these beautiful architectural alphabet engravings called Alfabeto Pittorico. I wish there was a place called Alphabet City* where all these buildings were real. » 8/01/14 9:04pm 8/01/14 9:04pm

NASA: New "impossible" engine works, could change space travel forever

Until yesterday, every physicist was laughing at this engine and its inventor, Roger Shawyer. It's called the EmDrive and everyone said it was impossible because it goes against classical mechanics. But the fact is that the quantum vacuum plasma thruster works and scientists can't explain why. » 8/01/14 10:53am 8/01/14 10:53am

This skier must be a wizard or use anti-gravity skis

This guy's name is Adam Delorme, although I will just go ahead and call him Darth Delorme. Or His Wizardness Lord Delorme of Snow. He can go by either name. Like the rest of the skiers in the documentary Less, his skiing seems more like an act of magic than actual skiing. At one point I thought it was all CGI. » 7/30/14 12:50am 7/30/14 12:50am