I don’t understand how people find the time to listen to podcasts. Like a good company guy, I listen to the Deadcast, but I tried one episode of This American Life and stopped it after 20 minutes. Ira Glass’s voice was fine, but when I’m working, I can’t listen to audio that requires attention. This is all a flimsy…
Only the saddest degenerates would waste a Sunday morning this October watching a Bills-Jaguars game emanating from London, but with a new deal between the NFL and Yahoo, anyone with an internet connection can. You know, if they want to.
A casual observer might take note of Darren Sharper's pending plea agreement in rape charges spread across at least four years and four different states for any number of the obvious reasons—this is, after all, a case involving a former NFL All-Pro being revealed as a serial rapist. One of those reasons, though, would…
At just before 3 am CT this morning, a Blue Line train at Chicago's O'Hare airport jumped the rails. And kept going.
A few weeks ago, we showed you a terrifying Alpine tourist attraction called "Step Into the Void." It's a glass cage that hangs more than 3,300 feet above the mountains. But the Void is hardly the first heart-stopping skywalk—in fact, these are dozens out there that are just as scary.
This week, temperatures in Chicago dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit (-26.7 degree Celsius) on the heals of the frigid, dense air known as a polar vortex, which has swept across the Midwest and through huge portion of the United States.
About a month and a half ago, after years of relentless Blackberry mockery from my plugged in coworkers, I did something pretty out of my typically Luddite character: I bought a smartphone. And so far, I like it just fine. I can listen to Spotify on my phone now, which is nice. And the picture quality is much better…
The neverending Edward Snowden saga is getting some new characters with a new Reuters report that tracks the origins of his secret document-stashing not to the NSA but to former employer Dell Computer. Wait, Dell? What do they have to do with spying? You'd be surprised.
Norway's capital city has a serious waste management issue—they're way too good at it. Half of Oslo's 1.4 million residents rely on a steady stream of refuse to power their appliances and heat their homes. Problem is, there just isn't enough trash to go around.
The Vatican needs to find a new Pope. And to notify the world of when a new Pope is chosen, the papal conclave will communicate through smoke signal. Black smoke means they haven't found a Pope, white smoke (or "fumata bianca") would mean that there is a new Pope. So what's inside the smoke?
Two years ago today, Japan was ravaged by a horrible tsunami. And now, right on the anniversary of the disaster, there's a new memorial to the people and things who lived through it: the "miracle tree" that survived the surge has now been converted in a sculpture.
Border fences are really tall so it's not like you can just throw your packages of marijuana over them. No, you'd need something like a weed-apult or, better yet, a weed cannon to heave them over the wall.
Turns out, being blown out of an airlock and turning into a meat popsicle after succumbing to hypoxia isn't so bad. At least, not when compared to the multitude of other deadly maladies that await you in the depths of space. Here are just a few ways that interplanetary exploration is conspiring to kill us all.
Couldn't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? You're not alone. Who throws a giant street party on a Tuesday, anyways? That's what long weekends are for. But don't be too disappointed at missing out on the fun.
What turned out the lights in the Superdome last night? Actually, we still don't know! But Entergy—the company responsible for keeping the lights on at the Super Bowl—has released a statement that amounts to a blown fuse, origin unknown.
A horrible thing has happened today in China's Henan Province. A truck loaded to the gills with fireworks—intended for the country's upcoming Lunar New Year celebration—fired off its wares on a busy highway, leading to six minutes of the most brightly lit, celebratory destruction in recent memory.
What What do you think of when you think of the 80s? Beverly Hills Cop, synthed-out pop music, MTV actually being Music Television, and glaring neon colors, right? Right, with one addition: shades. Insanely over designed lunatic sunglasses! Here comes a highly relevant collection of the craziest ones.
One of the ultimate desires of humankind: living on the solitary edge between urban luxury and the embrace of nature. Houses on cliffs and rocks reflect this desire well. You might find your dream house among the next 27 buildings; many of them are true examples of exceptional architectural design and outstanding…
There have been 23 Bond movies made In the past 50 years—full of lethal, handy, futuristic, awesome, and sometimes funny gadgets. Most are still too fantastic to be real, but some have transcended the silver screen to become naturalized residents of the Real World. These are our favorites.