Seeing strangers take off each other's clothes is quite awkward

Here's the official, anted up sequel to First Kiss, called Undress Me, which means "strangers" are taking off each other's clothes now in a video to promote the new season of Masters of Sex. It doesn't quite have the well acted charm of the original and you feel more like a voyeur this time around but watching… » 7/10/14 11:00pm Thursday 11:00pm

A Rare Tour of the Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born

If you went looking for Zvezdny Gorodok, aka Star City, on a map in the 1960s, you'd have no luck. This small town outside of Moscow was long a state secret, and for good reason: It was the base where Cosmonauts came to train for—and recover from—space flight. And it's still cooking. » 7/09/14 3:20pm Wednesday 3:20pm

The Best (And Worst) Famous Works of Art You Can 3D-Print At Home

Last month, Scott Kildall and Bryan Cera published a 3D digital model of artist Marcel Duchamp's chess kit. The original, hand-carved by Duchamp, is gone—but now anyone with a 3D printer can recreate the artist's kings and rooks at home. As it turns out, this is far from the only piece of great art you can… » 7/09/14 9:20am Wednesday 9:20am

Explaining Particle Accelerators With a Vacuum and 1,000 Foam Balls

If you know what a "Time Projection Chamber" or "Proton Synchrotron Booster" is, you're probably a physicist. And if you can explain them to non-physicists, you're a hero. This complicated glass model attempts to make understanding particle physics a little bit easier—with the help of a vacuum cleaner and 500 feet of… » 7/07/14 4:20pm Monday 4:20pm

These Photorealistic Stencils Make Banksy Look Like an Amateur

If you visit the elementary school in Terracina, Italy, you're going to be a little bit tripped it out. As of a month or two ago, several small children appear to be standing sideways on the building's façade. But obviously, children cannot defy gravity. They're actually the latest creation of a street artist named… » 7/04/14 4:00pm 7/04/14 4:00pm

Death metal band will play in this sealed metal box until they pass out

British death metal band Unfathomable Ruination has scheduled a series of shows in central London next week wherein spectators won't be able to hear them play: They will play inside this perfectly sealed metal box until they pass out because of the lack of oxygen. That's so fucking metal. » 7/04/14 1:26am 7/04/14 1:26am

You Can Explore This WWII-Era Wind Tunnel For the First Time Ever

Imagine setting foot inside a building big enough to comfortably house a Concorde; a place where the aerodynamics of WWII-era Spitfires were tested, and women "doped" planes with toxic, varnish-treated textiles during WWI. There's a whole lot of history at the former Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) in Farnborough,… » 7/03/14 6:00pm 7/03/14 6:00pm

The Creepiness of Accidental Google Street View Camera Selfies

Ever wonder what the Google Street View camera looks like? Sure, you've probably seen the weird stick-like thing they put on top of cars. But a new Tumblr is showing off rare images of the hand-powered device that Google uses to create Street View inside of buildings like museums. It's a little bit creepy. » 7/03/14 10:40am 7/03/14 10:40am

You Can Swim In a Secret Pool in the Mojave Desert, If You Can Find It

When it's hot, city dwellers begin to have a certain look of desperation: That single-minded determination to access the sweet summer relief of a pool. Well, here's a public pool that's completely free and available to use—provided you can locate the pool itself, which is somewhere in the middle of a 25,000… » 6/30/14 6:40pm 6/30/14 6:40pm

This pile of trash is actually a realistic portrait

What looks like a random steaming pile of trash is actually a clever piece of art that combines to create a stunning portrait. Made by artist Benard Pras, each item in the pile is strategically placed so that if you look at it from the right perspective, it looks like a painting. But if you see the junk pile from any… » 6/27/14 8:41pm 6/27/14 8:41pm

Here's a wonderful new animation from a Disney animation legend

Even though I love today's 3D animation movies made with CG, there's something about seeing old fashioned hand-drawn animation that makes me feel like I'm peering into another world of breathtakingly fluid characters dancing on paper. Former Disney animator Glen Keane was a master at such animation and is responsible… » 6/27/14 7:46pm 6/27/14 7:46pm

17 Works of Art That Will Hang In George Lucas's New Museum

There was a great disturbance in the Force this week as George Lucas announced he's locating his new art museum in Chicago instead of San Francisco. But Lucas's art isn't all Millennium Falcon models: There are some seriously fascinating pieces in his collection, all themed around the concept of storytelling. » 6/26/14 2:00pm 6/26/14 2:00pm