How Long It Takes to Burn Off a Thanksgiving Dinner 10 Different Ways

For once, let's not lie to ourselves about how we're going to "take it easy" this Thanksgiving. Most of us are going to give thanks by indulging like gluttonous pigs. It's okay, we can give ourselves a pass every now and then, but let's be real: if we don't want to have more chins on our chin's chins by New Year's,… » 11/27/13 12:30pm 11/27/13 12:30pm

Watch a tooth get burned to crispy bits

Seeing things that shouldn't be burned get melted down to nothing by fire is weirdly titillating. You don't even have to be a pyromaniac to enjoy the perversion of the flames. Just look at how this tooth slowly disappears! It's gross and weirdly wonderful in all the right ways. So bless the master torch wielders of … » 11/06/13 8:42pm 11/06/13 8:42pm

Burning Stuff with the Power of the Sun Never Ever Gets Old

You know as a kid when you used to use a magnifying glass and the Sun to burn ants? This is basically that but more awesome (and less gruesome!). Using the screen of an old big screen TV, Grant Thompson was able to create a 4 foot magnifying lens that could melt a stack of pennies, burst a glass bottle, cook food,… » 3/07/13 11:00pm 3/07/13 11:00pm

Sunburn Is Your RNA Crying Out in Pain

Sunburn is painful, dangerous and embarrassing. But despite knowing it's the body's protective immune response to high levels of ultraviolet radiation, scientists weren't exactly sure what the biological process behind it was. Turns out that it's your RNA screaming out in pain—a finding which could help sunburn and… » 7/09/12 11:20am 7/09/12 11:20am

Japan Orders Apple To Publish a Remedy For iPod Overheating Problem

Japan's trade ministry has ordered Apple to publicize an "easy to understand" online statement detailing how first-gen iPod Nano users can receive replacement batteries. The device has been linked to 27 cases of overheating and 4 burn incidents, which Apple has determined stems from a single battery manufacturer. [… » 8/06/10 3:52pm 8/06/10 3:52pm

Nine Inch Nails Dumps Record Labels, Going Direct to Fans

Hear that? It's the RIAA quaking in their diamond-coated boots as yet another A-list band gives labels the finger: Pretty hate machine Trent Reznor announced today that "as of right now Nine Inch Nails is a totally free agent, free of any recording contract with any label." Instead of futzing through the hapless… » 10/08/07 7:00pm 10/08/07 7:00pm