Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence. The bad news? These are questions that may always lay just beyond the limits of our comprehension.
The climate is changing. It was bound to happen, whether humans intervened or not. The Earth has gone through so many climate changes over its 4.5 billion years of life that it's enough to make your head spin — or melt, or get eroded by corrosive elements in the atmosphere, depending on what geological era you lived…
Clara’s time on Doctor Who is coming to an end—no spoilers here—and it’s bumming us out. But she’s not the first companion to leave the Doctor’s side in a totally bummer fashion. Here are the 10 most depressing companion departures, until now.
The world's population has exploded over the past century, growing from less than 2 billion to 7 billion people. And it's not stopping. The U.N.'s current projection is that humanity will number 9.3 billion individuals in 2050, and then hit 10.1 billion by 2100. Meanwhile, our energy resources are dwindling and…
Sometimes in this world, you want to make someone as wildly uncomfortable as humanly possible. That’s why Facebook’s here.
You know Facebook stickers—the brighter, louder cousin of the common emoji that has thus far been relegated to the world of Messenger? All that's about to change. Now, we can finally use Facebook stickers in comments to ambiguously say all the things that we'd rather not.
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have come a long way in only a few years. And after gradually layering on new features and capability, they've finally reached an apex in Sony's new A7 and A7r models, both of which sport that big and beautiful bastion of image quality—the full-frame sensor.
Google may be getting Glass's fashion situation under control by partnering with Warby Parker, but Glass's potential to be dangerously distracting still seems like a problem. And where there's a problem, West Virginian legislators know to step in with preemptive regulation. Apparently.
Sometimes Gotham gets the hero it deserves, but not the one it needs right now. And sometimes that hero doesn't get the hint that it's time to go ahead and leave already, before everybody gets blown to bits with him..
This Christmas, you'll have your pick of not one but two righteously depressing movies hitting the theaters. But between Django Unchained and Les Miserables, who's the saddest sack of all? Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway try to settle this once and for all.
You think David Blaine is bad? It could be worse. You could be stuck with the Middle Earth street magic stylings of Gandalf. Where's your ring of invisibility when you need it?
I've done it. You've done it. Your friends have done it. Why, we whine doesn't MTV play music videos anymore? And it's true! They don't. It's just a big seething crap reality tv show pile-on. But you know what? As the (not really) head of MTV programming tells you himself, it's your own damn fault.
Wish you had a way to fire projectiles in your backyard but lack a firearm and/or the proper permit? Not a problem! With $40 in plumbing supplies and an hour of your time, you too can launch Russets with extreme prejudice.
Before it could slip the surly bonds of earth and dance the skies on laughter-silvered wings, SpaceX's Falcon 9's early morning launch was unfortunately scrapped by Nasa today due to higher than normal pressure readings in its number five engine.
It often seems like everything you do, touch, or eat can make you smarter or dumber. But that's not quite the case.
Encouraged by the good folks at Businessweek, our favorite master slingshot builder Joerg Sprave put together this latest video showing how to weaponize everyday office supplies. Because no one's going to steal your lunch from the break room fridge when you're packing heat.