How Close Are We To A Two-Hour Marathon?

On Sunday, from the moment 30-year-old Dennis Kimetto breasted the tape at the Berlin Marathon at 2:02:57 to set a new world record by 26 seconds, conversation in certain circles turned to what this meant for the assault on a sub-two-hour marathon. » 10/03/14 4:23pm 10/03/14 4:23pm

Should YOU Stand in Line For the New iPhone?

Did you hear? The new, bigger iPhone is coming next week! Not only that, but it might be joined by an even bigger new iPhone, and possible even an iWatch. As they do every year, people are already standing in line for the opportunity to purchase these iPhones. Should you be one of them? » 9/03/14 2:35pm 9/03/14 2:35pm

I Watched Sony's E3 Experience From a Movie Theater in Alabama

Last night, Sony simulcast its E3 press conference to dozens of movie theaters across the United States, including the Regal Trussville Stadium 16, a Big Lots-facing megaplex just off of County Highway 10. That's where I watched it, along with a few dozen PlayStation faithful. Disclaimer: I am not a gamer. » 6/10/14 4:45pm 6/10/14 4:45pm

15 Heart-Stopping Skywalks That Will Turn Your Legs To Jelly

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. » 1/09/14 9:00am 1/09/14 9:00am

21 Pictures of Chicago's Modern-Day Ice Age

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. » 1/07/14 3:40pm 1/07/14 3:40pm

27 Cutaway Drawings That Show All the Secrets of Buildings

Cutaway or cross-section drawings are mostly just fancy residues of a long-gone era when engineering and architecture visualisation was based on hand-drawn images that were often closer to art than boring illustration. » 12/18/13 9:00am 12/18/13 9:00am

How Long Can Humans Hold Their Breath?

Holding your breath may not be the flashiest feat of athleticism, but performing it at its highest level is still incredibly impressive, especially since it's something we've all done, and can all relate to. The limits to which some can push breath control, in fact, are more impressive than most people probably know. » 11/19/13 1:55pm 11/19/13 1:55pm

An IT Flaw Has Let Unauthorized Users Exploit Army PCs for Years

Earlier this week, Buzzfeed reported that a computer security flaw in has left Army computers vulnerable for at least two years; today, the Army confirmed to Buzzfeed that this was, in fact the case. And that they have no plans to do anything to fix it. » 8/30/13 5:02pm 8/30/13 5:02pm

The Biggest Winners and Losers of Comic-Con 2013!

San Diego Comic-Con is a white-hot furnace in which projects are made, or destroyed. Some emerge from the flames stronger, with invincible buzz levels, while others are melted down. Here's our list of the people and projects that gained buzz from Comic-Con, and the ones that lost some of their buzz. » 7/22/13 1:45pm 7/22/13 1:45pm

Here's Google's Eric Schmidt Using the Moto X Smartphone In the Wild

Information about Motorola's forthcoming "Moto X" smartphone has been slowly trickling out over the last few months. Here's our first look at the snazzy new Moto phone, courtesy of Mr. Eric Schmidt. » 7/12/13 9:48am 7/12/13 9:48am

The NSA Is Training 13 Teams of Covert Hackers to Attack Other Countries

For the first time, the United States has officially disclosed plans to develop counterattack measures against foreign nations' cyberattacks. General Keith Alexander, chief of the military's Cyber Command and the NSA, told Congress yesterday the military is training 13 teams of programmers and computer experts to… » 3/13/13 11:52am 3/13/13 11:52am

The Science of What Makes Junk Food So Addicting (And Delicious)

It's basically impossible to stop eating junk food. And it's like that for a reason. There are billions and billions of dollars at play in Big Snack, and those corporations want to keep it that way. The New York Times has an exhaustive and fairly massive feature about how junk food companies use everything from… » 2/20/13 1:40pm 2/20/13 1:40pm

This Is What Richard III Looked Like Before Being Buried Beneath a…

Yesterday, archaeologists confirmed that they has discovered the remains of English King Richard III beneath a parking lot. Now, based on medical scans of his skull, a team of experts has created a facial reconstruction of the deceased monarch and it's... terrifying? » 2/05/13 8:52am 2/05/13 8:52am

22 Awesome Rotary Phones: Beautiful Relics of a Bygone Era

It's possible that some of you have never seen a rotary phone in real life. It's likely that many of you have never used a rotary phone: heard the pulse take the place of the tone, mustered your patience as the dial rolls back it its reset, cursed a number with so many zeroes in it because it takes so long to call.… » 1/30/13 11:00am 1/30/13 11:00am

Stores Can Now Charge You Extra Just for Using a Credit Card

So here's something you should probably know. Starting this past Sunday, January 27th, retailers can now charge up to four percent extra on purchases made using a credit card. » 1/29/13 1:20pm 1/29/13 1:20pm

18 Amazing Art Deco Clocks From a Futuristic Past

Among the many material forms of Art Deco—from buildings to furniture to cars—clocks somehow seem to make the best use of the machine-age motifs that make the style so wonderful. Feverish geometric forms, mind-bending symmetry, high-contrast colors, modern and ancient materials combined with ticking mechanics and… » 1/21/13 10:50am 1/21/13 10:50am

19 Pairs of Batshit-Crazy Sunglasses from the 1980s

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. » 1/15/13 9:00am 1/15/13 9:00am

This Dust Storm Is So Huge It Looks Like a Crazy Tsunami Wave

Our planet is absurd. Take, for example, this crazy dust storm off the coast of Australia. It looks like something out of a Michael Bay movie. » 1/11/13 2:20pm 1/11/13 2:20pm

Wild Dolphins Giving Gifts to Humans Is a Real Thing That Happens

According to a new scientific paper, dolphins at the Tangalooma Island Resort in Australia have been observed giving gifts to humans 23 separate times since 1998. Yep. This is adorable. » 12/27/12 2:20pm 12/27/12 2:20pm

10 James Bond Gadgets That Actually Exist—And One That Needs To

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. » 12/17/12 1:20pm 12/17/12 1:20pm