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

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 3:41pm 11/19/13 3:41pm

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 6:47pm 7/22/13 6:47pm

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

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 carry … » 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. And … » 1/30/13 11:00am 1/30/13 11:00am

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

The 19 Most Badass Spy Planes

There is little in the world that can match the simultaneous awesomeness and mystery of a spy plane. These are the paragon of modern innovation, yet largely pass invisible above us. They decide battles and wars, yet only a few lucky soldiers get to see them. Blah blah blah words. Let's look at some incredible… » 12/05/12 9:00am 12/05/12 9:00am