These guys doing crazy tricks on a slackline follow different rules of gravity

I don’t know what planet these guys are from but it’s certainly not Earth because they don’t follow the very simple laws of gravity and break the concept of balance and destroy the very idea of time. They can jump on and off a slackline like it’s nothing and even do ridiculous tricks normal people couldn’t pull off if… »9/11/15 8:00pm9/11/15 8:00pm

These cards look like they're floating on their own and destroying gravity

Zach Mueller has mastered the art of cardistry and in doing so, probably destroyed the laws of gravity. The Fontaine cards he’s using seem to have a mind of their own with special rules that don’t apply to other objects on this planet. It’s not so much that his hands are controlling the card but the card is… »9/03/15 8:05pm9/03/15 8:05pm

Space makes things that are spinning act completely crazy

Being in zero gravity has to be a never ending amount of fun. Everything that you boringly do in your normal life, all the things you don’t bother to look twice at—they all become instantly more interesting because you have no idea what’s going to happen. Just check this spinning T-handle in zero gravity, it spins one… »8/20/15 11:00pm8/20/15 11:00pm

Car driving in a loop inside a death cage ball just ignores gravity

Well, this looks fun! The cage stands at about 40 foot tall and is the biggest of its kind in the world and yet the crazy car inside just drives in a vertical loop over and over again like it’s on a normal road that doesn’t go freaking upside down. It’s got to get a little dizzying in there. »6/15/15 7:30pm6/15/15 7:30pm

Awesome video shows what it must be like to control and break gravity

Can you imagine if you had a knob you can turn to sway gravity whichever way you like it? Clemen Wirth’s imaginative experimental video, Gravity, just does that. Water can be poured upwards, paint can drip sideways, flying balloons can fly down and the whole world can be bent in any shape you want. It’d be such a… »4/21/15 2:30am4/21/15 2:30am

Watch a feather and a bowling ball fall at the exact same speed

To this day, I've never felt dumber than when elementary school me thought that 100 pounds of bowling balls would fall faster than 100 pounds of feathers. This video doesn't show that riddle in action but something even cooler: how things fall at the same rate inside the world's largest vacuum chamber. »11/03/14 9:21pm11/03/14 9:21pm

America's first roller coaster began as a railway for transporting coal

If you're wondering how people first decided plummeting downhill inside a rickety box on wheels seemed like a good time, look no further than the Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway in Pennsylvania. What began as a railway for shooting coal down the mountain turned into a destination for thousands of tourists in the late… »9/04/14 6:15pm9/04/14 6:15pm

New map shows where the Milky Way galaxy is inside its supercluster

For the first time, scientists have pinpointed where our galaxy stands amongst thousands of other galaxies in our home supercluster. The new map shows beautiful feathery strings linked together with the Milky Way galaxy placed on the edge of the newly named Laniakea supercluster, home to 100,000 other galaxies. »9/03/14 6:36pm9/03/14 6:36pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Everything Wrong With the Movie Gravity

Gravity is a positively stunning, occasionally horrifying cinematic masterpiece. Of course, that said, it's got its share of problems. And no one has been more irked by these discrepancies than everyones favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Now, you can listen to the man himself sound off on every single… »6/03/14 11:00am6/03/14 11:00am

12 Excellent Movies That Use VFX To Tell A Story

It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool. »5/07/14 4:39pm5/07/14 4:39pm