You Won't Believe What Happens When You Light These Chemicals on Fire

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you mixed Mercury(II) thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2) and Ammonium chromate (NH4)2CrO4 together and then lit it on fire? NO?! What's wrong with you? It's unbelievably hellish and impossibly alien combined with one burning force of what the horrifically kraken insane. » 7/18/13 8:00pm 7/18/13 8:00pm

Lego Giant Kraken Destroys Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer

Adding giant monsters. That's how you make a good Lego Star Wars model even better. Now I'm hoping that the new J.J. Abrams' movie includes vicious behemoths destroying starships (which, given the Empire Strikes Back's asteroid chase precedent and Abrams' love for monsters, seems like a certain possibility). » 5/06/13 11:41am 5/06/13 11:41am

How Scientists Finally Found the Giant Squid

Earlier this year, scientists announced they'd finally captured video footage of Architeuthis—or kraken, or just the giant squid if you prefer. In this video, Edith Widder, once of the scientists responsible for the discovery, explains how she and her team did it. » 3/06/13 5:45am 3/06/13 5:45am

Video of the Giant Squid Attacking a Submarine

Our friend Jonnypartys at The Scuttlefish found this video of the Architeuthis, the living kraken filmed by Tsunemi Kubodera and his team after 400 hours in a research sub. It's only a few seconds, but you can see the beast both peacefully floating and attacking the submarine. » 1/08/13 4:05pm 1/08/13 4:05pm

Live Giant Squid Filmed in the Pacific for the First Time

This amazing sea creature is an Architeuthis. Or a Kraken, as the ancient vikings used to call it. We knew the kraken wasn't a mythical creature. Giant squids like this have been captured in the past, usually near the sea's surface, but this is the first time one has been filmed alive in the wild, majestically… » 1/07/13 4:38pm 1/07/13 4:38pm

Steampunk Real3D Goggles Could Save 3DTV

Now that normal service has resumed, it's time to go back to dwelling on those all-important issues dragging us down before. Namely, 3DTV and the nail in its coffin—3D glasses. Step back in time with steampunk 3D goggles. » 4/20/10 3:20am 4/20/10 3:20am