"Worlds' Oldest Diamonds" Turned Out to Be Leftover Cleaning Supplies

Back in 2007, scientists found evidence of our planet's first continents in the form of 4.3 billion-year-old diamonds—old as the very Earth itself. And these diamonds were finally going to give us the insight into the evolution of Earth's crust that we've been searching for. Now, six years later, there's just one… » 12/30/13 6:00pm 12/30/13 6:00pm

Air Force Officers Keep Leaving the Doors to Our Nuclear Missiles Open

Not to scare you or anything, but Air Force officers have left the blast doors to nuclear-tipped missiles open at least twice in the past year. These are the guys who help guard the launch codes who are also tasked with watching over the arsenal. Leaving the missiles available and unattended is a very, very big no-no. » 10/22/13 4:40pm 10/22/13 4:40pm

Vice Magazine Just Accidentally Revealed Where John McAfee Is Hiding…

Next in line at the great journalistic jungle buffet is Vice, which sent down two dudes to chat with paranoid/fugitive John McAfee and reprint his various insane thoughts. And more: they forgot to clear GPS data in an uploaded photo. » 12/03/12 4:22pm 12/03/12 4:22pm

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Will.i.am Forgets His Own Lyrics During Performance, Reads Them from…

Have you ever unwittingly memorized the lyrics to a Black Eyed Peas song? Of course you have—they're too damn catchy not to remember! Which is why this video, of frontman will.i.am resorting to reading the words to his own song from a cellphone during a recent performance of "Don't Stop the Party" on French TV, is all… » 6/10/11 6:40am 6/10/11 6:40am

How This Drunk Tweet Got Sent From the American Red Cross's Account

Followers of the American Red Cross looking forward to the usual blood drive updates were surprised to find this tweet in their feeds two nights ago. It's not every day the world's largest volunteer services gets "slizzered." » 2/17/11 11:20am 2/17/11 11:20am

So what happened? Was it a malicious hack to make the ARC seem like a bunch of lushes? …

Google's Biggest Mistakes? Wave, Gmail's Launch, and DejaNews

Google's made some grave errors in the past year (Wi-Fi snooping and Buzz to say the least), but VP Marissa Mayer's picks of their three worst are surprising, to say the least. » 11/03/10 8:00am 11/03/10 8:00am

Those 100 Million Sunflower Seeds Are Being Removed From the Tate…

Remember that installation of 100 million meticulously hand-painted ceramic sunflower seeds that just opened a few days ago at the Tate Modern? It turns out they're giving off "noxious ceramic dust" and now they all have to be removed. Whoops. » 10/15/10 3:35pm 10/15/10 3:35pm