Clever crow knows exactly how to solve different puzzles to get food

I love it when animals can solve puzzles and problems that I can't even figure out. Here's a crow going through a bunch of different exercises to show its understanding of size, weight, density, the elements and even the amount of effort it should put in to a puzzle to win its reward. » 7/25/14 10:41pm Friday 10:41pm

The evolution of video game controllers in 16 cool photos

Javier Laspiur made this series of pictures showing the evolution of video game controllers throughout history. I played with most of these, even the 1983 Teletenis, and it feels like it was yesterday. It's been quite a journey that's not over yet. I can't wait to see what the future of video games will bring next. » 7/25/14 9:42pm Friday 9:42pm

Mind-twisting short shows that ignorance is bliss

Imagine that you have the ability to know how many times people lied in their life. Or how many days they will live just by looking at a number displayed on the top of their heads. That's the premise of this mind-twisting short film by Robert Hloz: Two people with that rare ability meet randomly on the street. » 7/24/14 9:58pm Thursday 9:58pm

Here's a satirical glimpse of Earth's dystopian future

Made by Duncan Elms, this video imagines a future where Earth has been ravaged by wars, cyclones, food shortages, destructive weather and horrible humans and turned into areas of uninhabitable zones. And yet, cities would still make bids to host the Olympic Games, even if they're during a nuclear winter. » 7/23/14 11:17pm Wednesday 11:17pm

Calvin and Hobbes creator's new comic strips are now for sale

Bill Watterson's new comic strip originals—born from his collaboration with Stephan Pastis—are now up for sale for the benefit of Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. They published very high resolution scans of the three original uncolored strips so yo can enjoy the finest details of his ink brushwork: » 7/23/14 9:24pm Wednesday 9:24pm

Nothing says summer like these slow melt ice cream time-lapses

This is exactly how summer feels like here in Spain. Everything seems to be melting around me: Trees, buildings, dogs, even me. Despite the air conditioning I feel like I'm slowly melting on my chair. That's what Mateo Cabeza—a filmmaker based in Seville, Spain—seems to be thinking too. » 7/22/14 7:51pm Tuesday 7:51pm

Magician can guess the card you're thinking about through this video

Our eyes are too slow and our brains are too easily fooled. Just watch this video where Illusionist Eric Leclerc shows off by reading our minds through a simple YouTube video. He plays around with us in the beginning but at the end, he just jumped through the computer screen to peer into our wrinkled brain. » 7/21/14 8:58pm 7/21/14 8:58pm

Insanely detailed hand-cut illustrations on rice paper

Bovey Lee—an artist based in Pittsburgh—has the skills and the endless patience to make these amazingly detailed illustrations. She hand cuts each one on a single sheet of Chinese xuan (rice) paper using a wide array of cutting instruments. The resulting pieces are delicate and mesmerizing. » 7/18/14 9:17pm 7/18/14 9:17pm

The new Predator drone cockpit looks like a dream gaming setup

General Atomics has a new cockpit for their MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers, two of the most common hunt-and-kill drones used by the USAF, capable of destroying basically any ground—and some air—targets. It looks like a dream gaming setup. Heck, it even includes a gamepad (check out that guy's lap.) » 7/17/14 3:49pm 7/17/14 3:49pm

Some really crazy people made the entire Star Wars movie in Minecraft

After three years in the making, the Minecraft version of Star Wars: A New Hope is almost done. According to the fans making the movie, the individual sets alone took six months to build—"no mods have been used, just custom textures and art." Here's their version of the original movie trailer, released in 1977: » 7/16/14 1:17pm 7/16/14 1:17pm

Massive school of anchovies looks like a hungry giant alien oil blob

This big black blob that recently appeared off the San Diego coast looks like the fallout from an oil spill, or an undersea plague coming to haunt humans and probably steal their souls. In reality, it's a massive school of anchovies—harmless enough that people are actually snorkeling through the dark mass of fishies. » 7/11/14 9:41pm 7/11/14 9:41pm