This drone footage showing the aftermath of a fire is so heartbreaking

A fire in Valparaíso, Chile has destroyed more than 2,500 homes, left 11,000 people homeless and killed at least 15 people. It's an unfathomable tragedy that has destroyed an entire community. This drone footage from Skyfilms attempts to show the extent of the damage caused by the fire's wrath. It looks like a set of an … » 4/17/14 2:43am Thursday 2:43am

Crying baby seal found lost in Swedish city

Some people found a baby seal crying for attention far away from the open sea, in the city of Sundsvall, in eastern Sweden. Apparently, instead of calling some emergency service, they just filmed her with their cellphones. A sad sign of the times, I guess. So eventually she was like "wtf, screw you humans," went back… » 4/12/14 2:09am 4/12/14 2:09am

Neat trick instantly turns happy songs into sad songs and vice versa

Here's a fun little musical experiment from The Gregory Brothers. They flipped major and minor keys in popular songs to transform previously happy songs into sad ones and turn old depressing sad songs into happy ones. It sends your brain in a tizzy when you hear the words of songs you recognize but see them in a whole… » 3/26/14 11:02pm 3/26/14 11:02pm

Meet the people who would leave Earth and take a one-way trip to Mars

Mars One, the program that is planning to create a human settlement on Mars by 2024, has received over 200,000 applications of Earthlings who are interested in leaving their home planet forever by taking a one-way ticket to Mars. This short documentary examines a few of those people's motivation to leave everything… » 3/05/14 10:47pm 3/05/14 10:47pm

Incredible drone video shows Ukraine's riot battlefield from above

A drone films protesters clashing with police forces as tires and Molotov cocktails burn in Kiev's Independence Square. The battle has started again, after yesterday's failed truce. At least 75 have been killed on since last Tuesday, according to Ukraine's government officials. » 2/21/14 11:20am 2/21/14 11:20am

The world's largest solar plant is killing birds melting them with heat

The world's largest solar plant is awesome—unless you're a bird like the one in this image published by the corporation BrightSource Energy. This bird flew over the plant and was killed by its deadly heat levels, which can reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (537C). Apparently, this was expected. » 2/18/14 11:38am 2/18/14 11:38am

9 Sad Valentine's Gifts for Very Lonely People

Valentine's Day —or as it's called in more cynical circles, "Singles Awareness Day"—is finally upon us. As is tradition, anyone finding themselves single and alone tonight will probably be inclined to spend the evening wallowing in self pity. But it doesn't have to be this way! There's an entire world of products out… » 2/14/14 12:20pm 2/14/14 12:20pm

The desolate panorama from China's moon lander

Behold the first panorama taken by the Chang'e 3 moon lander. It's quite crappy—especially compared to the images taken by the Mars Curiosity rover. And it can't compare to the film photos taken by the Apollo missions. Still, good to be back on the Moon's surface. » 12/26/13 10:03am 12/26/13 10:03am

One chart exposes the racial preferences of online dating

Quartz has dug up a rather sad chart that reveals the racial preferences of online daters. Judging from data from Facebook dating app Are You Interested, you can see how different races respond to each other under the veil of the Internet. Most women respond positively to white men, while most men respond positively to … » 11/20/13 9:21pm 11/20/13 9:21pm

Aerial photos reveal the destructive path of the Midwest tornado

Tornadoes ripped through the Midwest of the United States earlier today and the damage it left behind is absolutely tragic. These pictures of Washington, Illinois, the worst area affected, show how a community gets shredded by natural disaster. The path is violent, the ground is scarred and the homes are just gone. » 11/18/13 11:26pm 11/18/13 11:26pm

Before and after pictures of the Philippines typhoon are heartbreaking

This is so sad. Satellite imagery has captured what the Philippines looked like before and after Typhoon Haiyan and it's absolutely tragic. Towns, homes, people's lives have just been completely decimated. There's nothing left. To see the total destruction from above like this is heartbreaking. One day everything is… » 11/12/13 10:08pm 11/12/13 10:08pm

Seeing the empty rooms of cam girls is completely sobering

In the transaction of receiving real-time titillation via pixels over the Internet, it's easy to forget how complicated some situations can be. Sure, there are gobs of money and endless credit card numbers being punched through but sometimes it's just a prettier version of indentured servitude. » 11/01/13 11:25pm 11/01/13 11:25pm