This snake, half-viper half-spider, will haunt my dreams tonight

Meet the Spider-Tailed Horned Viper, a species that lives in western Iran and uses his tail in the shape of a spider as a lure to attract birds. Snakes and spiders are quite scary per se, but this animal combining both seems like a genetically-modified monster conceived by a mad scientist. » 2/12/15 12:36pm 2/12/15 12:36pm

Seeing an avalanche form right before your eyes is absolutely terrifying

The ground just starts cracking right in front of the snowboarder. I mean, what do you even do when the ground fractures and the snow murmurs and life glitches like that? What do you do when you have two seconds to realize you're screwed and to come up with a plan to unscrew yourself? You can't do anything, really. » 2/05/15 10:30pm 2/05/15 10:30pm

Seeing a GoPro video of a roller coaster might be scarier than riding it

Somehow, it's almost scarier to watch a GoPro video of a roller coaster than to ride the roller coaster itself in real life. I don't know why that works but it's like you get none of the thrills and all of the fear when you see the first person point of view, it's just terrifying dizziness mixed with a constant… » 2/03/15 2:34am 2/03/15 2:34am

US Navy to publicly show its railgun for the first time ever

The US Navy will publicly show their formidable railgun at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo in Washington D.C. on February 4. The formidable electromagnetic cannon launches solid projectiles over 100 nautical miles at more than six times the speed of sound. You can see it in action here: » 1/24/15 4:18am 1/24/15 4:18am

New nightmare crosswind landing videos will haunt my flights forever

We've seen insane landings before—those videos haunt my thoughts vividly every time I'm on a plane. And yet, I want to see more. Here are two new videos showing the terrifying wind conditions over Birmingham's airport in England. I just added it to my list of places I don't want to fly to. » 1/20/15 1:36pm 1/20/15 1:36pm

One truly terrifying love story

I don't know what the hell I was expecting from a short titled He Took His Skin Off For Me, but I sure wasn't expecting this. A love story that is a horror nightmare that is a metaphor of certain relationships. Or vice versa. All with with excellent 100-percent practical special effects. Hard to watch, but worth it. » 1/12/15 10:35pm 1/12/15 10:35pm

Changing the lightbulb on a 1500-foot tower is breathtakingly terrifying

My pores on the palms of my hands are shaking. My caps on my knees are sweating. I'm having trouble breathing. And it's all because of this slightly terrifying video showing a tower climber climbing atop a 1500-foot TV tower to change the lightbulb like it's a leisurely walk in the park. » 1/05/15 11:04pm 1/05/15 11:04pm

Our deepest darkest fears turned into terrifying cartoons

We all have deep dark fears that are almost always irrational and probably rooted from our childhood and most likely festered when we were alone and trapped in our thoughts. Deep Dark Fears illustrates those fears in a comic form and they're funny to see but also exposes us to a whole new set of fears we never thought… » 12/29/14 9:30pm 12/29/14 9:30pm

Watching a USB Hack in Action Makes Me Never Want to Leave My Computer

Remember BadUSB, the pervasive and unfixable security vulnerability that turns every USB device into a vector for attacks against just about every computer? The one that's out in the wild now? I always knew it was bad, but this video really brought it home for me and now I want to fill my USB ports up with cement. » 12/18/14 11:05am 12/18/14 11:05am

One day we will end up living inside computers but it will really suck

Consciousness uploading to a computer network at the time of death. It is a great idea. It will happen. People will be able to live forever, roam the universe, experience the unimaginable. Or perhaps it will all get ruined by corporations, as this video—which can be the plot for a Black Mirror episode—shows. » 12/16/14 7:35pm 12/16/14 7:35pm

Close encounters with Russian warplanes as tension increases in Europe

Things are not looking good over the Baltic Sea. Poland has announced that Russian naval and air force activity in the Baltic Sea region is "unprecedented," with Sweden being the most affected country, which have resulted in numerous close encounters. According to the BBC, these are some of the incidents we know about: » 12/12/14 1:04am 12/12/14 1:04am

Extraordinary sharp footage of Great White sharks jumping and hunting

This footage of Great White Sharks leaping into the air and attacking a fake seal is just awesome. We get to see these incredible killing beasts in all their intimidating glory. The video is stunningly clear and we pretty much see every angle of these ocean hunters. Man, they are fearsome. » 12/11/14 1:22am 12/11/14 1:22am

Rare footage of massive waterspouts connecting the ocean to the sky

Tornadoes terrify me. Being sucked into the sky never to return again was a recurring childhood nightmare of mine, one that felt extremely realistic. Which is why I shiver at the sight of these massive waterspouts. I imagine myself on a boat, being lifted up by some massive force, surrounded by sharks trying to bite… » 11/26/14 6:49pm 11/26/14 6:49pm

Underwater monster captured on video for the first time ever

This sea creature may look like some scary 3D animation of an underwater monster but it's not. It's completely real. What you're looking at is a deep sea anglerfish known as the Black Seadevil. This sea monster's existence shows that sometimes reality is crazier and more twisted than our scariest nightmares. » 11/25/14 12:05am 11/25/14 12:05am