China claims it has found a way to create a supersonic underwater vessel that could travel from China to San Francisco in less than two hours using new developments in supercavitation. This could be extremely useful for travel—but also for the development of underwater weapons. In fact, this is a military project.
Since 1930, there has been a science experiment that basically does nothing. Seriously. Scientists watch as a solid—that's actually a liquid 230 billion times more viscous than water—drips down a glass container. But that takes time. A lot of time with a whole lot of nothing. For the past 84 years, the blob of tar has…
Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar drank water from the oldest undisturbed water cache ever—1.5 billion years old. She said to the LA Times that 'it tastes terrible [...] You would definitely not want to drink this stuff.' It's not surprising, knowing it's 'viscous and turns kind of orangey' when exposed to air.
If you work at NASA, there are a few things you should never ever do. The first: never be Chinese and bring your NASA-issued laptop to China because they'll think you're a Chinese spy exposing secrets. The second: if you do bring your NASA-issued laptop to China, don't download porn on your NASA-issued laptop. Chinese…
Sorry folks, it looks like only our grandkid's grandkid's grandkids will be able to take advantage of interstellar travel. Why so long? Because a NASA scientist says it'll take at least 200 years to obtain enough energy to make the journey.
Poisson's Spot is proof that even if you're right about things, you can be humiliated forever. Find out why this physics concept has caused the name Siméon Poisson to live in infamy for almost 200 years.
Scientists are saying that the Triceratops dinosaur—you know, the three horned one—was actually a juvenile form of a Torosaurus, the three horned dinosaur you don't know. Apparently, dinosaurs' skulls can shape-shift.
This crater, located in a remote area of the Sahara desert, was discovered by researchers using Google Earth. And that's actually not even the coolest part. Kamil, as the crater is called, may be the world's best preserved crater.
Apparently, everyone has long been baffled by how Leonardo da Vinci created such subtle shadows and light on the Mona Lisa. So much so that scientists X-rayed the painting to discover his technique.
What was Albert Einstein thinking on the day he died? These newly released pictures of his desk may provide a clue. LIFE Magazine has held onto them for years, along with a picture of the doctor who removed Einstein's brain.
This is the last chance to win your own 9 concept art book, featuring scads of amazing images from the making of the film. Give these stuffed warriors of the wasteland a good home!
We've got 9's secret ragdoll-making mad science journal, complete with ink blots, sketches and doomsday prophesies. Flip through our exclusive pages, and check out your chance to win the concept art book.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has a new photograph out today, all packed with cobwebs and spiders. It also looks like Shia LaBeouf's uniform throughout the film will be his greaser biker jacket, helping hammer home the whole "Hey, I'm a teenaged rebel, man!" attitude. If he picks up the whip once…
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be hitting theater screens on May 22nd, marking nineteen years since we've seen the whip-swinging archeaologist going after mysterious antiquities and occasionally teaching school. However, George Lucas thinks that both critics and fans alike will hate the…