Let's Talk About Mantis Shrimp Fight Club

The fearsome mantis shrimp has many fascinating attributes, most notably its powerful hammer-like rounded claws — technically known as “raptorial appendages” — that it uses to crack open the hard shells of its favored prey (clams and crabs) and to ward off predators. And now it seems they use them as weapons against… »9/24/15 1:21pm9/24/15 1:21pm

What the Russian Meteorite's Shockwave Really Felt Like on the Ground

As we get to know more and more about how powerful the meteorite that exploded over Russia really was, something still gets lost in translation. This video makes it abundantly clear how strong the blast was. The footage is collected from different locations throughout the Chelyabinsk city and shows how it really »2/21/13 10:00pm2/21/13 10:00pm

Is Google Chrome's Shockwave Plugin Making Your Computer Freak Out?

If the issues with Gtalk and Twitter weren't already enough, we're having yet another issue over at Giz HQ. Shockwave is wreaking havoc on our Chrome browsers. Not that Shockwave hasn't already been a resource hog, but today is especially bad. Maybe it's a temporary incompatibility with OS X Mountain Lion or some… »7/26/12 1:20pm7/26/12 1:20pm