Spring is well ahead of schedule across much of the southern United States, in some cases by at least two to three weeks. An early spring may sound nice, but it comes with serious consequences—both to human health and the environment.
Burn metal hot enough and you can do whatever the hell you want with it. Here’s a glimpse of how a coil spring, which is used in a car’s suspension, gets made. It’s interesting that even though the machines do most of the work in shaping the spiral, there are still a lot of hands involved in transforming the rod into…
When you run over 150 miles on the same route over the course of a year and take a total of 98,366 photos of that route while braving the snow, the rain, the cold, the heat, and all the crazy things the elements can thrown at you, you get a pretty fantastic hyperlapse video that blends all the different seasons…
Something weird is happening to spring. It’s starting earlier and earlier—but not everywhere. The shift is limited to cities and heavily-populated areas.
Tomorrow is the vernal equinox! You might think that it’s simply the mid-point between each solstice, but that’s not exactly correct. Joe Hanson, host of It’s Okay to be Smart, explains.
Fall is probably the most picturesque season but there’s always something beautiful about seeing the stillness of winter give way to the color of spring. Here’s a collection of photographs from photographer Jim Brandenburg that documents the transformation from winter to spring. According to National Geographic,…
Something odd is happening to the seasons. Spring has been showing up progressively earlier, and a new model shows that by the end of the century, it will likely be showing up a full 23 days earlier—but it may not look quite like the Spring we’re used to.
When wood frogs emerge from hibernation, a frantic competitive orgy happens. They meet up in frigid temporary pools left behind by melting snow, and over the course of just a few days, males grab nearly anything that moves in the hopes of winning a spot on a female’s back.
Many of us are still buried under snow, but that doesn't mean it isn't springtime, dammit. So enjoy these entries to this week's Shooting Challenge, spring.
Has winter's long and drawn-out run this year completely destroyed your soul? Some of us still won't be enjoying spring-like weather for quite a few weeks, so here's a simple way to recreate that feeling indoors. The next time you sit down for a meal, swap in these faux grass placemats that make it feel like you're…
It's almost springtime! (You laugh hollowly, as you dig out your car for the fiftieth time this winter.) But this year, as it's been for centuries before, spring is coming just a little bit later.
Good news, everyone! We've survived. March 20th marks the first day of spring. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, get outside and photograph it.
Indie horror filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead had the buzziest segment in last year's V/H/S: Viral (skaters vs. skeletons brawl "Bonestorm"). Next up: monster romance Spring, about an American drifter who meets the woman of his dreams ... or nightmares? ... while backpacking through Italy.
Can adding springs—polycarbonate or rubber—to the soles of running shoes help you run faster? We tested three new shoes from Adidas, Reebok and new Swiss brand On Running to find out. Surprisingly, the answer was a pretty definitive yes.
Spring has sprung, which means that baby birds will soon be shoving their way out of their eggs and entering the big, bright, scary world. And some of those infant chicks will fall out of their nests, or be shoved out by their obnoxious siblings, or be rejected by their parents. What should you do if you happen…
For photographers, the coming of warm weather brings the boundless potential of exploring the great outdoors with your camera (without getting frostbite). Here are a few useful items to consider when taking pictures in the elements.
It's that time of year, when getting out of the city has never felt so good, escaping the salt-white concrete of winter and the waste-blown streets for the steadily-warming hills and forests outside town, stepping into the peripheral wilderness of the city for some early spring hikes. Gizmodo tied up its boots, donned…
If you close your eyes, you can probably feel the rush of jumping into a pool for the first time this spring. We are so, so close. Your gadgets, however, will not enjoy this jump in the pool. Unless they are waterproof gadgets.