Watch an octopus open up a jar while it's still trapped inside the jar

If you think you can control an octopus, you're wrong. They're like the bad guys in movies who always manage to escape. Not only can those evil magicians of the ocean try to vanish through instant camouflage, they can also open up a jar when they're trapped inside that very jar. Those suction cups, while fantastic at… » 5/07/14 8:05pm 5/07/14 8:05pm

Drool Over this Chart of All the Glorious Superpowers You'll Never Have

I don't have any superpowers. Neither do you. But we can both salivate with envy at all the marvelous flavors of superpowers we could have, if they were real. And to aid us in that noble pursuit, Pop Chart has put out their Giant-Size Omnibus of Superpowers, a (fairly) comprehensive menu of powers and their… » 6/29/13 6:00pm 6/29/13 6:00pm

You Can Be a Real Superhero With This Crazy Spider-Sense Robot Suit

Who doesn't want real-life superpowers? Unfortunately, getting yourself bitten by some kind of radioactive spider isn't really the best way to go about it. But thankfully, tech is here to resurrect your childhood hopes and dreams. University of Illinois' Victor Mateevitsi, for instance, has managed to bring… » 2/23/13 10:00am 2/23/13 10:00am

Crazy Brain Implants Give Lab Rats a Sixth Sense and Let Them "Touch"…

It's not every day that science and crazy brain implants lead to the generation of what is essentially a new sense, but it is that day today. Scientists from Duke University have found a way to make rats "feel" invisible infrared light and someday that same tech could give sight to the blind, or give us humans extras… » 2/14/13 10:57am 2/14/13 10:57am

Water Cube Olympic Pool Not Responsible for Michael Phelps's Aquaman…

One of the more popular theories » 8/14/08 7:40pm 8/14/08 7:40pm behind Michael Phelps zooming past records with every stroke-besides and daily regimen of 12,000 calories composed mostly of mermaid babies-is that the Olympic pool itself is into Aquamen, but you know, not totally lame. But the pool's designer, John Bilmon says, it's really just…