House Of Cards Season 4 is coming in less than a month, but don’t worry: while you’re counting down the remaining 552 hours until you can binge on Frank, Netflix has released a new trailer to relieve the boredom.
Apple’s new UFO headquarters/backup plan for escaping the planet is continuing to take shape, as yesterday’s update from a drone shows.
Thanks to all the satellites hanging out watching our planet these days, 24/7 coverage of the weather is basically a given. So it’s not surprising that a year’s worth of weather can be condensed into one eight-minute video, but it’s still a damn beautiful sight.
Both global warming and the popularity of downhill skiing are on the rise, a trend that probably seems a little counterintuitive. Hiding behind the scenes are snowmaking machines, which every year convert millions of gallons of water into money-making snow.
There’s a long, long list of fun things to do in zero gravity, but when you spend an entire year in space, you probably get quite bored. That’s where space ping-pong with water droplets and hydrophobic paddles comes in.
Tonight’s Democratic debate might be broadcast at the most inconvenient time of the week, but at least NBC’s made it easy for all three anxious viewers to watch.
During the Golden Globes tonight, the Underwood 2016 campaign released its latest advert: an address straight from the fictional Oval Office, complete with little reminders that the main character is a bona fide psychopath.
In 2015, 87 rockets were launched into space. This video shows almost all of them—save for 4 Chinese launches without video—in one glorious super-cut.
There’s little better than a bit of mystery at Christmas, and Google’s fun new interactive thriller has it in spades. Made by the creators of Wallace and Gromit, you can explore the interactive scene on your Android device (and a less exciting version on iOS or the web).
Current warfare seems ugly enough, what with the drones and Kalashnikovs. But add a dose of computerized efficiency, and the battlefield of the future could be one truly optimized—and terrifying—killing machine.
Every year, Nikon’s Small World in Motion Competition rounds up the best microscopic videos from scientists across the world. The results are always strange, beautiful and oddly compelling. Watch them here.
Have some time to kill? YouTube has just announced its most popular videos of 2015, which include everything from dance crazes to Justin Bieber doing karaoke in a car. You can watch them here.
I’ve always wondered exactly who is buying Train Simulator 2015, because driving around virtual heavy machinery without causing accidents isn’t really my idea of a good afternoon. But if that software is running in a fully immersive high-tech simulator, I start to understand the appeal.
Most big cities in the world grow over time; a few notable exceptions have sprouted pretty much out of nowhere. But for every Washington D.C, there are also vacant lots in the middle of the desert, waiting for residents who never came.
And now for the most impressive thing I’ve seen all day: a Minecraft cell phone that not only works, it can make video calls from inside the game. It’s amazing.
Galco’s Soda Pop Stop is a store in Highland Park, LA, with shelves full of an incomprehensible array of soda (and beer!). But it’s not just a novelty: it’s a trip back to a time when soda pop was a craft industry like modern microbreweries, and the entire nation wasn’t hooked on corn syrup.
Done with Thanksgiving dinner, and never want to see cranberry sauce again? Too bad: here’s a can of the stuff being dropped, mashed, thwacked and sploshed, all to play Mozart’s Turkish (geddit?) March.
Most people understand that if a big bird gets sucked into a jet engine, that causes bad things requiring a decorated pilot and a conveniently-placed river to save. But if a little birdie were to up against a fighter jet, things would be different, right?