This is now Earth's largest ship—so big it can lift oil rigs off the sea

This is the Pieter Schelte, which is now the largest ship sailing the seas, surpassing even the Maersk Triple-E*. Built by Daewoo in Korea, this catamaran is so huge that it can lift entire oil platforms off their base, pick up the base itself, and then transport it all to port—which is exactly what it's designed to… » 10/18/14 3:23am Saturday 3:23am

Video: Marine survives Taliban sniper headshot thanks to helmet

Afghanistan veteran Sam Arnold uploaded this spine-chilling video of a US Marine getting a direct headshot from a Taliban sniper—only to be saved by his kevlar helmet. It's incredible to watch, especially the face of relief and disbelief of the impact victim. That was a really close call. » 10/16/14 1:37am 10/16/14 1:37am

Extraordinary video of the ISS floating in space taken from Earth

ESA's Optical Ground Station took this extraordinary video of the International Space Station on October 8 as it was being illuminated by a 3.6-Watt 532-nm green laser. The video was taken at 7 frames per second, but the final effects is amazing. It's incredible to see it moving like that. » 10/15/14 9:02pm 10/15/14 9:02pm

Short film: The mind-blowing feast of a three Michelin-star restaurant

DiverXO—a three Michelin-star restaurant in Madrid, Spain—is known for its radical flavors and textures. Eating there is not just about the food. It's an experience for the senses that might not blow your brains off literally, as they show in this short film, but in some ways it certainly does. NSFW. » 10/13/14 7:22pm 10/13/14 7:22pm

Incredible photo of an F-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge

Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco. Here are some more images taken by him from previous editions. » 10/13/14 1:03pm 10/13/14 1:03pm

These giant RC airplanes are so huge that you can fly a kid inside

I have seen big RC planes in the past, but this is really getting out of hand. I watch these videos of giant scale RC planes—the one above is 85 percent of the original size!—and I have to wonder what's the point. OK, I know the point: It's awesome, but you may as well build the entire thing. » 10/10/14 1:02pm 10/10/14 1:02pm

Video: Inside the cockpit of DARPA's awesome missile-dodging buggy

Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne would feel at home inside DARPA's GXV-T missile-dodging superbuggy. This video shows how the Pentagon's research arm wants the cockpit to be: Closed, with high-definition touch screens providing wide-angle visibility and displaying combat information in augmented reality. It's really… » 10/09/14 10:37am 10/09/14 10:37am

I can't believe this orangutan is not real

When I first saw this ad I spent a while scratching my head wondering how could they train an orangutan to do the stuff this one does. After digging a bit into it I learned that they didn't trained it at all. It was entirely made with CGI by The Mill, one of the best postproduction houses on the planet. » 10/08/14 9:42pm 10/08/14 9:42pm

Insane 73-foot canyon backflip is not the craziest thing in this video

Jeff Herbertson's backflip over a 73-foot canyon at Red Bull Rampage 2014 is pretty insane. But, somehow, it seems easier and less terrifying than the beginning of his run, which made me grab my chair's arms. No matter how may of these videos I see, I would never get use to them. » 10/07/14 12:42am 10/07/14 12:42am

Unbelievable view of the International Space Station

You are looking at the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer onboard the ISS. The news is that, "after accumulating years of data, [...] there are significantly more positrons than expected at the highest energies detected." Scientists believe their origin may be the destruction of dark matter, which is amazing. » 10/06/14 9:23pm 10/06/14 9:23pm

Amazing aerial photo of Hong Kong streets flooded with people

The good fight for freedom and democracy against Beijing's dictatorial regime continues in Hong Kong, where protesters keep flooding the streets in massive demonstrations. This photo published by Hong Kong Democracy Now is an impressive look into one. Here are some more from the ground. » 10/01/14 7:02pm 10/01/14 7:02pm

Rare white shark on white shark attack captured in terrifying video

The huge fish always eats the less huge fish: Witness the attack of a white shark against a younger one recorded on Neptune Island, 50 miles off the coast of Australia. Perhaps it was a mistake—the big one seemed headed to the bait when the small one crossed its path closer—but the final result is just the same. » 9/30/14 6:41pm 9/30/14 6:41pm

Videos: US Navy launches Tomahawk missiles against ISIS in Syria

The attack against ISIS in Syria has begun, according to the Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby: "US military & partner nation forces have begun striking ISIL targets in Syria using mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles." The US Navy has released these videos to prove it. » 9/23/14 6:27am 9/23/14 6:27am