Massive Buckyball cube video is so satisfying it gives me goosebumps

The deadly magnetic metal spheres known as Buckyballs may be officially banned, but they keep living in the homes and offices of rebels who keep making cool stuff with them. Like this massive cube assembled with 10,000 magnetic spheres—without a doubt the most satisfying video so far this month. » 8/27/14 10:04am 8/27/14 10:04am

Pilot takes off from car road in the Alps to do some crazy acrobatics

I can help but to feel a mix of awe, envy, and fear as I watch Red Bull Air Force pilot Hannes Arch taking off from a road in the Austrian Alps and then perform some what-the-hell-are-you-noooooo-oh-my-god-you-got-to-be-kidding acrobatics way too close to all those amazing ridges. » 8/26/14 9:03pm 8/26/14 9:03pm

Wingsuit guy flies so close to trees he probably got twigs in his pants

I've seen people in wingsuits flying so close to the ground that I thought they were going to land on their belly at any time. I've seen them fly through tight canyons or so close to a cliff that they could high five people standing there. But this flight between trees seems like the most suicidal yet. » 8/25/14 6:04am 8/25/14 6:04am

Hybrid rocket test looks like dimensional portal sucking reality itself

The first time I saw this image I thought of an inter-dimensional portal of evil sucking in reality. It's actually the test of the Nammo hybrid rocket engine that will power the Bloodhound. If everything goes as planned, the Bloodhound will be the first supersonic car to reach 1000mph (1,609.34 km/h). » 8/08/14 2:30am 8/08/14 2:30am

Commuters tilt and lift train car to free trapped man

A group of commuters freed a man trapped between the platform and a train car in Australia by pushing the train car and lifting the carriage enough for his leg to get out. Thankfully, the train's shock absorbers where flexible enough to allow it as the chassis and wheels stayed on the tracks. » 8/06/14 8:43pm 8/06/14 8:43pm

Spectacular failed car stunt almost kills film crew

The director shouts action. Time passes. Suddenly, a car crashes through a truck and, out of control, almost wipes out the entire film crew. This is what happens when you are filming a car action scene and you don't take the appropriate safety measures. Fortunately, everyone seems to be alright. » 8/04/14 11:31pm 8/04/14 11:31pm

Holy crap, the new Mad Max looks absolutely amazing

I don't know if the new Mad Max: Fury Road is going to be good or bad. All I know is that the trailer is pure eye candy made of real brutal stunts, crazy camerawork, and a varnish of pitch-perfect digital effects. It really looks amazing. I think I'm ready for yet another 80s revival film, despite the lack of Tina… » 7/28/14 9:59pm 7/28/14 9:59pm

This video shows that freaking fish are the closest thing to Alien

This slow motion video shows how fish actually eat. Instead of moving their whole bodies as most people think, they expand and throw their jaws forward to create a space where water rushes into their mouths to suck in their prey. It's kind of gross and disgusting—but so damn cool. » 7/24/14 7:54pm 7/24/14 7:54pm

Hundreds of flying rays is one beautiful nightmare

This photograph of a large school of mobula rays by Eduardo Lopez Negrete is one of the entries for the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Keep in mind that these majestic creatures can reach a 17-foot (5.2 meter) wingspan and weigh over a ton. It may look like a nightmare but they are harmless. » 7/23/14 9:03pm 7/23/14 9:03pm

Amazing trees produce 40 different types of fruit

When Sam Van Aken found out that a New York state orchard—with varieties of stone fruit 200 years old—was about to be abandoned in 2008, he bought it to save those species and to experiment: Grafting from the existing trees he created the magical Tree of 40 Fruit, which produces over 40 types of fruit. » 7/23/14 12:23am 7/23/14 12:23am

Seeing real US Navy SEALs moving underwater is way cooler than any movie

This isn't a trailer for the next Tom Clancy movie. These are real U.S. Navy SEALs showing how they get into enemy territory from the sea. They get deployed in a mini-sub launched from a nuclear submarine. Then they get out as they approach the shore at night, ready to complete their mission. » 7/22/14 6:41pm 7/22/14 6:41pm

If you fold a paper in half 103 times it'll get as thick as the Universe

The myth: You can't fold a paper in half more than eight times.* The reality: Given a paper large enough—and enough energy—you can fold it as many times as you want. The problem: If you fold it 103 times, the thickness of your paper will be larger than the observable Universe: 93 billion light-years. Seriously. » 7/19/14 3:24am 7/19/14 3:24am

Discuss: The laws that bind atoms and galaxies control your feelings too

Pour yourself a whiskey and think about this before going to sleep tonight: "What you perceive as a conscious perspective is actually a bunch of little particles banging into each other and swerving around based on the same rules that form stars, nebulae, and black holes... » 7/18/14 12:24am 7/18/14 12:24am