From a shocking visual of the drought conditions in California to an incredible, disgusting real-time scroll of porn searches, we saw a lot of striking things this week. Let's take a look back at our best stories of the week!
As you may have noticed, there are a million activity trackers out there right now. Most of them are glorified pedometers. The upper tier add altimeters, heart rate monitors, and sleep-tracking to the equation. But what if you don't just want to be reminded to work out—you want to work out better, safer, and more efficiently? Moov might just be the AI coach you've been hoping for.
California needs rain, and they need it bad. How bad? Just have a look at the GIF above. The first image shows Folsom Lake near Sacramento on July 20, 2011. The second image shows Folsom Lake on January 16, 2014. Notice a difference?
Sexual proclivities are like snowflakes—bizarre, kinky snowflakes. Many are similar but no two are alike, as evidenced by PornMD's (HIGHLY NSFW) live-scroll of global internet porn habits.
If you've ever wondered which country was the most popular tourist destination, wonder no longer—this map shows which countries get the most visitors every year.
A quick online search of Aspartame will provide you with numerous opinions about this artificial sweetener. Some claim it causes things like cancer, seizures, multiple sclerosis, lupus, memory problems and brain tumors. Just about every governmental organization in the world, regulating food products, have deemed it safe for human consumption. (But, you know, just about every governing body in the world still gets the "sodium raises blood pressure" myth wrong, despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, so let's not take their word on the whole Aspartame thing!)
A couple in Northern California recently uncovered a time capsule hunter's dream: six metal canisters filled with rare coins, valued at about $10 million.
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is here, and it's real, boasting a fingerprint scanner, a new design, better camera, and more. Here's everything you need to know.
You might've seen stories over the last couple of days about a map that misguided writers claim show every state's favorite music. Those stories are lies. This map by the same data nerd, Paul Lamere, shows the most popular artist in each state. Makes a lot more sense this time, huh?
When Harold Ramis passed yesterday, we—like most of you—shared our favorite memories and moments from his works, our own way of memorializing a great man we'd never met. It didn't take long to uncover the fact that while Groundhog Day is one of my favorite movies, I had a shameful secret. I've never seen Ghostbusters. At least, I hadn't until yesterday afternoon.
Meet the Exosuit. It's a $600,000 atmospheric diving suit capable of taking a human 1,000 feet underwater at surface pressure, and it's the first of its kind. If you have dramatic music handy, you should go ahead and play it, because this thing is insane.