These are the "Buddy Bears," a series of hand-painted bears representing each of the countries in the United Nations. Each bear was painted by an artist from the country it represents. And they're supposed to express a wish for peace... except they're kind of disturbing.
At just before 3 am CT this morning, a Blue Line train at Chicago's O'Hare airport jumped the rails. And kept going.
China made huge headlines late last month when it decided to ease its famous "one-child policy" after more than three decades. The policy, requring most couples to have only one child, stands as one of the most famous social experiments of the past century. But how successful was it?
A few weeks ago, we showed you a terrifying Alpine tourist attraction called "Step Into the Void." It's a glass cage that hangs more than 3,300 feet above the mountains. But the Void is hardly the first heart-stopping skywalk—in fact, these are dozens out there that are just as scary.
This week, temperatures in Chicago dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit (-26.7 degree Celsius) on the heals of the frigid, dense air known as a polar vortex, which has swept across the Midwest and through huge portion of the United States.
Science fiction has always commented on the present, and today's present is very science-fictional. All around, we see inventions that could transform the world within a decade or two. So why don't more science fiction writers speculate about them? Here are 12 real-life developments science fiction should be…
The neverending Edward Snowden saga is getting some new characters with a new Reuters report that tracks the origins of his secret document-stashing not to the NSA but to former employer Dell Computer. Wait, Dell? What do they have to do with spying? You'd be surprised.
Going to San Diego Comic-Con is like stepping into an alternate universe, where superheroes and monsters are everywhere. We witnessed enough brilliance in five days to keep us psyched for the next few months. Here's our complete guide to the shiniest things we saw at Comic-Con 2013.
Norway's capital city has a serious waste management issue—they're way too good at it. Half of Oslo's 1.4 million residents rely on a steady stream of refuse to power their appliances and heat their homes. Problem is, there just isn't enough trash to go around.
Fewer things can generate more controversy and disagreement than discussions about food and nutrition. It often seems that people will never reach any kind of consensus on what we should and shouldn't eat. But there may actually be a few exceptions to this. Here are 10 nutrition facts that everyone actually agrees on…
The Vatican needs to find a new Pope. And to notify the world of when a new Pope is chosen, the papal conclave will communicate through smoke signal. Black smoke means they haven't found a Pope, white smoke (or "fumata bianca") would mean that there is a new Pope. So what's inside the smoke?
Two years ago today, Japan was ravaged by a horrible tsunami. And now, right on the anniversary of the disaster, there's a new memorial to the people and things who lived through it: the "miracle tree" that survived the surge has now been converted in a sculpture.
Border fences are really tall so it's not like you can just throw your packages of marijuana over them. No, you'd need something like a weed-apult or, better yet, a weed cannon to heave them over the wall.
Turns out, being blown out of an airlock and turning into a meat popsicle after succumbing to hypoxia isn't so bad. At least, not when compared to the multitude of other deadly maladies that await you in the depths of space. Here are just a few ways that interplanetary exploration is conspiring to kill us all.
Couldn't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? You're not alone. Who throws a giant street party on a Tuesday, anyways? That's what long weekends are for. But don't be too disappointed at missing out on the fun.
What turned out the lights in the Superdome last night? Actually, we still don't know! But Entergy—the company responsible for keeping the lights on at the Super Bowl—has released a statement that amounts to a blown fuse, origin unknown.
A horrible thing has happened today in China's Henan Province. A truck loaded to the gills with fireworks—intended for the country's upcoming Lunar New Year celebration—fired off its wares on a busy highway, leading to six minutes of the most brightly lit, celebratory destruction in recent memory.
What What do you think of when you think of the 80s? Beverly Hills Cop, synthed-out pop music, MTV actually being Music Television, and glaring neon colors, right? Right, with one addition: shades. Insanely over designed lunatic sunglasses! Here comes a highly relevant collection of the craziest ones.
One of the ultimate desires of humankind: living on the solitary edge between urban luxury and the embrace of nature. Houses on cliffs and rocks reflect this desire well. You might find your dream house among the next 27 buildings; many of them are true examples of exceptional architectural design and outstanding…
There have been 23 Bond movies made In the past 50 years—full of lethal, handy, futuristic, awesome, and sometimes funny gadgets. Most are still too fantastic to be real, but some have transcended the silver screen to become naturalized residents of the Real World. These are our favorites.