I don’t know what compels a person to run an electric current through a steel chain and then prance around with the glowing fire links of metal like it’s some sort of jump rope. But I’m glad such a person exists, because it’s pretty damn cool to see the steel chain transform into this fiery red hot whip that can pop…
How many months in a row have we run the same headline? Two? Three? Four? NOAA released its global climate report for August yesterday, and guess what? Once again, it’s the hottest month on record. With the year half over now, that makes 2015 a very, very strong contender for hottest year ever.
It’s a busy year for Apple. The super-shiny (and incredibly expensive) Apple Watch hit shops last month and the smart money and Mac Diviners have it on good authority that a brand new iPhone model may be touching down as early as August. (Apple even recently outed its latest budget-orientated iPhone on its own site.)…
It's a sorry truth that hits you mid-July: Average summer temperatures have been rising since the 1970s. If we continue down this path, according to a new study by Climate Central, in 2100, summers in Boston will feel more like sticky Miami—and summers in Miami will feel like toasty Harlingen, Texas.
The molten aluminum being poured out onto the thin black fabric is bubbling at a scorching 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. That's hot. And yet, for all the heat and fire and flame power, the magic fabric easily withstands the burning liquid metal. The fabric doesn't catch fire, it doesn't get burned through and there's not a…
For the first time in history, NASA astronomers have "discovered the first Earth-size planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth." The technical name is Kepler-78b but they should call it just Hell. Earth's hellish twin.
It's summer. It's stinking hot. And for any silly person who leaves their pets (or any imbecile who leaves their kids) inside a parked car, watch this video where a doctor traps himself inside a parked car to see how how it gets. Even with all four windows cracked down a bit, the car temperature reaches 117 degrees in…
Sex. Hot, naked, sexy sex. While most of us enjoy it, maybe you know someone who enjoys it just a liiittle too much. Maybe it's all they talk about. It's certainly all they think about. This year, give your freaky friends what they really want.
I ask you to photograph heat—maybe through subtleties like sweat and steam—and all of you pyromaniacs run for the matches and gasoline.
Some people don't like grapefruit because they're too bitter. Some don't like them because they don't get you drunk. Lucky them: This recipe solves both of those problems. Just the thing for a chilly winter evening (or morning).
The Midwest is suffering through a record heat wave. Parts of Oklahoma have climbed above 100 degrees for 40 straight days; Texas is on day 33. On Wednesday, Dallas saw its mercury climbing to a whopping 113.
A giant thermometer is on display in the Turpan Prefecture of China. I don't know what's more ominous. The giant rod standing tall in the sky or the rising red level that measures the local temperature.
Summertime, and the livin' is … sweaty. From the subway to the sidewalk, it's freaking hot. (At your office, though, it's probably freezing AMIRITE?) Good news: you can stay cool at home without running up a ridiculous electric bill.
Wherever you are on this hellspawn sauna our planet has become today, I guarantee that you'd rather be about halfway down the world's sickest, slickest water slide, toes pointed straight at the Mediterranean. Even worse: you could be there. Right now.
This fire resistant suit is being burned at 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit for about 12 seconds. If you were wearing this suit with that kind of fire attacking you, there's still a possibility you might suffer some second degree burns. But if you were wearing traditional fire retardent material, well, you'd be dead.
As if the time-traveling hot-tub movie could get any stranger, Crispin Glover has joined the production. So who are you more terrified to see without his shirt: Glover or John Cusack?
Hot dog maker Hatfield constructed a hot dog launcher with the help of the Philly Phanatic, famous weirdo mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, for use during Phillies games. And now, in a fit of boredom and comedic inspiration, they've released a "documentary" detailing the making of the launcher. It's absolutely…