You want a gold iPhone? Well it's probably coming regardless. But in the meantime, we've got plenty of other stuff to talk about. How about ancient jewelry from space, an optical illusion that lets you see your own brain waves, a jet that takes off like a UFO, the weirdest Russian hovercraft landing and more. Check it out!

The Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World's Most Expensive Cities

In July, Mercer published its current list of the most expensive cities in the world. Curious about the cost of living for expats, we created a collection of the priciest apartments and rentals in these cities. But what about hotels? How much will one night in the world's most expensive towns set you back?

What Happens When You Stick Your Head Into a Particle Accelerator

Today I found out what happens when you stick your head into a particle accelerator.


Exhibit A: Anatoli Petrovich Bugorski, a Russian scientist who has the distinction of being the only person to ever stick his head in a running particle accelerator. Shockingly, he also managed to survive the ordeal and, all things considered, came out without too much damage.

iPhone 5S Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple will be taking the lid off of its new iPhone a month from today, on September 10th. Save the date for… Read…

Apple's rumored to be dropping its next iPhone September 10. Sure, year two of an iPhone design cycle typically means an incrementally improved upon device, but it could be a bigger launch than anticipated—and not just because of the rumored iPhone 5c.

Archaeologists Just Realized 5K-Year-Old Egyptian Beads Are From Space

Over a hundred years ago, archaeologists dug up these nine blackened, corroded lumps of stone from a pre-dynastic Egyptian cemetery. But it wasn't until now that we realized just how old they are—and that they came from outer space.

This F-35B's Vertical Night Landing Makes It Look Like a Badass UFO

On August 14th, the amazing, hovering F-35B made its first, vertical, at-sea night landing on the USS WASP. We've seen it hover before, and even do a vertical take off, but man, nothing quite compares to the sheer night-vision, sci-fi awesomeness of this clip.

Why a Gold iPhone 5S Actually Makes Sense

Full disclosure: We've been seeing the gold iPhone rumors for weeks now, but have largely been brushing them aside. Fake Apple rumors are as easy to come by as tangled EarPod cords this close to a new product launch, and this one in particular seemed too outlandish, too... tacky. But gold iPhone reports have reached that saturation point—even AllThingsD is confirming— where they can't be ignored anymore. Especially considering how much sense it all makes.

Read This Letter That Bradley Manning Is Sending to the President


Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for crimes related to stealing government documents and sharing them with WikiLeaks. The… Read…

Yesterday, Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for crimes related to stealing government documents and sharing them with WikiLeaks. Now, you can read the letter he's sending to the President to state his case.

This Optical Illusion Lets You See Your Own Brain Waves

The pinwheel-like drawing above is nothing but black and white lines. When you look at it the right way, though, something strange and beautiful happens: it begins to flicker. You may think it's just a regular old optical illusion at first, but actually, you're looking at your very own brain waves.

Giant Military Hovercraft Lands on Crowded Beach Because Russia

In the most recent bit of Russian bizarreness, a 550-ton military hovercraft carrying sophisticated weaponry casually pulled up onto a crowded, seemingly public beach. Because, apparently, Russia wants to become Europe's own personal prison planet.

This Comprehensive Map Traces 463 of the Bible's Contradictions


No matter what your beliefs, it's hard to deny that the era in which the Bible takes place was a more, uh, brutal time, filled with plagues, salt pillars, and excessive murders—plus plenty of conflicting moral diktats from the man himself. Now, one designer has built a handy map to help us navigate the text.