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A Dreamy History Of Teen Idol Magazines 25 Jun 2017, 1:54 am

"Super Teen," "Tiger Beat," "Bop," "16." From the 1960s to the 1990s, these glossy, primary-colored magazines sold hundreds of thousands of copies each month and provided gleefully superficial insight into the non-threatening sex symbols of their respective eras.

How To Make Sense Of A Mass Grave 24 Jun 2017, 11:51 pm

A fascinating case study from the Thirty Years’ War.

How To Not Get Ripped Off At The Doctor's Office 24 Jun 2017, 9:50 pm

The doctor's office is a risky place for us 20-somethings with slim savings.

A Programmer Decided Enough Was Enough And Enacted Revenge On An IRS Phone Scamming Company 24 Jun 2017, 8:43 pm

To stop the company from scamming other people, he designed a script that called the scammers 28 times a second.

Comcast Accused Of Cutting Competitor’s Wires To Put It Out Of Business 24 Jun 2017, 8:41 pm

Comcast "systematically destroyed" an ISP with 229 customers, lawsuit claims.

Uranus Is Even Freakier Than We Thought 24 Jun 2017, 8:41 pm

If David Lynch designed a planet, it would probably be Uranus. The planet’s spin axis is 98 degrees, so it essentially rotates on its side — and while we have some idea as to what could have caused that, no one’s really sure.

Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety 24 Jun 2017, 7:20 pm

The incineration of the 24-story London high rise, the deadliest fire in Britain in more than a century, was rooted in a regulatory breakdown.

Fact-Checking Owl City's Description Of Being Hugged By 10,000 Fireflies 24 Jun 2017, 7:20 pm

Come with me, if you will, back to 2009: the ninth year of the third millennium and the year Owl City released its hit song "Fireflies."

What's Wrong With The Democrats? 24 Jun 2017, 6:13 pm

If the party cares about winning, it needs to learn how to appeal to the white working class.

The $100 Billion City Next To Singapore Has A Big China Problem 24 Jun 2017, 6:13 pm

The $100 billion city rising from the sea next to Singapore has hit a roadblock: China’s capital controls.

A Weatherman Was Reporting On The Turbulent Weather In Ireland When He Got Whisked Away Himself 24 Jun 2017, 5:09 pm

And the response of his co-workers in the studio was priceless.

A Definitive List Of All Of Trump's Lies Since He Took Office 24 Jun 2017, 5:07 pm

Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office.

You’re Going To Die Someday. Who Do You Trust With All Your Passwords? 24 Jun 2017, 5:07 pm

When you die, you won’t just leave behind your 401k, your belongings, and your life insurance. You’ll leave your Facebook photos, the embarrassing emails you wouldn't want anyone but your best friend to read, and the meme tweets you might not want to survive you, too.

Learning To Skateboard When You're An Adult Is Extremely Embarrassing 24 Jun 2017, 3:52 pm

As part of my quarter-life crisis, I decided to become an extremely chill skateboarder in a bucket hat. Unfortunately, skating is very hard — and skate parks are filled with terrifying teens.

Whoa, This Man's Solution To Not Having Goggles Under Water Is Kind Of Blowing Our Minds 24 Jun 2017, 3:52 pm

We're all going to be trying this next time we go to the pool.

Gopher: The Protocol That The Web Beat 24 Jun 2017, 3:52 pm

The Gopher protocol, invented at the University of Minnesota in 1991, isn't supported by the modern web basically at all. But despite this, it lingers on, a quarter century from its peak. Here's how.

'The Incredibles' Doesn't Really Start Until One Scene Halfway Through The Movie 24 Jun 2017, 2:30 pm

Okay, obviously Brad Bird and Pixar's classic animated superhero flick starts at the beginning, but the super family dynamic that keeps the movie's engine roaring doesn't start firing until one pivotal scene right around the halfway mark.

You're Doing Your Weekend Wrong 24 Jun 2017, 2:26 pm

Just because you didn’t work last weekend doesn’t mean you had a good weekend.

When Fan Fiction And Reality Collide 24 Jun 2017, 2:26 pm

The topsy-turvy power dynamics of internet culture are on display in "FANtasies," a new fan-fiction-inspired web series.

Here's How To Make A Freeze Plate Using Dry Ice 24 Jun 2017, 1:16 pm

If you ever get tired of cooking things on a hob, you can really go to town with freezing anything from a steak to baked beans.

Who Killed Otto Warmbier? 24 Jun 2017, 1:16 pm

Visiting North Korea can be safe. But the tour company that lost an American student made key mistakes, people on the trip say.

Riding Keanu Reeves' $78,000, Made-In-America Motorcycle 24 Jun 2017, 1:16 pm

If the Silver Surfer gave up surfing, he'd ride the bike I'm on.

Would Your Dog Eat You If You Died? 24 Jun 2017, 1:16 pm

No one tracks the frequency of pets scavenging their expired owners’ bodies, but dozens of such case reports appear in forensic science journals over the last 20 years or so, and they’re the best window we have into a situation dreaded by pet owners: dying alone and being eaten.

Everyday Shoes That Are Made To Last 24 Jun 2017, 1:16 pm

Grant Stone uses superior leathers and a no-compromise Goodyear-welt construction, creating comfortable everyday shoes that’ll last years. They’re a solid investment that won’t gut-punch your bank account.

There Could Be Ketamine In Your 'Natural' Chicken 24 Jun 2017, 8:00 am

Thanks to the out-of-body experience it gives users, ketamine, or "Special K," has long been a drug of choice for ravers and clubgoers — and also, apparently, the chickens in

Trump, Russia And A Shadowy Business Partnership 24 Jun 2017, 5:57 am

An insider describes the Bayrock Group, its links to the Trump family and its mysterious access to funds. It isn't pretty.

How Letterpress Printing Came Back From The Dead 24 Jun 2017, 1:51 am

Digital methods are reinventing Gutenberg's signature press as the darling of the DIY world.

Stop Making 'Watchmen' Adaptations 23 Jun 2017, 11:48 pm

With rumblings of a television adaptation on the horizon, it's a good time to revisit the shady deal DC struck with creator Alan Moore.

The Best Photography Of The Week 23 Jun 2017, 9:38 pm

A surreal look at the famous Las Vegas strip, the face-off between Amazonian tribes and a dam that threatens to flood their land, and the South African skate punks that are sparking a cultural revolution.

Huge Whale Breaches Just Inches From Fishermen 23 Jun 2017, 9:21 pm

We'd like to think we'd have something eloquent to say after this happened, but these guys' "holy shit, holy shit, holy shit" seems about right.

Bras Are Terrible 23 Jun 2017, 9:21 pm

If you love taking your bra off so much, why ever put it on?

The Tragedy Of FireWire 23 Jun 2017, 9:21 pm

The rise and fall of FireWire is one of the most tragic tales in the history of computer technology. The standard was forged in the fires of collaboration — and then Apple killed it.

Microsoft Says 'No Known Ransomware' Runs On Windows 10 S — So We Tried To Hack It 23 Jun 2017, 9:21 pm

We wanted to see if such a bold claim could hold up. Spoiler alert: it didn't.

What To Do When A Celebrity Rips You Off 23 Jun 2017, 8:26 pm

Lawyer Julie Zerbo on how designers can protect themselves from copycats.

SpaceX Successfully Lands A Reused Rocket On An Ocean Barge 23 Jun 2017, 8:26 pm

Reused rocket? Check. Landing on a floating barge rather than on solid ground? Check. SpaceX had itself a good day.

A Fisherman Captures An Incredibly Rare Sight Of Two Grizzly Cubs Hitching A Ride 23 Jun 2017, 7:47 pm

This almost feels like the setting of a bad joke: Why did the cubs cling to their mother? To swim to the other side!

Using A Touchscreen For The First Time After Decades In Prison 23 Jun 2017, 7:21 pm

Since I've been caged for over 20 years myself, I had nothing to bring to the table. The closest I'd ever come to something like this was seeing computers on TV.

The Week's Coolest Space Photos 23 Jun 2017, 7:14 pm

Every day satellites are zooming through space, snapping incredible pictures of Earth, the solar system, and outer space. Here are the highlights from this week.

Lawyer Refuses To Answer Police's Questions During Traffic Stop, Gets Arrested 23 Jun 2017, 6:18 pm

The woman was let go after a police supervisor watched the dash cam footage and realized what had happened. She's now suing the police department.

The Death Of The Electric Guitar 23 Jun 2017, 5:43 pm

Fifty years ago, everyone wanted to be a guitar god. But in the past decade, electric guitar sales have plummeted, from about 1.5 million sold annually to just over 1 million.

Andy Milonakis Tips A Cab Driver Extra, Gets Called A 'Very Nice Woman' 23 Jun 2017, 5:30 pm

If you were wondering what Andy Milonakis has been up to since the mid 2000s, perhaps this is a sign that you should stop wondering.

These Smart Girls Are Here To Debunk Anti-Vaxxer Nonsense 23 Jun 2017, 3:29 pm

A group of impressive 8th graders from The Nueva School's Science Rap Academy researched, wrote, sang, and shot this video that should put all anti-vaccine arguments to bed.

When The CIA Fed People LSD In An Attempt To Figure Out Mind Control 23 Jun 2017, 3:29 pm

Ah, the '60s, a different time when government officials would sit on a toilet sipping martinis behind a two-way mirror watching hookers dose unwitting dudes with acid.

This Course Will Teach You All Things Digital Marketing For Under $20 23 Jun 2017, 3:15 pm

Launch a cash money career and pick up essential skills for any savvy marketer.

The Japanese Monks Who Spend 1,000 Days Completing One Of The Hardest Endurance Tests In The World 23 Jun 2017, 2:36 pm

The monks of Mount Hiei Japan perform the seven-year pilgrimage of Kaihōgyō where they must walk endlessly. Traditionally, any monk unable to complete it must take his own life.

Highway Road Rage Incident Escalates Extremely Quickly 23 Jun 2017, 2:05 pm

Luckily, nobody suffered worse than moderate injuries after a pair of idiots got into it on the highway in Santa Clarita, California.

How To Form A Cult, And More Of The Best Long Reads Of The Week 23 Jun 2017, 1:50 pm

This week's best long reads include an explanation of how cults work, a devastating account of abuse and a fascinating look at medicine in North Korea.

Will Arnett And Conan O'Brien Trade Insults Playing The New Nintendo Switch Game 'ARMS' 23 Jun 2017, 1:11 pm

And the loser has to upload a video online explaining why the victor is their hero.

The Best Everyday Carry Items You Can Get On Amazon 19 Jun 2017, 10:06 pm

A brilliant charging cord, the most organized laptop case ever, and more of our favorite EDC essentials.

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