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The One Building That Embodies All Things Trump 27 Mar 2017, 10:09 am

From its shady financing to its spectacular design, 666 Fifth Avenue is an apt symbol of the Trumpian moment.

Artificial Intelligence: The Park Rangers Of The Anthropocene 27 Mar 2017, 9:06 am

We worry about machines going rogue. What if they went green instead?

Lifehacks For The Dirtbag 27 Mar 2017, 8:06 am

Even lifehacks can be too much effort for some people.

The Hollywood Exec And The Hand Transplant That Changed His Life 27 Mar 2017, 7:03 am

In just 30 hours, a superfit reality TV producer went from the top of his game to the precipice of death. What happened next would teach him everything about grace, resolve, and the power of love.

Trump Taps Kushner To Lead A SWAT Team To Fix Government With Business Ideas 27 Mar 2017, 6:00 am

Kushner to helm White House Office of American Innovation, an ideas factory and clearinghouse for business executives.

I Have A Computer Chip In My Brain That Reads My Thoughts 27 Mar 2017, 4:57 am

NeuroLife is a technology that could help people with paralysis bypass their injuries and reanimate their limbs.

Every Series Of 'Power Rangers,' Explained 27 Mar 2017, 3:57 am

Here's a complete rundown of every "Power Rangers" series in the franchise's 25-year history, from a superfan and someone who vaguely remembers yelling "Triceratops" as a kid.

Scientists Claim To Have Designed The Perfect, Drip-Free Wine Bottle 27 Mar 2017, 2:54 am

An inventor at Brandeis University appears to have solved one of life's greatest problems — that oh-so-pesky drop of wine that always tries to escape down the side of your bottle.

Selling What They Preach 27 Mar 2017, 1:54 am

From Amazon to Apple, from Starbucks to upscale hotel chains, brands are making claims not just about what people should buy, but about what people should be.

Critique In The Age Of Trump 27 Mar 2017, 12:54 am

The world has, in many ways, become exponentially weirder and more unpredictable in the age of Trump. And this core set of derangements demand more imaginative and radical modes of thinking.

Road Salt Is Causing Animals To Evolve 26 Mar 2017, 11:53 pm

"Contemporary evolution" is also happening at a scale that is easily observable in a human lifetime, and some of those changes are actually driven by humans.

This Dystopian Riot Control Truck Is The Vehicle Of The Future 26 Mar 2017, 11:53 pm

We all want to believe that the future is filled with amazing technology, the end of disease, interplanetary travel, and a thriving environment. But the good folks at Bozena Security Systems know that the future is made of armored plating and riot gear.

The Last Ten Seconds Of The North Carolina Vs Kentucky Game Were Freaking Amazing 26 Mar 2017, 11:47 pm

Let's just say Luke Maye has a really good reason to be celebrating with the Tar Heels tonight.

Dutch Buildings Dress Up As Mondrian’s Iconic Red, Yellow And Blue Painting 26 Mar 2017, 11:01 pm

For the 100th anniversary of the "De Stijl" art movement, a handful of Dutch buildings have been decked out to imitate Mondrian's "Composition" series.

Ted Koppel Calmly And Politely Telling Sean Hannity That He's Bad For America Is Worth Watching 26 Mar 2017, 11:01 pm

Sean Hannity probably thought he'd be able to continually needle and interrupt Koppel and then have Koppel water down any criticisms he has. Koppel did not play along.

Why I Can't Tell My Kids I'm A Pediatric Oncologist 26 Mar 2017, 11:01 pm

Most parents worry over how to answer the big questions, from the birds and the bees to why bad things happen, to even curiosity about death. What worried me more was how to tell my children exactly what I do.

Solving A Louisiana Town's Medical Mystery 26 Mar 2017, 9:52 pm

For decades, people living next to the neoprene plant in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, have felt they suffered more than their share of illnesses. And sure enough, they had.

Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner’s New Neighbors Are Justifiably Annoyed 26 Mar 2017, 9:52 pm

Good fences might make good neighbors, but a serious Secret Service presence isn’t doing Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner any favors when it comes to their new DC neighborhood.

Ai Weiwei’s Latest Artwork: Building Fences Throughout New York City 26 Mar 2017, 9:52 pm

Commissioned by the Public Art Fund, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” an ambitious work about divisive politics and borders, opens on Oct. 12.

Supreme Court Printer Cartridge Case Could Be The Citizens United Of Products 26 Mar 2017, 8:50 pm

It’s an obscure case that hasn’t received a ton of attention as it has made its way to the Supreme Court but the final verdict could set off a cascade of consequences in the world of consumer products.

The Most Expensive Record Never Sold 26 Mar 2017, 8:50 pm

The story of a mysterious Florida musician, fake identities and the record-breaking sale of a rare album that might not actually exist.

United Airlines Stopped Three Girls From Flying Because They Were Wearing Leggings 26 Mar 2017, 8:50 pm

"United shall have the right to refuse passengers who are not properly clothed," the airline tweeted after a passenger claimed three girls were told they could not board the flight.

What Happens If You Break A Piece Of Art In A Museum? 26 Mar 2017, 7:58 pm

It’s the nightmare of many who set foot in an art museum: You trip, lose your balance, and fall right into a priceless work of art. What happens next?

When Is The Best Time To Eat A Banana? 26 Mar 2017, 7:58 pm

If nutritional values basically don’t change as the banana ripens, why is the banana considered ripe and ready to eat when it’s bright yellow and freckled?

The Enduring Appeal Of 'Alt': How The SuicideGirls Survived The 2000s 26 Mar 2017, 6:47 pm

"It's almost become as ubiquitous as Kleenex or Xerox. When you say 'Suicide Girl,' you know what type of girl you're talking about."

These Guys Who Want A Paul Walker Statue Are The Hope This World Needs 26 Mar 2017, 6:47 pm

Two guys recently stopped by a city council meeting after a surf session in San Clemente, California, asking for a huge statue of the late "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker to be erected as a “beacon of headlights that can guide us down a dusty road.”

Some Talented Teens Got To Cover A Song By TOOL With TOOL's Drummer 26 Mar 2017, 6:33 pm

Most teenage bands only last so long — few survive more than a year or two. That said, even fewer have Danny Carey of TOOL sit in and play during their last set.

Hundreds Arrested As Russians Protest Corruption 26 Mar 2017, 5:39 pm

Thousands of Russians protested endemic corruption in the Russian government on Sunday, defying thinly-veiled threats issued by the Kremlin that it would “bear no responsibility for any possible negative consequences” for demonstrators.

Fox News Anchor Confronts Trump Chief Of Staff Over Obama Wiretap Claims 26 Mar 2017, 5:39 pm

Chris Wallace pressed Reince Priebus over Trump's baseless claim that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Mandatory Carry 26 Mar 2017, 4:39 pm

In the future, everyone carries a gun. They have to. It's the law.

Zach Anner Goes On A Lengthy Quest For Brooklyn's Famous Rainbow Bagel 26 Mar 2017, 4:22 pm

If you're not aware of just how wheelchair inaccessible New York City is, watching the lengths Anner goes to in order to secure a kitschy bagel for this Cerebral Palsy Foundation video should be eye-opening.

A Tiny Town's Obsession With Snowmobiles 26 Mar 2017, 3:43 pm

"Not much happens in the place of my birth, Turner, Maine, unless you count its annual snowmobile race."

In Search Of Humanity’s Oldest Words 26 Mar 2017, 3:43 pm

“How did it start out, having a word for water?”

In The Bronx, Heroin Woes Never Went Away 26 Mar 2017, 3:43 pm

The opioid crisis is often seen as a scourge of white rural areas and the Rust Belt, but among blacks and Latinos in the Bronx it has been a constant presence.

Wakeboarding Tethered To A Horse Galloping Along The Shoreline 26 Mar 2017, 3:11 pm

You don't need some expensive motorboat to get out there and ride the waves, just get yourself an expensive horse instead.

A Boatload Of Celebs Offered Stephen Hawking Their Voices For Red Nose Day 26 Mar 2017, 3:11 pm

Can you imagine if Stephen Hawking sounded like Liam Neeson? Or like Rebel Wilson? Gordon Ramsay? Well, Stephen can't.

Is It Okay For A Couple To Not Want Kids? 26 Mar 2017, 2:41 pm

"Nonparents are pariahs. The stereotypes aren't kind. Women are careerist and cold. Men are feckless and immature. Both are traitors to their nature."

Dancing With An Elder God At The End Of 'Quake' 26 Mar 2017, 2:41 pm

How one puzzling boss fight ended poorly for a young space marine, and how more games should aspire to true hopelessness.

Gchat Is Almost Dead 26 Mar 2017, 2:41 pm

As part of Google’s ever-confusing plethora of apps, Gchat was a service that managed to take hold because of its convenience and the fact that it was built into Gmail. Now, the service is scheduled to hit the chopping block. But don’t panic.

More Children In The West Are Being Taught Math Using China’s Fabled, Slightly Brutal 'Mastery' Method 26 Mar 2017, 1:38 pm

Skeptics of the program point to cultural differences between British and Chinese schools. Some say that students in the UK are unused to the rigor and long classroom hours experienced by Chinese students.

The Strange History Of Capcom's Big Bang Bar 26 Mar 2017, 1:38 pm

Big Bang Bar's creation is a story of pinball's near death, of one man's attempt to become a piece of pinball history, of bankruptcy, of obsession, of short-lived redemption and personal disaster.

Check Out This Amazingly Awkward Face Computer From 1995 26 Mar 2017, 1:38 pm

The bulky "Mobile Assistant," which you would wear over your body and face, was meant to edge out laptops, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, they never caught on.

How A Website You've Never Heard Of Is Holding Up The Web 26 Mar 2017, 12:36 pm

How a site for coders dominates Google and thus, the world.

Two Lost 'Mister Rogers' Episodes Mysteriously Resurface — And Might Be A Message To Trump 26 Mar 2017, 12:36 pm

After Trump's budget called for ending public arts funding and hiking military spending, Cold War-era episodes about stripping public arts funding went live on YouTube.

How Computers Learned To Read 26 Mar 2017, 11:18 am

Teaching computers to read was one of the 20th century’s great challenges. At first, the secret to optical character recognition was purpose-built type.

This Is The #1 Shoe Campaign In Kickstarter History For A Reason 25 Mar 2017, 1:08 pm

Ace Marks makes Italian-leather statement shoes that are handcrafted, hand dyed, and hand burnished in-house by 4th generation Italian artisans. Their new 2017 collection is bold, fresh and just went live on Kickstarter so check them out.

Lightpainting With A Homemade Pixelstick Image Processing Rig 24 Mar 2017, 8:08 pm

With minimal elbow grease and coding knowledge, this Arduino set-up creates mesmerizing images in long exposure.

This 'Black Mirror'-Like Short Dreams Up A World Where Augmented Reality Pets Are Commonplace 24 Mar 2017, 8:08 pm

"Strange Beasts" allows you to create, customize and grow your own creatures... but what happens when the technology becomes too real?

Travel Smarter With This Anti-Theft Luggage 23 Mar 2017, 9:04 pm

This secure, soft-sided, semi-collapsible bag is perfectly sized for carry-on travel and features puncture resistant ToughZip™ technology and lockable zipper pullers to prevent thieves from sneaking their way in.

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