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Andre the Giant’s Wild, Wild Life: Bodyslams, Booze and Babes Galore

The HBO documentary ‘Andre the Giant,’ premiering April 10, chronicles the life of legendary wrestler Andre the Giant—a man whose heart was as big as …

Vince McMahon

Found: the real Bullitt Mustang that Steve McQueen tried (and failed) to buy

Honor Thy Father.

The Twelve Olympian Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

The Greeks didn't have a "Top Ten" list of deities - but they did have the "Top Twelve" - those lucky Greek gods and goddesses living on top of Mount …

10 apps to help you produce your next album on your phone

Forget bedroom producer. You can be a waiting-in-line-at-the-airport producer.<p>In the music industry of even 10 years ago, it was rare to produce an entire album outside of the studio. The launch of GarageBand 6 in 2010 changed that, ushering in a new type of musician: the bedroom producer. Home …

Music Production

John Williams, Classical Guitar's Standard-Bearer, Still Recording In Retirement

Classical guitarist John Williams reached millions of ears and even hit the charts when he played the main theme to the Oscar-winning 1978 film <i>The Deer Hunter</i>. But by then, Williams was already a classical star on a major record label who'd toured the world many times over.<p>He released his latest …

Guitar

Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue | Ars Technica

The forerunner of the F-117 Stealth Fighter flew for the first time 40 years ago this month.<p>On December 1, 1977, a truly strange bird took flight for …

Hunting for the Cast of the Sexiest Music Video of All Time

The story behind the video for Eric Prydz' "Call on Me".<p><i>This story originally appeared on thump</i><p>This is a story which includes a largely forgotten 1980s singer0songwriter, bare bottoms and a sweating, salivating former prime minister. It's a story of regret, longing and the short-lived effects of …

Music Videos

The 15 most incredible plutonium-powered space missions of all time

NASA is just days away from plunging its $3.26-billion Cassini mission into the clouds of Saturn. It will glow like a meteor for a minute or two, then never be seen again.<p>The mission has lasted two decades and explored the Saturn system for 13 years. But unlike the vast majority of spacecraft, …

Astronomy

Long-Lost '68 Ford Mustang Bullitt Stunt Car Found in Mexico

Famous movie car was thought to have been crushed<p>The legend has been the same for decades: There were two 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastbacks provided by the Blue Oval as stunt cars in 1968’s <i>Bullitt</i>, starring Steve McQueen. Both were Highland Green with aftermarket Cragar wheels, equipped with howling …

Sports Cars

How to pick locks and break padlocks

The art of picking locks may seem like a skill more suited for an action-movie hero than the average person. However, with perseverance, an understanding of locks, and the right tools, anyone can become a successful lock picker.<p>Although most advanced and higher-end locks require legitimate picking …

Aluminum Cans
University of Cambridge

Flight of the Blackbird: The how, what and why of the incredible SR-71

Birth of the Blackbird<p>Developed by Lockheed at its famously secretive Skunk Works in Burbank, California, the SR-71 was a derivative of the A-12 …

Aviation

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Good news for Netflix users - you can use hidden codes to make searching the extensive streaming site easier.<p>It seems not all content appears when …

TV shows

Scientists just discovered chunks of a ‘lost continent’ in a volcano

The idea of a “lost continent” is a romantic notion that has long since passed from the realm of possibility, but while the chances of actually …

Natalie Portman Reveals Her Top Priority for Dressing While Pregnant

Natalie Portman has discovered that while she is pregnant, her red carpet fashion priorities have changed.<p>The <i>Jackie</i> star glowed in a white Dior …

Natalie Portman

Remembering Challenger: NASA's 1st Shuttle Tragedy (Photos)

Challenger's STS-51L Crew in the White Room<p>Credit: NASA<p>On Jan. 28, 1986, NASA faced its first shuttle disaster, the loss of the Challenger orbiter …

You Need To Watch This Dreamlike Sundance Short About Jimi Hendrix

From the director of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.<p>Jimi Hendrix was an anomaly: a supernatural guitarist who, on respective runs, toured with …

What's the Speed of Dark?

<i>Welcome back to Giz Asks, a series where we ask experts hard questions about science, technology, and humanity’s future. Today, we’re wondering about</i> …

Black Holes

Why Donald Trump Could — and Should — Return Americans to the Moon

Despite the “carnage” President Donald Trump described in his Jan. 20 inauguration speech, the fact is, former President Barack Obama left his …

Space Exploration

I Watched Neil deGrasse Tyson Take On a Science Skeptic

Last week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson held a press event to announce the …

Physics

Incredible Photos of Hiking Italy's 'Iron Roads'

Remnants of World War I, these via ferrata take hikers to remote reaches of the Italian Alps—and tell stories of battle and bravery.<p>As my watch beeped twice to signal that 4 a.m. had arrived, I glanced up at the outline of the Tre Cime peaks of the Italian Dolomites to see if there was any sign of …

WWII & 5 Great American Military Victories

The invasion of Normandy and The Battle of Midway in WWII are among the greatest US Military victories of all time

D Day

Donald Trump dossier: intelligence sources vouch for author's credibility

His denials – at least some of them – were emphatic, even by the standards that Donald Trump has come to be judged by. The dossier, he said, was a confection of lies; he compared it to Nazi propaganda; it was fake news spread by sick people.<p>At his press briefing on Wednesday, the president-elect …

Russia

5 ways to spot a fake diamond

We spoke with Reyne Hirsch, a 20th-century decorative arts expert and consultant for the global online marketplace Lofty, about how to tell when a diamond is real, and when and why to take it to an expert.<p>Whether it's with jewelry you inherited or something you found at a garage sale, it's easy to …

Fine Art

A new theory challenges everything astronomers thought they knew about how the Moon was created

Yet new research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has put forward a theory that the Moon may have actually formed from a series of large impacts, rather than just one.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, explains why the Moon appears to be made mostly from …

Astronomy

U.S. Grant Is U.S. History’s Mystery Man

He lacked ambition, failed at most things he tried, and then Grant found himself and his calling with the coming of the Civil War, where he …

Earth from Space: See NASA's 16 Best Astronaut Photos of 2016

NASA has released some of the most artful, majestic and sometimes just plain cool images taken by astronauts on the International Space Station in …