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Inside AlphaBay, the secret online marketplace for guns, drugs, and just about anything

At its peak in early 2013, The Silk Road marketplace saw around $300,000 a day in transactions on its site, with users paying for products with the untraceable digital currency Bitcoin.<p>And since both sellers and users connected to the "dark web" through special tools such as the secure Tor web …

World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating

World's oldest wild bird returns to shore to lay egg at age of 64

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, spotted on Midway Atoll nature reserve with mate<p>The world's oldest living tracked bird has been spotted back on American soil where she is expected to lay an egg at the ripe old age of 64.<p>Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, was seen at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge …

Birds

14 Rare Photos Of Albert Einstein That You've Probably Never Seen Before

It's the 100th anniversary of Einstein's general theory of relativity, and a new book reveals little-known pictures of the great physicist.<p>It's one of a set of rare photos that have been released to BuzzFeed by the Albert Einstein Archive and Princeton University Press, to coincide with the 100th …

Physics

After Math: That's it, we're calling security

It's been a heck of a week. With the world still reeling from the Paris attacks, more people than ever are concerned with their personal security. That's why we're featuring five of this week's best posts about stuff that keeps us safe -- and one about a certain CEO that probably could use some …

Inside the Plot to Get Every American High on Acid

The riveting new documentary The Sunshine Makers chronicles two hippies’ quest to bring LSD to every person in America in order to change the …

Data From New Horizons Mission Reveals Extremely ‘Unusual’ Characteristic of Pluto’s Moons

The moons orbiting Pluto spin and don’t keep one face pointed toward the dwarf planet they orbit, NASA announced Monday.<p>The space agency said that data from the New Horizons mission revealed that four of Pluto’s largest moons fail to rotate in sync with the planet.<p>“The New Horizons mission also is …

Donald Trump lashes out at Iowa after new poll shows him losing: “Too much Monsanto in the corn creates issues in the brain”

After a new poll showed him losing his lead in Iowa to Ben Carson, a thin-skinned Trump unleashes his fury<p>Donald Trump's habit of loosely retweeting even the slightest praise has gotten him in trouble before but this time he's oddly decided to go after the very voters he may need to secure the …

25 incredible pictures of Dubai from above

In the 2000s, the emirate dropped nearly $600 billion into constructing the world's tallest tower, biggest man-made island, and most luxurious hotel, among other architectural feats.<p>These aerial photos of Dubai capture the city's elegance and ambition.

There's a crazy conspiracy theory that the Rothschilds sank the Titanic to set up the Federal Reserve

On Friday I stumbled across a tweet sent in reply to a prominent finance parody account on Twitter. It featured the black-and-white image of three men and the Titanic.<p>The text on the photos named Benjamin Guggenheim, Isa Strauss (actual name Isidor Straus), and David Astor as three wealthy men who …

Recent Studies Show That Psychedelic Drugs Are Not Bad For Mental Health -- But Alcohol Is

It is a matter of provable fact that psychedelics are the safest compounds within the modern drug culture. The strongest hallucinogen known to man …

Mental Health

The most powerful militaries on earth ranked from 20 to 1

The US aircraft carrier fleet easily outstrips everybody else. Source: AP/Press Association Images<p>The deadly chemical used in a suspected gas attack …

This map shows the biggest music festivals in each state

But, it isn't just about the people who are interested in music festivals but also businesses who are interested in increasing their brand awareness, community outreach, and/or sales. Imagine thousands of potential customers packed in a relatively small area.<p>Promotions Now built the map above, …

Festivals

21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

Started from the bottom, now the whole team here.

George W. Bush

Mars: five big mysteries still left to solve on the Red Planet

After Nasa announces there is liquid water on Mars, what other mysterious discoveries can we expect to solve on the Red Planet?<p><b>Following Nasa's announcement of liquid water on Mars</b><b>,</b> we have looked at some of the other theories about what is left to be discovered on the Red Planet.<p>There are several …

Paranormal

TinyMOS Aims to Be the GoPro of Astrophotography

The Tiny1 is a new camera that’s being developed by a three-person startup called TinyMOS over in Singapore. The tiny aluminum-bodied camera aims to …

8 things you didn’t know about the moon

Man first set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, an event that marked the peak in the race to explore space beginning more than a decade earlier …

Astronomy

Sunday’s rare supermoon eclipse: What you need to know

Stargazers are in for a treat Sunday when a supermoon combines with a lunar eclipse for the first time since 1982.<p>The supermoon eclipse will last 1 hour and 11 minutes, and will be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific, according to NASA. …

Men's Wearhouse Founder Has Smoked Weed For 50 Years, Doesn’t Care Who Knows

Maybe that's why the suits fit like they do.<p>Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer, 66, said last week that he has recreationally smoked weed for half a century.<p>"I've been smoking marijuana on a regular basis for about 50 years," Zimmer told CNBC, before joking, "As you can see, it's really impacted …

Cannabis

This is the Kit You'll Need for Low Light Photography

We photographers love a bit of low light photography. Whether it be a bright, neon lit cityscape or a subtle dusk landscape, low light can convey a …

Landscape Photography

Meet the Dating Coach Who Wants to Help Stoners Find True Love

Molly Peckler says can help you find the stoner guy or girl of your dreams.<p>As a newly single woman, I've quickly grown tired of the unsolicited fisting offers on OKCupid and Tinder—and as a newly single stoner, the prospect of finding a romantic partner who is not only interesting but interested in …

Bacteria With Synthetic DNA Create Protein Never Found In Nature

For when the usual four nucleotides can’t give you what you want<p>Your DNA, like that of everything else on the planet, is made of four nucleotides: A, C, G, and T. These are like a blueprint that your body reads to produce 20 different amino acids, which combine to make up the proteins that enable …

Biochemistry

5 secrets to flying first class, for free | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Think you can't afford a spin in a private jet -- jacuzzi included -- or a night at a lavish, five-star hotel? Think again.<p>A dedicated group of frequent fliers (or "aero-sexuals") have mastered the fine art of scoring travel freebies. They share their top tips on getting that free ride.<p>1. …

Frequent-flyer Programs