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This Artist’s Photographs Of His Star Wars Figurine Are Incredible

“In a galaxy not so far away…"

10 great Russian military fails

The rivalry between Russia and the United States has continued unabated since the Cold War era, with each party coming out on top in certain areas: Russia wins for topless presidential photos, while the United States is better at just about everything else.<p>Well, almost everything else.<p>There's one …

Awe-Inspiring Music Video Takes You on a Tour of Outer Space

From the rings of Saturn to craters on the moon.<p>Inside nearly every one of us is a 5 year old who’s just pissed that we didn’t end up becoming astronauts. It may be too late to live out that dream, but it's not too late to watch Mickael le Goff's music video for Robot Koch's <i>Eclipse</i>, which really is …

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Continues To Be Mashed Up With ‘Calvin And Hobbes’ And We Love It

<b>SPOILERS AHEAD.</b><p>Last month, we shared adorable fan art which set the characters of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> in the world of Bill Watterson’s <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> comic strip. Then we rejoiced when Marvel Comics and Disney Animation Studios artist Brian Kesinger created even more of these …

Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back)

Ingrained cognitive biases play a role, as does inverted snobbery about educational privilege. But we must battle on, says this scientist<p>Pseudoscience is everywhere – on the back of your shampoo bottle, on the ads that pop up in your Facebook feed, and most of all in the Daily Mail. Bold statements …

Pseudo-science

Adding 'Ing' To Film Titles Reddit Thread Is The Most Enjoyable Thing On The Internet Today

Every once in a while you come across something on the internet that is such an absolute inspired piece of genius that you feel fully justified in …

Adam Driver's 'Star Wars Undercover Boss' Is an Instant SNL Classic

The Force is not always strong with "Saturday Night Live," but on January 16, host and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star Adam Driver brought the deadpan humor we were looking for. Arguably the strongest of Driver's sketches was the taped bit sending his "Star Wars" villain Kylo Ren undercover at …

Everything there is to know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ most menacing new villain

The new <i>Star Wars</i> movie introduces a slew of bad guys, including First Order troopers and users of the Dark Side of the Force. There are soldiers like …

This BB-8 Ice Mold Is the Drink-Chiller You're Looking For

Prepare to never use regular ice again.<p>Think you've had enough <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> merchandise? Think again. Now you can impress your guests with giant ice spheres in the shape of the beloved droid BB-8. Because who wants regular ice anyway? It's so square and boring.<p>Memorabilia …

Best of 2015: Top 50 Photographs from Around the World

With 2015 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of our best content from the past year, including an amazing amount of truly stunning photography. Last year, we brought you a list of 37 incredible photos from 2014; this year, we're upping our game with a collection of 50 …

Photography

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the problem with the Death Star

Owning a Death Star comes with some serious risk, especially when it was constructed with a serious design flaw. But astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a more practical reason why the 'Star Wars' Death Star didn't quite make sense.<p><i>Produced by Darren Weaver and Kamelia Angelova.</i> Additional …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

7 DIY Star Wars Builds to Take You to the Dark Side

In the end, you probably want the “good guys” to win, but the best movies always seem to portray something appealing about the bad guys. In the <i>Star Wars</i> universe, the Dark Side arguably has cooler spaceships, and they definitely have cooler walking vehicles. Check out these seven excellent DIY …

You Need To See This "Dirty Thunderstorm" Over Mount Etna

Fire and ash and lightning, oh my.<p>Etna sits on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. On Wednesday 2 December its Voragine crater, one of five craters at the volcano's summit, began erupting.<p>Scientists think volcanic lightning – also known as a “dirty …

Star Wars Force Awakens Trailer Gets Sweded Treatment

This is the full length Star Wars Force Awakens trailer remade in its entirety for like $40 (previously: the teaser trailer version). It's weird to …

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Chattanooga just discovered the dark web, and it is freaking out

Inside the nightmare hellworld of the deep and dark web<p>It must be sweeps week in Tennessee, because Chattanooga's WTVC pulled out all the stops for a series about why you should be afraid of the internet. "Computer gurus say there is a place they can go to dig up some of the internet's oldest …

Google Search

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

This Marine Biologist Photographs Rare, Otherworldly Oceanic Creatures

While scientists, explorers, and Google Earth have mapped much of the terrestrial world, the expanses of the sea remain a great mystery. Marine biologist Alexander Semenov, head of the dive team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station, has dedicated his career not only to closing …

Video documentary explores the Essence of Humanity in the film works of Hayao Miyazaki【Video】

<b>Hayao Miyazaki</b> film buffs will appreciate the popular video documentary “<b>Hayao Miyazaki – The Essence of Humanity</b>” created by Lewis Bond, an English …

A guide to Ryan Hemsworth's free track download project, Secret Songs

In May of last year, just as the summer was starting to heat up, a new song landed on SoundCloud. It was called "You're Cute," by someone named Tennyson. It sounded like an underwater music box; all fairy beats and jelly-soaked percussion. Underneath the track was a note from Tennyson describing …

New Singles

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

7 games with a Zen state of mind

You've had a long day. Your alarm didn't go off, so you rush to get to work. To make matters worse, you get to your bus just as it's pulling away, so you have to wait 15 minutes for the next one. Then you spill coffee down the front of your shirt right before a meeting with a client. And to top it …

How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

By David E. Hoffman<p>, Contributing editor<p>The spy had vanished.<p>He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled …

Cold War

5 Genius Gadgets From Japanese Bathrooms That Americans Should Borrow

Turns out we've been using the bathroom <i>all</i> wrong.<p>This adorable video from Life Where I'm From debuted earlier this year, but Digg recently resurfaced its greatness. In the video, we learn how Japanese bathrooms beat American ones in pretty much every way possible. Not only do they have a brilliant …

Dark Souls III is faster, weirder, and far more beautiful

When you enter the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center at this year's E3, the first thing you see in the lobby — before the <i>Halo</i> soldiers and <i>Forza</i> cars — is a knight on his knees after plunging a sword into a helpless demon's heart. Sometimes fake blood spurts 20 feet in the air. Behind …

Earth & Sky Photo Contest winners capture jaw-dropping auroras and star trails

Auroras, the clouds of the Milky Way and trails of stars shine overhead in the remarkable photos chosen as winners of the 6th International Earth & …

First Click: The best E3 in years has made gaming exciting again

E3 feels more inclusive than ever before<p>So far it's the Japanese company that's "won" E3, tossing out sequels to fan favorites previously thought dead forever like treats to a starved dog. <i>Shenmue III</i> is not only real, it's looking likely to hit its $2 million Kickstarter target inside 24 hours, …

SpaceX records fall to Earth with a GoPro

When you drop a GoPro from space, two pretty obvious things happen.<p>One is that the camera gradually descends back to Earth, turning and twisting …