This amazing starry sky is a cave full of glowworms in New Zealand

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day features an amazing photo by Phill Round. It looks like a frame from a Spielberg movie—an humanoid figure appearing at the base of a mountain, with the unknown starry sky of an alien world behind it. In reality, it's a man getting into New Zealand's Hollow Hill Cave. » 8/30/14 9:21am Today 9:21am

These hyperrealistic paintings of lips are so erotic they should be NSFW

Sometimes you don't need to show much to turn people on. For me, it's the lips and the tongue (and kissing and the licking) that send me into hyperdrive. Hyperrealistic painter Hubert de Lartigue seems to share this fascination. His series of large scale lips paintings are amazing—and so erotic. » 8/30/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

I think I can eat 12 of these pintxo burgers for breakfast right now

The Basque Country is the culinary center of the world. Not only for its many gastronomical temples—like Lasarte, Arzak, Zuberoa, or Azurmendi—but for the infinite amount of places where they prepare amazing plates—and pintxos. The Inglorious Basque-ard Burger is Pornburger's homage to the latter. » 8/30/14 5:53am Today 5:53am

Crash & Learn: The most important life rule in one beautiful short

This is the story of Aleksander Aurdal, a Norwegian freestyle skier who fully understands the most important rule in life: You need to crash to learn and progress. Repeatedly. In sports. In your job. In love. In life. Even Nature itself knows this—existence itself is a chain of failures and successes. » 8/29/14 1:57pm Yesterday 1:57pm

A rock so fantastically beautiful that it's hard to believe is real

This looks like some 3D rendering of a fantastic alien matter that can't possibly exist on Earth. But, being the amazing planet we live in, it is actually a real thing: "A bismuth crystal illustrating the many iridescent refraction hues of its oxide surface." We live in a wonderful world, people. » 8/29/14 1:33pm Yesterday 1:33pm

This Oculus Rift game on a real rollercoaster must be a crazy experience

The people at VR Coaster had a great idea: Create a 3D ride synchronized to a real world rollercoaster, put someone on the seat with an Oculus Rift headset, and let them freak the hell out as they fly through a fantastic landscape full of dragons and lava giants. Apparently, people say it's an amazing experience. » 8/29/14 8:04am Yesterday 8:04am

Video: Unmanned F-16 jet dodges a live missile for the first time

Boeing has successfully tested the QF-16 against live fire for the first time. The QF-16 is a a modified version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon designed to be controlled remotely by a human pilot so companies can test new weapons systems against it. It's pretty awesome to see it dodging the bullet in the skies. » 8/29/14 6:56am Yesterday 6:56am

This is not an awesome scene from a science fiction movie set in space

This looks like a scene from a sci-fi game or movie, but it's actually a photo from one of the latest tests of the X-47B unmanned combat aircraft on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The US Navy is getting really close to the future, people: Combat drones launched automatically from motherships. » 8/28/14 10:10pm Thursday 10:10pm

Eight of the world's prettiest women merged into one (perfect?) being

Sploid reader Marius Vibe merged eight of the most beautiful women in the world into a single person. The final result is intriguing, but the best part is the process itself—and the intermediate morphs. Who is more beautiful—the originals, the intermediate mixes, or the merging of them all? » 8/28/14 3:19pm Thursday 3:19pm

This is the coolest ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video, period.

Check out famous race and aerobatic pilot Bruce Bohannon taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge inside his plane. He placed the ice water in a little bucket between his seat harness and his shirt, took off, and then did a loop. The only thing cooler than this would be if an astronaut did it in the ISS.* [Updated] » 8/27/14 6:17pm Wednesday 6:17pm