Missile launch looks like hilarious fail until you see what happens next

When I started to watch this video I thought "oh, that's funny, a failed missile launch." Obviously, it didn't fail at all. That's exactly how the nuclear-capable anti-submarine missile RPK-2 Viyuga is launched: Just throw it in the water and it will come alive to deliver its warhead up to 28 miles away. » 7/25/14 12:38am Today 12:38am

What the far future of space mining could look like

When it's time to colonize space, we will need space miners to provide with the minerals and gases needed to build massive ships and refuel stations across the Solar System. There are serious companies already working on it—and concept designer Cuba Lee has imagined how this would look in moons, asteroids, and gas… » 7/24/14 1:13pm Yesterday 1:13pm

Stunning selfie of a lone man facing a terrifying volcano pit

Look at that lonely guy, so tiny and fragile on the edge of the fiery Gates of Hell—the Kilauea Volcano's Halemaumau Crater. His name is Andrew Hara, the photographer who took this amazing self-portrait, which was just featured as photo of the day in National Geographic's Your Shot. How the hell did he do it? » 7/24/14 12:53am Yesterday 12:53am

Drone films the eerie Costa Concordia sailing on its last voyage

The infamous Costa Concordia is sailing again after running aground on the island of Giglio, Italy. Francesco Marinari has filmed this drone video as it's being transported for scrap to Genoa. It's so eerie and weird. The structure that keeps it afloat makes it look like some kind of Mad Max/Waterworld prop. » 7/23/14 5:58pm Wednesday 5:58pm

Cyclist films his own road accident, miraculously saves life

"The second time I rode into London in an effort to gain some fitness, rather than take the train, ended like this," says YouTube user cyclejack. "This" being an idiot in a car deciding to ignore him, ramming and sending him and his bicycle into the air. Miraculously, he wasn't injured, just bruised. » 7/23/14 4:38pm Wednesday 4:38pm

Huge chocolate mill reveals delicious changing geometry as you shave it

This huge chocolate mill—created by Studio Wieki Somers and chocolatier Rafael Mutter for a retrospective on the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld—reveals intricate geometrical designs as you rotate the sharp metal arm that shaves it one millimeter at time. It cements my conviction that all art should be edible and… » 7/23/14 3:39pm Wednesday 3:39pm

I wish I could spend summer in the Mediterranean driving this beauty

Italian designer Pietro Russomanno's Raceline is the 26-foot-long daughter of a classic Riva boat— one of my favorite vehicle designs—and a classic sports car. If I had to spend a summer in the Mediterranean riviera, this is the vehicle I'd like to have to move from coast town to coast town to eat seafood and drink… » 7/23/14 12:21pm Wednesday 12:21pm

Impressive photo of hundreds of flying rays is one beautiful nightmare

This photograph of a large school of mobula rays by Eduardo Lopez Negrete is one of the entries for the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Keep in mind that these majestic creatures can reach a 17-foot (5.2 meter) wingspan and weigh over a ton. It may look like a nightmare but they are harmless. » 7/23/14 11:43am Wednesday 11:43am

Calvin and Hobbes creator's new comic strips are now for sale

Bill Watterson's new comic strip originals—born from his collaboration with Stephan Pastis—are now up for sale for the benefit of Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. They published very high resolution scans of the three original uncolored strips so yo can enjoy the finest details of his ink brushwork: » 7/23/14 11:28am Wednesday 11:28am

Seeing real US Navy SEALs moving underwater is way cooler than any movie

This isn't a trailer for the next Tom Clancy movie. These are real U.S. Navy SEALs showing how they get into enemy territory from the sea. They get deployed in a mini-sub launched from a nuclear submarine. Then they get out as they approach the shore at night, ready to complete their mission. » 7/22/14 4:20pm Tuesday 4:20pm

Guy builds biggest fart machine ever to fart at France with it

Colin Furze—maker of the coolest Wolverine claws—wants to build a giant butt and fart at France from Dover. That's why he has built the biggest valveless pulse jet machine ever—these engines powered the Nazi V-1 bombs that terrified London during WW2 making an infernal noise that sounds like a furious fart from hell. » 7/22/14 12:49pm Tuesday 12:49pm