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Marines Blow Up Concrete Walls With Only a Blanket for Protection

Watch US Marines with the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 9th Engineer Support Battalion show how they get into buildings. The most amazing part is when they blow a concrete wall while they all stand there in line, just protected by a ballistic blanket. These guys are nuts. Read More >>

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Christopher Lee’s Last Message Feels Like a Premonitory Farewell

I’m a huge fan of Sir Christopher Lee. Not only did he have a wicked sense of humour and a great life philosophy, but he was a fantastic—and very underappreciated!—actor. After I saw his first film in Hammer’s Dracula series, he visited my childhood nightmares every day. He terrified me—and I loved every bit of it. Read More >>

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Incredible Video of an Air Tanker Refuelling a Tanker Against a Full Moon

Without a doubt, this is one of the coolest aeroplane videos I have ever seen. Thanks to the magic of telephoto lenses, the moon in this infrared clip looks impossibly gigantic. The fact that a KC-10 tanker is refuelling another KC-10 tanker make the entire thing feel unreal—as in “I had a hard time believing this wasn’t some kind of fake” unreal. Read More >>

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China Builds Complete 57-Storey Skyscraper in Record 19 Days

Architect Xian Min Zhang has shared a fascinating time-lapse video of the construction of his latest building: a 57-floor two-million-square-foot (180,000-square-metre) skyscraper, fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced Lego-like blocks. He claims that they are now building these at a record three floors per day! Read More >>

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You Know the Apple Watch Will be Useless Without These Bracelets

Attention, Apple fans! Are you going to buy an Apple Watch? Shut up. I know you are. It is superfluous if you have an iPhone but screw it — if Tim Cook can't live without it, you can't either. YOU MUST GET IT. There is only one true, big, hairy 'but': battery life will suck. Really suck. No matter what Apple says. Don't worry though, I'm here to fix that. Read More >>

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Amazing Photos of Naked People Completely Covered in Honey (NSFW)

Behold the amazing photography of Blake Little. This outstanding series belong to his latest monograph, called Preservation. It opens today at the Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City, California. If you are in Los Angeles, go see it. If you are not that lucky, you can see how beautiful it looks here [NSFW!] Read More >>

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Quadriplegic Woman Flies F-35 With Nothing But Her Thoughts

Arati Prabhakar—director of the Pentagon's advanced research arm DARPA—has revealed a breakthrough achievement in machine mind control. Jan Scheuermann, a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes in her brain, has been able to fly an F-35 fighter jet using "nothing but her thoughts." Read More >>

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All the Cars From Back to the Future in One Cool Poster

Our admired illustrator Scott Park is back with a really cool poster with all the vehicles in the Back to the Future trilogy. It's titled 88MPH and you can buy it here.  Read More >>

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These Were Leonard Nimoy’s Spock Ears in The Wrath of Khan

Margaret Weitekamp, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's curator of science fiction and space memorabilia, has some thoughts about why Leonard Nimoy and his Spock character were so universally loved. She also published this photo of the ears he used in the Star Trek classic The Wrath of Khan. Read More >>

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Case Solved: This is the True Colour of that Goddamn White and Gold Dress

In what may be the biggest case of mass hysteria ever experienced in the history of the internet, everyone in the planet speculated tonight about what's the colour of a stupid dress. Some people even claimed it changed colour.* Others looked for Photoshop analysis or scientific explanations. None of that matters. Here is the real colour. Read More >>

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First Images of the World’s Largest Plane

Holy crap, it's real! Behold the first glimpse of 47th richest person in the world Paul Allen's crazy space venture: the largest plane in history, a 117-metre-wingspan beast designed to carry and launch a giant rockets to space, with a combined weight of 540,000kg! Check this out: Read More >>

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Check Out the Newest Mars Curiosity Panorama Selfie

Bravo NASA for capturing this new cool Mars Curiosity selfie on the surface of Mars at its new research site, the Mojave. NASA made this image by combining dozens of photos taken during January 2015. Here is the annotated version, so you can see the sites that the rover visited before reaching this point. Read More >>

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I Would Totally Live in the World’s First Carbon-Positive House

According to Dwell, this is the "world's first carbon-positive prefabricated house," which produces more "more energy than its uses." Its designer, ArchiBlox, claims it's "expected to offer the same environmental benefits as 6,095 native Australian trees." Simple, clean design—put it in a forest and I will move in. Read More >>

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Spectacular Aerial Photos Taken By an F-18 Weapons Trainer Officer

US weapons training officer Lieutenant Chris Nigus sent us a series of spectacular photos taken while flying on missions during the last couple of years of his deployment in Japan. Above you can see him flying low level in Japan's Orange Route. Some of them show weapons firing from his F/A-18E Super Hornet. Read More >>

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The Rockets of the World in One Great Graphic

I'm surely not alone in loving spacecraft and technical illustrations, and this poster of rockets of the world drawn to scale by Tyler Skrabek ticks those two boxes in style. It is a clean, updated version of a 1995 classic by professor Peter Alway, published in the book Rockets of the World. Read More >>