For Men Who Will Try Anything to Get Taller, There’s a World of Grifts and Gimmicks

No matter how old you are, the website Height Maximizer claims it can provide you with “legitimate information that will actually help you become taller.” It features “height hacks,” alleged height-boosting supplements, and “8 Ways to Get Taller: Tips That Work (for Every Age).” Each page is topped off with the site’s logo – a picture of a bodybuilder and a bright red arrow pointing upward, and below it, the Height Maximizer tagline: “Puberty or Not, Here We Grow!” Read More >>

The Competition May Be Catching Up With Netflix

Netflix issued its first quarter user gains report to investors today and the fact that it fell short of user growth estimates caused a brief drop in the streaming giant’s stock price. It blamed the lackluster growth on one thing: no House of Cards-style blockbusters. But in reality, Netflix is probably waking up to the crowded streaming landscape. Read More >>

Gigantic Dinosaurs Had to Grow Freakishly Fast 

Titanosaurs were the largest land animals to ever appear on this planet, but even these lumbering beasts had humble beginnings. The discovery of a baby titanosaur fossil suggests that these dinosaurs were born with very adult-like features — and grew crazily fast. Read More >>

See the Difference Between an Artist’s Drawings From Age Two to Now

This is great. Artist Jake Lockett reveals his progression as an artist from a wee two-year-old to now at 24 years young in a fantastic collection of his own work. You can see the simple drawings he made at two and three to the addition of colour and imagination a few years later to more sophisticated work around 10 and then finally developing his own style in the more recent years. Artists aren't all born brilliant. Read More >>

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Watch Ice Crystals Bloom Into Mesmerising Chaos

You're about to watch a beautiful music video, which sets a precise yet delicate piano line to one of the most wonderful pieces of scientific footage you'll have seen in a long time. Read More >>

Twitter’s Adding Accounts Faster Than a Machine Gun Fires Rounds

Twitter adds an astounding 11 accounts per second according to Twopcharts, and will hit 500 million accounts by the 25th of February. That’s a pretty incredible growth rate by any metric -- adding 660 accounts a minute is faster than an M60 machine gun can fire bullets (up to 650 rounds per minute). Read More >>