storms
Incredible Storm Footage Makes It Look Like the Apocalypse Has Arrived

Meteorologists can predict, with surprising accuracy, when a storm will roll through your town. But predicting exactly how severe it will be can still be hit and miss. That’s why it took filmmaker Chad Cowan six years to capture the spectacular timelapses he assembled into this awe-inspiring compilation. Read More >>

science
Watching Lightning Strike a Building in Super Slow Motion is Freaky as Hell

For the first time ever, scientists have captured high-speed footage of lightning striking a building. It’s dramatic as hell, but the video could also change the way lightning rods are used to protect buildings. Read More >>

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Something Wonderful Happens When You Mix Microwaves, Soda, and Wood

The next time you accidentally spill soda, or water, plus a little baking soda on one of your cutting boards, don’t complain about having to clean it up. Instead, tear the safety cover off your microwave and use it as a high-voltage power source to etch a cool lightning pattern into the mess. Read More >>

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Incredible Slo-Mo Footage of the Tiny Lightning Produced When You Crush a Candy

You may have heard the myth that biting into a Wint-O-Green Lifesavers – that's essentially the American answer to a Polo – produces visible sparks in a dark room. It’s hard to believe that a small candy can produce its own lightning, but this incredible high-speed video by Smarter Every Day reveals it’s just simple science at work. Read More >>

apple
This iPhone 8 Rumour is Absolutely Insane

We’re about six months away from the next iPhone, AKA the iPhone 8 (or the iPhone X, or the iPhone: Tenth Anniversary Edition), and as such, supply chain rumours are starting to leak out. Read More >>

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Lightning Earbuds With Built-in Charging Make Avoiding Wireless Slightly Easier

After the initial outrage of Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 died down, users not wanting to go wireless soon realised that using the phone’s Lightning port meant they could no longer charge while listening to music. Pioneer’s new Rayz Plus earbuds include a simple solution to that problem, but they’re still far from perfect. Read More >>

art
Walking Through This Lamp-Filled Room Is Like Swimming With Jellyfish

It’s a simple idea for an art installation: Fill an entire giant room with glowing lamps from floor to ceiling. On paper it sounds an awful lot like your grandma’s living room, but walking through teamLab’s Forest of Resonating Lamps exhibit feels a lot more like drifting through a giant swarm of jellyfish. Read More >>

gadgets
You Can’t Knock This Wobbly Work Light Over

If you find yourself having to fix a plumbing leak in the middle of the night, the last thing you want is your work light falling over in the middle of the job. So Ridgid’s new task light, which looks like a floating buoy, features a rounded, weighted base ensuring that even if it does get knocked over, it will automatically stand back up again. Read More >>

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Dad Makes Adorable Thunderstorm Costume for His Daughter

Lots of kids are terrified of thunderstorms, but not Zoey. Her dad, who you might remember from the glowing stick figure costume he made her a few years ago, is back with this over-the-top Princess Cumulus thunderstorm costume that’s as wonderful as it is impractical for actual trick-or-treating. Read More >>

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People Are Already Trying to Put Headphone Jacks Back in the iPhone 7

The headphone jack had to die, and Apple fans have known the 7 was going to ditch the 3.5mm port well in advance of the official announcement. That hasn’t stopped lots of people from being mad about it—and a few others from finding a quick and dirty solution. Read More >>

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The Best Way To Charge Your iPhone 7 and Use Wired Headphones Is a Giant £35 Dongle

Upgrading to the iPhone 7 and lack wireless headphones? Say hello to your new reality. Belkin appears to be the first accessory maker with a Lightning dongle that lets you attach a pair of Lightning connector headphones and a charging cable at the same time. Sigh. Read More >>

animals
Lightning Storm Kills Hundreds of Reindeer in One Fell Swoop

It’s a scene straight out of Santa’s worst nightmare: A lightning strike killed more than 300 reindeer at a park in southern Norway on Friday. Read More >>

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Philips Hue System Adds a Motion Sensor That Will Turn Your Smart Lights On Automatically

Before the idea of a ‘smart home’ came long, people had to actually walk over to a switch to turn lights on and off—it was barbaric. Now you can illuminate your entire house with just a few taps on a smartphone app, but Philips wants to make life even easier than that with a new motion sensor that automatically turns its Hue lights on and off for you. Read More >>

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This Brilliant Lightning Show is Perfectly Synced to a Rousing Soundtrack

Watching lightning streak across the night sky is already one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular displays. But photographer Ron Risman has managed to improve that natural pyrotechnics display with a stunning 4K video of the spectacle that’s perfectly edited and synced to a rousing soundtrack. Read More >>

rumours
Supposed iPhone 7 Lightning-to-3.5mm Adapter Pictured

Something that looks extremely like a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter has been spotted, a device that may well keep a future iPhone without a headphone socket connected to a pair of normal headphones. Sources say that Chinese tech manufacturer Foxconn is making the thing and it'll come in the box with every iPhone 7, seeing as the next iPhone's strongly rumoured to be dropping the 3.5mm headphone socket. Read More >>