Watch This Machine Solve a Rubik’s Cube Faster Than My Jaw Can Drop

About a year ago last march, a robot called the Sub1 solved a Rubik’s Cube in 0.637-seconds, earning it the Guinness World Record for being the fastest cube-solving bot. That honour now appears to be in jeopardy, however, as a pair of engineers have demonstrated a new robot that can solve a Rubik’s Cube in almost half that time: a mere 0.38 seconds. Read More >>

What Monster Invented an Infinite Puzzle that Can be Assembled in Any Direction?

When you sit down to assemble a puzzle, even one with thousands of pieces, you at least have a photo of the completed image to work towards. But thanks to some clever mathematics, this Infinite Galaxy Puzzle can be assembled in any direction, or in any shape, leaving you without much guidance on how to put it together. Read More >>

Lincolnshire Artist Clones Life Size Tank

Art, or declaration of war? That's the quandary that'll soon be facing art enthusiasts in the Scunthorpe area, as artist Peter Mountain's hand built clone of a US army tank goes on display. Read More >>

Watch a Rubik’s Cube Master Race the Fastest Man on Earth

Speed cubing champion Anthony Brooks is used to racing the clock when he’s solving a Rubik’s Cube puzzle, but since we’re in the middle of the 2016 Olympics, he decided to challenge the world’s fastest man, running the 100 metres, to a head-to-head race. Read More >>

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Learn to Solve a Rubik’s Cube in Less Than Two Minutes

Did you know there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 ways to scramble the 54 coloured squares on a Rubik’s Cube? So how do those record-holding geniuses manage to solve them so quickly? As Mike Boyd discovered, there are some clever tricks you can use that take less than a day to learn. Read More >>

You Must Solve a Puzzle to Turn Every Page in This Beautiful Wooden Book

The only downside to finding a really good book to read is that it will be over before you want it to be. But that won’t be the case with puzzle designer Brady Whitney’s Codex Silenda. Even though the wooden book only has five pages, you’ll need to solve a complex mechanical puzzle on each one before you can turn to the next. Read More >>

There’s a Secret Message Written Into the Sands of Mars

NASA has spotted something strange and beautiful in the sands of Mars—a remarkable dune field that looks eerily similar to Morse code. And it has a message for us. Read More >>

Your Brain Will Want to Watch This Impossible Bundle of Spinning Gears Forever

Occasionally you come across a video that’s so satisfying to watch that your brain never wants you to close the tab. That’s what Dutch puzzle designer Oskar van Deventer has managed to create with this complex web of 19 magic gears that are all somehow able to rotate against each other without completely locking up. [YouTube via Neatorama] Read More >>

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Guy Breaks the 5×5 Rubik’s Cube Record and No One Seems to Care

Feliks Zemdegs solved his 5x5 cube at Melbourne Cube Day in 44.837 seconds. And the crowd went not at all wild. Read More >>

The Creators of That Drake Colouring Book Now Have a Kim Kardashian Connect-the-Dots

If colouring books were somehow able to make a miraculous comeback in a time when even watches are an entertaining distraction, there’s no reason that connect-the-dots puzzles can’t be popular again too. And there’s no better person than the most-famous Kardashian to help bring connect-the-dots back into the spotlight. Read More >>

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The World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube is 10,000X More Frustrating

Because apparently a regular-sized Rubik’s Cube wasn’t already enough of a challenge, Tony Fisher built himself a version that’s over five feet long on each side. Even just bringing it out to play looks like a monumental struggle, let alone the back-breaking challenge that is trying to solve it. Read More >>

In Just 0.887 Seconds Another Machine Has Already Shattered the Rubik’s Cube World Record

In the early part of this month, Jay Flatland and Paul Rose’s Rubik’s Cube-solving machine set a new world record with an astonishing time of just 0.9 seconds. But just two days before that happened, a new contender, Adam Beer’s Sub1, managed to solve a cube in just 0.887 seconds. Read More >>

Here are the Solutions to GCHQ’s Christmas Puzzle

GCHQ has handed out the answers to the charming cryptocard its director Robert Hannigan sent out for Christmas, revealing that literally no one got all of it right. Three people came quite close, mind, winning themselves a... GCHQ paperweight and a copy of the biography of Alan Turing. Read More >>

Can You Solve This Complex Riddle About Escaping a Cursed Temple?

The goal is simple, you need to escape a collapsing tunnel with a group of nine people (including yourself). It’s all the other variables that confuse things. Read More >>

Not One of You Was Clever Enough to Solve the GCHQ Christmas Puzzle

Ahead of Christmas, GCHQ stepped up its recruitment efforts released a complex series of cryptographic puzzles, which the agency invited members of the public to solve before the end of January. Unfortunately, with the deadline now behind us, the spies have revealed that not one hopeful managed to complete all five challenges. Read More >>