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The World's First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Now Has Its First Houses 13 Dec 2019, 5:27 pm

A giant 3D printer is currently squeezing out new homes in rural Mexico. Each one takes 24 hours and lets local families upgrade from a shack to a two-bedroom house.

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Why Fake News Is Candy To Our Brains 13 Dec 2019, 5:11 pm

Memory bias causes people to hold on to the stories we like — whether they're true or not.

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What It's Like To Be Slut-Shamed By 800 Million People 13 Dec 2019, 5:07 pm

College student Liu Jingyao accused a tech billionaire of rape. Then the Chinese internet turned against her.

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10 Songs That Explain The 2010s 13 Dec 2019, 4:32 pm

How did we get from "Bad Romance" to "Old Town Road" in pop music? A song from each year of the decade that explains the journey.

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The Beautiful, Weird World Of Japan's Answer To David Lynch 13 Dec 2019, 4:24 pm

The experimental film by director Nobuhiko Obayashi is a beautiful, Surrealist venture into the horror genre that's slowly but surely getting its due credit in the Western world.

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Star Wars' Five Best Lightsaber Battles, Ranked And Explained 13 Dec 2019, 4:16 pm

Darth Vader versus Luke. A levitating Yoda. And the greatest duel of them all.

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The Fascinating Way That A Disco Clam Uses Its Naturally Emitting Light Show To Stun Its Enemies 13 Dec 2019, 3:45 pm

Disco clams have soft tissues flash light like a disco ball — researchers believe they use this to thwart predators.

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The Long-Term Benefits Of Short-Term Stress 13 Dec 2019, 3:33 pm

Why "hormesis" is key to your health and longevity.

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First All-Electric Plane Flies For Just About 15 Minutes 13 Dec 2019, 3:30 pm

A 1957 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver made the landmark journey.

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Time-Lapse Video Shows What The Night Sky Looks Like With Drastically Different Levels Of Light Pollution 13 Dec 2019, 3:24 pm

This is what the night sky looks like from Los Angeles to the Great Basin Desert.

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Melania Trump Makes A Series Of Weird Faces At Congressional Ball 13 Dec 2019, 3:08 pm

Melania Trump appeared with her husband at the 2019 Congressional Ball last night, and she took us on a fascinating, inscrutable journey… with her face.

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The Rail Industry's Secret, Decades-Long Fight Against The Climate 13 Dec 2019, 3:08 pm

For nearly 30 years, America's four biggest rail companies — which move the majority of the country's coal — have spent millions to deny climate science and block climate policy.

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Danny Aiello, 'Do The Right Thing' And 'Moonstruck' Actor, Dies At 86 13 Dec 2019, 2:44 pm

He worked at Greyhound for a decade before appearing on Broadway and in "The Purple Rose of Cairo," "The Cemetery Club" and a Madonna video.

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You're Not Weird If Taking Care Of Yourself Feels Hard 13 Dec 2019, 2:37 pm

Getting sober was deeply taxing for one stand-up comedian. But managing obsession with food was even more complicated — that is, until they unburdened themselves of shame.

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The Crowdfunded Cult Of Amanda Palmer 13 Dec 2019, 2:30 pm

You don't set Kickstarter and Patreon records without genuine connection. And controversy.

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30 Viral Fakes That Defined The 2010s 13 Dec 2019, 2:27 pm

The decade of the 2010s saw the rise of social media and the proliferation of digital tools that allow people to alter photos and videos. Here's what that combination brought us.

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Why Is There A Statue Of Liberty In Paris? 13 Dec 2019, 2:16 pm

Americans visiting Île aux Cygnes in Paris might be surprised to see a Statue of Liberty replica. Why is it there?

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Man With A Death Wish Flagrantly Runs On The Edge Of The Grand Canyon 13 Dec 2019, 2:02 pm

"We noticed a man had walked way out onto a corridor jutting from the canyon's edge. He was standing right by the sheer drop. Then, out of nowhere and dicing with death, he just started sprinting around."

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Guy Has Hilarious Commentary For This Soccer Player Making A Very Painful Save 13 Dec 2019, 1:29 pm

He really took one — okay, technically two — for the team.

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Where Christmas Trees Come From 13 Dec 2019, 12:55 pm

Before the 1930s, Christmas trees typically were cut down on an individual's property or out in the wild. Now, tree farms in all 50 states (yes, Hawaii too) are where most Christmas trees come from, accounting for 98 percent of live Christmas trees brought into homes.

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The Weather Time Machine 13 Dec 2019, 12:47 pm

Old ships' logs are giving scientists new insights into the past and future of the earth's changing climate.

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All 153 Of Taylor Swift's Songs, Ranked 13 Dec 2019, 12:12 pm

Yes, all of them, ranked from worst to best by Rob Sheffield. Settle in and buckle up.

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'The Last Jedi' Dared To Put The Philosophy Of Star Wars In The Foreground 13 Dec 2019, 12:02 pm

How Luke's final act made the Skywalker Saga's Buddhist themes more explicit.

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Nike's Fastest Shoes May Give Runners An Even Bigger Advantage Than We Thought 13 Dec 2019, 11:51 am

The shoes — which feature carbon plates and springy midsole foam — have become an explosive issue among runners. A new analysis suggests that the advantage these shoes bestow is real — and larger than previously estimated.

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The Weird World Of Pizza CEOs 13 Dec 2019, 11:28 am

How many pizzas have you eaten in the past 30 days? If you're John Schnatter, the former owner of Papa John's, the answer is a cool 40 pies, according to a recent WDRB interview with the disgraced peddler of mediocre Italian fast-food.

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House Judiciary Committee Votes To Impeach Trump, Capping Damaging Testimony 13 Dec 2019, 11:21 am

Both measures will be voted on by the full House, likely on Wednesday, and come after weeks of damaging testimony against Trump.

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Water From South African Mine May Contain Life That Was Isolated For 2 Billion Years 13 Dec 2019, 11:18 am

Two miles under a grassy plain in South Africa, pockets of water lie trapped in the rock. Scientists think the pockets might have been isolated from the surrounding environment for 2 billion years. Now, researchers think they may have found things living in this long-sequestered water.

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Visitors To Area 51 Have To Wear 'Foggles' That Severely Limit Vision When Moving About 13 Dec 2019, 11:15 am

The frosted eyewear, which comes from the aerospace world, keeps a wearer from seeing anything aside from what is directly in front of and below them.

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A Collection Of A Bunch Of The Weirdest And Best Things On The Internet In The 2010s 13 Dec 2019, 11:12 am

From 17776 to Hawaii 2 to Frog Fractions, href.cool collects the links that defined the weird internet in the past decade.

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This NSFW Gwyneth Paltrow Holiday Ad For Goop Is Really Weird 13 Dec 2019, 11:08 am

This was one Christmas gift we were not expecting to find in the stockings.

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The Funniest Local News Bloopers Of 2019 13 Dec 2019, 10:49 am

With all the bad news from 2019, at least these local reporters found a way to have a great time.

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Is This Two-Story RV Just Too Big? 13 Dec 2019, 10:46 am

RVs range from tiny to spacious, but it's not often that you see a two-story behemoth like the Commander 8×8 by SLRV Expedition Vehicles.

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Ryan Reynolds Tells A Disgusting Story About His Mom And A Urinal Cake In 'True Confessions' Game 13 Dec 2019, 10:40 am

For his mother's sake, we really want this to be a lie and not a true story.

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For Better And Worse, 'Richard Jewell' Is Peak Clint Eastwood 13 Dec 2019, 10:39 am

The tale of the man who found a bomb in an Atlanta park in 1996 fits with the director's late-era work as yet another film that revisits a moment in history — albeit with its mind already made up.

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Everyone Who Loves To Cook Was Making Beans This Year 13 Dec 2019, 10:29 am

With pressure cookers in more and more home kitchens and beloved services like Rancho Gordo's Bean Club dispensing dried heirloom beans, the humble legume is a having a moment.

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YouTuber Purchases Chinese-Made Tattoo Removal Device On eBay, Realizes It's A Dangerously Powerful Laser 13 Dec 2019, 10:02 am

YouTuber styropyro points a million watt laser beam at himself. What could go wrong?

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From Prison To Silicon Valley 13 Dec 2019, 9:32 am

Slack has hired three programmers who were formerly incarcerated. Will that bring about broader change?

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Scientists Feared Unstoppable Emissions From Melting Permafrost. They May Have Already Started 13 Dec 2019, 9:21 am

The Arctic is a ticking time bomb that's close to going off.

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Eagle Tangles With Octopus, Gets A Lot More Than It Bargained For 12 Dec 2019, 6:21 pm

Why don't you go pick on someone your own species?

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Medicine Or Myth? The Dubious Benefits Of Placenta-Eating 12 Dec 2019, 5:41 pm

Despite its apparent popularity, placentophagy lacks any scientifically proven benefits. How did it go mainstream?

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How The Fed Lost Its Faith In 'Full Employment' 12 Dec 2019, 5:39 pm

Federal Reserve officials believed that the labor market was about as good as it could get. They were wrong.

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Here's Why You Don't Try To Overtake Other Cars While Towing A Boat 12 Dec 2019, 5:35 pm

That's why people say you shouldn't rock the boat.

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The Week's Best Memes, Ranked 12 Dec 2019, 5:19 pm

For the week of December 9th, we have Jameela Jamil's landlord tweet, Silver Kanye and "Marriage Story" memes.

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This Remarkable Tool Instantly Scans Any Color And Finds A Perfect Match 12 Dec 2019, 3:38 pm

The Nix Mini Color Sensor scans any surface and gives you an instant color match to professional paints. It retails at $99, but you can get it for just $71.40 when you use code MerrySave15 at checkout.

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Visualizing What Earth Would Look Like If All The Oceans Were Drained 12 Dec 2019, 3:29 pm

The oceans cover around 70% of the Earth's surface. What would the topography of Earth look like then if we drained our planet of all that water?

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Excuse Us, Ma'am, But Are You Aware That Your Christmas Tree Has A Grinch On It 11 Dec 2019, 6:22 pm

This is at once very cool and extremely unnerving.

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Crypto's Crown Prince Survived 'The Craziest Bubble Ever.' Now He's Ready For A Second Act 11 Dec 2019, 12:16 pm

Olaf Carlson-Wee appears to have it all. Well, except for one thing: the respect that would normally go with running an industry leading fund worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Guy Figures Out How To Fly Like A Wizard, Makes All Our Hogwarts Dreams Come True 11 Dec 2019, 12:03 pm

There's nothing more magical than sheer ingenuity.

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