Quirky's Black Friday Sale is Full of Great Gift Ideas

You might not have had any items from Quirky on your Black Friday wish list, but if you need some cool gift ideas for your discerning friends and family members, they have some seriously great stuff on sale right now. » 11/27/14 8:55pm Yesterday 8:55pm

A Freeze-Dried, Irradiated And Thermostabilized Thanksgiving Dinner

Astronauts on the space station get holiday feast, although the adjectives are less "juicy" and more "irradiated." The menu is irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams, freeze-dried green beans, mushrooms, and cornbread dressing, and a thermostabilized cherry-blueberry cobbler for dessert. » 11/27/14 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

I Can't Stop Watching These Parade Balloon Accident Videos

Like stock car races or primary debates, balloon parades are an alleged form of entertainment that's mostly just boring until something goes wrong. Fortunately, with balloon accidents the resulting injuries are primarily psychic in nature—measured in months of therapy for poor Jacob after seeing Pikachu disemboweled… » 11/27/14 6:22pm Yesterday 6:22pm

​The Best Games For Every System

We'll probably never run out of things to say about video games. Which games are interesting, which games are maddening, which games are provocative, which games are boring. That's all well and good, but sometimes, you just want to know which games are best. » 11/27/14 5:46pm Yesterday 5:46pm

We Want To Hug This Short About Two Kids With Competing Imaginations

If you need a good happy-cry, take a few minutes to watch Playground, the sweetly animated short film by Ryosuke Oshiro. A boy who has always considered himself a "lone wolf" gets into a competition of imagination with a classmate who, like him, dreams of superpowers, magical forests, and grand cities. » 11/27/14 1:31pm Today 1:31pm

An "Impenetrable Barrier" Protects The Earth From Killer Electrons

It appears that our planet's built-in force field is much stronger than we thought. Scientists studying the Van Allen belts have discovered the presence of a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents some of the fastest and most powerful "ultrarelativistic" electrons from reaching the surface. » 11/27/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Looking Back At The History Of Star Wars Teaser Trailers

The Internet is gearing itself up for the hype-explosion that is the very first trailer for The Force Awakens coming tomorrow. But what were our first glimpses of Star Wars movies like - and in turn, what can they tell us about what we might expect from tomorrow? Let's take a look back at the teasers of Star Wars past. » 11/27/14 3:21pm Yesterday 3:21pm

Madeline Ashby's Warped Singularity Novel Company Town Is Coming Soon!

We've been excited about Madeline Ashby's futuristic thriller Company Town since she wrote an essay for us about it last April. This book was supposed to be out in October, but was delayed (along with some others) due to Angry Robot's sale to entrepreneur Etan Ilfeld. But now Ashby tells us Company Town has a new… » 11/27/14 11:45am Today 11:45am