The Agents Of SHIELD's Main Superpower Is Accepting Each Other's Damage

Last night's Agents of SHIELD was really like part two of the season opener, wrapping up the Absorbing Man story and the "getting the team together again" story. But the best bits involved our heroes accepting each other's damage, and even using it to get things done. Spoilers ahead... » 10/01/14 11:30am 33 minutes ago

Newly-Declassified CIA Document Says Ben Franklin Was A Security Risk

Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents—but safeguarding state secrets was not among them. According to a recently released article by a CIA analyst, when Franklin was on a diplomatic mission in France, he allowed his offices to be penetrated by British spies during a crucial period in the American Revolution. » 10/01/14 11:10am 53 minutes ago

Smarter Lightbulbs, Smaller Rokus, Dragon Ball Z [Deals]

Quirky's Wink Hub launched for $50 a few months ago with the goal of becoming your smart home's brain. Today, Home Depot is tossing in two GE Link LED bulbs with your purchase. Those bulbs alone usually cost $20 each, and of course, they can be controlled with your smartphone via the Wink hub. [Wink Hub + 2 GE Link… » 10/01/14 10:45am Today 10:45am

Life On The Space Station Is A Surreal Astronaut Buddy-Movie

Astronauts Reid Wiseman and Alex Gerst continue enacting the real-life space buddy-movie we never knew we always wanted. From sticking a video camera inside a water bubble in microgravity to carefully measuring out their living quarters, they supply a steady stream of surreal reality from the space station. » 10/01/14 1:31pm Today 1:31pm

10 Characters Who Completely Wasted Their Immortality

Science fiction and fantasy are full of people who win the gift of immortality — and a lot of them complain about how terrible it is to watch everyone else die around them, while they go on living. But at least some immortals do something with their endless lifespans. Here are 10 immortals who squandered their gifts. » 10/01/14 10:17am Today 10:17am

This Badass DIY Tank Is Ready To Be Used In The Fight Against ISIL

Desperate for weaponry, the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo has thrown together a homemade war wagon comprised of a pickup truck patched with scrap metal, a .50 cal machine gun, and a camera. And incredibly, the gun is controlled with a PlayStation controller. » 10/01/14 9:40am Today 9:40am

Why Does Your Voice Sound So Different In Recordings?

If you've ever heard a recording of your voice – in a video, for example, or on somebody's voicemail – you know that the sound you hear in your head when you speak is different from the one heard by everyone else. Why is that, and why do we tend to prefer the voice we hear in our heads? » 10/01/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

A Webcomic About A Girl Who Mediates Disputes Between Kids And Monsters

When Charles moves with his parents to a spooky old building in Echo City, he's not exactly thrilled to learn the place has a monster problem. But when he meets a mediator who deals with turf beefs between monsters and kids, he's not sure which is more intimidating: the monsters or Margo Maloo. » 10/01/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Name Your Own Price On This Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, MySQL, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 4/22/14 12:27pm 4/22/14 12:27pm