Scientists Watch How New Technologies Spread Among Wild Chimps

For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed the acquisition and spread of a new behavior — two new feeding methods — among wild chimpanzees. It's an 'extraordinarily rare' observation that points to the origins of social learning in both chimps and humans. » 10/01/14 12:40pm 32 minutes ago

Neil Marshall Explains What He Learned From The Films Of Terry Gilliam

Neil Marshall's film-making is wild and distinctive, from Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and The Descent to his episodes of Game of Thrones. He does chaos incredibly well. So we had to ask him: What did you learn from watching Terry Gilliam movies? » 10/01/14 12:30pm 42 minutes ago

Why does DC Comics keep insulting its fans?

Another week, another DC comics scandal highlighting their portrayal of Women - this time, particularly egregious T-Shirts asking women to declare themselves the future Mrs. Batman, or 'celebrate' Superman scoring with Wonder Woman. How many more times is it going to take DC screwing up to stop with this bullshit? » 10/01/14 3:25pm 47 minutes ago

The Thriving Industry That Helps Encourage Book Censorship

We have rating systems for movies, television shows, and video games—so why not rating systems for books? That's the thought behind services that rate books with the aim of helping parents and protecting children. But these services are contributing to censorship in schools—and harming public education in the process. » 10/01/14 12:09pm Today 12:09pm

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 Today 11:30am

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 Today 11:10am

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

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