Chinese Government Tries to Quell Unrest with an Animated Princess

Uighers are an ethnic minority in western China, largely Muslim, who have been protesting the Chinese government for its discriminatory policies against them over the past several years. Now the Chinese government hopes to appease the protesters with a bizarre princess story. » 8/27/14 4:11pm 27 minutes ago

Physicists Have A Simple Answer For How Egyptians Built The Pyramids

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last of the ancient world's "seven wonders." The 4,500-year-old structure was constructed from 2.4 million limestone blocks, most weighing around 2.5 tons. Today we're still debating how the Egyptians managed to move these blocks from local quarries. Now scientists have a new… » 8/27/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Vintage Shark Illustrations Are Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works to make biodiversity-related literature freely available to the world. They've got thousands of image libraries to peruse, but one of the richest is their collection of shark illustrations, with more than 370 pages. Here are a few of our favorites. » 8/27/14 6:08pm Today 6:08pm

The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose. » 8/27/14 4:54pm Today 4:54pm

The Problem With 'The Casual Cruelty' Against Women in Video Games

Violence against women is an ugly reality that's all too common, no matter what walk of life people come from. Yet, video games tend to portray it in only a few cliched ways, to create a sense of environment and tone and cheaply get a reaction out of players. That's a problem. » 8/27/14 3:17pm Today 3:17pm

Get 90% Off The White Hat Hacker Bundle: 40+ Hours For $49

As shown by the recent news from eBay, hacking often has negative intentions. But legit "white hat" or "good guy" hacking is vital for testing website and device security, plus it's great for modding your setup. These courses teach the ethical route into hacking. » 5/27/14 10:00pm 5/27/14 10:00pm

Harry Houdini Beat Death in a Staring Contest. Could You?

Amazement doesn't come easy in show business these days. With increasingly savvy audiences trained to dismiss the seemingly-unbelievable as a product of safety wires, stunt doubles and CGI trickery, it's easy now to forget that in the early 20th century, Harry Houdini was working without a net — and flaunting his… » 8/27/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm