Watch the first-ever footage of the giant squid in its natural habitat

For the first time ever, researchers have captured video of a live giant squid in its natural habitat. The complete footage won't air until later this month, but the video up top gives us a tentacular taste of things to come. » 1/11/13 6:40am 1/11/13 6:40am

Researchers have captured the first-ever video footage of a live giant …

It is the wellspring of such mythical monsters as the the Kraken, but the giant squid Architeuthis is the real deal. Carcasses of the massive cephalopods have been found washed ashore all over the world, but now, for the first time in history, scientists have captured footage of the beastie thousands of feet below the… » 1/08/13 8:40am 1/08/13 8:40am

This concept art from the Shuttle Program's early days is gorgeous,…

The arrival of Endeavour in Los Angeles last week has been described by many as the final note in the coda to NASA's shuttle program. To commemorate its end, we turned to the program's beginnings, where we discovered a stunning assortment of high resolution concept art. (If you've been hunting for a new background… » 9/25/12 8:20am 9/25/12 8:20am

U.S. Government insists that mermaids do not exist

Of course, that's what they would say, isn't it? The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a statement explaining that no evidence of the existence of mermaids "has ever been found." NOAA explains helpfully that belief in mermaids may go back as far as 30,000 years, to a time when humans first began … » 7/03/12 6:20am 7/03/12 6:20am

Watch a dizzying video of the Discovery's launch from the perspective…

We've already seen last month's launch of the Discovery from the perspective of an airplane and a high-atmosphere balloon. Now check out this awe-inspiring 30-minute video captured from Discovery's twin solid rocket boosters. » 3/05/11 7:00am 3/05/11 7:00am

This is what a space shuttle launch looks like from an airplane

Thursday marked the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery, and one lucky airliner was fortunate enough to witness its launch from a high altitude. And even better, one of its passengers was able to video Discovery taking off. » 2/27/11 7:00am 2/27/11 7:00am