The $72 Amazon Prime Deal is Live, Even For Existing Subscribers!

As promised, Amazon is selling 1-year memberships to Amazon Prime for just $72 right now (down from $99) in celebration of the 72nd Annual Golden Globes. Plus, everyone can also stream the award-winning Transparent for free today, even without a membership. I've watched it, and can't think of a better way to spend… » 1/23/15 11:59pm 1/23/15 11:59pm

The Always Up To Date Guide To Amazon Prime Benefits

Amazon has added so many benefits to Prime that they're starting to get hard to keep track of, so we're going to round them up for you, and update this post as new ones roll out. Sadly we can't list drone delivery as a perk just yet. » 1/23/15 3:16pm 1/23/15 3:16pm

Why can we see through glass but not other solids? Let this awesome…

It seems like a simple enough question - why are some materials transparent while others are opaque? But, as this video from the University of Nottingham's Sixty Symbols project explains, a lot of the most common explanations you get are fundamentally wrong. Watch a professional scientist recoil in horror at the… » 2/20/11 7:30pm 2/20/11 7:30pm