Watch How Designers Re-engineered an Island to Make a Park in New York City

Parks aren’t always built just so we can enjoy the trees. On Governor’s Island in New York City, a truly unique public space will bring nature back to a former military base–and it’s engineered to withstand the catastrophic storms that climate change will bring. It’s called The Hills, and in this documentary, we talk… »11/06/15 3:15pm11/06/15 3:15pm

There's a Kegel Exerciser Designed to Give Men Taints of Steel on Kickstarter Right Now

Wait–men do Kegels? If you’ve heard of the exercises at all, it’s as a way for women to tone up their vaginas after they’ve been stretched to the max by childbirth. Minna Life, makers of the female-oriented Kegel exerciser kGoal, thinks men should get into the habit, too. »11/05/15 6:30pm11/05/15 6:30pm

This Airport Gallery Shows Off Japan's Freakin' Fantastic Hi-Tech Toilets

You may think toilets aren’t very exciting. That’s where you’re wrong, my friend. Because in Japan, toilets can be self-cleaning wonder thrones that are energy efficient and even keep your buns nice and toasty. A design gallery at one of the country’s major airports shows off Japan’s restroom innovation. »11/02/15 10:40am11/02/15 10:40am

Halloween Still Smells Like a Plastic Pumpkin Pail

I was never a pillowcase kid. Fill the sheets that I put my head on with the goods, risking an errant Mr. Goodbar besmirching my sleeping quarters? No thanks. Besides, a pillowcase would need to go in the wash eventually. My plastic pumpkin was a dedicated trick-or-treating device. And somehow, it managed to stay… »10/31/15 6:30pm10/31/15 6:30pm

Exclusive Doctor Who Concept Art Reveals the Earliest Visions of the Cybermen!

Cybermen! Ruthless, implacable cyborgs who have replaced emotion with logic, they are among the most deadly villains on Doctor Who. And despite being men in suits, they manage to look other-worldly, creepy and menacing. This took a lot of design savvy, as this exclusive concept art shows. »10/23/15 3:38pm10/23/15 3:38pm

As Promised, Nike Finally Reveals BTTF II Air Mag Sneakers With Power Laces

Back in 2011, the Nike Air Mag, the shoes that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II, were released to a ravenous fan base. There was only one problem, unlike the shoes seen in the movie, Nike’s Air Mags didn’t have power laces. Nike promised they would come 2015, and today the company delivered. »10/21/15 7:00pm10/21/15 7:00pm

You Can Now Buy the Standards Manual Behind NASA's Lost Logo

You know it when you see it: The smooth, soaring typeface with two uncrossed A’s. NASA’s so-called “worm” logo is a beloved symbol of space exploration even decades after it was retired. Now, thanks to two designers in New York City, you can relive the glory days of design and America’s space agency on your coffee… »9/06/15 8:00pm9/06/15 8:00pm

You Can Snuggle With a Sith Lord Thanks to Star Wars Pendleton Blankets

I know! You didn’t buy anything for Force Friday because you’re practical: You were holding out for something really useful when it came to Star Wars merch. When winter comes and your bedroom is as cold as Hoth you’re gonna need a blanket. Why not have it be one of these Star Wars Pendletons? »9/05/15 3:30pm9/05/15 3:30pm

Fantastic Science and Tech Books that Will Reboot Your Brain for Fall

Summer is slipping away fast, but there’s still time to spend a long weekend devouring a book on the beach. And it doesn’t have to be the trashy romance variety: We’ve collected a bunch of great science and tech reads that’ll entertain you while getting your brain in shape for school — or just get you thinking again… »9/01/15 1:17pm9/01/15 1:17pm

This Man Is About to Put a Robot in Your Pocket

What will it take for robots to become as common in our homes and daily lives as smartphones, TVs, and computers? Ask roboticist Tomotaka Takahashi. The famous Tokyo professor aims to be “the Steve Jobs of robotics,” by moving away from technical specs and emphasizing design, as well as pure bot charisma. »8/27/15 4:32pm8/27/15 4:32pm

Vibrators Don't Have to Look Like Giant Cocks Anymore

A vibrator’s basic job is really quite simple, so long as you’re using it as a sex toy instead of unclenching a charley horse or working out some lower back pain. Vibrators are supposed to rapidly stimulate sexually sensitive sensory neurons. That’s it. They could look like anything. But until recently, they often… »8/04/15 6:58pm8/04/15 6:58pm