• Another Year on the Streets

    Congratulations. If you're reading this, you just survived the deadliest day of the year for pedestrians.

  • 'Breaking Bad' May As Well Be Set in China

    The more I watch the show, the more I realize that it could easily be transplanted to the People's Republic and largely be the same thing. And possibly, even better.

  • The Kids Are Alright, Getting Less Fat

    Forget the holiday gluttony: Kids across the US are slimming down. An encouraging new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that obesity rates among American children--particularly children from low-income families--have declined in recent years, markin…

  • Another Year on the Final Frontier

    Will we find an Earth twin in 2013?

  • The Year in Gifs

    We could have summarized the year's stories using words—you know, those collections of symbols that represent ideas—but since it's almost 2013, we should really be communicating only in moving images.

  • The Real End Times

    How's this for a doomsday scenario: Can time just stop? A group of doom nerds project that there's a 50 percent chance that time will end within the next 3.7 billion years. The problem is that we don't know how it will happen and, likely, we are just plain unable to know how it w…

  • A Home at the End of Time

    Robert Vicino built an underground city where you can ride out the apocalypse. And he wants it to be clear he’s not a religious man. He is, like a lot of Southern Californians I’ve met, what he calls “highly spiritual.” So when he talks about the apocalyptic “message” he received…

  • Watching Internet Porn Will Kill Your Memory

    While masturbating before you're scheduled to give that presentation to your boss might sound like a great way to take the edge off before stepping into the boardroom, don't do it. As you're mopping up, the porn you just watched is wiping your memory.

  • Theft from Above

    A very brief history of birds snatching small humans.

  • E.T. Phone Drone

    Using small-fry drones to simulate landing robots on the Moon.

  • Instagram Hates You

    Look, the image service's new Terms of Service agreement is a middle finger to users. So give the middle finger right back.

  • Motherboard

    Open Source Outer Space

    Anyone with enough brains and balls can build their own rocket and fly it to space. Or at least that’s what the nonprofit, open-source space-project Copenhagen Suborbitals wants the world to realize. They're determined to create the first homemade, manned spacecraft to go into su…

  • America's Gun Lust Is Only Just Beginning

    Between 3D-printing, rising production and still-lax regulations, Americans will have more access to guns than ever.

  • Newtown, Mental Health, and the Dangers of Oversimplifying Gun Control

    Let's be careful what we say, okay?