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What Does a Nuclear Explosion Feel Like?

On the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, VICE's new film speaks to British atomic veterans to find out what it's like to experience an atomic bomb explosion up close.
Wester van Gaal
8.30.18
Twitch

Pewdiepie Is Teaching His Audience that Women Are Asking For It

A feud between Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg and a streamer who goes by "Alinity" encapsulates the way many gamers and Twitch streamers feel about women online.
Samantha Cole
5.27.18
inpainting

Nvidia’s AI Tech Can Reconstruct Photos With Scary Accuracy

Nvidia's research team has developed a deep learning method to edit and reconstruct images that makes Photoshop seem obsolete.
Wajeeh Maaz
4.30.18
YouTube

The YouTuber Who Taught a Dog to Nazi Salute Isn't Going to Jail

Mark Meechan, aka “Count Dankula,” received a fine for his odd and offensive video.
Samantha Cole
4.30.18
Internet Insecurity

Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out

Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.4.18
Webbys

VICE Is Nominated for 30 Webby Awards

We need your help to win all those shiny metal springs.
VICE Staff
4.3.18
Culture

The Man Who Made 'Tetris'

Life gets pretty chill after creating 'Tetris' and escaping the KGB.
Jagger Gravning
3.31.18
flat earth

Flat Earther Survives Rocket Launch, Earth Still Round

Watch "Mad" Mike Hughes beat his own previous record by launching himself to just under 1,900 feet in a homebrew rocket.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.27.18
WTF is that

This Unidentified Sea Creature Washed Up on a Georgia Beach, then Vanished

Some truly odd critters end up stranded on beaches. Here’s what you should do if you find one.
Becky Ferreira
3.24.18
Internet Insecurity

The Motherboard Guide to Using Facebook Safely

You might not be able to afford the privilege of deleting Facebook, or you just kinda want to be able to keep tabs on your friends. If that’s the case, here’s how to use Facebook in the safest way possible.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.23.18
Tedium

How Did Our Default Ringtones Become So Grating?

The evolution of the modern cell phone ringtone—and the Ukrainian guy who wants to give Apple’s default noises a refresh.
Ernie Smith
3.19.18
Motherboard

Why Do Fishing Vessels ‘Go Dark’ In Certain Regions of the Ocean?

A new report by the nonprofit Oceana spotlights weird cases of fishing vessels switching off their public trackers.
Becky Ferreira
3.15.18
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