Mysterious Sinkholes Are Forming Near the Site of This Rising Supertall

When it's finished in 2016, the Lotte World Tower will reach more than 1,800 feet. But unfortunately, crews are encountering some problems as they near the top: Small sinkholes are forming in the neighborhood, and a nearby lake is mysteriously emptying into... hopefully not the base of the world's sixth tallest… » 7/30/14 1:31pm Yesterday 1:31pm

A Redesigned Zoo Where Humans Stay Hidden Could Be Better For Animals

Even the most zoo-friendly amongst us probably harbor mixed feelings about the undeniable psychological and physical toll that captivity takes on animals. The Danish architects at Bjarke Ingels Group think they've designed a better way. A Zootopia, if you will, where humans are usually hidden from animals by grass… » 7/29/14 7:07pm Tuesday 7:07pm

These Incredible Clocks Were Built By a Single Designer Over 35 Years

In the 1980s, as giant technology companies competed to create electronics that arrived in the most compact, grey boxes possible, a young designer named Daniel Weil was doing the exact opposite: Eviscerating the electronic guts of gadgets, from radios to clocks, exposing them to the consumer the most elegant way… » 7/29/14 12:50pm Tuesday 12:50pm

The New Machine That Could Be Making the iPhone 6's Sapphire Screen

The iPhone 6 may have a sapphire glass screen. It also may not. We've been through the will-they-won't-they, but MIT Technology Review recently went straight to the source: A company that's designed a better, cheaper way to manufacture the stuff. If Apple is planning a sapphire screen device, this could be the machine… » 7/28/14 10:06am Monday 10:06am

This Guy Taped a GoPro To His Car Wheel And It Looks Hypnotic

GoPros have taken us on some pretty ridiculous adventures, from shark dives and back country ski expeditions, to, uh, jumping out of a spacecraft and falling to Earth. But as one video artist just proved, these lil cameras can capture awesome footage from every day situations, too. Like driving. » 7/28/14 8:56am Monday 8:56am

Swag, Vapes, and Econ: My Day at the North American Bitcoin Conference

Bitcoin may have emerged from a shadowy corner of the internet, but soon, it'll have its own government affairs office in Washington. According to the crypto-currency's biggest advocates, who assembled at the second North American Bitcoin Conference this weekend in Chicago, Bitcoin is all grown up. In reality, it's… » 7/21/14 2:08pm 7/21/14 2:08pm

Russia's World Cup Is Already Outrageously Expensive

Maybe you're still mourning Brazil's catastrophic loss to Germany, but the rest of the world has moved on—to discussing the impact of the next series, which will take place in 11 Russian cities in 2018. And according to their reports, it's going to be very, very expensive. Like $11,500 per seat expensive. » 7/18/14 12:13pm 7/18/14 12:13pm

101 Years of Tour de France Bikes Map the Evolution of Cycling

This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century. » 7/18/14 9:01am 7/18/14 9:01am

Here's an Illustrated Guide to the World's Worst Computer Viruses

To the average layperson (read: me), computer viruses are strings of text that crawl through your computer like so many worms after you open that email from your friend's grandma. They're intangible. Which is why seeing how 24 top designers illustrated the most famous viruses is so much fun. » 7/17/14 1:00pm 7/17/14 1:00pm

Scientists Are Mapping the Ocean's Plastic Because 99 Percent Is Missing

Last week, some strange news swept the science internet: Much of the plastic scientists expected to find on the ocean's surface is gone, and no one knows exactly where it is. Now the scientists behind the research have shared a first-of-its-kind map of ocean plastic with National Geographic--and it could be key to… » 7/17/14 11:11am 7/17/14 11:11am

Explore a Water Park Built Inside a Huge German Airship Hangar

Drive 45 minutes outside of Berlin, and you'll find a hulking airship hangar once known as the Aerium—the largest free-standing building in the world. Today, the place is known as Tropical Islands Resort, a family fun hotspot that Casey Neistat and his son recently had the pleasure of visiting. Obviously, they brought… » 7/17/14 9:25am 7/17/14 9:25am

Should Your Family Get Access To Your Online Accounts When You Die?

It's a question that will eventually—hopefully not soon!—confront you, me, and every other person reading this: Should our loved ones gain access to our digital lives, from email to Instagram to financial accounts, after we die? A cadre of state-appointed lawyers are creating a bill that would allow for just that. » 7/16/14 12:56pm 7/16/14 12:56pm

Experience Tour de France Mayhem First-Hand From New On-Bike Cameras

If you've been watching the Tour de France you know that it's been one of the more brutal tours in recent years, with intense weather conditions and terrible crashes that have led to several top contenders abandoning the tour already. It's also the first year that riders are allowed to put cameras on their bikes—so… » 7/16/14 10:40am 7/16/14 10:40am

These Are the 11 Most Endangered Places In America

Americans tend not to be too nostalgic when it comes to our past—but in some cases, it's resulted in the loss of priceless pieces of history. That's why the National Trust for Historic Preservation puts out a "most endangered" list of important building and places that aren't long for this world—unless someone… » 7/15/14 9:00am 7/15/14 9:00am