Some Things You Didn't Know About The Annual Met Gala

Every year, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city hosts a fundraiser where nimble dolls dress up in ornate dresses and stand perfectly still next to less attractive dolls. The yearly ritual, while exhaustively documented, is not open to dirt people and regulars. What happens on the… » 5/04/15 6:00pm 20 minutes ago

Is This Proof That The US Air Force Can Aerially Refuel Stealth Drones?

The RQ-170 Sentinel went from “Beast of Kandahar” enigma to Bin Laden-catching fame to crashing into Iranian hands, all in about half a decade. Since then, there have been few photos and little official talk as to its existence. Yet these pictures may prove that the RQ-170, or an enhanced version of it, is capable of… » 5/04/15 5:30pm 50 minutes ago

What the Hell Are You Doing? You're Burning the Shit Out of My Plants!

With a little bit of headsmarts and ingenuity, anything is possible. Want to make a volcano but don’t particular remember middle school chemistry class? One young man has just the solution: a chiminea, a leafblower, and some dried up plants. It’s all you need to get in business—that is, until mom sees you. » 5/04/15 5:20pm Today 5:20pm

500 Days of Kristin, Day 99: Kristin Has Never Met Olivia Munn But Yeah

Many days of Kristin ago, the world ceased to rotate on its axis for one brief moment when someone—specifically Kristin’s husband Jay Cutler’s coworker Kyle Long—stated that actress Olivia Munn was hotter than future author Kristin Cavallari. Breaking her legendary silence on the matter, Kristin remarked to Us Weekly » 5/04/15 5:05pm Today 5:05pm

This Week in the War Machine – May 4, 2015

There are dozens of military and intelligence exercises, war games, conferences, trade shows, and specialty conventions happening every month — both at home and abroad, from every branch of the national security world and their affiliated civilian contractors. We’ve bookmarked a select few, but by no means all, that… » 5/04/15 4:55pm Today 4:55pm

A Tropical Cyclone Will (Probably) Threaten the Southeast This Week

No sooner did the calendar crack May than we had to start worrying about a potential tropical system forming off the coast of the southeastern United States later this week. Anyone who lives near the coast from Florida to North Carolina needs to keep a close watch on this system. Here’s what you need to know to stay… » 5/04/15 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

I Went to a Simulated Teen Drinking Party and It Freaked Me the Fuck Out

I’m far from the target audience for the simulated teen drinking party I attended last weekend—that audience being freaked-out parents who want to see what really goes on at the hormone-fueled ragers their children are just starting to attend—but let me start by saying that the whole thing was very effective. I was… » 5/04/15 4:34pm Today 4:34pm

A Full House Divided: How Sweet Michelle Tanner Grew to Hate Her Family

Last week, former rock band frontman and current yogurt salesman “Uncle” Jesse Katsopolis fired off an irate tweet about his adopted niece, the actress and fashion designer Michelle Tanner. While Uncle Jesse raised Michelle from infancy alongside her father, Danny, and a host of tenuously- or unrelated children and… » 5/04/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Why Scientific American's Predictions from 10 Years Ago Were So Wrong

Recently, we did an experiment: We took an outdated issue of a respected popular science magazine, Scientific American, and researched exactly what happened to the highly-touted breakthroughs of the era that would supposedly change everything. What we discovered is just how terrible we are at predicting the long arc… » 5/04/15 1:50pm Today 1:50pm