Why Spoiling Game Of Thrones Is Not As Heinous A Crime As You Might Think

We’re three episodes into the fourth season of Game of Thrones now. That’s enough time for regular watchers of the show to have settled back into their regular Monday night watching schedules, avoiding spoilers in the afternoon (if they want to).

If you do happen to run across a spoiler or two before you watch the show, though, it’s not the end of the world.


Spotify Asks Band To Take Down Scam Album, Band Responds Hilariously

Last month, we told you about Vulfpeck’s ironic Spotify record, Sleepify, which was completely silent and designed to raise money for the funk band’s tour. Well, Spotify finally got around to responding to the band’s attempted scam. They’re not happy about it!


Scientists Finally Reveal Secret Origin Behind 1960s Deep Ocean Mystery

An international team of researchers have finally discovered the source of a weird, low-frequency rhythmic sound that has puzzled scientists and submarine sonar operators for more than half a century. Listen to it.


This Student-Designed Ventilator Is 80 Times Cheaper Than The Norm

Babies born premature or sick are often completely reliant on a ventilator to stay alive. In many parts of the world that’s a $40,000 machine that runs completely autonomously, but in developing nations it’s often the child’s parents — continuously squeezing a hand pump. It’s a depressing image that inspired students at Brigham Young University to design a portable ventilator that costs just $500 to build.


Withings' New Pulse Adds An O2 Monitor So You Can Breathe Easy

Last year, Withings’ Pulse fitness monitor impressed us with the plethora of data it collects — including, as the name suggests, your pulse. This year’s update adds yet one more handy feature: a blood oxygen monitor. Mountain climbers, now you can breathe easy.


This Sci-Fi Helmet Could Give Firefighters Predator Thermal Vision

When firefighters have to enter a burning building, much of their job still involves blindly feeling their way through dense plumes of toxic fumes in search of those trapped inside. However, a novel new helmet design could one day give firefighters the ability to see through the smoke and hear beyond the roar of the flames.


Augmented Magnifying Glass Identifies What You're Studying

It’s obvious that the great Sherlock Holmes doesn’t need any help, but the Augmented Magnifier designed and built by Anirudh Sharma and Pattie Maes from MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Group could help him instantly recognise clues and solve cases even quicker.


The Jedi Putter's Constant Feedback Makes You A Master Of The Green

Mastering the perfect golf swing is a lot harder than it looks, and putting is even harder than blasting a golf ball down the fairway. So while it will probably never be approved for use in PGA tournaments, the Jedi Putter — designed by students at Rice University — provides real-time feedback helping an amateur golfer master their putting game.


Watch This Snowmobile Launch Off A Cliff And Feel Your Stomach Drop

This is what GoPros were invented to do: take you along for the ride as completely insane adrenaline junkies launch vehicles off of precipices. Like Brett Turcotte jumping off a cliff riding his snowmobile — and landing perfectly.


Watch GE Torture-Test Supermaterials In The Most Vicious Ways

The heat of an active volcano. A 2200kg weight dropped from above. A sandstorm that lasts ten years. These are just some of the ways GE torture-tests the super-strong materials that go into jet engines, wind turbines and more. And thanks to the company’s fascinating YouTube channel, we get an up-close view of the process. No safety goggles required.


Scientifically Accurate SpongeBob Is Hilariously Disgusting

After getting sucked on and eaten by his best friend Patrick Star, scientifically accurate SpongeBob Squarepants as imagined by ADHD is destined for a life of cleaning dishes. That caps a hilariously sad life of basically being immobile at the bottom of the ocean with “friends” who are killer creatures.