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Watch This Haunted Poster Come To Life And Scare The Hell Out Of People

Giant poster ads are bad enough. But they’re even worse when they suddenly come to life and attack you. As far as terrifying pranks go, this one is pretty high up there. And it just keeps getting better.


The Wallops Island Launch Facility The Day After The Antares Explosion

Briefly: The Wallops Island launch facility, viewed from the air the day after the Orbital Science Antares rocket exploded right after liftoff. The photo was taken by the Wallops Incident Response Team on Wednesday October 29. [NASA/Terry Zaperach]


A Water Commercial For Halloween That Would Have Made Russ Meyer Proud

Video: Lithuanian mineral water Vytautas has a long-lasting love story with unorthodox director Tadas Vidmantas, the creator of some of the brand’s most viral and bizarre commercials. So when they decided to make a Halloween-themed ad, they knew Tadas was the right guy for the job.


The Dad Rock Version Of The War Of The Worlds

On this very night in 1938, a radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds may or may not have caused mass hysteria for listeners. But there’s another War of the Worlds that scared me much more as a kid. For me, there’s the HG Wells version, the Orson Wells version, and the rock opera version by composer Jeff Wayne, released in 1978.


How Removing Tattoos With Lasers Works

Smarter Every Day takes an in-depth look at something super cool: removing tattoos with the help of lasers. The science behind it is fascinating, all the zapping lasers do is basically break down the bigger ink blobs inside your skin and let your body’s white blood cells and liver take care of the rest of the removal process.


The Life Aquatic Trailer In The Style Of Kubricks' The Shining

Video: It’s hard to turn an optimistic movie as full of light and absurd humour as Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou into a dark horror movie that tells the story of a man turned mad-man in the style of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining – but our video magician Iván Róbert did it. Check out his trailer, perfect for Halloween.


4 Ways Hurricane Sandy Is Still Transforming New York City's Infrastructure

Hurricane Sandy made landfall two years ago last night, sparking one of the largest natural disasters New York has ever seen. In the 24 months since, New York has changed in dozens of unexpected ways — and it’s just going to change more.


These Pygmy Seahorses Are So Good At Changing Colours For Camouflage

Video: Pygmy seahorses are super tiny creatures that have the awesome ability to camouflage. They attach themselves to colourful corals and blend in so seamlessly that I have a hard time picking them out. What’s cool is that even if the pygmy seahorses are descendants of orange seahorses, they can adapt and become purple if that’s the only coral nearby.


Seeing Surfers At 1000fps Is Like Watching A Sea Monster Swallow People

Video: If you’re not convinced that the ocean isn’t just one giant sea monster, here is some evidence for your fantasy theory: this video of surfers surfing at 1000fps. Come on, the ocean totally looks like a monster here! More reasonable view: it’s a really amazing surfing video captured gloriously in beautiful slow-motion.


Land Chris Hadfield's Space Photography On Your Coffee Table

Is there a person left on the internet who hasn’t yet swooned over astronaut Chris Hadfield’s jaw-dropping images from space? Here’s a chance to have them in your home: The former ISS commander has collected some of his photographs into a book.


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