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The Best Action Camera: Q2 2014 Edition

You can’t just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren’t all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best.


Earth 2.0: What We Know About The First Earth-Sized Planet In A Habitable Zone

When you’re looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we’ve ever found.


Magic Material Is Both A Reflecting Mirror And A See Through Window

No, it’s not a one way mirror. It’s much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in the alternating 84 ultra thin layers typical glass and tantalum oxide. It’s a mirror but when you spin it, it becomes transparent. Some light passes through, some light gets reflected.


Watch A Super Genius Honey Badger Break Out Of All Kinds Of Cages

No matter what you do, you can’t keep this honey badger locked up. It’s a master jail breaker. Lock the gate? It will find out how to slide it open. Put it in a deep pit with high walls, it will build a rock ramp. Take away the rocks? It will use mud or trees to climb out. What a fascinatingly clever little badger. I hope he never stops coming up with crazy plans to free himself.


Here's What Flying Through The Universe Would Look Like (Warp Drive!)

If you want to feel like you’re on the USS Enterprise, watch this simulation of a fly through of our universe. It comes from the Galaxy and Mass Assembly catalogue and shows the positions of galaxies as they would look as you zipped by (they’re bigger for visual purposes). It kind of looks like snow flakes, dirty rain, bird poop and insects hitting your car windshield.


Science Explains Why Babies Are So Darn Cute

What makes adult sized humans go gaga and coo coo and ooh ooh when they see a little baby? Their adorable cuteness! But are babies really that cute to make people forget how to speak? They are! And it’s scientifically proven.


The Hilarious Truth Of How Oreos Are Unmade And Extracted For Materials

Briefly: If you reverse the process in one of those enlightening How It’s Made videos you get a fantastically funny How It’s Unmade parody series. This particular comedic episode shows how a delicious Oreo is extracted to provide half the United States with flour and harvested for cocaine, gunpowder, cocoa and sugar by wizards. It’s hilarious how much is hidden inside those cookies!


This Drone Footage Showing The Aftermath Of A Fire Is Heartbreaking

Video: A fire in Valparaíso, Chile has destroyed more than 2500 homes, left 11,000 people homeless and killed at least 15 people. It’s an unfathomable tragedy that has destroyed an entire community. This drone footage from Skyfilms attempts to show the extent of the damage caused by the fire’s wrath. It looks like a set of an apocalyptic movie, only it’s real people and real lives on the ground.


Map Shows Australians Have Sex The Longest

Step it up, world. Australians last longer than anyone else in the sack, averaging a little over four minutes in duration. Well, at least according to this map that measures the frequency of sex and duration of sex by country. We don’t have the most sex though; that honour goes to the US.


Guy Trying To Take A Selfie Gets Kicked In The Face By Train Conductor

Perhaps this should be the punishment of all selfie takers. Or at least all selfie takers who put themselves in potentially dangerous situations just to take a damn picture of their mug blocking everything behind it. Jared Michael, the foolish guy in the video, paid the price. He tried to take a selfie in front of a passing train but instead got kicked in the head by the train conductor.


What A Creationist Version Of The Cosmos Would Look Like

Video: Funny or Die pokes fun of those who like listening to stories over understanding science in its latest: Creationist Cosmos. It’s like the new Neil DeGrasse Tyson Cosmos reboot TV show only made for Creationists. So instead of explanations about the universe, we get very unscientific reasons of why things exist. It’s all in silly fun.


Domino's Is Making Pizza With Breaded Chicken As The Crust

Like pizza? Like fried chicken? Of course you do. You have a mouth. So how quickly will you say yes to the latest frankenstein food creation that will fatten up easily excitable suburbanites: Domino’s pizza made with breaded chicken crust. The world is a beautiful place.