The Super-Massive Black Hole At Our Galaxy's Centre Is Great At Killing Stars

We don’t have to worry about the gigantic black hole at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy — the scale of its machinations take place over millions of years. There is no doubt however that it is a powerful entity, one NASA recently discovered has the ability to snuff out entire stars with a blast of X-ray “wind”.


Happy Hour: A Beginner's Guide To Navy-Strength Rum

The Royal Navy’s successful invasion of Jamaica in 1655 had a lot of terribly negative outcomes. The commanders ended up in the Tower of London. Many of the English sailors fell sick or starved. A lot of Spanish settlers died. But there was one undeniably positive outcome: rum.


The Fascinating Underworld Living In Flood Channels Beneath Las Vegas

Around 400 people live inside the flood channels underneath Las Vegas and it’s such a fascinating underworld that is so different from the neon-lit indulgence and styrofoam extravagance that Sin City is known for. Matthew O’Brien has been visiting the community for 12 years and takes a tour of it in this video.


Stolen Uber Accounts Are On Sale For A Dollar On A Darknet Market  

Anyone with a spare dollar can buy access to stolen, active Uber account information. Vendors on the new darknet market AlphaBay are peddling Uber user details.


What Makes You Block Someone? 

People have varying thresholds of tolerance for putting up with ignorance, dickishness, and other crap online. What does it take for you to head straight for the “Block” button on social media?


All The Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Flavours In A Single Infographic

If you love Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, but can never remember what the heck is in Gilly’s Catastrophic Crunch or Spectacular Speculoos, go print out a copy of this infographic and tape it to your fridge right now.


Who On Earth Would Attack Github For Its Anti-Great Firewall Projects?

Github is getting hammered by a huge distributed-denial-of-service attack. Looks like it pissed off the wrong pro-censorship group: The attack is aimed at two popular projects, Great Fire and CN-NY Times, that help Chinese citizens get around their government’s restrictive online censors to access blocked content.


To Feed The World, We May Need To Hack Photosynthesis

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century will be figuring out how to feed our rising global population. Now, some scientists are making the radical claim that growing more food won’t be enough — we literally need to hack photosynthesis.


This Pin-Sized Book Reminds Us Of Life's Little Pleasures

If you’re feeling down, this pin-sized book may be just the thing to cheer you up. Just don’t put it in your pocket, or it will be lost forever.


This 3D-Printed Television Will Transport You To The 1950s

Once upon a time, long before Twitter or Xbox live, you could turn on a TV that looked a lot like this and watch spacemen valiantly defeat their enemies with rayguns and plutonium-powered rockets. We can’t travel back to that simpler age, but we can re-create the experience using 3D printing.