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Apocalyptic Yellowstone Supervolcano Now 5.5 Times Larger

You know about the potentially world-ending supervolcano hiding under Yellowstone, right? Well, scientists just discovered a second magma chamber containing an additional 46,000 cubic kilometres of molten rock. Did we mention it’s “overdue” for eruption?


Monster Machines: The R&D Machines That Push Your Smartphone 'Til It Breaks

Ever wondered what machinery smartphone firms use to test out those shiny handsets they keep shifting by the truckload? I have. Well, they spend a full six months of the phone’s now-year-long pre-release life just checking if they’re fit for purpose, so that’s got to be some pretty interesting, exhaustive probing and pummelling.


Watch This Madman Fix The iPhone 6's Biggest Design Flaw With A Grinder

The industrial design of the iPhone 6 is close to flawless… except for one flaw so weird, so major, that it’s maddening: The fact that the camera protrudes from the body of the phone, meaning it never lies completely flat and gets caught on all kinds of stuff. The perfectionists at PeripateticPandas have a solution, and it involves industrial machinery.


8 Videos Of New iPhones Getting Dropped, Soaked And Torture-Tested

You knew it was coming. Videos of people torturing the newest rash of iPhones are starting to emerge online, including one by SquareTrade, which shows the new iPhones being tortured in every way imaginable. So how did Apple’s latest crop hold up? Surprisingly well, with a few caveats.


Watch GE Gleefully And Awesomely Destroy Dozens Of Random Objects

Remember General Electric’s incredible cadre of machines that exist solely to destroy things? Well, they have been using them to destroy things like teapots and baseballs and watches just for fun — and the resulting videos are amazing.


Watch A TV Show Use A Train To Completely Obliterate A Car

Pure destruction. Top Gear wanted to see exactly what happens when a train smashes into a car stuck on the railroad tracks so they set up a test of their own: they put a minivan on the tracks and pummelled it with a speeding train. It gets pretty brutal.


I Can't Stop Watching This Plasma TV Get Beautifully Electrocuted

Want to watch an expensive, dangerous and mesmerising fireworks display in your living room? It’s easy. Just buy a plasma TV and then hook it up to 2000 volts.


How Three Months Of War Transformed One Of Syria's Largest Cities

Pulitzer Prize winning photographs — and the on again, off again Internet — have given us a few peeks into the turmoil of the bloody conflict in Syria. But new satellite photos released by Amnesty International visualise the literal destruction.


Watch The Muhammad Ali Of BattleBots Destroy Everything In Its Path

There are “battle bots” and then there are “utter, one-sided destruction bots”. The two-wheeled harbinger of destruction called Last Rites fits in that second category.


Sydney Gets The Disaster Porn Treatment In A New World War Z Poster

What is it about Sydney? It’s a beautiful city, so why do film studios seem so keen to show it being destroyed? First the Pacific Rim robots started beating on the Harbour Bridge, now World War Z creatures are laying waste to the Sydney Harbour foreshore.


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