The engine might one day push spacecraft to velocities sufficient enough to open the Solar System to human exploration.
Coinciding with their press conference announcing the discovery of this exoplanet-rich system, NASA revealed "trappist.one" — which can honestly best be described as a fan-site for this new solar system.
Twenty years later, the man who played Glacier looks back on one of pro wrestling's most infamous and costly gimmicks.
You don’t want to even know what nastiness your toothbrush collects sitting on your sink. Tao’s Aura Clean brush has a UV light and built-in dryer that kills over 99.9% germs and bacteria and runs up to 40,000 strokes per minute. So you get a squeaky-clean, germ-free smile.
Round and round it goes, when it will stop, no one knows...
Eddy Merckx, "the Cannibal," first-born son of Belgian grocers, the greatest cyclist in history, a man who won more races and set more records than any before or since. The way he raced was inhuman and dark, propelled by genetic bestowment and an elemental determination that seemed simple and unanalyzed, a pure compulsion to dominate.
Alexa and the Echo are picking up a head of steam, while the Fire Phone famously flopped, but Amazon's Fire TV Stick has quietly established itself as a force to be reckoned with.
Lake Berryessa's curiously named spillway is not some spiraling portal to another dimension (to our knowledge) but is instead a giant water funnel that gets rid of excess water that could cause flooding. As California has been experiencing drought, this is the first time in nearly ten years that it has opened up.
I wanted to see what I could learn about the modern news media by looking at how thoroughly Mr. Trump had subsumed it. In one way, my experiment failed: I could find almost no Trump-free part of the press.
Today, NASA announced the discovery of seven new Earth-sized exoplanets that are orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star 39 light years away. At least three of the planets are in the star's habitable zone, and may have water.
It's a long video of a teacher methodically pouring sand into a bucket until bridge after bridge breaks, and somehow we can't look away?
The audio commentary track, a staple of films in the DVD era, may not last into the age of streaming. Is it a victim of indifference by Netflix?
Even if the White House isn't.
Can a black man ever feel safe in America when he's surrounded by white people? That question is the fire Jordan Peele is playing with in his directorial debut. Does Peele successfully turn simmering racism into cinematic scares? Here's what reviews say.
Why it may never be possible to recommend that everyone take a supplement — as much as people want to believe.
David Bowie came out as gay in an interview with Melody Maker magazine in 1972, and it was the closet door heard ’round the world. But what did he mean by it?
Home repair might not be something that you "want" to do, but like building a budget or planning for retirement it's definitely something you "should" do if you consider yourself a smart person who has their life together.
America's three biggest banks — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo — earned more than $6.4 billion last year from ATM and overdraft fees, according to an analysis by CNNMoney.
Palantir is flexible and powerful enough to accommodate the requirements of any organization that needs to process large amounts of both personal and abstract data — including governments around the world.
Apparently, coding is the next blue-collar job frontier. Here's everything you need to learn the basics, without the massive amounts of student debt.
If you give this neural network a pretty true-to-life drawing, you'll get something pretty good out of it. If you give the network something kinda shitty, well... you'll see.
Final Audio is a Japanese company that is niche even by the high standards of extremism of Japanese audiophilia. And its Piano Forte X in-ear headphones fit that bill as well.
"The Discovery" premieres March 31.
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When the organizer of the #NotMyPresident protests refused to appear on Tucker Carlson’s show, the Fox News host booked an actor with no ties to its leadership as a replacement.
On Monday, while flying his Aviat Husky, Harrison Ford mistakenly landed on the taxiway of a Southern California airport, nearly missing a Boeing 737 carrying over 100 passengers.
Never distributed, "Une Femme Coquette" has had less than half a dozen public screenings since the 1960s; the only known 16mm print was being stored unlisted for a private owner, to be loaned out only with the personal permission of Jean-Luc Godard himself. And now it's on YouTube.
Navigating the chaos and camaraderie of “patriotic education,” photojournalist Sarah Blesener traveled to Russia to document how youth military training mixes fun with fighting until the two are nearly indistinguishable.
In 2008, the company was failing and its founding team was crumbling. Then Paul Graham called.
Humphead Parrotfish are rather extraordinary creatures: with their ultra-strong jaws, they eat coral reefs (and rock) and defecate sand — which in turn becomes the tropical beaches we know and love.
Reporters are more like mail carriers: performing one of the many perfectly honorable and necessary but unheroic tasks that keep society functioning smoothly.
Malaysian police have named a senior North Korean embassy official they want to question in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam.
Fundraising organizer Linda Sarsour has received messages of love from Muslims and Jews throughout the country, as well as threats from conservative trolls.
Whether you run today or not, guilt is just part of being a runner.
Everything about this is lovely. The hat, the accent, the phrase "rhododendron situation." It's all good in Ireland. Except for whatever's going on with those rhododendrons.
A new school in Maine, called the Adulting School, is dedicated to teaching skills like these to fledgling adults so they can become successful grown-ups.
There’s so much more than ramen. (But there’s a lot of ramen.)
Scott Clark notes that his son Asher is "perfectly fine," but still, rethink this one in the future, Scott.
The 7-year-old startup has raised more than $1 billion in its quest to make a truly next-generation portable augmented reality device. Recent reports suggest its struggling to do so.
After Donald Trump finally condemned antisemitism yesterday, the chief of the Anne Frank center — who has been vocally critical of Trump's relationships with Jews — and a Trump surrogate went on CNN to have a friendly chat. It quickly turned ugly.
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We’ve all had days where we fall into the couch and want to never get up. But what would happen if you actually just did that? The answer is you would die.
Chances are you're probably using too much detergent. But what if you really used way too much detergent? Like, a whole bottle's worth of way too much detergent. Well, we hope you love suds.
This is What Would Happen If, a close examination of mundane hypothetical situations. Each week, we look at something that you could do but probably never would, and take it to its logical endpoint. This week: What would happen if you never took out your earbuds?
Brewing your own cup of joe will save you money and will taste better. And when it comes to making coffee, there are no bad ways, only better ways. Here’s how to get started.
It's the new year. Tax season is upon us. Now is a better time than most to come up with a budget. You don't have to count every penny (you can if you want!) but here's a guide to figuring out if you have enough money for that thing you want.
The cool thing about therapy is that everyone can benefit from it. Still, there are dozens of hurdles — social, bureaucratic, economic — to overcome in order to find help. Here, a simple guide to navigating the complex world of mental health.