They might not seem like much, but defaults (and their designers) hold immense power – they make decisions for us that we're not even aware of making.
Apps like Seamless and Yelp listen in on our adult lives, then speak to us like children.
Research has shown that the old Nutrition Facts label is "relatively ineffective" compared with simpler labels at encouraging people to make healthy choices. Why didn't the FDA release a more radical redesign?
When an A-lister has a big role coming up, they don’t mess around. They call in expert trainers and nutritionists and get to work. Kenzai thinks everyone should have the chance to train like a celebrity, minus the price tag. They’re running a flash sale on their 90-day program for Digg users, so check it out.
Though we admittedly have it better than those poor schmucks in the past who thought looking at a bare ankle could damn you for eternity, we are still very far away from sexual liberation.
On the frustrating indecision we're racked with every time we make a purchase.
A lot of people deny climate change. Not many, though, deny gravity.
Enter our old friend slow-mo, the magical effect that automatically makes everything twice as cool.
The New York Times stopped the clock on two weeks in March when there were high-profile attacks that commanded headlines — and attacks in places where they have become almost routine. In that period, they counted 247 men, women and children cut down by Islamist extremists in mass killings carried out at soft targets in six countries.
If you're going to ride no-handed through an intersection and into a construction zone, a big, tall bike is the coolest thing to be riding.
The satirical angle of the film — which depicts Donald Duck as a Nazi — was initially overlooked by the courts.
Gigafactory is Tesla's $5 billion, 3,200-acre battery-manufacturing plant that has already begun production but will not be in full swing until about 2020. At that point, it will have the largest physical footprint of any building in the world.
It’s not exactly “reefer madness” but the authors believe that the sudden spike in the number of kids accidentally ingesting their parent’s edibles can be attributed to legalization.
How an olympian got his start at a facility hand-built by his father.
In the last two weeks, the font of digital secrets has doxed millions of Turkish women, leaked the DNC emails which suggested the site was colluding with the Russian government, and fired off some seriously anti-Semitic tweets. It’s… weird.
The spooky director's home is full of oddities, from silicone life-size statutes of literary giants to giant blaster guns. It's frickin' awesome.
Remember when you lied on your resume about being proficient in Excel? It’s time you actually become proficient in Excel. (We won’t tell your boss.)
After last week's crazy, Trump-tastic Republican Convention, Democrats hoped that this week's Democratic National Convention would be tame in comparison. Luckily for media hungry spectators, it looks like that won't be the case.
People come together with the game, but not through force — they find each other, go outside, and the spark of human interaction just shows itself. It adds something without creating limits.
In an investigative report by the Four Corners TV program, the unsettling conditions in Australian teen prisons are revealed.
Donald Trump, apparently concerned that the Democratic convention is stealing the spotlight this week, held a press conference Wednesday morning and things got weird.
In their tempered devotion to Justin Bieber, his fan men expose a vacillating portrait of contemporary masculinity. They have an ambivalent relationship with Bieber’s latest incarnation — one that’s manly but contrite, angsty but staid, artsy but still a little douchey.
If you're brave enough (and can find your way out to McMurdo Station, Antarctica) you might be able to get yourself a quick tour under the ice.
Well, mostly bottles. The creator, Thomas Kim, also used a few disposable platters, a stepping motor and rectifier circuit.
If you plan on reporting from Russia, you should come prepared to be monitored by the government. Just ask reporters, dissidents and activists in the country, whose tales of surveillance and harassment range from "badly written spy novel" to terrifying.
The new hit Netflix series definitely a strong "ET" vibe going on, but that's not the only classic sci-fi/coming-of-age story it references.
Emo is having a moment right now, so obviously it’s time to dust off your archived August 2002 issue of Seventeen and re-read the teen fashion mag’s infamous, hilarious, and occasionally educational guide to the emo lifestyle.
We've posted enough videos of whales to vouch that they are magnificent and friendly creatures.
Elon Musk's self-described "Master Plan" seems to be a master plan that will increase shareholder value, not ease transportation.
Facebook's $2 billion purchase of VR company Oculus left some scratching their heads. Bloomberg sat down with Mark Zuckerberg to figure out why.
Massive flooding and landslides struck Nepal this week, killing dozens. The flooding also eroded enough of the riverbank on the Tinau river that a suspension bridge collapsed into the river.
Let me cut straight to the chase here: Yeah, there’s a cockroach that gives birth to live young, and, yes, it produces a “milk” that scientists want humans to drink.
Last week, we found out which country was the most rectangular (congrats, Egypt!). This week — which country is the most, uh, circular?
You know that road trip you’ve been talking about all summer? Now’s the time to go. And we’ve done all the legwork for you to make sure it’s awesome. Shotgun!
There are some interesting insights to be gleaned from this map how many people smoke regularly in different areas, but the fact that northern California and Colorado lead the way is not one of them.
Darude, real name Ville Virtanen, was asked in a Reddit AMA today about his authority on the meteorological phenomena and whether he had experienced one during his 41 years of untz-untz-untz-making on Earth.
A good trailer by no means equals a good movie, but this really did give us the heebie jeebies.
Thirty-five years after he tried to kill a president, John Hinckley has won his freedom.
In the future according to coworking companies, we won't just be working at our offices — we'll be living there.
The decision was announced at the start of a pretrial motions hearing for Officer Garrett Miller, who was the next scheduled officer to stand trial.