Every year, one billion cardboard boxes are produced in the U.S. Every one of them is terrible. These two engineering students have come up with a genius replacement.
Roman Catholicism is still by far the dominant religion in Mexico, but the Santa Muerte is quickly gaining followers. And not everyone is happy about it.
When Target said last week that the personal information of 40 million of its customers had been stolen, it pointed attention toward a quirk in the U.S. credit system: American businesses haven’t adopted widely available technology that would make it far more difficult to commit credit-card fraud.
There is a famous set of photographs depicting Hitler at a Christmas party. Hitler sits in these pictures as a conqueror, not just of continental Europe, but also of Christmas--a holiday than in just six years, he managed to redesign into a potent propaganda tool.
"Beer is the least marked up drinkable thing."
One man's attempt to navigate HealthCare.gov.
On Friday, Bloomberg TV's Matt Miller learned an important lesson. It was an experience that everyone should remember before they start moving their money into the digital currency.
A statistical look back at a violent year.
If you ever wanted to know what a dinosaur "Mona Lisa" would look like, now you've got your answer.
American officials have said that federal agencies avoid using clothing suppliers with illegal or abusive working conditions. Through audits and worker interviews, The New York Times found indications that this is not always true.
But it will also blow your mind.
A routine Arizona wildfire resulted in the greatest loss of firefighters since 9/11. Who were the Granite Mountain Hotshots?
Some inventions don't stand the test of time.
NASA's photos from the first manned missions to the moon.
Like birdwatching, but for military robots. Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields.
Every single country song made this year sounds exactly the same.
Time makes sense in small pieces. But when you look at huge stretches of it, it's almost impossible to wrap your head around things. Finally something to put it all in perspective.
Schaft, which is owned by Google, took top honors at the competition.
Are you trimming the tree with a potential hazard to your child's health?
No, Samsung. If this is what being "geared up" means, we hope we never experience it.
Ever send out an email but got no response? Some people (myself included) aren’t great at email, and they just need a small nudge or reminder.
For a short while between the movie also listed by the FBI under the suspicion of being a vehicle of Communist propaganda. Here, relevant files from the FBI’s archive are provided as well as links to 2,000 pages of excerpts from the “Communist Infiltration of the Motion Picture Industry” document.
As students vie for 2014 internships in an industry where 22-year-olds can make more than $100,000 a year, interviews with three dozen fraternity members showed a network whose Wall Street alumni guide resumes to the tops of stacks, reveal interview questions with recommended answers, offer applicants secret mottoes and support chapters facing crackdowns.
There is a black Santa Claus at the Macy’s on 34th Street, but you won’t find him if you just follow the crowd to the 8th Floor Santaland exhibit to wait in line for the white one.
Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, the arms designer credited by the Soviet Union with creating the AK-47, the first in a series of rifles and machine guns that would indelibly associate his name with modern war and become the most abundant firearms ever made, died on Monday.
Thank god that computer science PhD student Randy Olson likes to analyze reddit in his spare time.
Ever wonder what it would look like if you cropped your face over everyone's face in 'Home Alone' and read their famous lines? Paul Little doesn't have to wonder anymore.
Rand Paul has a lot of problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about them. The Kentucky senator and presumed presidential hopeful may be a fan of Christmas, but, being hip and youthful and such, he nevertheless took to Twitter this morning to participate in the traditional Festivus "airing of grievances."
ILC Dover has made every spacesuit NASA has used since the Apollo program. This is how they test them.
It’s probably the same size as every other man’s, though.
Science can be many things. Ambitious. Awe-inspiring. Confusing. Elegant. Wrong. And Creepy. We've been enjoying some really weird, gross and shiver-causing science this year, and we've collected our favorites here for you.
After hearing the news that Target and Amazon refused to sell her new album, Bey decided to reward her loyal fans in a Massachusetts Walmart.
For British artist Simon Beck, scenes in the snow are his castles in the sand. Beck seeks out winter landscapes on which to create impressive geometric images.
Nothing says holiday cheer like a bearded man in women's clothing.
The TSA couldn't protect you from a 6-year-old with a water balloon. What are my qualifications for saying that? My name is Rafi Sela, and I was the head of security for the world's safest airport. Here's what your country does wrong.
Nadya Tolokonnikova spoke hours after she fellow Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina were released from prison by the Russian government as part of a massive amnesty.
While Rodman did not meet Kim Jong-un — or hold his baby — as he did on a previous visit, there is some great photographic evidence of some of his activities in one of the world’s most repressed nations.
The president might be having a tough time but his staff is still landing well.
It's incredible that these two skiers survived this.