Seeing an avalanche form right before your eyes is absolutely terrifying

The ground just starts cracking right in front of the snowboarder. I mean, what do you even do when the ground fractures and the snow murmurs and life glitches like that? What do you do when you have two seconds to realize you're screwed and to come up with a plan to unscrew yourself? You can't do anything, really. » 2/05/15 10:00pm 2/05/15 10:00pm

Seeing a GoPro video of a roller coaster might be scarier than riding it

Somehow, it's almost scarier to watch a GoPro video of a roller coaster than to ride the roller coaster itself in real life. I don't know why that works but it's like you get none of the thrills and all of the fear when you see the first person point of view, it's just terrifying dizziness mixed with a constant… » 2/03/15 2:33am 2/03/15 2:33am

US Navy to publicly show its railgun for the first time ever

The US Navy will publicly show their formidable railgun at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo in Washington D.C. on February 4. The formidable electromagnetic cannon launches solid projectiles over 100 nautical miles at more than six times the speed of sound. You can see it in action here: » 1/23/15 10:03pm 1/23/15 10:03pm

Just the noise of this helicopter crash is terrifying

Listen to this video of a helicopter ditching into the sea while trying to land on the research vessel Viking Vision. I say listen because you can't see much but you can hear all the scary noises—the screaming engine sound and the water getting into the helicopter. It feels even more terrifying than seeing it. » 1/20/15 2:34pm 1/20/15 2:34pm

New nightmare crosswind landing videos will haunt my flights forever

We've seen insane landings before—those videos haunt my thoughts vividly every time I'm on a plane. And yet, I want to see more. Here are two new videos showing the terrifying wind conditions over Birmingham's airport in England. I just added it to my list of places I don't want to fly to. » 1/20/15 12:42pm 1/20/15 12:42pm

Changing the lightbulb on a 1500-foot tower is breathtakingly terrifying

My pores on the palms of my hands are shaking. My caps on my knees are sweating. I'm having trouble breathing. And it's all because of this slightly terrifying video showing a tower climber climbing atop a 1500-foot TV tower to change the lightbulb like it's a leisurely walk in the park. » 1/05/15 10:53pm 1/05/15 10:53pm

Our deepest darkest fears turned into terrifying cartoons

We all have deep dark fears that are almost always irrational and probably rooted from our childhood and most likely festered when we were alone and trapped in our thoughts. Deep Dark Fears illustrates those fears in a comic form and they're funny to see but also exposes us to a whole new set of fears we never thought… » 12/29/14 9:06pm 12/29/14 9:06pm

One day we will end up living inside computers but it will really suck

Consciousness uploading to a computer network at the time of death. It is a great idea. It will happen. People will be able to live forever, roam the universe, experience the unimaginable. Or perhaps it will all get ruined by corporations, as this video—which can be the plot for a Black Mirror episode—shows. » 12/16/14 2:48pm 12/16/14 2:48pm

Close encounters with Russian warplanes as tension increases in Europe

Things are not looking good over the Baltic Sea. Poland has announced that Russian naval and air force activity in the Baltic Sea region is "unprecedented," with Sweden being the most affected country, which have resulted in numerous close encounters. According to the BBC, these are some of the incidents we know about: » 12/12/14 1:59am 12/12/14 1:59am