Nothing says summer more than this giant Slip 'n Slide on a city street

Now this is how you enjoy summer. You go to San Francisco, you lay out blue tarp on a city street, you bust open a fire hydrant and you create one of the biggest Slip 'n Slides ever. Oh and you ride that thing down while screaming out of your mind. It's absolutely perfect for a sunny summer day. » 7/14/14 11:07pm 7/14/14 11:07pm

Here's what it's like to plummet down the world's tallest water slide

POV footage shows it's a helluva drop so yeah, it's scary. People will pretty much plummet straight down a 168-foot 7-inch tall slide—which makes it the world's tallest water slide—at thigh burning speeds to blast over a massive hill to ride another "mini" 50 feet slide. It doesn't get any sicker than this. » 6/30/14 8:51pm 6/30/14 8:51pm

This book can filter water and could save millions of lives

Lack of clean drinking water is one of the major risks to human health in the world today. This book not only teaches safe water habits but also every page is made from a technologically advanced filter paper, capable of killing deadly waterborne diseases. Each page is coated with silver nanoparticles, whose ions… » 5/05/14 8:28am 5/05/14 8:28am

Animation explains how tsunamis form and why they're so scary

Waves come from the wind so tsunamis, which are basically bigger waves, must come from more wind, right? Not exactly. This cute animation explains that though normal waves are formed from above, tsunamis come from below from volcanic eruptions, landslides and earthquakes. They're the real monsters of the sea. » 4/24/14 9:15pm 4/24/14 9:15pm

This cute stop motion animation was made entirely with drops of water

Who knew a sad story told through water drops can be so fun to watch? This stop motion animation called Cachoeira (which means waterfall in Portuguese) by Rodrigo EBA! is illustrated with a little droplet man in a little droplet car trying to take a dip in a little droplet waterfall. I find it adorable. » 2/25/14 9:00pm 2/25/14 9:00pm

This normal looking house is fake and actually hides a pump station

If you're just strolling down the street or driving in your car, you'd never notice anything weird with this house in Raleigh, North Carolina. It looks like a house is supposed to look. You can imagine the family that lives there and the weekday dinners they throw for the neighborhood. You can imagine the kids in the… » 1/20/14 9:48pm 1/20/14 9:48pm

The untouched natural beauty of New Zealand is like a magical world

I'm one of those horrible humans who take nature for granted and recharge myself through indoor fluorescent lighting. I like walking city streets, I like going into city bars and I like eating city food. Feeling tires screech, hearing sirens wail, coming across unexplainable damp spots, that's all what I'm used to.… » 1/15/14 9:26pm 1/15/14 9:26pm

Scientists Discover How to Boil Water in Under a Trillionth Of a Second

With a breakthrough that will hopefully eventually trickle down to tea kettles, coffee machines, and even showerheads, researchers at the Hamburg Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Germany have devised a way to boil water to 600 degrees celsius in less than a trillionth of a second. To put that into… » 12/19/13 7:46pm 12/19/13 7:46pm