This Parka Keeps Olympians Toasty With Heat-Conducting Ink

When the American Olympic team rolls into PyeongChang for this year's Winter Olympic games, they're not going to be cold. The team's opening and closing ceremony uniforms, designed by Ralph Lauren, nod to iconic symbols of American fashion—jeans, wool sweater, mountaineering boots, and brown suede explorer gloves—while prioritizing warmth in

Would you eat this Tide Pod doughnut?

Who says you can’t eat Tide Pods? Okay, well, the answer is everyone, including the makers of Tide Pods (and Rob Gronkowski). But if you were searching for a way to skirt the rule and still satisfy your meme dreams, Hurts Donuts had you covered on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Forbidden

Here’s how to recover if you reach for nonexistent glasses

Today’s collective LOL at the expense of lawmakers came courtesy of Senator Orrin Hatch, who just reached for his glasses and, upon finding there were none there, decided to take them off anyway. SEE ALSO: This state senator wants to revive net neutrality in California The 83-year-old was deep in

It’s the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

For most of modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated. Shutter the news­paper, pressure the broad­cast chief, install an official censor at the publishing house. Or, if push came to shove, hold a loaded gun to the

Brilliant New Headlights Use a Million Pixels to Talk to the World

For the most part, digital technology is all about dumping things that move. Complex engines are giving way to simpler computer-controlled electric motors. Mirrorless cameras no longer have to flip mirrors out of the way to take photos, the way DSLR’s do. In the burgeoning lidar laser-sensor business, developers are

Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

Twenty-five particles and four forces. That description—the Standard Model of particle physics—constitutes physicists’ best current explanation for everything. It’s neat and it’s simple, but no one is entirely happy with it. What irritates physicists most is that one of the forces—gravity—sticks out like a sore thumb on a four-fingered hand.