Mysterious deep space world Ultima Thule already looks weird — and we've only had a glimpse

Ultima Thule as an elongated blob.Image: nasa/jhapl By Mark Kaufman2018-12-31 21:17:41 UTC Ultima Thule — an uncharted world over 4 billion miles away — is coming into view. On Monday, planetary scientists released a fuzzy image of Ultima Thule, snapped the day prior by the New Horizons exploration spacecraft from some 1.2 million miles away. Previously, New Horizons swooped by Pluto in 2015, capturing the icy, mountainous world in unprecedented

Taylor Swift was the most influential person on the platform, according to Brandwatch. Here’s how the singer pulled it off, as well as who else on Twitter was highly influential this year.  Read more… More about Twitter, Mashable Video, Taylor Swift, 2018, and Influencers Go to Source Author:Ryan Sedmak Powered by WPeMatico

2018 was a pretty eventful year. Despite all the ups and downs, these are 5 things we are sure to look back on with nostalgia.  Read more… More about Mashable Video, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, World Cup, and 2018 Go to Source Author:Ryan Sedmak Powered by WPeMatico

Amazon sends customer a picture of their package mid-air

By Marcus Gilmer2018-12-31 19:03:23 UTC As the holidays wrap up, so, too, do the constant deliveries. But not before one Reddit user got quite a surprise: Amazon’s picture-proof alert for his delivery captured his package in mid-air, flying toward his front door.  That’s quite a toss, to be honest, and even better photo-capturing skills. And for those skeptical that maybe the package is just wedged into the door for a

BowWOW: Snapchat just released dog-friendly lenses

The future is bark.Image: Fernando Trabanco Fotografía / getty By Jack Morse2018-12-24 19:56:21 UTC That most modern of dilemmas — not being able to employ the full algorithmic might of Snapchat lenses on your canine companion — has finally been resolved.  That’s right, as of Monday, the feature that you historically used to make yourself look like your dog can now be used to make your dog look like …

Kevin Spacey tweets bizarre video after sexual assault charge

What.Image: Daniel Zuchnik / getty By Jack Morse2018-12-24 19:22:27 UTC Hot damn 2018, we didn’t think you could get any weirder. But oh man, were we ever wrong. In what has to be one of the most bizarre PR moves of all time, disgraced actor Kevin Spacey released a three-minute YouTube video in which he appears to role play as Frank Underwood — his former part on House of Cards

Explaining the deadly volcanic tsunami that hit Indonesia

Two children walk past a damaged car on Dec. 24, 2018  after a tsunami hit the Carita, Banten province in Indonesia.Image: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images By Jack Morse2018-12-24 17:35:49 UTC Hundreds are dead, with more missing, following a tsunami that took the Indonesian coast by surprise on Dec. 22.  But this was no typical tsunami. Rather, it was a volcanic tsunami, and understanding what that means may help explain

15 festive yule log videos perfect for every type of person

By Amanda Luz Henning Santiago2018-12-24 14:00:00 UTC Ah, the yule log!  A time-honored American tradition, the yule log first began in 1966, when local New York news station WPIX had a 90 minute-long slot it needed to fill on Christmas eve, according to Quartz.  The station’s president suggested filling the time with footage of a burning log with holiday music looming in the background, as a kind of Christmas card

All hail the drag Hormone Monstress dancing to 'bubble bath'

By Morgan Sung2018-12-18 00:53:58 UTC Bubble baths are everything, and this drag queen gets it. Connie, the chaotic Hormone Monstress from Big Mouth who loves a good, hot bubble bath, is the mentor we all wish we had during puberty. Drag queen Miss Toto brought the animated walking disaster to life in an incredible performance in Miami.  In the viral video posted to Twitter, Miss Toto opens her number with

This Snapchat screenplay is the most wanted in Hollywood right now

From the very small screen to the very big one.Image: LightRocket via Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2018-12-17 22:55:56 UTC A screenplay about the birth of Snapchat has just been crowned the most-liked script to make the rounds in Hollywood this year, according to an annual industry list. It’s called Frat Boy Genius, and is a fictionalized docu-drama about Evan Spiegel and the creation of Snapchat.  Frat Boy Genius earned the