Despite a growing acceptance in many other arenas, LGBT characters are still in short supply in video games. But a new generation of games and gamers have embraced the concept to huge effect.
Did he invent the music video parody? Yeah, he pretty much did that. Did he precede the Internet altogether? You betcha. Did the Internet kill him off? Nope, it only made him stronger.
It's been a quarter century since the Game Boy first arrived in the U.S. market. Celebrate the silver anniversary of mobile 8-bit gaming with these odes to everyone's favorite little gray brick.
Fire-filled chasms, the most massive tree alive, ice caves, and other mind-blowing natural phenomena will leave you in awe at the scope and beauty of planet Earth.
From Barcelona to Burning Man, Shanghai to Sydney, Tokyo to the Tower of Pisa, these pocket-size peregrinations (tiny tours) of the world's most beautiful cities will have you grabbing your passport.
You don't have to be James Cameron—or have his budget—to CGI your way to cinematic brilliance. These ingenious auteurs utilize new tools and software to bring big-screen visions to your screen.
What would happen if Superman was real and he punched you right in the face? Could you heal like Wolverine? How much does Thor's hammer weigh? Scientists tackle your burning comi-questions.
Free runner, stunt coordinator, trainer-for-hire Ronnie Shalvis sprints, jumps, flips, and climbs from viral hit to viral hit. Is it possible that this man could be the Michael Jordan of parkour?
She performs spectacular live concerts, has hordes of fans, and even has her own video games. The best fact about Hatsune Miku, though, is that she's not even real: she's a vocaloid.
Forget Mom's meat loaf, smashed potatoes, or mac and cheese. These days it's all about lard biscuits, wok-fried peanut butter, rarebit, banh bao, mancakes, twice-grilled cheese, and loads of Sriracha.
Nicki vs. Iggy: the two (figurative) heavyweight contenders, Minaj and Azalea, face off in an epic battle that no one song can contain. At stake: who is the one true reigning queen of hip-hop charts?
Looking to go viral? These online favorites share their not-so-serious (and not-so-secret) secrets, leading to TOTAL INTERNET DOMINATION. When fame busts down your door, don't say we didn't warn you.
From autonomous autos to motorcycle/car hybrids to hands-free driving to an electric superbike that breaks the 100 mph barrier, the future of transportation could hit the roads as early as next year.
These videos explain the complex political and cultural crisis in Iraq, the roles that ISIS, Syria, Iran, and the U.S. play in it, and how the situation could have implications across the Middle East.
From his chart-topping collaborations with Disclosure and Naughty Boy to his breakout solo LP, "In the Lonely Hour," get up close and personal with the 2014 BRIT Critics' Choice Award winner, Sam Smith.
Many countries have experienced both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, as demonstrated by fútbol fans planet-wide celebrating the World Cup's most breathtaking moments.
These music videos substitute ingenuity and creative visual concepts for big-budget glitz, and they'll be stuck in your head long after you've forgotten the tune.
One of the most successful comedy shows in cable history? Check. Mysterious hiatus? Check. Re-emerging stand-up act? Check. A decade after stepping out, the comedy mastermind returns to the spotlight.
Using Legos, animations, and flip books, these creators re-enact some of the most famous moments in World Cup history, from the "Hand of God" to this year's most surprising goals.
Get up close and very personal with some of Mother Nature's creatures that you might not want to meet in person--including a scorpion, a puff adder, a very hungry jaguar, and more.
Get the buzz on one of nature's foremost pollinators and learn why those black and yellow friends really are the bee's knees. And even if you once had doubts, these videos will make you a bee-liever.
They're young, attractive, engaging, and are now headlining at shows and festivals around the country. They all got their start--and their fans--with simple vlogs and creative videos.
Introducing kitchen-step. Chefs-turned-musicians create original tunes with bottles, pans, salt shakers, and just about every other cooking item imaginable, including the kitchen sink.
Maleficent might not be the most iconic or noteworthy Disney villain, but Angelina Jolie's portrayal in the movie has caused quite the whirlwind of covers, makeup tutorials, and comedic send-ups.
Did you know "The Fault in Our Stars" was the brainchild of Vlogbrother John Green? Here's how both the book and movie came to be, and how fans have embraced the story--and awesomeness--since Day 1.
The present's so bright, you have to wear shades, and today you'll have to wear them longer than any other day. Here are 10 creative, extreme, and downright crazy ways to celebrate 2014's summer solstice.
Cyborgs at the World Cup, the Internet's new private investigators, how many people an NBA player is worth (salary-wise), why we have seasons, and boosting creativity round out this Week in Ideas.
Join the Made with Code movement to celebrate the women who've used coding to create toys, apps, and video games. Together, these leaders pave the way for more women to storm the tech industry and change the world.