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We tried kava — the national drink of Fiji that gets people high

While in Fiji, we drank a traditional brew known as kava. It's rumored to get you high and even cause hallucinations.

Watch Lockheed Martin’s laser beam system burn drones out of the sky

In this video of an August test, Lockheed Martin's ATHENA laser weapon system burns down five drones. Laser weapons have huge advantages for the US...

The only right way to pop your pimples

Dermatologists usually don't advise patients to pop pimples on their own. However, if you absolutely have to, follow these steps to safely pop your...

The evolutionary reason why dogs are more responsive to humans than cats

Business Insider spoke with John Bradshaw, anthrozoologist and author of "The Animals Among Us," about why dogs are far more responsive to humans than cats are. Bradshaw...

Why airlines pay to fly over other countries

Airlines pay a fee to fly over other countries. They're called overflight fees. Just as countries have rights to their land, they have rights to the air...

Mt. Everest is not the hardest mountain to climb — here’s what makes K2 so much worse

Vanessa O'Brien, the fastest woman to climb the highest peak on every continent and the first American and British woman to climb the second-highest...

The science of why you should add water to your whiskey

The secret to enjoying a good whiskey? A dash of water. Whiskey drinkers have been doing this for centuries to heighten certain flavors and reduce...

This machine splits large logs into firewood using a hydraulic press

This machine chops logs into firewood using a hydraulic press. It is called the Splitmaster and is manufactured by POSCH in Austria. The Splitmaster can exert up...

Why you can’t fly a plane to space

Why can't you fly a plane to space? Turns out, you couldn't even make it halfway. Part of the problem is Earth's gravity. You need...