For friends and family, fewer things are more agonizing than not knowing if or when a loved one in a coma will regain consciousness following a severe head injury or drug overdose. Researchers have shown that a common test can measure awareness in comatose patients—and even predict when they might wake up.
I’m not sure how it happened but, in recent months, the internet has found a new appreciate of Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. Part of that is the pure insanity of the film, and lots of it is how absolutely perfect Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman remains.
SpaceX has been having an incredible run of rocket launches lately—the most notable part is that it’s been successfully landing its rockets on a barge in the ocean. Not easy. Today, it will attempt one of its most complicated landings yet. Let’s watch and see what happens at 5:40pm ET tonight.
Ghosts and slime. It’s the peanut butter and jelly of Ghostbusters’ beloved supernatural phenomena. But also? It’s pretty gross. That’s something the new team of Ghostbusters can definitely attest to, as they described the process in the most unpleasant way they can.
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“Postal Apocalypse” is back, folks! Sorry for the delay. I could tell you an interesting lie about mutant raccoons scouring the post-apocalyptic landscape, but in all honesty I was just moving, and it took all my meager resources just to edit io9 and write Game of Thrones recaps that infuriated you. But I’m back now,…
Good news, prospective Martian colonists: that frigid hellscape where you hope to spend out your days alone and in darkness is currently in a “warm phase.” Scientists are now reporting the first observational evidence that Mars recently emerged from an ice age, which can only mean one thing. It’s time to bring out the…
Animal Planet’s “Monster Week” is filled with animal-attack specials and episodes of the network’s big hit, River Monsters. But there’s one program that taps into a surprising amount of science: Yeti or Not, which follows Dr. Mark Evans as he roams the Himalayas, looking for evidence of the mythical beast.
Death has symbolism. Sometimes how you die can be just as important, if not moreso, than how you live. The last issue of The Omega Men cements the DC Comics series as one of the best superhero books ever, with a finale that has me wondering if it was meant to be an improvised explosive device all along.
Considering how much controversy has surrounded Mel Gibson, it’s still odd how often he gets linked to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rumors have swirled about him as an Avenger, a director, and now Gibson himself confirmed a totally different connection—to the role of Thor’s father
Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As we await the likes of Lights Out and The Woods—both rumored to be nightmare-inducing—later this year, there’s no better time than to look back at what’s scared us the…
Lionsgate’s first Power Rangers movie is still a year away, but the studio is putting a lot of faith into the franchise performing well for it going forward. Are you ready to be excited for not just one Power Rangers movie, but seven of them?
The International Space Station was supposed to get its very first attachable, expandable space house this morning. Instead, the structure refused to inflate—and nobody’s quite sure what went wrong.
The Nerdwriter has a really interesting breakdown on intertextuality in movies, or the idea of how something seen in a movie is shaped by something previously seen in something else. A call back, of sorts. A cultural or genre nod, even. But what’s really interesting is how intertextuality is now used in a world of…
We all know about the four fundamental forces of nature: gravity, electromagnetism, and the weak and strong forces between atoms. But could there be a fifth force still waiting to be discovered? A new experiment performed in Hungary suggests this may very well be the case.
It’s supposed to matter when Superman dies. This time, it totally doesn’t.
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