Platinum is one of the rarest and most useful metals on the planet. A new video from Cody’s Lab explains why a significant amount of this precious element exists in the dirt and dust by the roadside—and how it can be extracted.
After last week’s harrowing episode, you can’t blame “Blood of My Blood” for wanting—needing, even—to take a step back. The flip side is that “Blood of My Blood” is a bit of a letdown.
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Lego’s “Ideas” project has already given us sets based on everything from Doctor Who to Ghostbusters to the Curiosity Rover to women in science. But goddammit, they should really add this Mystery Science Theater 3000 set to that growing list of awesomeness.
The Man from Earth is getting a sequel. Willa Holland has some harsh words for DC over its treatment of Arrow and The Flash. Plus, teasers for the next season of Scream, new Star Trek Beyond posters, and more footage from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Spoilers Get!
Technology is at the heart of everything we do. But as mechanical, electrical and computational systems have become increasingly complex, the control of everyday life is increasingly in the hands of those that build it—the engineers.
Dan Aykroyd has a cameo in this summer’s Ghostbusters reboot, so it’s not like his opinion comes without a certain bias—obviously, he wants the movie to do well. But if the O.G. proton pack-slinger is to be believed, the new Ghostbusters is absolutely not to be missed. From Aykroyd’s WhoSay page:
Cars 3 isn’t due out until next year, but we’ve just learned a new tidbit about the latest entry in the popular Disney-Pixar series: there will be a character whose purpose is to help the aging Lightning McQueen adapt to the newfangled ways of high-tech racing. Bonus: it’ll be a female character, too.
We’re either bummed or glad that this trailer for Üç Harfliler 3 is the first we’ve heard of Turkish filmmaker Alper Mestçi. Bummed, because clearly we’ve been missing out on what looks like a talented rising star—or glad, because his freakishly disturbing imagery is guaranteed nightmare fodder.
The bombshell is out: Rebirth has made the Watchmen part of the DC comics universe, and turned at least one of them into the biggest antagonist in the cosmos. It’s been a controversial twist, but would DC’s biggest competitor have done it, given the chance? According to Marvel Editor Tom Brevoort, absolutely.
Losing your job sucks. Losing your job when you live on the Red Planet could really, really suck. This short imagines what it might be like.
Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to announce he has officially joined Shane Black’s tale of “the world’s first superhero,” Doc Savage. The post, which you can read below, notes the actor’s excitement at playing “A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO!” Stoked for you, guy. But we have to ask: when does the Rock sleep?
If you love all things science, you’ll probably be delighted by Boundless, the latest anthology conceived by the folks at Boston Comics Roundtable, a non-profit community of independent comic creators.
So writer Nick Spencer had a bad idea for Captain America. And Marvel had the worse idea by letting it happen. But, as is often the case, the fans took the shitty lemons they were handed and made lemonade.
The X-Men movies just can’t quit Wolverine, it seems. Hugh Jackman’s take on the world’s most beloved Canadian (okay, maybe next to Justin Trudeau?) has managed to show up in every main X-Men movie, whether in a starring role or as a cameo. But it turns out his savage appearance in Apocalypse could’ve been even bigger.
Chances are you’re familiar with the Schroedinger’s cat paradox, whereby a hypothetical cat inside a box is both dead and alive until we open the box to see for ourselves. Now physicists at Yale University have figured out how to make a cat that both lives and dies in two boxes at once. They described their work last…
Batman v Superman had some great moments, but overall, it was the hottest of messes when it came to setting up DC’s cinematic universe. Most people agree on that, so when even Alfred Pennyworth himself chimes in, he’s preaching to the choir. Thankfully though, he says Justice League won’t have that same problem.
Are you pondering what I’m pondering? No, it has nothing to do with monkeys and dental floss. We’re ranking every single one of Brain’s schemes—both from the Pinky and the Brain series and their shorts on Animaniacs—and thereby take over the internet! (Enh, we’ll figure that part out later.)