A couple of mirrors, a cardboard tube, and a bunch of random crap. That’s what’s behind the mind-twisting magic of a kaleidoscope. And when we say random crap, we literally mean that. There’s no real method for designing the end cap of a kaleidoscope, they just add whatever they want. Some objects are glued down, some…
Filmmaker Jack Corpening’s short Trashonauts is “dedicated to human space flight, animal rescue, and cleaning up pollution,” with a nifty musical homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey—and the most adorably animated little magnet ever.
The American artist Andrew Wyeth found inspiration for his most famous painting in a neighbor woman who suffered from a crippling, mysterious disorder that baffled her physicians. Now a child neurologist at the Mayo Clinic thinks he’s found the correct diagnosis.
Ridiculously cheap underwear, the new best coffee maker, and Anker’s new robot vacuum kick off today’s best deals.
We’ve reached the point where weird weather is really the new normal. But even in a world full of strange occurrences like El Niño ice blizzards, unstoppable wildfires, and mega-droughts, the warm weather in Alaska right now is quite alarming.
This story is just weird enough to go down in history as one of those great actor as character origin stories.
A couple of days ago, we asked you for your favorite scifi novelty songs, and boy did you deliver. Now we’ve handcrafted a Spotify playlist which is packed full of earworms for you to
enjoy, and you guys have only yourselves to
Yes, it’s finally Civil War day! But while Cap and Tony duke it out over the Sokovia accords, the folks over at SHIELD suddenly find themselves having to deal with the fallout. Thanks to this new clip, now we know how the events of the film will have an impact on Agents of SHIELD.
When it premiered 15 years ago, Alias was a spy show with a slightly spooky twist in that there were fantastical devices and prophecies, too. It stayed fun for a few seasons, and then the mythology became very dense. And it turns out that no one had any idea what any of it meant.
Need a pick-me-up on this dreary Friday afternoon? After checking out some of the nightmare-inducing life forms NOAA’s deep-sea diving robot discovered at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, sleep will be the last thing on your mind.
Piranha solution is nasty stuff. Composed of part sulfuric acid and part hydrogen peroxide, it eats through most organic matter with ease, and this hot dog shows that it’s frighteningly good at its job. So why does this video have some Explosions In The Sky-type post-rock music playing over it?
Star Wars: Exile is a 16-minute fan film about a pair of Jedi who must confront a sinister Inquisitor in the employ of Darth Vader and the dark side. It’s a bit talky at times. But it also has high production values including commendable special effects, a refreshingly diverse cast, multiple lightsaber battles, and—I…
With a Power Rangers movie of indeterminate quality on the way, a new comic book from Boom Studios performing outrageously well, and DVD sets of the original Super Sentai series finally hitting the U.S., it’s also the perfect time to take all the monsters from the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers TV series, and…
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The idea—and fervent fan demand—of a Black Widow standalone film in the Marvel movie-verse has been around practically since Natasha Romanoff waltzed into the big picture in Iron Man 2. Even before it! Marvel has always been quick to brush the character aside... until now, by saying they’re “committed” to a Widow film.
Author Alexandra Monir scored with her debut, Timeless, and its sequel, Timekeeper, are best-sellers in the YA supernatural romance realm. But her star’s about to rise even more now that Sony has picked up her in-progress “space thriller,” The Final Six, based on the strength of its first few chapters.
Tomorrow, May 7, is the happiest day of the year for comics fans: Free Comic Book Day, which is both a celebration of the hobby and a chance to read tons of new comics given away without paying a dime! While some are reprints, most contain awesome new material—and here’s our guide to the very best of this year’s…
In an isolated small town, a determined cop investigates a string of unexplained deaths, as well as his daughter’s own mysterious affliction. Are they caused by a foreigner who’s suddenly entered the community—or something far more sinister that will require some supernatural countermeasures to defeat?
Newborn infants are supposed to be capable of imitating our facial expressions, like sticking out our tongues and opening our mouths. A new study in Current Biology suggests there’s no actual imitating going on—and that it’s all in our heads.