For decades, Ray Kurzweil has consistently been wrong about the future. But people still listen to him for some reason. In fact, organizations reportedly pay him $50,000 per speech to hear him say inane things about the shiny, tech-utopian world of tomorrow. At one such speech he recently said that the world isn’t…
Recently, Sigourney Weaver said that Neill Blomkamp’s still-in-the-ether Alien movie be a new sequel to Aliens, meaning, it would render the series’ existing third and fourth films redundant. Alien 3 may be the most maligned film in the franchise, but it would be a shame to erase Ripley’s adventure on Fury 161, and…
Most American adults are nervous about the prospect of enhancing humans beyond normal capacities, a new Pew Research Center poll reveals. But while many of those surveyed expressed concerns about brain-boosting chips and designer babies, a significant number had a positive view of technology’s ability to transform…
If you’re an American, that headline is probably bound to elicit a confused face rather than the excitement it deserves. Allow me to explain!
When Nike’s new Air Mags with working power laces are finally available, there is little doubt they’re going to cost a small fortune. But if you’ve always wanted Marty’s futuristic Nikes from Back to the Future II, and don’t mind never being able to wear them, Hot Toys’ new BTTF II Marty is a cheaper way to go.
When the Star Wars anthologies—now Star Wars stories—were announced, the intention would be that they were standalone, one-off films. They told a story, whether it was the theft of the Death Star plans, or the early life of Han Solo, and then were done. But a new rumor suggests that at least one Star Wars story could…
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Lupita Nyong’o gives us our first story details for Black Panther. James Gunn confirms a certain Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 cameo. Meet the extended cast of Moana. Plus, a new look at the Joker in Suicide Squad, and behind-the-scenes on Legends of Tomorrow season two. Behold, Spoilers!
A lightning bolt and the Empire State Building. Here’s what it looks like when the two collide.
This homage to nature films from director Tomer Eshed is titled Our Wonderful Nature: The Common Chameleon. The animated faux-doc takes a particular interest in the lizard’s eating habits, which amount to astonishing gluttony even though it never leaves its perch. Bonus points for the perfectly droll narration.
The Expanse cast and crew were at Comic-Con to discuss their show in front of a room packed with fans of Syfy’s smart, thrilling adaptation of James S.A. Corey’s book series—set hundreds of years in the future, when humanity is dangerously close to war.
We’ve not heard much about Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, other than the fact that it exists and that Elisabeth Moss will play the lead role. But now we know that an Orange is the New Black star will be joining Moss as a fellow Handmaid.
Keeping a tomato flavorful and firm past a few days is no easy task, as anyone who has made the catastrophic mistake of sticking a tomato in the fridge can attest. Now, new research could finally give us a much longer span of time to eat that tomato.
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The latest stab at adapting Douglas Adams’ detective story comes to BBC America this fall, and it’s a bit more frenetic-looking than the book. In a press event, we talked to the cast, executive producer Robert Cooper, and writer Max Landis about what made them do this show.
James Gunn has shared photos and names for the Ravagers, and one of them is named Half-Nut. And another, Scrote. Well, what else?
They got beat by tiny teddy bears. They can’t hit targets to save their lives. They occasionally whack their heads into doorways like goofballs. The Empire’s “finest” soldiers have rarely had a great reputation—but for one small group, Marvel’s Star Wars comic is trying to change that.
By studying the genomes of more than 5,000 Samoans, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have uncovered a single gene that boosts a person’s obesity risk by upwards of 40 percent. Remarkably, this gene—which appears in a quarter of all Samoans—may have arisen in the population as they colonized the South…
Buried inside ancient grains of rock salt, a team of geologists has discovered traces of a breathable, animal-friendly atmosphere. If confirmed, the finding will push back the rise of oxygen on Earth hundreds of millions of years, raising new questions about the evolution of complex life both here and beyond our solar…