In the shadow of the Super Bowl, unrest and citizen distrust are on the rise in San Francisco. Under the cruel hand of the NFL, the city by the bay has become virtually indistinguishable from the urban hellscapes of dystopian fiction.
Last year, a deal was announced that brought the public broadcasting legend Sesame Street to the premium cable network HBO. And now, thanks to The New York Times, we know a bunch of details about the revamped show. How you feel is going to depend a lot on how you feel about change. And yuppies.
There’s suddenly a storm of outburts about a week-old interview that George Lucas had with Charlie Rose. It’s the one where he compared selling Lucasfilm to Disney as selling his children to “white slavers.” This was a stupid thing to say, but not really a new note for Lucas to hit.
Yesterday, millions of people the world over (and a handful of astronauts, over the world) looked to the skies to watch Venus inch its way across the face of the Sun for the last time in over a century.
Today the Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Cape Canaveral for STS-135, the final mission of the program. Mission Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot, Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, will be the final United States astronauts to take off under the power of United States crafts, for…
Pop culture fans may be slightly perplexed by the new even-more-extra-long Avatar collector's edition DVD, but political protesters are getting more into James Cameron's tale of the blue people's eco-revolt. Is cosplay the future of political protest?
8 out of 17 snake species across the globe have gone into a death spiral - some species have shrunk nearly 90 percent in the past decade. Scientists are scrambling to understand why.
The co-founder of PayPal just launched a rocket, the Falcon 9, which hopes to put a space capsule, the Dragon, into orbit. We're all hoping Elon Musk's rocket works better than PayPal, because NASA wants to use it for missions.
Yves Saint-Laurent was more than just a groundbreaking fashion designer — he was a robot visionary whose weird, angular designs and bold colors will be copied by the artificial intelligences of the distant future, a new retrospective shows.
A specially designed rocket soars over Wallops Island, VA, on its way to test a new astronaut escape system for NASA's Orion spacecraft, due to start launching in 2015. Want to see the fancy new escape system? There are parachutes...
Now that cloned animals are having babies, as well as spawning second and third generation clones, there's no telling when the cloning madness will stop.
A pond of fly ash sludge at a Tennessee coal plant was breached earlier this week, and the toxic ash flooded out over 2.6 million cubic yards of the local landscape. This makes it officially larger than the Exxon Valez spill in terms of sheer size, though there's a big difference between the effects of this fly ash…
AP photographer Sergei Grits caught a mutant in the act of mind control earlier this year at a cat exhibition in Minsk, Belarus. These exhibitions are a perfect cover for hyper-evolved cats planning revolution.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite just shot this image of rippling, evenly-spaced steps leading down into four craters in the Arabia Terra region of Mars. What causes such regularity in the shapes of these rocks?