Since he trundled onto screens in the very first Force Awakens teaser, BB-8 has become a Star Wars icon. Now his adorable form has become a canvas for a host of artists and Star Wars luminaries as part of a charity drive—and you could own one, provided your pockets are deep enough.
This is awesome. Alvin Garcia Flores had been born without an arm, and the folks at Limbitless Solutions printed up and provided him with one in a presentation before his entire school.
It’s a giving time of year, and what better gift to give to people than awesome comic books? A new charity drive from one of the co-hosts of DC’s All Access web series is looking to give soldiers operating overseas during the holidays the gift of some delightful reading material—and you can help out.
Every year Ikea’s Soft Toys for Education campaign partners with UNICEF and Save the Children to help raise funds for schools, supplies, and other educational endeavors. And since it’s all about helping children, this year Ikea actually had them design the plush toys being sold for the campaign.
In its most vanilla, near-ubiquitous form, Tetris is already a near perfect video game that challenges you to be smart and fast in increasingly hard fashion. The stuff that gets thrown at you in an ultra-hard arcade version is mind-blowing. Blocks that need to be cleared twice. A stack that flips around. Let’s watch…
Since it was established in 2000, the non-profit organization The Hero Initiative has been raising money to help comic creators in times of need — and their latest charity drive could net you some spectacular Hellboy art, as well as highlight a needy cause.
Do your charitable donations suck? Are you failing to save lives due to greed you don't even realize you have? Do poor people have the right to take all of our stuff? One of the world's most famous philosophers talked about these very topics with us.
A one-in-a-billion perfectly spherical egg has sold for £480 on eBay. Kim Broughton found the egg from her hen, now called Ping Pong. The money from the auction will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. [BBC News]
The holidays aren't just about getting stuff; they're also about lending a hand to worthy causes. If you've got a lover of science, science fiction, or both on your list, consider making a donation to or buying a membership for one of these organizations. You can even buy merchandise from them.
Roy Lichtenstein's pop art frequently involved taking existing comic book panels, copying them, and placing them in a new context. In this compelling comic, artist Russ Heath describes his experience as one of Lichtenstein's inspirations and the charity that has helped him out in times of financial hardship.
The internet is absolutely abuzz with videos of famous faces and normies all dumping buckets of ice water upon their heads as a call for awareness about the neurodegenerative disorder ALS. And just as like all things popular, the haters are coming out of the woodwork. But here's why the Ice Bucket Challenge matters.
We know that Peter Capaldi has long been a huge fan of Doctor Who, but if he were the Doctor's school teacher, Capaldi would actually give him pretty low grades.
Five-year-old Miles is currently battling leukemia and so the Make-a-Wish Foundation is giving him a much more entertaining battle to fight. On November 15th, San Francisco will become Miles' very own Gotham City, which he will patrol as Batkid.
July 1st marks the start of the Gromit Unleashed charity art exhibition in Bristol. Eighty statues of Wallace & Gromit's beloved stop-motion pooch are appearing all over the city, each custom designed by a different artist.
The Course of the Force is a charity run that benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation; the relay race begins at the Skywalker Ranch outside San Francisco and ends in San Diego, just in time for Comic Con. Alas, this year, the lightsaber used as the relay's baton has been stolen, but thank the maker Matt Mara, Chris…
What possessed four of science fiction and fantasy's superstar authors to strip down to their skivvies and gather around Hugo-award-winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal? It's not just to skewer the skin-baring cover illustration of Poul Anderson's Young Flandry (although that was certainly part of it). It's all part of
We've got just a couple of projects to set before your eyeballs today, one to make you go "Aww" and one to inspire future awe. Consider crowdfunding a Superman actor's cross-country tour of children's hospitals, or the construction of a microcontroller that will let you study suborbital space from your back yard.
H.P. Lovecraft died at age 46, partly due to poverty and malnutrition. So Ross E. Lockhart, editor of The Book of Cthulhu, is encouraging you to donate to local food banks and food charities this Thanksgiving holiday. If you tweet that you've fed Cthulhu, including the amount you donated and the name of the food…
We've marveled at the brilliant Doctor Who concept art by artist Peter McKinistry. And now, here's your chance to own an ultra-rare print of McKinstry's illustration of the Doctor's best friend K-9, signed by McKinstry and the voice of K9, John Leeson! (Click the above image to make it giant, or right-click and select…
You can read a new piece by William Gibson and help donate to the Red Cross efforts in Japan at the same time, thanks to a new anthology that just went on sale at Amazon.