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Transformers 3 is a movie about how wrong you were to hate Transformers 2

A lot of people paid a lot of money to hate Transformers 2. The movie made enough money for Michael Bay to bathe in the blood of supermodels every hour, for the rest of his life. More »

A tumor that could provide the key to making zombies

Today a group of medical researchers reported the discovery of something very intriguing in a type of pancreatic cancer called PanNET. Turns out PanNET is associated with mutations in two genes that help control a part of your DNA that determines whether you die. More »

From The Walking Dead to time travel: Robert Kirkman discusses his new project, The Infinite

Comic scribe Robert Kirkman's most famous for penning The Walking Dead, and now he's teaming up with X-Force promulgator Rob Liefeld for The Infinite, a time-hopping scifi comic. More »

True Blood's season premiere sneaks up on you from behind

True Blood is back! The first episode of the season started with a bang that rocketed us all to Faerieville. But don't worry, it had us back in time to be sexually assaulted by Eric. More »

How do you know if you've found a genuine new species? Zoologist Mark Siddall explains.

You're out in the wilderness - or maybe just your front yard - and you see a really weird animal. It's like a cross between a bat and a frog. More »

The water boatman's singing penis makes it the loudest animal in the world

Do I need to tell you any more? Can't we just let that sentence stand, knowing that it's out there, and go on with our lives? No? Okay. Here's some more detail. The water boatman is a tiny insect that lives at the bottom of freshwater ponds and slow streams. More »

10 times Superman's pets acted like goddamn maniacs

You may know that Superman owns a menagerie of superpowered sentient pets. But did you know that these animals have a long history of behaving like lunatics? More »

Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences You Could Have at Comic-Con 2011

Only a few more precious weeks until San Diego Comic-Con! And even though Batman and Superman are skipping out this year, there's still plenty to be excited about. Including Game of Thrones, Spider-Man, Venture Bros., and Locke & Key. More »

100 years ago, a meteorite (possibly) vaporized a dog in Egypt

Here's a bizarre milestone. On June 28, 1911, a meteorite fell over the outskirts of Alexandria, Egypt. The meteorite broke into several smaller rocks, one of which may have reduced a dog to a burnt smear. More »

10 Avengers Villains We'd Love to See Joss Whedon Tackle

Who will be the ultimate villains in Joss Whedon's Avengers movie? Nobody really knows, even though speculation and rumors have been flying faster than a million quinjets. Which makes this the perfect time to assemble our own wishlist of Avengers villains that we'd like to see Whedon tackle. More »

Who invented the world's very first car?

Who invented the first car? If we're talking about the first modern automobile, then it's Karl Benz in 1886. But long before him, there were strange forerunners to the today's cars, including toys for emperors, steam-powered artillery carriers, and clanking, creaking British buses. More »

Cosmic Pluralism: How Christianity briefly conquered the solar system

By the 1700s, there could no longer be any doubt. Earth was just one of many worlds orbiting the Sun, which forced scientists and theologians alike to ponder a tricky question. More »

The Greatest Car Crashes in Science Fiction and Fantasy!

Is there anything better than rushing forward into the unknown? The wind in your face, the world whooshing past as you leap forward into the future. More »