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Several Reasons Why The Avengers Kicks Ass (That You Haven't Already Heard)

You've already seen the rave reviews of The Avengers. If you live outside the U.S., you might already have seen it. But you still might not have heard the best things about it. More »

The Munker Illusion destroys your faith in color

It's no secret that putting various colors together makes them look different. Put off-white next to black, and it looks completely bright. But did you know that, with the Munker Illusion, you can make something change color completely, right in front of your eyes? More »

Shot-for-shot breakdown of all the new alien monsters in Ridley Scott's Prometheus!

Last night a brand new international trailer for Prometheus was released - showcasing blasters, Space Jockey ghosts, and some brand new aliens to haunt your dreams. More »

Why do cultures always name red before they do blue?

The way different languages view colors is a curious topic. Much has been made of Homer's wine dark seas, and I've seen it claimed that Chinese had no word for pink before modern European contact, while the Russians use separate words for dark and light blue. More »

Is Game of Thrones‘ gratuitous sex worse than the gratuitous violence?

One of the biggest things people noticed about Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones was something that wasn't there: nudity and explicit sex. The show totally failed to meet whatever quota you might imagine it would have for naked skin and heaving bosominess. More »

Never-Before-Seen Concept Art from David Cronenberg's Total Recall!

You might have heard that body-horror mastermind David Cronenberg was originally in line to direct Total Recall, before he left the project and Paul Verhoeven took over. More »

Two of the world's rarest mammals photographed for the very first time

This nighttime photo represents some of the world's first ever visual evidence of the spotted deer species found on the island of Negros in the Philippines. More »

Top 10 Albums Every Self-Respecting Science Fiction Fan Should Own

Science fiction changed music. And music saved science fiction. Most of our favorite flights of fancy and epic adventures are bound up in our minds with amazing musical scores, or epic theme songs. More »

Some dinosaurs may have been in trouble even without the asteroid

Sixty-five million years ago, an asteroid six miles in diameter cannoned into Earth. The collision triggered the catastrophic downfall of a vast and thriving dinosaurian ecosystem, ultimately ending with their extinction. More »

The Most Alarming Amazon Reviews Ever

And no, that's not an exaggeration. The reviews for Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel, over at Amazon UK are both alarming and sort of encouragingly insane. More »

Whoa, NASA captures a nova exploding on video

Now this is something you don't see every day: actual video footage of a binary star system exploding into space. More »

Every one of Rick Baker's aliens from Men In Black III is a work of art

Pretty much the one thing we remain excited about in Men in Black III is the fact that monster creator and movie legend Rick Baker was involved. More »

Lion tries to eat baby at zoo, is stymied by glass wall

The unrelenting natural order of the animal kingdom never looked so adorable. To this lion, this unsuspecting baby was the equivalent of a free shepherd's pie cooling on the savannah. More »

5 Scientific Explanations for Game of Thrones‘ Messed-Up Seasons

We real-world Earthlings take for granted that the seasons will change on schedule. Our planet's clockwork-like seasonality allows us to predict the passage of time with complete precision, and we can always be sure that spring is right around the corner. More »

Dark Knight Rises trailer screencaps show just how bad it gets for Bruce Wayne

After going through the latest trailer for The Dark Knight Rises frame by frame, we only have one question left in our minds: Why isn't this movie called The Dark Knight Falls? More »