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Physicists say there may be a way to prove that we live in a computer simulation

Back in 2003, Oxford professor Nick Bostrom suggested that we may be living in a computer simulation. In his paper, Bostrom offered very little science to support his hypothesis - though he did calculate the computational requirements needed to pull off such a feat. More »

The Biggest Science Fiction Movie Hoaxes (and Scams) of All Time

In Argo, which opens tomorrow, Ben Affleck reconstructs the real-life story of how a CIA operative created a fake science fiction movie to get some diplomats out of Iran. More »

7 Signs We Are Heading for a Mass Extinction

A mass extinction happens when over 75 percent of all species on the planet die in a period of less than two million years. That may sound long to you, but it's the blink of an eye in geologic time. More »

This is probably the greatest Wonder Woman panel in comic history

Wonder Woman's battled many deadly foes, but maybe none so egregious as the Nazis who were fooled by her sugar-cured manikin. (Incidentally, the "sack" the narration is referring to is an actual bag, not a euphemism.) More »

Why is there so little scientific information about anal sex?

Twenty years ago, 25-30 percent of young people reported that they had tried anal sex. Today, a recent survey shows that 40-45 percent have tried it. More »

Scrapped concept art from Jurassic Park 4 shows off insane dinosaur commandos

Jurassic Park 4 is back in development, leading once again to murmurs that the script focuses on "weaponized dinosaurs." Indeed, rumors of a scuttled "genetically altered dinosaur soldier" draft of the fourth Park flick have been circulating for years - and a wonderfully zany batch of JP4 concept art has recently come to our attention. More »

Why cloning is a terrible way to bring your pet dog back from the dead

This weekend, Frankenweenie is teaching children about the wonders of brining your beloved pooch back from the dead. We may not have perfected doggie resurrections by electroshock, but some folks have tried to bring their dogs back from the dead (or at least create a genetic facsimile), through cloning. More »

Why are there so many weird and inappropriate science fiction and fantasy toys?

The toy world is full of epic miscalculations. There are so many squicky, inappropriate action figures and other toys, after a while you start to wonder if the toy industry is some sort of bizarre joke. More »

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order: 1. Cats. This one, specifically. 2. IWDRM 3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of astronomical bodies. More »

Blu-Ray extra ties Prometheus to Blade Runner

Now we finally know how Prometheus connects with Ridley Scott's original Alien movie, but does it also have ties to Scott's Blade Runner? A feature in the Prometheus Steelbook Blu-Ray suggests a connection between Prometheus' Weyland Industries and Blade Runner's Tyrell Corporation. More »

The Evolution of Kissing

Kissing is so common that we rarely ask why humans touch their lips together to show affection. One obvious answer is that it feels good. Densely packed nerve endings make your lips some of the most acutely sensitive regions of your entire body, and few things get them more riled up than a kiss. More »

Slutty Sesame Street Halloween costumes prove (again) that nothing is sacred, culture is a sham

Last week, we profiled a range of godawful Halloween regalia that's undeniable proof our society should just cut the theatrics and ramp up those ritualistic human sacrifices Jack Chick's always warning us about. Today, a new batch of All Hallow's crapola has us freebasing Skor bars and black licorice Chuckles. More »

Brand-new panorama images reveal the full majesty of the Martian horizon for the first time

Check out this breathtaking new panoramic image that was stitched together by Stuart Atkinson from photos received by NASA just yesterday. The images were taken by the Curiosity rover which is currently romping around the Gale Crater on Mars. More »

Game of Thrones concept art gives us a closer look at the White Walkers

In the second season finale of Game of Thrones, we came face to icy face with the fearsome White Walkers that live beyond the Wall. These concept designs by artist Martin Rezard offer a better look at chilly creatures who are ready to earn our fear. More »

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels to Cheer You the Frak Up

Even starship captains get the blues sometimes. And when you get depressed, or when you're stuck in bed with a nasty case of black plague, you need something to cheer you the frak up. More »