There's long been a common-sense idea — largely untested by science — that having a surplus of men in a society causes more violence. But now we have evidence that this isn't true. Societies where the population is dominated by women are just as violent as ones dominated by men.
As they trek through the open woodlands, these humans walk with creature that, at first blush, look like lions, but are actually robots in feline form. If this illustration inspires you, write a story about this unusual pride.
Life expectancy in the U.S. has never been higher. Americans born in 2012 can expect to live for 78.8 years (up 0.1 from 2011). But the gender gap hasn't changed; life expectancy for men is 76.4 years and 81.2 for women. From 2011-12, death rates declined for 8 of 10 leading causes, but suicides increased 2.4%.
Unsettling quick-take tales of criminally-inclined clones, a corporation's attempt to bring time travel to the masses, and the very first Martian settler (arriving on a planet that may be just a little uninhabited than we think) all await you inside.
One of the joys of having a friend who speaks another language was asking them to teach you how to say dirty words. But what were they really telling you to say? In this comic, one guy reveals his not-so-dirty secret about those "dirty" words.
As cities grow, their populations become more diverse — on a species level. In the future, many wild animals will be living in urban areas alongside humans and their pets. Now, urban planners are figuring out new ways to make urban species diversity possible — without killing anyone.
What are ghosts? There's a lot of debate about this – inside and outside fiction.
Using advanced techniques in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, doctors in the U.S. are reporting their first successes with lab-grown penises. They've worked in rabbits, and now scientists say they're ready to begin testing the penises on humans.
It's like some kind of Cthulhu Mythos creature. And it's real.
Imagine if Ridley Scott's Alien had never actually gotten made, and all we had to go on to imagine the film was the concept art by H.R. Giger and others. Like Jodorowsky's Dune. We would still know we were looking at something incredibly special, as this Giger concept art proves.
After the Soviet Union formed, the new country's first animated film was a 1924 piece of propaganda
Mathew Klickstein is the author of a new history of Nickelodeon, Slimed: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age. And he recently explained that a big reason why that "golden age" ended is because the shows became too racially diverse. Really?
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this incredible photograph of super typhoon Vongfang this morning, from aboard the International Space Station.
Everybody loves a character who goes through adversity and tribulation, and comes out stronger. Even when their years of misery would actually send any real human to the loony bin. But which character has suffered more than 100 people could actually handle in the real world?
Nick Acosta decided to see what would happen if he added the nu-Who's modern score to the classic Doctor Who serials of yesteryear. The result is both strange and strangely captivating.
New York Comic Con officially starts today, but Hasbro kicked off the merchandising fun last night with a sneak preview at some of their upcoming toys - including the very first look at their line of Avengers: Age of Ultron goodies.
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This is a photograph of a giant boulder on top of another giant boulder. And by another giant boulder we mean Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was captured by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera from a distance of 17.7 miles (28.5 km).