Doe shook his head as his eyes scanned the seats. Here were bots who swept the floors and prepped the fuel at the city's most advanced factories, yet everyone headed to the Rust Avenues carried bespoke gadgets that would have been primitive even in the human age. An illustration by Waldemar von Kozak.
The recent thawing in relations between the United States and Iran involved a number of factors, including a show of good faith involving a silver artifact. As a sign of respect for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's new administration, US diplomats returned to Iran its mythical beast.
Seriously. The last time we checked in on Nikita, it was still a superspy show that kept one foot firmly planted in reality. But now, in the show' final short season, it's embracing life, liberty and the pursuit of crazy. Just check out this scene from last night's episode.
When garden snails (Helix aspersa) eat colored paper, they poop colored feces, which designer Lieske Schreuder is hoping to use as the material for colorful tiles.
Alien, Predator, Pinhead, and more become quite adorable in Matsuda Yuusuke hands, becoming petit, cartoony versions of their more fearsome selves.
It's Bobo's birthday, but sadly no one showed up to his party. A big game hunter figures it's the perfect opportunity to capture the fearsome monster—by throwing Bobo the birthday party of his dreams.
This week's Concept Art Writing Prompt goes retrofuturistic with this lady and her pet. But why exactly would someone take their critter for a walk in space?
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic creator Lauren Faust is putting her own childhood ponies in storage and she's been tweeting photos from her collection, sharing which toys inspired which pony characters.
It wasn't perfect, but "El Cucuy" has definitely been the highlight of Grimm's third season for me so far. It's Wesen-o'-the-week (who possibly wasn't a Wesen?) was pretty good, the plotting was solid and it actually felt like actual things were happening beyond the scope of the case — not much, but at least a little.
Back in July of this year, Eugene McCarthy proposed that humans are the result of hybridization between chimps and pigs. This didn't get much attention at the time, but today's Daily Mail discussed it, so there might be an upswing of attention.
Bert Vaux's dialect survey is endlessly fascinating, prompting thousands of folks to figure out which American dialect they speak
There was nothing transparently insane about this week's episode of Dracula — no coolant company acquisition, no women's mud wrestling. But if you don't think a show about Dracula where Dracula saves the day through the power of friendship is insane, all I can tell you is you are missing out.
Mothlight Creative's atmospheric short animation From Dust uses a segment from Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot reflections as part of its soundtrack, letting Sagan's words wash over us as we watch a fresh journey into space.
While Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and the Mothman might get most of the attention on land, there are plenty of cryptozoological myths surrounding the US's lakes, rivers, and swamps as well. Atlas Obscura has mapped out the Loch Ness-type monsters, webbed hominids, and giant killer sea creatures that, according to legend, lurk beneath the watery surface.
George is a sweet and naive cyclops girl who is occasionally subject to anti-monster racism. But when she and her friends enroll in an integrated human-monster university, even the monsters will encounter new types of people who could broaden their horizons.
Paul Hetherington did more than merely build this colorful funhouse lair for the Joker; he also animated so that Poison Ivy's plants chomp, the Riddler runs his decoder, Penguin and his birds enjoy the Rocket Ride, and Batman and Robin do their best to stop their wicked fun.
In 1971, animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata began preproduction on an adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking books, but in the end, were unable to secure Lindgren's permission. But we can still see Miyazaki's watercolor concept art of the strongest girl in the world.
This weekend in the world of cartoons we have a rather epic spread for you. We look back at a Thanksgiving Regular Show episode, a new Lego Star Wars special, and a Goonies voice-over reunion on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
The mega-rich are building houses with security that far eclipses anything seen in The Purge. Including a 2,500-square-foot ballistics-proof house inside the main house, called the "safe core." And a helipad on the roof. And infrared detection of anyone approaching, up to 15 km away. Dystopia now!
There's a must-read piece at Slate on Isaac Asimov's classic novel The Caves of Steel, part of a trilogy of novels about societies where everybody lives hundreds of years and relies on robots for everything. After a terrific summary, Konstantin Kakaes explains why it's all still relevant.