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Date: Friday, 10 Oct 2014 14:00

Come On In! We're Having A GIF Party

Wake up, friends! The week is over, the workday soon will be, and we've brewed a fresh cup of hot GIF Party to share with you all. Let's do this.

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Author: "Ria Misra" Tags: "gifs, gif party"
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Date: Friday, 10 Oct 2014 13:40

Marvel Plans Biggest Comic Event Ever With Return Of Secret Wars

Marvel is declaring war. More than 30 years after its arguably most popular comic crossover, Secret Wars, the publisher has declared a new comice vent that will engulf the Marvel universes — pitting Captain America against Captain America, Thor against Thor, and so forth.

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Author: "Rob Bricken" Tags: "marvel, comics, secret wars"
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Date: Friday, 10 Oct 2014 13:20

The British Military Spread Rumors Of Satanic Cults In Northern Ireland

During the early 1970s, amid increasing violence in Northern Ireland, British military intelligence agents deliberately sought to create panic about Satanic cults, black masses and witch covens as a way to discredit paramilitary groups.

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Author: "Mark Strauss" Tags: "military, northern ireland, propaganda, ..."
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Date: Friday, 10 Oct 2014 13:00

Are Two Terminator Films Being Shot Together Because of Schwarzenegger?

A completely insane Batman v. Superman casting rumor is making the rounds. Plus even more Star Wars rumors. Karl Urban's willing to do an animated Star Trek, and Renner talks a Hawkeye movie again. Plus, what's in store for Arrow after the premiere's big twist?

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "maze runner, walking dead, doctor who, 1..."
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Date: Friday, 10 Oct 2014 10:00

Legend of Korra Says Goodbye to Fans at Its Last Comic Con

It was another dramatic panel for the Korra crew, and the second in a year. At San Diego , the creators had to explain Nickelodeon's decision to put the show on the Internet only. And yesterday in New York, the cast and crew bid the show goodbye.

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "legend of korra, animation, television, ..."
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Date: Friday, 10 Oct 2014 08:30

Step Inside the Mining Pods of Knowhere in This Guardians of the Galaxy

One of the things that was rightly praised so much in Guardians of the Galaxy was the lived in and used look that the universe had. And one of the most used places in the film was Knowhere, the giant alien head turned mining town. Get a better look at the mining pods in Stephan Martiniere concept art.

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "concept art, guardians of the galaxy, st..."
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Date: Friday, 10 Oct 2014 06:00

All the Firefly Special Features You've Ever Wanted Will Be in a Game

The MMORPG Firefly Online, scheduled for Spring of 2015, has already announced that the whole Firefly cast would be reuniting to voice their characters for the game . At NYCC on Thursday evening, they unveiled a bunch of cast interviews about the show that will be included in the game.

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "firefly, television, firefly online, gam..."
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Date: Friday, 10 Oct 2014 04:00

We Saw a Bunch of New Big Hero 6 Footage And Now We Love It Even More

In addition to the new trailer shown during Big Hero 6's New York Comic Con trailer, we saw four new clips from the film, including spending an extended period of time with the rest of the team for the first time. And its clear that, as excellent as Baymax is, they didn't put all their eggs in his basket.

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "movies, animation, big hero 6, mycc14, d..."
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Date: Friday, 10 Oct 2014 01:00

Societies Where Women Outnumber Men Are Just As Violent

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.

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Author: "Annalee Newitz" Tags: "psychology, social science, anthropology..."
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Date: Friday, 10 Oct 2014 00:00

Concept Art Writing Prompt: Hunting With The Robotic Lions' Pride

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.

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Author: "Lauren Davis" Tags: "big five, concept art writing prompt, wr..."
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Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 23:50

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%.

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Author: "George Dvorsky" Tags: "life expectancy, health, demographics, l..."
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Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 23:44

Ultra Short Spooky Stories From A Lost And Lonely Future

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 less uninhabited than we think) all await you inside.

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Author: "Ria Misra" Tags: "science fiction, flash fiction, fiction,..."
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Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 23:30

Did You Ever Ask Your Friends How To Swear In Another Language?

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.

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Author: "Lauren Davis" Tags: "comics, language, shenanigansen, owl tur..."
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Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 23:21

As cities grow, their populations become more diverse — on a species level. As we move into 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.

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Author: "Annalee Newitz" Tags: "urban studies, urban planning, urban lif..."
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Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 23:10

The Main Types Of Ghost Story, And How To Recognize Them

What are ghosts? There's a lot of debate about this – inside and outside fiction.

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Author: "Kim Newman" Tags: "ghost stories, horror, movies, ghosts, t..."
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Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 23:00

Your Bio-Engineered Penis Is Almost Ready

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.

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Author: "Annalee Newitz" Tags: "tissue engineering, biology, biological ..."
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Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 22:30

A Movie About Science Fraud Is Killing At The Korean Box Office

A movie based on the scandal surrounding disgraced South Korean cloning expert Woo-Suk Hwang has been topping box office sales in the region since it debuted last week.

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Author: "Robbie Gonzalez" Tags: "human cloning, movies, whistelblower, wo..."
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Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 22:21

What the Hell Is This Animal and Why Is It Moving Like That?

It's like some kind of Cthulhu Mythos creature. And it's real.

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Author: "Annalee Newitz" Tags: "biology, animals, marine biology, scienc..."
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Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 22:09

Every Early H.R. Giger Alien Sketch Is Horrific Perfection

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.

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Author: "Charlie Jane Anders" Tags: "alien, art, aliens, horror, xenomorphs, ..."
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