NASA's entrant in this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge is a 1.9-meter tall, 125 kilogram, 44-degree-of-freedom battery-powered humanoid robot named Valkyrie (or "Val" for short). And yeah, she's pretty badass.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, Zenith Books has published two books that are perfect for space enthusiasts.
Browncoats rejoice! Joss Whedon's space Western Firefly may never return to television, but the 'verse goes on
Scientists from the University of Toronto have discovered a human-made chemical lurking in the atmosphere that's an exceptionally long-lived greenhouse gas. Called perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), it's a record-setting molecule that if left unchecked could have a profound impact on climate.
Charles Stross has canceled the third book in his Halting State trilogy because reality has caught up to his near-future visions. Specifically, the NSA spying in Warcraft.
Do you like Doctor Who? Sherlock? Things that are awesome? Then you simple must watch Wholock, a fan-made mash-up so amazing that you will swear that someone must actually have filmed Benedict Cumberbatch standing in the TARDIS, acting opposite Matt Smith.
The Bible has been called an historical document, a guidebook for moral living, and a work of fiction. No matter how you view it, there is no question that certain parts are confusing. We'll take a look at the possible meanings of the nine strangest passages in the Bible.
Just in time for those holiday abductions, Amazon is selling a "UFO-O2 Detector." It will help you spot UFOs coming, by beeping when it detects "magnetic anomalies." But the best part is the product reviews.
We've been on pins and needles waiting for more information on Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence. And now we finally have a glimpse into the world Chris Nolan's brilliant cinematographer has created.
When Marnie Was There, the 1967 novel by Joan G. Robinson. It was #18 on Hayao Miyazaki's list of recommended children's books, so this shouldn't be a shock, although it's worth pointing out that Marnie will be directed by The Secret World of Arriety's Hiromasa Yonebayashi, as Miyazaki still maintains he's retired.
December 25th is fast approaching — but will yours be snow-laden? This map, released by NOAA and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), gives the probability of a "White Christmas" across the continental United States.
No, not Cory Doctorow — E.L. Doctorow, author of The March and Billy Bathgate. At a National Book Awards ceremony, Doctorow sounded very much like his namesake as he warned of the dehumanizing potential of internet surveillance and Big Data.
I know, I know; any day is a good day to loathe the horrible blond bastard sitting on the Iron Throne, but HBO is making today (and tomorrow) special. They're organizing a "roast" of Joffrey across the official GoT Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages, and inviting the whole world to talk shit about him.
Jupiter's moon Europa is covered in a thick layer of ice, but it has a turbulent ocean that lies beneath. Today astronomers announced that new observations show this water is erupting in massive plumes like water volcanoes. It's a discovery that could have serious implications for Europa's potential to harbor life.
Get a sneak peek at Carl Rinsch's fantasy-infused take on the classic Japanese story of the 47 Ronin with this motion-comic prequel. It's perfect if you still do not understand the basic premise surrounding this story. Plus, dragons!
Watching Twin Peaks goes perfectly with a slice of cherry pie and a damn fine cup of coffee; The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe calls for Turkish Delight (seasoned with just a hint of betrayal); and Harry Potter is best enjoyed along with a slice of treacle tart. What are some of your favorite food and fiction pairings?
Nothing really happens in last night's episode of Arrow. And yet the episode is filled with Things Happening. Let's look at the episode-long highlight reel.
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