Renee Nault's lovely watercolor mermaid paintings often depict full underwater scenes, showing off not just her mythological creatures, but also the real life creatures swimming and growing beneath the surface.
This isn't official, but it's so very impressive: Hogwarts Is Here is an online LARP in which players basically get an education, just like the students of Hogwarts. There are no battles and no mayhem; just classes to take, digital textbooks to "buy", and homework to do.
From the archives: On June 7th, 1983, Astronauts Story Musgrave (left) and Don Peterson orbit the Earth at over 17,000 miles per hour, tethered to the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Challenger on the inaugural spacewalk of NASA's Space Shuttle program. How's that for breathtaking?
City of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella is one of the earliest utopian novels — and one of the rarest, since only 20 copies exist. One of those has just come into the library at UC Riverside, where you can read it if you have California ID. (And read Latin.)
Last night's Person of Interest gave us a long, hard look at this show's darkest theories about how the government actually works. Plus, it looks like the battle of the AIs is about to begin. Spoilers ahead!
This was sort of a fascinating episode of Supernatural, a show that is now older than God but still manages to spark with life from time to time. The show promised us another "metafictional" episode, along the lines of the Trickster and Carver Edlund romps or "The French Mistake," but delivered something very different.
Here's the problem that From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series has, and it's that's only gotten worse as the season's gone on: If you've seen the movie the show's based on, you know what's coming.
The Myers-Briggs personality test is quite popular on the Internet and can be relatively useful for better understanding yourself — but a lot of the time people just take it for fun. In that same spirit, the Disney blog has done its fans a favor by detailing which of their characters fit each of the 16 personality types. Now you can finally know who your Disney-self is, as it were. And for those that have never taken the personality test that corresponds to this post, here's a link to one.
Angered by his own inability to recite iambic pentameter, actor William Shatner hops inside a time-traveling robot to kill Shakespeare. But his plot against the bard doesn't go as planned.
A spacecraft from 1978 resurfaced, today — and then it took our lunch money. This is not a story about time travel, though. It's a story about the internet, money, space, and, of course, lunch. And it's all true.
Last week, we marveled at the unnerving Chinese health posters from 1933
Einstein said that clocks that are moving through space at dramatically divergent speeds will measure time differently, and he used his famous "twin paradox" to illustrate the point. But there are easier ways to show that time dilation is real.
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There's a long-held view among astrobiologists that planets need the stabilizing influence of a large moon to foster life. But a new study suggests that a stable tilt isn't a prerequisite for habitability — and that off-kilter planets may be more hospitable to life than stable ones.
Young love, sad pop songs, and horrible death scenarios — the movie If I Stay is putting in a strong effort to be your big cry movie of 2014. Thankfully the lead ghost is played by Chloë Grace Moretz. Check out the first trailer.
Almost every TV, movie or book series has to have them — the comic relief characters. The silly nerd who sits in the corner and makes in-jokes. The bumbling weirdo. But who's the most annoying "funny" supporting character in all of science fiction or fantasy?
After two years of following the Superior Spider-Man's heroics, it's a grand thing to see Marvel's favorite son back in the swing of things, and in his right mind. Regardless– the finale is one of the finest comics released this year. [Spoilers below.]
No theme park has generated more urban legends—and more confusion about the line between myth and actual, horrible reality—than Action Park, the late, lamented (and since semi-resurrected) water park in northern New Jersey. And no ride has been the subject of more rumors than the Cannonball Loop.
Scientists have begun investigating possible health impacts of e-cigarettes
I... he... what?! Further proving there is literally nothing American TV networks won't turn into a crime procedural (or a hospital procedural