You Only Have Nine Minutes Until Your Brain Reboots. Make Them Count.

We had pretty high hopes for The Anomaly when we learned that Mickey Clarke (Doctor Who) was directing and starring in a film about brain-hacking, co-starring The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder. But the trailer looks seriously kick-ass, and there's a neat spin on the "ticking clock" idea. » 4/17/14 3:43pm 2 minutes ago

What's The Most Disastrous First Encounter Between Two Civilizations?

First contact can be a delicate business. When humans encounter aliens (or fairies, or other creatures) for the first time, it can easily go very, very wrong. Any first meeting between two peoples can turn bloody at a moment's notice. But what's the most horrific first contact scenario in science fiction and fantasy? » 4/17/14 2:17pm Today 2:17pm

Why True Detective Is A Supernatural Show After All

Despite its heavy references to a 19th century work of horror, True Detective does not appear on its surface to be supernatural show. But the show's controversial ending is particularly brilliant if you read the entire season as a battle between two men and a powerful supernatural entity. » 4/17/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Astronomers Have Found the First Earth-Sized, Habitable Zone Planet

Scientists today announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a faraway planet that's perhaps the most Earth-like yet discovered. It's the same size as our home world, and at the right distance from its parent star to have liquid water. So, have we at last discovered Earth 2? » 4/17/14 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

This Stellar Fusion Game is Shockingly Addictive

Stars are colossal fusion reactors, burning hydrogen into helium. As the nuclei fuse lighter elements into heavier elements, massive amounts of energy are released. A new game sets you the task of nucleosynthesis, building hydrogen into iron, and it's surprisingly fun. » 4/17/14 2:51pm Today 2:51pm