What You Need to Know about Lagarfljótsormurinn

Do you like lake monsters? Is Nessie ignoring your calls? Is Ogopogo just rude? Mokele-mbembe just not your style? That's okay, because a municipal commission in Eggilstaðir, Iceland has concluded that a 2012 video of Lagarfljótsormurinn is authentic and merits further investigation. » 9/18/14 5:42am 11 minutes ago

This stunningly monstrous Godzilla maquette has a lofty price tag

Godzilla may have barely featured in his titular comeback earlier this year, but when he did show up, he was a pretty fabulous looking Kaiju - and this new statue from Sideshow really shows him off in all his glory. » 9/17/14 6:50pm Yesterday 6:50pm

More Evidence That Early Earth Was Not A Complete Hellhole

The popular image of the early Earth as a magma-drenched ball of despair has taken yet another blow. New research affirms that our planet's first 500 million years were at times surprisingly similar to the present day — including the presence of oceans, continents, and crustal plates. » 9/17/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

You Have Better Taste Than You Realize

The old "tongue map" from our elementary school textbooks has been roundly debunked. Experimental confirmation of "umami" expanded Westerners' traditional four basic tastes—sweet, sour, salty, and bitter—into five. But did you know those 5 basic tastes might actually be 6 . . . or 7, 8, or more? » 9/17/14 6:10pm Yesterday 6:10pm