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Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011

Breakthrough: This metal is almost as light as air

Ultra-lightweight materials are an incredibly cool area of materials science, bringing us crazy substances like aerogel. And now, for the first time, scientists have produced a metal that's so light it can balance on the fluff of a dandelion. More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011The 25 Most Disturbing Twilight Products of 2011

Many new moons ago, we gave you the 30 Most Disturbing Twilight Products. It's been two years since then - and tons more ridiculous Twilight merchandise has been shilled to the legions of Twihards across the globe. More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011We're 99% certain this is the most beautiful footage of Earth's auroras yet recorded

Boy howdy, this video definitely confirms that if you're going to gaze at our planet, the International Space Station is the best seat in the house. This video was shot during Expeditions 28 and 29 aboard the ISS from August-October of this year. More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011Everything You Missed in the Hunger Games Trailer: 40 Awesome Images!

You've seen the brand new trailer for The Hunger Games - now let's dissect each frame, and uncover everything we can about the post-apocalyptic wasteland where the movie's children are fighting to the death. More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011Krokodil: Russia's Designer Drug That Will Eat Your Flesh

It sounds like a direct-to-Netflix horror movie plot - a cheap, addictive drug available in a foreign land, that turns the user's skin a scaly green color. More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011And now, Bear McCreary playing Battlestar Galactica à la accordion

Without further ado, here's the ever-rad Bear McCreary scoring "Prelude to War" entirely with accordion. He even uses it for percussion. If Battlestar was a turn-of-the-century silent-film serial, this would be the unofficial soundtrack. More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011What would Bruce Wayne's medical report look like?

Batman tends to rely on Alfred for patch-ups, but what if Bruce Wayne actually took the time to visit a real doctor? How on Earth would he explain away his dozens of daily injuries? More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011Why David Yates' movie could be the best thing to happen to Doctor Who in ages

Doctor Who has earned a place in history with its longevity and the breadth of the show's amazing creative imagination. And a big reason why the world is still delighted by the exploits of the dotty British time traveler is because Doctor Who has constantly renewed itself. More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011First Full-Length Trailer for Pixar's Dark Scottish Fairy Tale Brave

Behold your new Pixar princess, the wily red head Princess Merida. Watch as she fiercely shoots down giant bears on horseback, glorious red mane whipping behind her. More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011Triangle-Headed Alien Mummy discovered in Peru - we're not alone!

Behold the giant-headed alien mummy that turned up in Peru. Stare into its all-knowing eye sockets of an alien that somehow wound up on Earth many years ago, and was mummified by the locals. More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011Superhero rapist The Purple Man loses his signature color in the Jessica Jones TV series

We're all excited for the gritty TV adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' Alias, which follows fallen superhero Jessica Jones after she's brutally violated and manipulated by the Purple Man. More »


Best of the Week: November 12-November 18, 2011A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown

While everybody is getting stoned on turkey and starch this holiday season, you're hoping to join a secret collective of super-intelligent scientists who will invent faster-than-light travel and cure cancer. More »