Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012STRANGE MOONRISE | That gorgeous giant moon rising over the horizon? It's an optical illusion. Find out more about it here.


The Hunger Games Will Ruin YouBest of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012

The Hunger Games movie will punch you in the gut. The saga of Katniss, teenage dystopian gladiator, turns out to be just as addictive in movie form as it was in the books. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012How to create an ant spiral of death

As creepy as it sounds, the ant spiral of death is deadly only to the ants involved in it. The ants circle and circle into one heaving vortex until they drop dead from exhaustion. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012Every Alien Easter Egg in the Latest Prometheus Trailers

Just how many weird alien secrets are there in Ridley Scott's Prometheus? The longer we look at the trailers, the more we see. We've combined a ton of screngrabs from both the new U.S. and the UK trailers for Prometheus - and here are all the surprises we uncovered. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012James Cameron says today's ocean exploration is "piss poor." He's right.

James Cameron is unhappy with the present state of ocean exploration. He's so unhappy that he's taken it upon himself to spearhead an effort to return to Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in all the world's oceans. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012The abandoned Hollywood bunker built for Hitler

If the Axis Powers had won World War II, a group of American Nazi sympathizers hoped to lure Adolf Hitler to Los Angeles, where he would win the hearts and minds of the Hollywood elite. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012Inside the 50-year battle over what to call the Higgs boson

All the latest data suggests we're at last on the verge of finding the elusive Higgs boson...and that will likely reignite one of physics's longest-running controversies. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012The fact The Lorax is a hit and John Carter is a flop makes me want to stab everybody

Sometimes you can fool yourself there's some justice to box office results. Movies like Green Lantern crash and movies like Inception rake in the bucks, and it feels like maybe there's a supreme being out there, looking out for us. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012When It Rains Animals: The Science of True Weather Weirdness

Animals falling from the sky like oversized organic raindrops may seem like the stuff of urban legends and Paul Thomas Anderson movies, but it's an absolutely real phenomenon...probably. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012The Absolute Best Cosplay from WonderCon 2012

Get ready to squee! WonderCon featured some amazing DIY costumes and some creative reimagining of some of our favorite characters - and it's a great preview of what to expect at San Diego Comic Con. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012These are the places in America where alcohol is still banned

The year was 1933. America's fourteen-year experiment in sobriety was over; the federally mandated ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol had been lifted. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012What I did during the second season of The Walking Dead, by T-Dog

On AMC's zombie drama The Walking Dead, each of survivors fulfills a certain familiar archetype. For example, there's Rick (the fearless leader), Dale (the meddling codger), and Glenn (the hero-in-the making). More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 201210 of the Most Awesome Sword Fight Scenes Ever

Let's face facts. No weapon is more badass than a sword. Fight scenes are often great in science fiction and fantasy movies, but fight scenes with swords? More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 201210 Times Batman Acted Like An Absolute Lunatic

Given the fact that Batman is a vigilante who traipses around dressed as a flying guano factory, it's a damn miracle he's as straitlaced as he is. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012Totally Badass Trailer for Battlestar Galactica's Cylon War Prequel, Blood and Chrome

Check out the amazing trailer for the new Battlestar Galactica prequel, Blood and Chrome. Following a young William Adama fighting in the first Cylon War. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012Paul W.S. Anderson's Secret for Making an All-Female Action Movie Without Going Sucker Punch

How does an action movie that follows a woman in gun garters and a dress walk the line of sexy versus exploitative, without going full-on Sucker Punch? More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012Internet debates over evolution vs. creationism summed up in one hilarious video

Over at Beatrice the Biologist, our intrepid biologist/comedian Katie has created possibly my favorite video ever about debates over evolution vs. creationism. More »


Best of the Week: March 17-March 23, 2012Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows That Were Ahead of Their Time

Television is a cruel mistress. People fresh, original concepts to its glowing altar, where they are ruthlessly sacrificed and their entrails are strewn across Burbank. More »