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Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012Could aliens have created life on Earth?

We know a lot about the history of life on Earth, but how it began is still one of our greatest scientific mysteries. One hypothesis is that life actually originated on another planet, and many scientists today take the idea quite seriously. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 201210 Things You Didn't Know About the Making of Prometheus

We spoke to six designers who worked on Prometheus, and delved into the untold mysteries of this film's creation. Here are 10 things you absolutely did not know about the design of Prometheus - plus some exclusive concept art. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012What human traits were evolved only for sexual attractiveness?

Some traits get passed down because they help animals stay alive. Some traits get passed down because they enhance fertility. And some traits get passed down because they just make creatures more sexually attractive. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012Gorgeous Portraits of Steampunk's Jetpack-Wearing Superwomen

The ladies featured in Jeffrey M. de Guzman's steampunk portraits don't need special powers to fly. After all, their alternate history has already devised that most coveted of technological devices: the jetpack. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012After 115 years together, tortoise couple calls it quits

Bibi and Poldi's relationship makes most human marriages look like mere flings. The 115-year-old Giant Tortoises have been together since they were young, eventually growing up to become a bonded pair. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012Are we living in the Golden Age of Trash Culture right now?

We often tend to think that the best era for trash culture was sometime in the middle of the Twentieth Century. An era where there were a lot of 25 cent paperbacks with gun-toting lesbians on their covers, plus drive-in movies, stag films, cheap comics and weird burlesque shows. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012A Game-Changer in the Search for Alien Life: "All stars have planets"

Astronomers working with the Kepler spacecraft have announced new evidence suggesting that there are far more potentially habitable planets in our galaxy than we had believed. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012Watching steel sliced in slow motion is weirdly hypnotic

Seriously. Just kick back, relax, and enjoy the show - because chances are you've never seen steel like this. What you're watching is a close-up, super slow motion look at different pieces of steel being whittled away by a variety of high-precision metalworking tools. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012Your brain cannot handle Hitlar, a movie about Hitler's evil Pakistani gangster son

Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, didn't The Boys From Brazil really lack catchy disco numbers?" Well, you're in luck, you hypothetical (and presumably insane) alternate history enthusiast! More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012Why are there spaceships in Medieval art?

Medieval art can sometimes surprise you, with its rich colors and expressive subjects. But sometimes, you're also caught off guard by the shock of noticing the presence of a guy in a spaceship in a painting of the crucifixion. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012How to work for Mass Effect: fix Martin Sheen's computer

While answering questions at the junket for The Amazing Spider-Man, Martin Sheen was questioned about his role as The Illusive Man in the video game series Mass Effect. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012Cooked squid inseminates woman's "tongue, cheek and gums"

Here's a story that could put you off calamari for a while. According to a scientific paper from the Journal of Parasitology, a 63-year-old Korean woman "experienced severe pain in her oral cavity immediately after eating a portion of parboiled squid along with its internal organs." More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012What if Pixar made a Justice League movie?

Given Disney's affiliation with Marvel Comics, there's scant chance we'll ever see a Pixar Justice League film happen. But if the tides ever someday magically turned, these concept sketches by artist Daniel Araya would be a great place to start. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012NASA says the Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered into an unprecedented region of space

Voyager 1 has been steadily working its way out of the solar system, and it now appears to have entered into a completely new region of space. More »


Best of the Week: June 9-June 15, 2012George W. Bush's decapitated head appeared on Game of Thrones

There's one hell of a dragon egg hidden in Game of Thrones season one. Turns out one of the many heads on a spike decorating King's Landing belonged to ex-president George Bush. More »