Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012SATURN'S GLORY | New photographs of Saturn from the Cassini Space Probe will show you the true, jaw-dropping colors of Saturn and its moons. Check out more of them here.


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012How to Write About Hermaphrodite Sex

You've got two life forms who are hermaphrodites, and they're having sex. But how do you describe it accurately, without calling on human-centric terms like "male" and "female" or "penis" and "vagina"? More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012This is hands down the most breathtaking version of Curiosity's descent we've seen yet

Drop whatever you're doing and watch this. A few days ago, NASA released the full-resolution video of the Curiosity rover touching down on the surface of Mars. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 201212 Supercool Projects You Can Make From Scratch This Weekend

Tomorrow is the start of the most glorious thing in the universe: a three-day weekend. With all that time on your hands, you can marathon those DVDs you've been saving, or re-read George R.R. Martin. But there's also another way you could use this long weekend: Building your very own robot, or TARDIS, or Batarang from scratch. Because there's nothing geekier than making something cool with your own hands. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012Science demands that you stop calling this kid the ‘Marmot Whisperer'

Have you heard tell of the Marmot Whisperer? That's him pictured up top. Photos of the boy - who goes by Matteo Walch - have been doing laps around the internet the last few days - an eight year old child from Innsbruck sharing meals, touching noses, hanging out and having a good time. With marmots. In the mountains of Austria. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 201210 Reasons the Next Batman Movie Should be Batman Beyond

Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has ended once and for all, and the Dark Knight's future remains totally in question. The Caped Crusader is a total cash cow, so he's pretty much guaranteed to return to theaters soon, both as part of th More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012The Worst Art Restoration Mistakes of All Time

So now we all know what not to do when restoring great works of art. Don't go into a church in Spain and try to touch up a century-old fresco if all your attempts at art so far have ended with people asking you what you're painting. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012First Impressions: The Best Character Intros from Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies

The most memorable characters in science fiction and fantasy are often the people who made a huge impression the very first time we meet them. Who can possibly forget the first time you saw the face of Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, or heard the voice of HAL for the first time? More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012Archaeological dig at Concentration Camp reveals what the Nazis tried to hide

Archaeology is typically associated with the study of ancient history, but a recent excavation at the infamous Sobibor extermination camp in Poland has demonstrated its incredible potential for uncovering secrets locked within modern ruins. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012Finally, an explanation for Christian Bale's gravelly Batman voice

Ever wonder why Batman's voice in the Nolan trilogy sounds so familiar? Utubelor has your answer: he's not our hero. He's a silent sweets-fiend. A hungry protector. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012Eight things you didn't know you could do with human sperm

Sperm are single-purposed: They're optimized to get to an egg and inseminate it. But that doesn't mean there isn't more to this cell than meets the ovum. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012So the movie you crowdfunded bombed critically. Now what?

When crowdfunded movies came onto the scene, they held a glorious promise. Finally, we no longer had to rely on Hollywood studios to choose our big screen entertainment. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012Scientists have solved the 200-year-old mystery of this "monstrous" creature

For almost two hundred years, Cerataspis monstrosa - the otherworldly looking "monster larva" pictured here - has been turning up in the guts of everything from dolphins to tuna. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012Cutest and Funniest Cosplay From Star Wars Celebration VI!

This past weekend, Orlando, Florida felt a huge vibration in the Force - as if thousands of Star Wars fans were gathered in one place and suddenly freaked out. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012The only time it pays to be stabbed repeatedly happens to be during sex

What if every time you had sex, you had to agree to let your partner stab you first - would it be worth the trade-off? While you're mulling that over, consider this: in some species of hermaphrodite sea slug, the trade-off is flipped, with some slugs enduring the unpleasantries of sex in the hope of getting a stab wound. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012True Blood's finale climaxes in a tornado of vampire true death

Last night, True Blood's fifth season climaxed atop a pyramid of vampire intestinal goo. So many beloved characters met their true deaths, and we're actually pretty pissed about how some folks were written off. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012Rosacea could be caused by mites unleashing feces inside your pores

Holy crap. File this away under things you desperately wish you could un-know: lurking in your pores right now are tiny bugs, closely related to spiders, that live off your facial oils. More »


Best of the Week: August 25-31, 2012One Simple and Incredibly Painful Way to Fix Your Novel Draft

Congratulations! You've written a first draft of a science fiction or fantasy novel. You (and your heroes) have vanquished the enemy, and your story has come to a glorious end. More »