Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012LOOK OUT BELOW | The Geminid meteor shower, photographed by Tommy Eliassen from Hemnes, Norway. See more beautiful Geminid photos here.


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012The Hobbit is a lot better once you realize it's a war movie

The Hobbit has officially joined the ranks of franchises like Star Wars that are so eagerly anticipated that they suffocate under the weight of audience expectations. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012What Does Space Travel Do to Your Mind? NASA's Resident Psychiatrist Reveals All.

Space travel is tough on the human body. But what does it do to the human mind? Gary Beven, a space psychiatrist at NASA, answers our questions about how humans adapt to space, and what we have to do to go to Mars. Doctor Gary Beven has to have one of the most surprising careers in science. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012The Dumbest Apocalypses That Hollywood Has Dreamed Up

There are many ways the world could end in real life. We could get whacked by an asteroid or nuke ourselves to hell. But there's no way the end of the world could be as bizarre as some of the scenarios that Hollywood has already filmed - or put in the pipeline recently. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 20128 of the Weirdest Predictions for the End of the World

We know that the world isn't going to end on the 21st of December (or at least isn't more likely to end then than any other day), but it's always nice to remember that there's a firm precedent for the world not ending on schedule. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012The Sexiest Geek Dads in the Galaxy

It's official: Geek dads are the new MILFs. They build robots, sequence genomes, draw comics, write superhero movies, study the cosmos, rule the internet, and represent for the geeks in pop culture - plus they're awesome dads at the same time! More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012Scientists claim that homosexuality is not genetic - but it arises in the womb

A team of international researchers has completed a study that suggests we will probably never find a ‘gay gene.' Sexual orientation is not about genetics, say the researchers, it's about epigenetics. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012Video proof that the Inception BRAAAM is being used in every trailer, everywhere

The Hans Zimmer Inception fart has become a staple of every movie trailer everywhere. Studios just can't stop filling their trailers with one BRAAAM after the next. And now someone has pieced together all the trailer BRAAAMS into one perfect, bellowing trailer. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012Argentinians traveling Route 5 warned that they may experience "time anomalies"

Apparently several people traveling along Argentina's Route 5 have experienced the classic "missing time" scenario that many UFO abductees say they have experienced. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012What secrets does the Man of Steel trailer hold? Our Shot-by-Shot Breakdown!

You've already seen the new Man of Steel trailer, probably multiple times. But have you seen it broken down into still images, so that you actually know what Zack Snyder's Superman movie might actually involve? More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012The first-ever image of a massive river system on another world

This image was taken by the space probe Cassini, and shows what appears to be a massive river system on Saturn's moon Titan. The European Space Agency reports that it flows 400 km across the cloudy moon's surface, where it meets a large sea. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012Serenity LEGO set is now a reality

Granted, it won't let you build the seven-foot-long Serenity masterpiece that graced this year's Brickfair, but this 2,186-piece custom Serenity unofficial LEGO set is shiny in its own right, letting you build a Firefly-class spaceship of your very own. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012All the Best Monster Punching Closeups from the Pacific Rim Trailer

A giant robot actually punches a giant monster in the face! The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim broke our brains with its kaiju-powered insanity. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012The History of the Marvel Movie Universe, in Concept Art

2012 saw the culmination of "Phase One" in Marvel Studios' plan for universal domination, with the release of The Avengers. It's pretty amazing to look back at 2008 and see how Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk created an unstoppable juggernaut. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 2012Why you should probably stop eating wheat

Wheat and grain-based foods are all around us. We love our bagels, pasta, bread, and breakfast cereals. For many, the thought of eliminating these staples from our diets seems wholly unreasonable, if not ludicrous. But a growing number of people are switching to wheat-free diets - and for very good reason. More »


Best of the Week: December 8-14, 20128 Ways to Keep the Fantastic Four Movie Reboot from Sucking

The Fantastic Four movie franchise is on its way to being rebooted - with the exceedingly clever title The Fantastic Four - and we're worried. The FF is great, but it's not the easiest of comic concepts to do right (as many parts of the last 25 years of Fantastic Four comics will easily prove). More »