Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013THIS STRANGE AND LOVELY WORLD | The Alps look like an alien planet in this photo taken from the International Space Station. See more lovely and alien-looking visions of our planet, as seen from space, here.


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 201377 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch Out For in 2013

This year, legends walk the silver screen. From Captain Kirk to Superman, our greatest heroes are back, and facing their darkest hours. But 2013's movies also include some brand new indies from Neill Blomkamp and Shane Carruth, plus a whole lot of fantasy insanity. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013The Woodward Effect allows for endless supplies of starship fuel

One of the major problems with traveling through space is the need to carry fuel. Scientists have endlessly sought after sources of perpetual, portable fuel for spacecraft. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013Why can't any recent Sherlock Holmes adaptation get Irene Adler right?

Irene Adler only appeared in one of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, but she's considered a pivotal figure in the Holmes canon, nonetheless. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 201318 Predictions for the Year 2013 from Science Fiction Stories

2012 has been an incredible year for futuristic developments, from the Olympics' Blade Runner to chimp enhancement. So what might the coming year hold? More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013Do Transformers have souls? The answer may surprise (and irritate) you!

Nostalgia can be a funny thing. It's so easy to look back lovingly on the entertainment of our youth and remember the awesomeness, the happiness and the fun we had, while ignoring that a great deal of what we watched as kids was just absolutely terrible. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013New Images Show a "Living" Mars

Over the years, scientists have found evidence revealing that an ocean may have covered parts of the Red Planet billions of years ago. Others suggest that a future terraformed Mars could be lush with oceans and vegetation. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013Every Batman Actor's Face Morphed into One Perfect Bruce Wayne

Still debating on which Hollywood representation of Bruce Wayne was the very best? No need to anymore. Here is a shot of every single actor who has played the live action superhero morphed into one perfect Batman. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 201310 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect time to get sucked into a long, complicated relationship with a book series. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013Why a Gun Loaded With Blanks Can Still Kill You

The phrase "shooting blanks" has passed into colloquialism. But, literally speaking, what does it mean to shoot blanks? And why can people who get shot with blank ammunition still die? More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013Picard vamps, Worf sings, and Riker makes out with the camera in this Next Generation blooper reel

Everyone gets goofy in this gag reel from the Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 Bluray. Watch Brent Spiner fail to tell a dirty joke, plenty of Michael Dorn giggles, and the way Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes comfort one another when they stumble over their technobabble. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013Why Titan A.E. is an Underappreciated Masterpiece

Before the Battlestar Galactica reboot and Firefly, there was Titan A.E.. This post-apocalyptic animated feature about humanity's last hope was bookended by gorgeous space shots and a misfit crew of aliens. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013SNeil Armstrong may have lied about the origins of his "One Small Step" speech

They are the most famous words in the history of space exploration, but the origins of Neil Armstrong's pithy "One Small Step" speech may not be what they seem. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013The Most Baffling Pop Culture Moments of 2012

Whether you feel 2012 has been a good year or a bad year, we can all probably agree that it's been a confusing year. A lot of weird things happened over the last 12 months - things we still can't quite believe occurred (and/or got approved by actual human beings). Here's eight things that happened in 2012 that we're still a bit boggled by. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013A Huge Step Forward for Environmentalism: GMOs Are Not the Enemy

Today at the Oxford Farming Conference, outspoken environmental advocate Mark Lynas publicly apologized for his anti-GMO stance over nearly two decades. More »


Best of the Week: December 29, 2012 - Jan. 4, 201310 Science Fiction TV Characters We Hope Will Die in 2013

There were plenty of great moments on television this last year - but there was also a lot of pain. And even as characters we loved dropped like flies, some of our most hated characters clung to life like ticks. More »