Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013MOONDOG NIGHT | This rainbow-like ring of light around the Moon is what's known as a Moondog, and it's caused by the reflection of moonlight from ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. Find out more here.


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013Proof That Superman Lives Would Have Made Batman & Robin Look Like The Dark Knight

We all know that we were once very close to getting a Superman movie directed by Tim Burton and starring Nic Cage, titled Superman Lives. We've heard legends -– that it was based on the Death of Superman storyline, that Superman's outfit was radically redesigned, that it would have been godawful, etc. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013Why you should starve yourself a little bit each day

We've been told since we were children that we need to eat three square meals a day. But new research shows that we don't need to be eating throughout the course of the day. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013Script pages from The Shining reveal the ending Kubrick had destroyed

The original cut of The Shining contained a short scene after Jack Torrance found himself stuck in the snow featuring Wendy and Danny in the aftermath of their night of terror. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013Domestic cats are destroying the planet

Our cats may be cuddly pals and adorable internet memes, but they are also destroying the environment more efficiently than humans. They have been called one of the "worst" invasive species. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013The Best "Aliens Land on Earth" Scenes Ever Filmed

Movies spend entirely too much time on alien fish-out-of-water stories, and not enough time on how the extraterrestrial visitors got here. NO MORE. Today we pay tribute to the coolest shots of alien landings, both the amazingly good and the "so good it's bad." More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013Why You Always Wake Up Early After a Night of Drinking

Lots of people have a little booze before bed to help them get to sleep - but while a night cap may help in the dozing-off department, too much alcohol can actually do a number on the overall quality of your shuteye. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013The 10 Most Badass Cartoon Heroines of the ‘80s

There was a phrase used in the 1980s for the intangible barrier that prevented women (and minorities) from reaching the upper echelons of corporate America: "the glass ceiling." But while real women were unfortunately battling for the positions of power they deserved, cartoon women were breaking the glass ceiling and bursting through, standing equal to their animated male counterparts, or - in many cases - far above. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013Dark Side of the Earth: What would happen if our planet became tidally locked?

There's a reason we only ever see one side of the Moon. It's tidally locked to the Earth, presenting only one side to us as it orbits around the planet. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013The Greatest Science Fiction Porn Movies of All Time: 1992-2001 [NSFW]

We are all naked in the face of the vastness of the universe. But some of us are more naked than others. Science fiction movies have been venturing into forbidden realms of sexuality for 50 years, and the past 20 years have seen the biggest boom of all, thanks to home video and the internet. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013"Lost" tortoise found alive in storeroom after 30 years, immediately crowned hide-and-seek champion of the world

Manuela the red-footed tortoise was believed to have made her grand escape back in 1982. Her owners, the Almeida family of Rio de Janeiro, had been preoccupied with a home renovation at the time; Manuela, they surmised, had slipped unnoticed through a door left open by some careless workers. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013How the Battle of Asakai Became One of the Largest Space Battles in Video Game History

It was pilot error that sent the Titan-class ship into enemy territory. But it was a cascade of alliances and grudges that turned the incident into a space battle involving almost 3,000 ships, one of EVE Online's largest conflicts ever. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013NFL fans by U.S. county, according to Facebook

On the surface Facebook is a social network, but those in the know recognize that it's actually one of the largest datasets of human trends, preferences and activity ever catalogued. One way to appreciate the vast potential of this dataset is to use the company's new Graph Search to find people who like "shitting their pants." Or men who like "RAPING!" More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 201312 Things That Ruined Superman

Superman is the original superhero, and he's still one of the most iconic heroes in any genre. But even though everybody loves Superman, everybody also talks about how hard he is to get right. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013The most distant object in our solar system is actually the second red planet

We know the planets close to the sun, and our closest neighbors, but few people know of the other big red hunk of matter orbiting the sun. The most distant known object in the universe is Sedna, and astronomers hope that it's a sign of things even farther out. More »


Best of the Week: January 26-February 1, 2013This wordless, richly animated short fantasy adventure film is nine minutes of pure, unadulterated joy

Drop everything you're doing and hit play on The Reward, a graduation film from Denmark's The Animation Workshop. This fantasy film about a pair of wannabe adventurers who stumble upon a treasure map plays with a mishmash of animation styles (including a few shades of Adventure Time contrasted against rich light and shadow) and tropes (Look for the narwhals!) in a way that achieves more than dialog could. More »