What Do You Do When Your Son Says He Met Jesus? Surprisingly, Not Much.

Heaven Is For Real, in theaters today, is based on the mega-bestseller by a pastor whose four-year-old had major surgery, after which he knew things he couldn't possibly have known, and also claimed to have met Jesus. But what's surprising about the film version is how little impact this experience actually seems to… » 4/16/14 9:15am 18 minutes ago

A Map Showing The Popularity Of Musical Genres Across the US

We recently showed you maps of the most loved and hated popular musical acts in each U.S. state. Now, there's a new interactive map showing the popularity of musical genres across the country. Rock may still be king, but other genres are defying regional stereotypes. » 4/16/14 8:55am 38 minutes ago

​Why Bitching About Children's Cartoons Is Such A Noble Pursuit

We have a very special mail column today, in that it is slightly different from my other mail columns! I hope you don't mind. If you do, I'm a still a fake mailman in the future being chased by rogue armies, post-apocalyptic thugs, and god knows what else. I have bigger problems than your feelings. » 4/16/14 8:33am Today 8:33am

The First Instagram From Space Is Of An Astronaut In A Firefly T-Shirt

Last week, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent the first Instagram from space. It was a selfie, naturally, taken before the ISS cupola. But what caught our eye wasn't Swanson's handsome mug or the view of Earth. It was Swanson's shirt, which features a familiar spacecraft and the words: "Shipping & Logistics: Everything's… » 4/16/14 7:20am Today 7:20am

That Time Google Tried To Design A Space Elevator

It may be a while before space elevators become a reality, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start trying. Recently, the head of Google X's Rapid Evaluation team confirmed that its secretive R&D lab actually tried to design one — but fell short on account of one major technological hurdle. » 4/16/14 6:40am Today 6:40am

How Soon Is Agent Carter Coming to TV? Plus Tons of Arrow News!

The cast and crew of Transcendence talk the science of their dowloaded-brain movie. There are wild rumors from the set of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. And Agents of SHIELD is still reeling from last week's revelations. Plus, news about what new shows we'll be seeing in the fall. Spoilers now! » 4/16/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

How Preparing for the Singularity in the Present Is Shaping the Future

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We are living in an age of some truly grand challenges. Consider a few. Approximately 41 percent of men and women will develop cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Sophisticated data breaches in 2013 resulted in over 57 million records exposed. Economic inequality is… » 3/27/14 9:00am 3/27/14 9:00am