New Batman Roller Coaster Is Clearly The Joker's Diabolical Vomit Trap

Six Flags theme parks have had plenty of Batman coasters, but the new one opening in San Antonio, Texas, in summer of 2015 claims to be "4D." More importantly, as this promotional video for the ride clearly indicates, this thing is obviously one of the Joker's nefarious plans, designed to induce mass vomiting. » 9/02/14 4:30pm 55 minutes ago

How Frankenstein Helped Transform The Word "Awful"

Words have complicated lives, with enough births, deaths, and transformations to make even the most complicated zombie story seem tame by comparison. Here's the story of how the classic terrifying tale of a dead creature brought to life also helped to give a word its own new lease on life. » 9/02/14 4:22pm Today 4:22pm

Terrifying Images Of Whirling Firenadoes From All Over The World

Fire whirls, commonly known as "fire tornadoes" and "firenadoes," can make destructive fires even more horrifying as the flames are swept up into a swirling column of fire. These images show this frightening phenomenon during various fires.http://io9.com/breathtaking-a... » 9/02/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Sentinel Satellite Reveals the Aftermath of Napa's Earthquake

During the morning of August 24, California's Napa Valley was struck by its biggest earthquake in a quarter century. The ESA's brand new Sentinel-1A satellite has now produced an unprecedented visualization of the ensuing rupture. » 9/02/14 2:48pm Today 2:48pm

​It's A Crisis Of Infinite Woodys In Valiant-Sized Quantum & Woody #1!

The original superhero odd couple, Quantum & Woody, will face their biggest challenge since their recent reboot in December's Valiant-Sized Quantum & Woody #1, when a giant asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. And that's before Thomas Edison accidentally brings a Woody from an alternate dimension to "help." » 9/02/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Behold Alien Horror as a Spear Mantis Impales a Fish in Slow Motion

Hiding in sandy burrows, mantis shrimp wait patiently—and then, with lightning-fast motion, grab passing prey with long, skinny appendages. "Like Predator and Alien rolled into one," says Jamie Seymour, a James Cook University biologist who made this new video with Emmy Award-winning cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick. » 9/02/14 1:54pm Today 1:54pm

Read A Brand New Apocalyptic Story By Defenders Author Will McIntosh!

Hugo Award-winning writer Will McIntosh has blown us away with novels like Love Minus Eighty and Defenders — but he's also shown a unique spin on the apocalypse in his book Soft Apocalypse. And now, he's written a unique apocalyptic vision for the anthology The End Is Now, and we're excited to share it with you. » 9/02/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

So You Want To Be A TV Writer? Showrunners Share Their Writing Secrets!

The "writers' room" of a television show is a magical place, where creativity flows and awesome ideas are generated. But how do you keep "the room" happy and focused? Some of the top showrunners, including Joss Whedon, share their secrets in this exclusive excerpt from the book Showrunners. » 9/02/14 12:49pm Today 12:49pm

I Was the Weirdest Person at BronyCon 2014

"Brony" is the nickname given to the adult (mostly male) fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Their community—which is large, voracious and one of the most widely-ridiculed fan collectives this side of Equestria—gathers annually in a convention center to celebrate their enthusiasm for friendship tolerance and… » 9/02/14 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

Sit Back, Tell Us How Special You Are, and Win a Prize

While the drive to take quizzes and fill out surveys online is technically not included on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it's nevertheless up there with eating, sleeping, and sex in terms of unstoppable human urges. When given the opportunity to reflect on your own special self by ticking off boxes— introvert… » 9/02/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm