No, It's Not Illegal To "Spock" Your Fives In Canada

In the wake of Leonard Nimoy's death, a number of Canadians have taken to the practice of converting the portrait of Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier on the Canadian $5 bill into the iconic image of Mr. Spock. According to the Bank of Canada, defacing bills is not illegal — but it's not without consequences. » 3/03/15 6:20am Today 6:20am

Behold, The Dourest Doctor Who Figure Ever

The 10th Doctor could be more than a little maudlin at times - I mean, he was always apologising. But this new figure by Big Chief Studios depicts a startlingly glum looking version of the Time Lord. He's either contemplating a whole universe of tragedy, or wondering if he left the kettle on, it's hard to tell. » 3/03/15 5:51am Today 5:51am

Fragile Humans Spacewalk To Upgrade Space Station Communications

A pair of tiny, squishy astronauts braved the harsh vacuum of space to rig a new communications system on to the International Space Station. The new system is part of reconfiguring the station in preparation for the arrival of space taxis from the commercial crew program. » 3/03/15 3:01am Today 3:01am

Bacteria Can Refuel Via Microscopic Tubes When Times Get Tough

Bacteria can share vital nutrients if their bacterial neighbors happen to have a surplus. Scientists have now determined that this sharing is accomplished not through diffusion of those nutrients into the surrounding environment, but rather via nanotubes that physically link the insides of two bacterial cells together. » 3/02/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm