Sogdia: The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively small and remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennia ago, it was one of the richest market cities on the Silk Road. In fact, if you lived in the 600s CE, that infamous trade route would have been known simply as "the road to… » 4/15/14 9:56pm 2 minutes ago

Catbug Flies Away With Your Free Time In His New Mobile Game

Fly Catbug Fly!, made by Ludoko Studios, is really good at eating up large chunks of time. When you start up a game for the first time, you're liable to straight up lose 20 minutes of your time. Then again, that's the nature of mobile games, isn't it? The ideal offering is something that's simple enough to pick up but… » 4/15/14 7:21pm Yesterday 7:21pm

If These Proposed Skyscrapers Are Ever Built, Cities Will Be Insane

The super-skyscraper has been a dream of city planners for over a century. And these plans for mega-structures, if they ever come to fruition, would be some of the most awe-inspiring buildings the world has ever seen. Take a glimpse at the future of architecture in this gallery. » 4/15/14 3:41pm Today 3:41pm

The Sequel To That Sexy Bathroom Misunderstanding On Star-Crossed

Poor Taylor — she can't help leading aliens on. She's just constantly being misunderstood. First she's trying to seduce Drake, and he thinks she's a secret Trag agent and "let's get naked in the bathroom" is code for "let's unleash Black Cyber." Now she tries to bond with Sophia, but Sophia thinks "bond" is code for "get… » 4/15/14 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

The Muppets' Jesus Christ Superstar Is A Real Album That Someone Made

Here's a question we never thought to ask: how would Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera about the life of Jesus play with the Muppets? Now we know, thanks to the Muppet Christ Superstar album, with Kermit as Jesus, Gonzo as Judas, Miss Piggy as Mary Magdalene, and a chorus of clucking proto-Christian chickens. » 4/15/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

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