Game Of Thrones' Arya Will Be Unrecognizable In Her Season 5 Outfit

We're used to seeing Game of Thrones' Arya Stark in her functional, rugged clothes, often disguised as a boy. But next season, Arya will be getting a very different look—so different, in fact, that many people didn't recognize actress Maisie Williams the first time she wore it on set. Mild spoilers ahead. » 12/18/14 11:40am 15 minutes ago

The Best Last-Minute Geeky Gifts That You Can Get For Under $10

It's December 18? How did that happen? If the holidays got away from you this year — and you're feeling the pinch of the most wonderful … and freakin' expensive ... time of the year — we've got you covered in the last-minute affordable gift department. Here are the best last-minute gifts for under a ten-spot.
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​The Most Miserable Princess Ever: Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Earlier this month, fashion's fanciest gathered in Salzburg for the annual Chanel Métiers d'Art collection. The runway show, meant to showcase the brand's couture bona fides, was held in a palace, featured Alpine-inspired looks and models looped around a centerpiece laden with fruits and sweets. To launch the… » 12/18/14 1:52pm Today 1:52pm

A Planet In The Dreaded "Rotisserie" Alignment Could Still Support Life

One of the criteria for the habitability of exoplanets is their obliquity—the angle of the axis relative to the orbit around a star. Current thinking holds that the more extreme the tilt, the less likely the possibility of life. But MIT researchers suggest one notable exception: a world completely covered by water. » 12/18/14 10:40am Today 10:40am

10 Ways To Turn Your Real Life Experiences Into Science Fiction

Unless you've commanded a starship, fought off an alien invasion or survived a global disaster, your life experiences probably aren't too science-fictional. But still, the most powerful stories are often rooted in things that actually happened. Here are 10 tricks for turning your personal true stories into science… » 12/18/14 10:08am Today 10:08am

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This awesome Sons of Anarchy boxed set is at its lowest price ever today, and those who grab it "will receive an emailed coupon code for a credit to complete the collection with Sons of Anarchy: Season 7". [Sons of Anarchy, $100] » 12/18/14 9:45am Today 9:45am

Author Keller Easterling Is Here To Take Questions On Extrastatecraft

How does the infrastructure of our cities shape how we can live in them? Keller Easterling, architect and author of Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space is here to answer questions about global cities and the architecture and infrastructure that support them. » 12/18/14 9:28am Today 9:28am

Archaeologist Finds Artifacts Possibly Linked To Kings David And Solomon

Many scholars dismiss David and Solomon as mythical figures, arguing that kingdoms didn't exist in the region during the early Iron Age, when the events in the Bible supposedly took place. By a new discovery in southern Israel suggests there was more political complexity in the 10th century BC than previously thought. » 12/18/14 8:40am Today 8:40am

What Invention Do You Most Hope To See Within Your Lifetime?

We've already seen some incredible technical advances roll out in our own not-too-distant pasts and we look to be on the cusp of quite a few more. But let's face it: The pace of research can be slow, while our lives are really pretty short. So what invention rollout do you still most hope to be around for? » 12/18/14 7:00am Today 7:00am

Steven Moffat Says 2 Major Characters Could Still Return To Doctor Who

Joss Whedon hints at some hinky stuff in store for Hawkeye and the Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Peter Jackson feels like he could always return to Middle Earth, if given the chance. And Jeremy Irons explains why he took the role of Alfred in Batman v. Superman. Spoilers now! » 12/18/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

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