How To Use A Condiment To Get Away With Murder

We've all seen an intrepid investigator spray down a crime scene with luminol and turn off the light, and a seemingly innocent room glows blue, illuminated by the leftover traces of gore. This is usually a sign someone was horribly murdered in that room. But in reality it's also possible that they got into a food… » 3/04/15 6:20am Today 6:20am

Rumor: The Next Spider-Man Movie Sees Him Battling A Major Marvel Hero

One of the main stars of Arrow could be gone soon. Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner dish details from the set of Age of Ultron. Hugh Jackman talks about the chance for even more superhero crossovers. Fox has found its Frankenstein monster. Plus, hints for Orphan Black and Supergirl. To Me, My Spoilers! » 3/04/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

Tuesday Game Room: Scream If You Want To Go Faster Edition

It's another quiet week for big releases - perhps most notably Screamride, Microsoft's new rollercoaster game, but that's not stopping a veritable cavalcade of smaller titles coming out this week. Trying something new? Digging into your backlog? Tell us all about it in Tuesday Game Room! » 3/04/15 3:01am Today 3:01am

It Took 3 Instruments To Create This Image Of The Small Magellanic Cloud

When we see photos of space, the data doesn't always come from one place. This photo of the Small Magellanic Cloud comes from the European Space Agency's Herschel's Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE), Photodetector Array Camera and Spectrometer (PACS), and NASA's Spitzer's Multiband Imaging Photometer… » 3/03/15 11:00pm Yesterday 11:00pm

Slug Slime Is A Liquid Crystal And It's Actually Pretty Incredible

You do not become a forest-floor-creeping mollusk on good looks alone; to crawl effectively, you need something with which to lubricate your wriggling, slimy, slithering self. Mucus, secreted in abundance from your entire body, is just the ticket. But slug slime is good for a lot more than whole-body lubrication. » 3/03/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

The Unexpected Similarities Between Alien And Neuromancer

You probably already knew that William Gibson wrote an unused screenplay for the third Alien movie. But did you realize how much the first couple of Alien films have in common with Gibson's work, and in particular his Sprawl trilogy? Find out where alien parasites and a cyberpunk classic connect. » 3/03/15 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

Yay, This Fantasy Novel Actually Lives Up To Its Superb World-Building

As a genre, fantasy tends to live or die on its world-building. But great world-building, by itself, doesn't make a novel great. And sometimes, a fantasy book can spend so much time establishing its backstory, the story never seems to take off. That's why A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Scwhab is such a treat.… » 3/03/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm