Russia Reportedly Plans To Build A Lunar Base By The 2030s

Decades and decades after they pretended never to be in a “moon race” with the U.S., Russia reportedly plans to land cosmonauts on the moon by the 2030s, according to the news agency TASS. The most recent plans call for up to six launches of the Angara A5V heavy-lift rocket to put enough hardware into orbit for their… »9 minutes ago12/01/15 4:00pm


Here are all the original Star Wars trilogy vehicles to scale

One of our favorite artists, Scott Park, illustrated the spaceships and vehicles in the original Star Wars trilogy to scale and it’s just so good. You get to see how a Stomtrooper compares in size to a Tauntaun to an X-34 Landspeeder to a TIE Fighter to the Millennium Falcon to the Death Star and everything else in… »54 minutes ago12/01/15 3:15pm

Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin's New Comic Tackles Immigration—With a Scifi Twist

When the amazing team behind The Private Eye announces a surprise new comic series, you listen. And listen you should, because Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man) and Marcos Martin (Batgirl: Year One, Doctor Strange: The Oath) have teamed up for Barrier, a new series that’s off to a really interesting start. »Today 2:45pm12/01/15 2:45pm

Margaret Atwood: The War Against Climate Change Is Our Battle For Middle Earth


When I was asked to do a piece for Gizmodo and io9, I confess I went a bit silly. I had the idea of describing a Lord of the Rings parallel universe, using the climactic scene in which the Dark Tower tumbles down, the Nazguls perish, the Ring is destroyed, the good guys win, and a new day dawns. »Today 1:20pm12/01/15 1:20pm

Today's Best Deals: Easy 5.1 Surround, Dust Buster, Travel Router, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »Today 1:15pm12/01/15 1:15pm

Damon Lindelof Admits Keeping Khan's Identity a Secret In Into Darkness Was a Bad Idea

Star Trek Into Darkness had plenty of unfortunate flaws, but if there’s one thing that it’s still mocked for, it’s how the production team approached keeping the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch’s villain away from moviegoers. Two years after the film came out, they’re finally starting to admit that was a mistake. »Today 1:10pm12/01/15 1:10pm

The final issue of Marvel’s Secret Wars event has been delayed to January 6th.

The final issue of Marvel’s Secret Wars event has been delayed to January 6th. Secret Wars was meant to end in early October, ahead of Marvel’s universal reboot. The addition of a new issue, and this new delay mean that we’ll have spent three months experiencing the fallout of Secret Wars before it actually finishes. »Today 12:10pm12/01/15 12:10pm

How to Break Your Netflix Binge-Watching Habit

Vegging out in front of the TV can be a fun activity for a lazy Sunday, but while you’re binge-watching every episode of Jessica Jones, your weekend is passing you by. On Monday you’ll wonder where all that time went that you’d planned to use to fix up the house, read a book, and hang out with friends. »Today 12:07pm12/01/15 12:07pm

Earth's Tropical Rainforests Could Look Completely Different By the End of the Century

In 2005, an intense heatwave struck a mountaintop rainforest in northeast Australia. Accounts of the event were rather apocalyptic: birds dropping dead out of the sky; entire patches of forest withering to a crisp. But the biggest casualty of all was a snow-white furball that scampered amongst the branches at the… »Today 11:42am12/01/15 11:42am