At Long Last, An Invisibility Cloak We Can Believe In

By using simple, inexpensive, and readily available materials, researchers at at the University of Rochester have developed an optical system that can actually hide objects in the visible spectrum of light. » 9/30/14 8:40am 5 minutes ago

This X-Men: Days Of Future Past VFX Breakdown Is The Best I've Ever Seen

It takes a lot of computers to turn actors into a naked, blue Jennifer Lawrence, as this absolutely stunning VFX breakdown for Digital Domain, who worked on X-Men: Days of Future Past proves. Seriously, if you watch just one of these VFX reels we love posting so much, make it this one. » 9/30/14 8:31am 14 minutes ago

Epidemics Are Not Natural

Now that Ebola is ravaging parts of West Africa, a nasty meme is once again rearing its ugly head — the suggestion that epidemics are "nature's way" of dealing with overpopulation. But it's an assertion that's as false as it is dangerous. Here's why. » 9/30/14 8:00am 45 minutes ago

The Dangers of Franchise Longevity

I was thinking of two long-running media franchises today. First, because last night was the 26th season premiere, The Simpsons. Second, because I was listening to the very awesome Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men podcast this afternoon, the X-Men comics (and all their attendant media incarnations). While they are… » 9/30/14 2:53am Today 2:53am

The Secret History between Marvel and Super Sentai Shows

We already know that Toei's Japanese Spider-Man show gave us one of the weirdest versions of Spider-Man ever, but did you know that Marvel played an incredibly important role in the evolution of the Sentai genre as we know it? » 9/29/14 7:52pm Yesterday 7:52pm

Name Your Own Price On This Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, MySQL, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 4/22/14 12:27pm 4/22/14 12:27pm