Get Over Here and look at Mezco's lovely Mortal Kombat Figures

It's been a while since the fighters of the gloriously gory Mortal Kombat have been action figures, but we won't have to wait much longer - Mezco revealed that they'd acquired the license at NYCC, and have now released the first images of Raiden, Sub-Zero and Scorpion for us to ogle at. Hooray! » 11/28/14 7:25pm 2 minutes ago

The Wonder Material Graphene Could Be Used To Make Powerful Body Armor

Engineers in the U.S. have shown that graphene — a remarkable material that's only 10 to 100 nanometers thick — could make for excellent body armor, absorbing 10 times the amount of energy than steel before failing. » 11/28/14 4:00pm 28 minutes ago

Video Games Helped Me Say Goodbye To My Father

A few days before my dad died in August, I got the call I'd been dreading from my mother. She told me it was time to come home for my dad's last days. I live in California, and they live in Alabama. I packed up my PS4, super slim PS3 and PS Vita—alas, my desktop PC was too big—and made the journey. » 11/28/14 6:41pm 46 minutes ago

What Doctor Who is telling us about the changing ways we watch TV

Earlier today, the BBC released new internal ratings figures for Doctor Who's most recent season, and they show it's becoming a growing trend that less and less people are watching live. But this isn't just happening to Doctor Who, it's happening for TV all over - especially when it comes to genre TV. » 11/28/14 6:03pm Today 6:03pm

2014 Music Box Sets: A Guide For The Bemused And Disgusted

Rock box sets are indefensible cash-sponges that will endure for as long as baby boomer parents require Christmas presents. Honestly, you don't care if they're any good any more than you worried about whether that tie you bought Dad last Father's Day was ugly. But let's pretend, just for fun, that you're a justifiably… » 11/28/14 4:32pm Today 4:32pm

Why Everything You Know About Wolf Packs Is Wrong

The alpha wolf is a figure that looms large in our imagination. The notion of a supreme pack leader, who fought his way to dominance and reigns superior to the other wolves in his pack, is huge in pop culture. And this idea informs how many people understand wolf behavior. But the alpha wolf doesn't exist—at least,… » 11/28/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Bad Lip-Reading Turns Hunger Games: Catching Fire Into Musical Mayhem

There aren't many things that would get me to stop watching the new Force Awakens trailer over and over again, but a new Bad Lip-Reading is one of them. This time they bring Katniss' complete insanity and the cast's penchant for breaking into song to the forefront, and it's as hilariously ridiculous as usual. » 11/28/14 11:20am Today 11:20am

A Shot-For-Shot Dissection Of All The Clues In The Star Wars Trailer

J.J. Abrams has released the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and now that we're done screaming and crying all at once, we're ready to break this thing down. Behold our shot-for-shot, spoiler- and speculation-filled dissection of the new Star Wars trailer. » 11/28/14 9:50am Today 9:50am