5 Things the Star Wars Prequels Did Right

As the new Star Wars sequel trilogy's premiere draws closer and closer, it's natural to take a look at the previous films and see what lessons can be learned. There have been plenty of articles about why the original trilogy was great and what J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm should utilize from it. There have also been… » 8/20/14 10:25am 11 minutes ago

Guardians Concept Art Shows Rocket Could Have Looked Way More Grizzled

Rocket Raccoon struck a pretty amazing balance between cuteness and badassery in Guardians of the Galaxy — but check out some concept art which shows a much more grizzled, war-torn version. Concept artist Justin Sweet just posted this Guardians art, along with very different versions of Groot, Gamora, Drax and… » 8/20/14 7:20am 16 minutes ago

We're Compiling Every Police-Involved Shooting In America. Help Us.

The United States has no database of police shootings. There is no standardized process by which officers log when they've discharged their weapons and why. There is no central infrastructure for handling that information and making it public. Researchers, confronted with the reality that there are over 17,000 law… » 8/20/14 10:15am 21 minutes ago

The Secret Origin Of The Godawful '90s Fantastic Four Movie Revealed

In 1994, king of the shlock moviemakers Roger Corman was hired to produce a Fantastic Four movie with almost no resources in order for the Neue Constantin film company just to keep the FFfilm rights. Supposedly the film was never meant to be seen — but this new documentary argues otherwise. » 8/20/14 6:39am 56 minutes ago

Hive-Inspired Buildings Would Be Comfy Homes For Gigantic Bee Monsters

Many architects are inspired by nature, and some look to beehives to inform their designs—with hive-shaped buildings, honeycomb motifs, and undulating walls. When the bee-shaped aliens descend upon the Earth, we will have the proper accommodations. » 8/19/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Good News For Eye Worms! The Strain Renewed For Season 2

Those of us who are patiently waiting for the vampire apocalypse to finally get off its undead ass, good news! FX has confirmed Guillermo del Toro's horror show The Strain for a second season. Meaning the show has 13 additional episodes to finally show humanity getting its ass kicked. Er, drained of blood. » 8/19/14 2:21pm Yesterday 2:21pm

Get 92% Off The Complete iOS 8 & Swift Development Course (Pre-Order)

In a few months, Apple is releasing iOS 8 along with Swift, their new development language. Want to get a jump start and learn how to build apps in this new language? For a little while, you can lock in this extra low pre-order price (92% off for $79) on the Complete iOS 8 & Swift Development Course. » 7/01/14 3:44pm 7/01/14 3:44pm

Your Wimpy Workout Has Nothing on Houdini's Bizarre Training Regimen

Forget everything you know about Harry Houdini being a "magician": he was actually an escape artist and a total badass. While he's quoted as having said "My brain is the key that sets me free," his body — which he kept in oh, hell no condition — definitely contributed to his success. Think you're tough because you can… » 8/18/14 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm