The Writer Of 28 Days Later Tackles Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation

We celebrated Jeff VanderMeer's novel Annihilation as a weird science novel that's actually weird enough, and an antidote to J.J. Abrams-style mysteries. Now, the movie version has gotten a writer/director who can handle some weirdness: Alex Garland. » 10/31/14 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

A Drug that Turns Radioactive Elements into Harmless Chemicals

After the nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima, scientists around the world went into high gear, trying to figure out how we could respond next time. And for chemists at Berkeley Lab, that means trying to develop a pill that people could take to neutralize radioactive elements in the environment. » 10/31/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

A Good Reason To Think Twice Before Stepping Into That Time Machine

There's a theory that fans of time travel stories like to toss around: Time travel not only hasn't been invented yet, it won't be in the future either. Otherwise, we'd see time-travelers popping up in history. Here's an alternate — and pretty unsettling — theory. » 10/31/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

A Fascinating Documentary on Crows, One of the World's Smartest Animals

There's no better way to celebrate Halloween than by snuggling up with this mesmerizing PBS documentary, A Murder of Crows, first aired in 2010 and now available free online. We actually get to see some of the experiments that offered solid evidence that crows are breathtakingly smart tool users. » 10/31/14 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

Meet Afghanistan's Elusive, Endangered "Vampire" Deer

This is a male musk deer, knowing for growing fangs during the breeding season. A recent survey by the Wildlife Conservation Society confirmed that Kashmir musk deer, one of seven related Asian species, still live in Afghanistan's Nuristan Province, some 60 years after its last recorded sighting. » 10/31/14 6:25pm Yesterday 6:25pm

The "Mystical" DaVinci Self-Portrait That Was Hidden From Hitler

It sounds like a plot for an Indiana Jones or Captain America film. But, during World War II, the self-portrait of Leonardo DaVinci was secretly moved from Turin to Rome for safekeeping from the Nazis. Legend says the gaze of DaVinci is so intense, that it can imbue onlookers with preternatural strength. » 10/31/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

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Are you passionate about photography? With over 200 lectures & 27 hours of content, this bundle from Adobe can teach you the skills necessary to take beautiful photographs and bring them to life with Photoshop Creative Cloud. Normally $243, you can grab this bundle for 87% off – just $29.99. » 10/30/14 1:15pm Thursday 1:15pm