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… »8 minutes ago12/01/15 11:42am


Gwendoline Christie in a Star Wars Dress Holding a Blaster Is an Early Christmas Gift to Us All

Look. It’s officially December. That means a) Christmas is just 24 days away, and b), Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a mere 17 days away. So treat yourself to the impossibly delightful Gwendoline Christie in an amazing Captain Phasma dress, wielding a blaster rifle like the goddamn boss of the Galaxy she is. »51 minutes ago12/01/15 11:00am

On Gotham, Gordon’s a Villain, Bruce Wayne Is Jesus, and Everything Else Is Also Insane

If you were at all worried that Gotham would somehow have run out of complete and total insanity prior to its fall finale, “Worse Than a Crime” must have been quite a comfort to you. For instance, James Gordon became a straight-up villain, and that wasn’t even close to the craziest thing that happened last night. »Today 10:30am12/01/15 10:30am

The Doctor Who Christmas Special Gets a Name—And a New Sonic Screwdriver!

This year, Doctor Who fans will have the shortest ever wait between the end of a season and the show’s now-traditional Christmas special—which is bringing Alex Kingston’s adventurer River Song back as a wildly divisive present under the tree. But she’s not the only thing making a return: The Doctor’s favorite toy is… »Today 9:27am12/01/15 9:27am

Could Iron Man and Captain America Have Roles To Play In Spider-Man?

JJ Abrams talks keeping Star Wars secret. Anna Paquin wants to return to the X-Men movies. Arrow teases trials for Oliver and Felicity’s relationship. Supergirl gets more episodes. Plus–set pictures from Wonder Woman, clips from Star Wars Rebels and Agents of SHIELD, and a new promo for Agent Carter. Spoilers Now! »Today 9:00am12/01/15 9:00am

Come Celebrate James Tiptree, Jr. With Ursula K. Le Guin and David Gerrold!

This is an incredible event. If you’re anywhere near Eugene, OR, this weekend, you should absolutely go to the University of Oregon for their two-day James Tiptree, Jr. symposium. Featuring Tiptree’s biographer, Julie Philips, plus authors Ursula K. Le Guin, David Gerrold and Suzy McKee Charnas. »Yesterday 10:00pm11/30/15 10:00pm

The UN’s New Report on Asian Teenagers and HIV Is Just Heart-Breaking

We’re making progress in the fight against HIV around the world, but it’s still very unevenly distributed. And the United Nations’ brand new report on HIV infections among teenagers in Asia is pretty upsetting. Some 50,000 Asian teens (aged 15-19) became HIV-positive in 2014 alone, and a total of 220,000 adolescents… »Yesterday 8:40pm11/30/15 8:40pm

7 Installations Protesting Climate Change In Paris, Even If Actual Protesters Can't

The entire world is watching as politicians pour into Paris today to decide the future of the Earth. But you might have missed what’s going on outside the summit, where dozens of activists and artists have transformed the city with installations about climate change. »Yesterday 8:30pm11/30/15 8:30pm

Whose Fanciful Whims Inspired the Construction of This Unusual Aquarium?

In a lush field, there’s a most unusual aquarium—occupied by whales and smaller fish, who swim in circles waiting for unknown visitors. Who built this contraption, and where did the whales come from? Who comes to visit? And are those phone booths in the background—or portals to other, even stranger, exhibits? »Yesterday 8:00pm11/30/15 8:00pm

Own 50 of Warner Bros Best Films For Less Than $2.50 Each

Here’s a nice Cyber Monday surprise: 50 critically acclaimed films in one $116 package. I think this might actually be one of the best deals of of the holiday shopping season so far; Amazon’s never sold it for less than $177 before today. [Warner Bros 50 Film Collection, $116] »Yesterday 6:05pm11/30/15 6:05pm