The Wonderfully Hideous Orcs Of Shadow Of Mordor

It's so easy to resort to lazy and hurtful stereotypes whenever we talk about orcs. If nothing else, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor shows us how disrespectful this is. These monsters may be hideous, but they're also individuals with hopes and dreams—unique and precious like snowflakes. Let's celebrate them as such. » 10/02/14 1:40pm 23 minutes ago

Margaret Atwood Is Writing A Book That Will Be Published In 100 Years

A thousand spruce trees have just been planted in a forest near Oslo. In a century, the trees will be cut down and made into paper to print books that have never been read before. The project is called the Future Library, and Margaret Atwood has agreed to contribute the collection's first work. » 10/02/14 10:30am 34 minutes ago

Man's Parkinson's Tremors Vanish With The Touch Of A Button – But How?

The short answer is deep brain stimulation (DBS), a targeted form of electrotherapy used to treat brain disorders like Parkinson's disease and OCD. The long answer, i.e. why DBS is sometimes so remarkably effective, remains poorly understood – but researchers this week took a big step on their path to understanding… » 10/02/14 10:20am 44 minutes ago

The Top 100 Star Trek Episodes Of All Time!

Star Trek gave us six TV series, spanning over 700 episodes, because it's such a rich universe. And a Federation starship is the perfect vehicle to tell unforgettable stories. But which Star Trek stories are the best? To find out, we painstakingly compiled the 100 greatest Trek episodes, from any of the series. » 10/02/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

This Massive Sunshield Will Protect NASA's New Space Telescope

When the sunshield for the James Webb Space Telescope underwent deployment testing, it unfolded exactly like it would in space. At least, it did if you ignore the people, cranes, air, warmth, gravity, and conspicuous absence of the rest of the telescope. Even so, it looks really cool, and provides an SPF one million… » 10/02/14 11:50am Today 11:50am

See Every Single Time Tom Cruise Dies In Edge Of Tomorrow

In hopes of getting some of you to buy the movie when it comes out on Blu-ray and DVD next week, Warner Bros. has decided to make its own supercut of all the times Tom Cruise's character dies in Edge of Tomorrow. If seeing Cruise get killed over and over again doesn't make you want to watch this movie, nothing will. » 10/02/14 7:30am Today 7:30am

Transforming Data Into Beer Could Be The Greatest Idea Ever

Visualization takes raw data and turns it into storytelling. But some statisticians — tapping into the same instinct that makes us want to taste luscious food we see in photos — are experimenting with ways to experience data through our other senses. One of these great visionaries is attempting to brew data into beer. » 10/02/14 7:20am Today 7:20am

Final Trailer For Stephen Hawking Biopic Meshes Science With Emotion

The official international trailer for the upcoming Stephen Hawking biopic is now out. Called The Theory Of Everything, the film will chronicle the famed physicist's life, from his days as a budding university student to his work as a world-leading physicist. » 10/02/14 6:40am Today 6:40am

Suddenly, Dracula Untold Is The Start Of Universal's New Monsterverse

We knew Universal had designs to beginning a Marvel-style cinematic universe based on its classic stable of monsters; supposedly the inaugural movie was going to be the aptly titled The Mummy: The First Monster in 2016. But apparently Dracula Untold has been retrofitted to be the birth of the monster-verse. » 10/02/14 6:25am Today 6:25am

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