The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia

Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America. American kitchens, American art, American cars, and most especially American capitalism. The American National Exhibition in Moscow was a full-court press to convince the Soviet… » 7/25/14 12:32pm 10 minutes ago

Creator Reveals Penny Dreadful's Origins And The Horrors Yet To Come

Penny Dreadful got off to a strong start in its first season, boasting a remarkably detailed world, deeply complex characters and an exciting core narrative. But to be fair, as creator John Logan pointed out at the show's Ballroom 20 Comic-Con panel, he's been working on this thing for 10 years. » 7/25/14 9:25am 17 minutes ago

Over 90% Of Human DNA May Be Completely Worthless

Geneticists at Oxford University are making the astounding claim that a mere 8.2% of our DNA does something biologically important. That means upwards of 90% of the human genome is "junk" — a discovery that could dramatically hasten genetic research. » 7/25/14 8:40am Today 8:40am

Why Some In Star Wars: Rebels' Galaxy View The Empire As The Good Guys

While Star Wars: Rebels centers around a spaceship crew doing their best to stick it to the Galactic Empire, it will be a while before we see a full Rebel Alliance form. That's because, as the show's producers explained at yesterday's Comic-Con panel, a lot of people feel that the Empire has brought stability to… » 7/25/14 8:20am Today 8:20am

​How an Obscure 2nd Century Christian Heresy Influenced Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is shaping up to be the sleeper success of 2014. But no one has yet commented on one of the film's most unusual subtexts — its direct allusions to Gnosticism, the ancient Christian belief system that was damned by the Roman Church as heretical and virtually extinguished by the 5th century. » 7/25/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

The 1970s Spacecraft Is Doing Science Again!

The 36-year-old ISEE-3 is back collecting shiny new science! ...but our efforts to bring it home are for nought. Instead, our first crowd funded, crowd source citizen science space mission will be on a heliocentric orbit. Ah well, that's still pretty amazing! » 7/25/14 10:42am Today 10:42am

How Will Fantastic Four Be Different from Other Comic Book Movies?

There are more comic book adaptations on the way: one movie, and two TV shows. Simon Kinberg talks the alternate 1980s in X-Men: Apocalypse. Dwayne Johnson teases Shazam yet again. Check out amazing Avengers 2 concept art. And American Horror Story adds a soap opera alum to its cast. Spoilers now! » 7/25/14 6:00am Today 6:00am