The Worst Educational Comic Book Superheroes Ever Created

Comic books have time and again proven their worth as a way to educate and raise awareness about social issues such as AIDS and sexual abuse. While some publishers have used famous superheroes, others have opted to create their own defenders of truth, justice and bicycle safety... often with regrettable results. » 7/22/14 9:20am 30 minutes ago

Which Sherlock Actor Looks Most Like This Police Composite Sketch?

Brian Joseph Davis has been using police composite software to create realistic images of fictional characters based on the way they're described in prose. And his latest portrait, of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, does look like some actors who have portrayed the character. » 7/22/14 8:53am 57 minutes ago

This Comic Reveals The Terrifying Futility Of The First World War

There's a graphic novel anthology called To End All Wars that's worth checking out. Featuring more than 50 contributors from 13 different countries, the book will be a series of graphic narratives on the topic of the First World War. We have a sneak preview of it right here. » 7/22/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

In the Ultimate in Installation Pieces, Artist Sends Plants Into Space

Tokyo-based artist Azuma Makoto teamed up with JP Aerospace for a mission called "Exobiotanica," which sent two plant pieces into the upper atmosphere: a Japanese white pine called "Shiki 1" and the above arrangement of peace lilies, poppy seed pods, dahlias, bromeliads, orchids, hydrangeas, lilies, and irises. » 7/22/14 4:30am Today 4:30am

The First Accurate Measurement of the Earth's Size Was in the 1600s

If you find having a favourite map projection a delightfully geeky quirk, you're going to want to raise a toast in honour of Jean-Félix Picard. Geodetics and cartography owe a debt of gratitude to the 17th century scientist who made the first accurate measurement of the Earth's size. » 7/22/14 5:27am Today 5:27am

The Best Lessons from Childhood Fables (That Still Matter as an Adult)

Fables and other moral stories made their way into our books and cartoons when we were kids, but somewhere along the way, we've probably forgotten some of the important lessons they teach. Maybe you've heard these, maybe you haven't, but here are some of the best lessons that you can learn no matter what age you are. » 7/22/14 3:03am Today 3:03am

Here's How Starfleet Punishes Those Pesky Prime Directive Violations

We've had Pokémon shaming, and now we have the United Federation of Planet's edition. These four seem even less ashamed than any pet I've seen. C'mon, Picard, I know wrenching philosophical questions that eat at your soul are your bread and butter. » 7/21/14 11:00pm Yesterday 11:00pm

How to Approach Every Day Like an Explorer

Explorers are never bored for long. Their lives are filled with mystery, adventure, and the thrill of the unknown. While that may sound more aspirational than attainable, a few small adjustments to your routine could release the explorer inside you — you may even be just the type of person National Geographic's … » 7/09/14 12:00pm 7/09/14 12:00pm

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