Brace Yourself: Madeline Ashby Is Writing About The Singularity!

We're shaken up from the weirdness in vN, Madeline Ashby's novel about artificial consciousness and self-replicating machines. And now, she's written a novel about The Singularity, when artificial intelligence surpasses our own and everything changes. We've got a cover reveal, and some details, below. » 4/22/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Physics Students Try To Create A "Street Fighter" Hadouken Fireball

Anybody who has played Street Fighter is familiar with the awesome power of the "Surge Fist" attack, otherwise known as the Hadouken Fireball. While some of us might be intimidated by the thought of tapping into this primal energy, a group of students are determined to recreate it—by setting a dodgeball on fire. » 4/22/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

Every Science Fiction And Fantasy Cliché Ever, In One Short Story

Today, we looked at some of the most played-out tropes and storylines ever to plague a beleaguered editor of science fiction and fantasy. But just what would a story that combined all of those elements look like? Gaze upon this work, ye editors, and despair. » 4/22/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

I Just Don't Know What To Make Of Warehouse 13's Final Season So Far

Warehouse 13 is back for just six episodes, and apparently a season's worth of plot developments are being smushed into a short space. But even accounting for that, this show is feeling... weird this season. Like, none of the characters seem quite right. And the characters were this show's strength. Spoilers ahead... » 4/22/14 3:36pm Today 3:36pm

Watch What This Man Creates with Some Sand and a Rake

It was while working as a computer tech that Andres Amador fell in love with fractals – mathematical sets of patterns out of which beautiful geometric designs emerge. He applied his fascination to the creation of what can only be described as land art. His canvas? A vast swath of open beach. His paintbrush? A set of… » 4/22/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Enjoy the books and movies you put off this winter with a $150 prize

You may have spent the long, sluggish winter adding books and movies to your To-Read and To-Watch lists, but it's time to take the newfound energy that accompanies warmer weather, and start checking things off. To help you chip away at those bestseller lists and movie recommendations, we're giving you the chance to win … » 4/22/14 3:59pm Yesterday 3:59pm

Clone Wars Collector's Edition, Hannibal Season 1, Akira, ASOIAF Set

Today at WBShop, you can pick up the collector's edition box sets of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Blu-ray or DVD for some seriously great prices. The box comes complete with tons of special features, and a limited edition art book as well. May the deals be with you. » 4/22/14 11:45am Today 11:45am