Many Whites Today Would Have Been Classified as Black in the 1940s

The U.S. has a long history of using pseudoscience to classify people by race. So what happens when we try to use a legitimate science? A new study of a large data sample from personal genomics company 23andme reveals that people's genetic backgrounds have little impact on their racial self-identification. » 12/26/14 4:55pm 52 minutes ago

Get Every Single Dark Horse Star Wars Comic For Just $300

There's just a few days left before all of Dark Horse's Star Wars comics vanish from digital sales forever. But luckily, Dark Horse is making it easy to stock up before it's too late. For the rest of 2014, all Dark Horse Star Wars comics are 50 percent off, and you can buy every single comic — 28,353 pages — for $300,… » 12/26/14 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

These Toys Make Batman and Superman's New 52 Suits Actually Look Good

When the New 52 revamped the DC comics universe in 2011, one sticking point with fans was some of the new looks for the companies most popular characters, especially the overdesigned suits. But Medicom might have actually made Batman and Superman look pretty great with these new figures! » 12/26/14 5:28pm Today 5:28pm

Can "Facial Coding" Really Predict A Pro Athlete's Performance?

The new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have deep pockets and big ambitions — a combination that's led them to one-up the Moneyball teambuilding strategy and hire "a facial coding expert who reads the faces of college prospects and NBA players to determine if they have the right emotional attributes to help the Bucks." » 12/26/14 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

It's Hard To Believe This "Ancient Rome Vs. China" Movie Is Real

Here we have it: a strong early contender for 2015's guiltiest pleasure. Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody and Peng Lin star in Dragon Blade, an alt-history in which Rome fights Han Dynasty China for control over the Silk Road. You've never seen Brody chewing scenery like this before. » 12/26/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

Get a Free Month of Crunchyroll Anime: Stream the Full Catalog Ad-Free

Crunchyroll, one of the top destinations for current and classic anime, is offering Kotaku readers a free month-long trial of their Anime Membership. In addition to streaming their entire anime catalog ad-free, you'll get access to the anime simulcasts - getting the latest anime episodes the same day they're released… » 12/13/14 3:09pm 12/13/14 3:09pm