Your spam folder is probably full of the offers. (Mine certainly is.) But none of the emails promising to let you “please your partner” by making you a “giant for girls” with “strong erections” say a thing about how the penis gets erect in the first place. Here’s how it really works. »
This week’s stories are about the things we overlook — such as ghosts and intelligent life. They’re also about parents — the ones we cling to and the ones we pull away from. Also: Parrots, monkeys, and turtles. »
This is just a tiny little snippet, but it’s good to see that Bruce Campbell’s chainsaw is primed and ready for deadite-slicing action when Ash vs Evil Dead. »
The new remake of Poltergeist was a modest box office success in its opening weekend, and it’s pretty much already made back its production budget. But it’s not a good movie, even if you divorce it from the 1982 movie. It’s not horrible, either. But its best feature is that it’s mercifully short. »
Now that Hot Toys are done turning as many Avengers as they can into gloriously pretty (and expensive) action figures, it’s time for them to return to Star Wars and do pretty much the same thing — and they’re back with a pretty great recreation of everyone’s favourite farmboy. »
We’re up to Wayward Pines’ third episode, and despite its title, “Our Town, Our Law,” it features multiple instances where Sheriff Pope tells one of the Burkes that “this is MY town!” But whoever’s town it is, it’s just keeps getting weirder. »
The rules of chess have remained consistent since the early 19th Century, but that doesn’t mean our approach to the game has stayed the same. Here are some intriguing and surprising ways the Game of Kings has changed its shape over the past 150 years.
You might recall that Arnim Zola’s fate in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was rather final, after Hydra dropped a bomb on the digitised doctor’s hidden facility in an attempt to take out Cap and Black Widow. But according to these animated storyboards, that wasn’t always the case.
Best year of superhero TV ever? Best year of superhero TV ever. While not every show was perfect, there was a plethora of excellent comic TV series this past season, and they’ve provided four clear lessons for the future. So, next season’s show? Listen up. »
There’s a reason why we call it the “march of progress” instead of the “moonwalk of progress.” Technology is meant to move steadily forward, but there are still plenty of times when tech has inexplicably reversed course on us. One of the most striking examples are Damascus swords.
The aurorae here on Earth are a pretty impressive sight to behold, but, just like Earth, it turns out that Mars also has aurorae visible to the naked eye — with one pretty startling difference. »
Researchers in fields from epidemiology to genetics are studying mummies, using the latest imaging technology. Now we know more than ever before about what lies beneath the mummies’ wrappings — and these long-dead people are telling us a lot about ancient lives and cultures. »
San Andreas is filled with ludicrous, special effects-laden chaos, and it paints its main character’s quest to reunite his family — an all-too-familiar disaster-movie trope — with the broadest possible strokes. But if you can put up with ridiculous science (and cheese), it’s a fun, silly summer movie. »
So much for leaving no trace: The Israeli Antiquities Authority is accusing the organizers of Midburn — the Israeli affiliate of Burning Man — of accidentally torching ancient remnants dating back to Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic periods. »
Guys, guys. Do you hear that? Over in the bushes? Something’s out there. It’s the GIFs! They’ve found us — and they have come to party. »