What Other Scientists Are Saying About Today's "Life on a Comet" Claim

This morning, several news outlets gave voice to an extraordinary claim: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where the spacecraft Philae awoke last month, could be home to alien life. But extraordinary claims, we all know, require extraordinary evidence. So guess what these morning’s claims were lacking! » 7/06/15 11:20am 28 minutes ago

Killer Alien Drama Extant Is Back, Cheesier and Trope-ier Than Ever

Last season on Extant, Halle Berry starred as an astronaut who got inexplicably pregnant with a killer alien baby on a space solo mission and brought it back to Earth. In season two, the inexplicable plot points pile on, resulting in a guilty pleasure dripping with everything you love to hate about scifi. » 7/06/15 2:07pm 40 minutes ago

See Concept Art From Steven Spielberg's Postponed Robopocalypse

When Steven Spielberg makes a sci-fi action film, expectations couldn’t be higher. And that’s probably one of the reasons why, in 2013, he indefinitely postponed work on his adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s best-selling novel Robopocalypse. But here’s an intriguing look at what might have been... or might still be. » 7/06/15 10:20am Today 10:20am

Today's Best Deals: Backup Power, Belkin WeMo, Flash Storage, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 7/06/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

8 Things That Happened In History Way More Often Than Everybody Thinks

We learn in history class that certain events were a Big Deal, and we assume they were unique and unprecedented. But many of these things, from technological breakthroughs to political shake-ups, used to happen all the time. Here’s a list of eight not-quite-so-special things that occurred regularly throughout history. » 7/06/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

Warren Ellis Is Writing the New James Bond Comic 

When Dynamite announced their official James Bond comic series, details were (perhaps appropriately for a book about a secret agent) scarce—but now we know a little more about the ongoing series, including the fact that it’s kicking off with a story penned by Transmetropolitan’s Warren Ellis.… » 7/06/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

The iZombie Action Figure Comes With All The Brain-Eating Tools You Need

iZombie was a pleasant surprise when it debuted on the CW earlier this year, but the most pleasant surprise of all? That we’re getting merchandise for it—Diamond Select have announced they’re bringing Liv and friends to the world of action figures, and Liv herself is coming with some pretty fabulous accessories. » 7/06/15 11:40am Today 11:40am

The Past Haunts the Present for Just About Everyone on True Detective

In “Maybe Tomorrow,” yesterday is actually the keyword. The criminal ties that Frank’s tried so desperately to shed are now the one thing he needs the most; Ray’s near-death experience makes him question nearly every decision he’s made; and Paul’s deeply in denial about his own past actions. » 7/06/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Today's Best Media Deals: Firefly, Masters of Sex, and More

You’re an intelligent, worldly consumer of Gawker Media websites, so I’ll assume you’ve seen Firefly. That said, if you know anyone that hasn’t, the complete Blu-ray for $15 is a fantastic gift. [Firefly: The Complete Series, $15]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EN71CW/... » 7/06/15 10:45am Today 10:45am