A Creepy Comic About Kelpies, Scotland's Murderous, Supernatural Horses

In Scottish folklore, a kelpie is a shape-shifting water spirit that may take the form of horse in order to drown anyone foolish enough to try to ride them. This comic by cartoonist Emma Weakley imagines a particularly tragic encounter between two young boys and one of those horse-shaped monsters. » 4/24/15 5:30pm 23 minutes ago

Would-Be Burglar Learns The Hard Way That Crime And Tater Tots Don't Mix

Being a successful burglar requires stealth and finesse, and also the ability to resist the temptation to snack and nap while on the job. A prowling thief broke all of these rules yesterday in Petaluma, Calif., and is now chilling behind bars, presumably wondering if it was worth it to inhale all those tater tots. » 4/24/15 8:00pm 53 minutes ago

Some Of The Strangest Restaurants And Bars The World Has Ever Seen

For some eateries, it’s not enough to have good food and a reasonably attractive decor. They instead use odd gimmicks to attract drinkers and diners. While some of these places do look like a great deal of fun, others might encourage you to lose your lunch. » 4/24/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

The Mechanical Is One Of The Coolest Books About Free Will Ever Written

On its surface, The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis is a fun alt-history about a world where the Dutch conquered everyone with the help of alchemy and clockwork robots. But a lot of the most mind-blowing stuff in this book is actually about the nature, and theology, of free will. Spoilers ahead... » 4/24/15 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

The Ultimate Guide To This Summer's Science Fiction And Supernatural TV 

Avoid the hot, hot burning sun of the summer by staying indoors with all this great new supernatural and science fiction TV — including The Whispers which had better be the best new thing ever or we’re flipping tables, plus spaceship shows! » 4/24/15 2:17pm Today 2:17pm

Why Push Is Still One Of My Favorite Superhero Movies

I’m the sort of person who reads up on movies before I go and see them. It’s very infrequent I just see something on a whim — but Push was one of the rare movies I went in blind. And somehow, in the age of today’s superhero blockbusters, it still stands as one of the most interesting superhero movies I’ve ever watched. » 4/24/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Frank Miller Making A Third Dark Knight Comic Titled The Master Race

This... this will not end well. DC comics has just announced that Frank Miller, one of comics’ greatest creators who has since devolved into one of the comics’ world’s weird crazy uncles, is creating a third volume in the saga he began with The Dark Knight Returns, to be titled The Dark Knight: The Master Race. » 4/24/15 1:41pm Today 1:41pm

Russell Crowe's Magical Powers Totally Mess Up His World War I Drama

Magical realism can illuminate and amplify the emotions in a deeply personal story — or, in clumsy hands, it can just create extra distractions and create a giant mess. Russell Crowe tries to use magical realism in his directorial debut, The Water Diviner, and the results are less than great. » 4/24/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Though trial results published in The Lancet show malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 to be only partially effective, the intervention is still being hailed as a breakthrough. It’s “a classic example of the glass half full and glass half-empty”, vaccine expert Brian Greenwood, who has been involved in the project for two… » 4/24/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

The Most Ridiculous Skyrim Mods People Are Trying To Sell On Steam

Since Valve enabled users to charge money for mods on Steam, people have uploaded all sorts of wild things onto the Steam Workshop. Some are serious. Some are jokes. And some are actively taking a jab at Valve for having the ‘gall’ to do something like this. » 4/24/15 3:39pm Today 3:39pm

They Drove A Tesla From LA To New York In A Record 58 Hours 55 Minutes

Last summer the car gurus at Edmunds.com took advantage of Tesla Motors’ ever-growing Supercharger network to drive coast-to-coast in a Model S in 67 hours and 21 minutes, record time for an electric vehicle. Carl Reese, of Santa Clarita, California, thought he and his friends could smash that record. This past… » 4/24/15 3:28pm Today 3:28pm

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