The Evolution of Game of Thrones' Effects With VFX Boss Joe Bauer

When you get a chance to talk to Game of Thrones’ VFX supervisor Joe Bauer, you don’t ask him about the weather. So we didn’t—instead, we asked him to discuss the greatest FX scenes over the show’s five seasons in this exclusive io9 video, and the show’s ever-evolving with practical effects and digital wizardry. » 7/07/15 9:17am 18 minutes ago

The Batman Comic's New Batmobile Is Ridiculous, But in the Best Way

Batman’s chosen mode of transport has evolved a lot over the years. From swanky car to Tumbler, and even armored tanks. But with a new, heavily armored Batman in town in DC’s Batman comics, there needs to be a new Batmobile to match—and it looks completely, hilariously over the top. Bat-Truck, indeed. » 7/07/15 8:30am Today 8:30am

Today's Best Media Deals: New Low Price for Cowboy Bebop, and More

We posted a deal on the must-own Cowboy Bebop Complete Series Blu-ray last week at $30, but today only, it’s even cheaper. Even if you aren’t usually into anime, it’s worth giving this one a try. And if you have seen it, the Blu-ray’s worth it for the extras alone. [Cowboy Bebop, $24]… » 7/07/15 10:45am Today 10:45am

This Is How Bleached Flour Changes The Taste of Your Cakes

You’ve seen labels advertising “unbleached” flour. Few labels announce that their flour is “bleached,” but that’s exactly what happens to most white flour. It’s not just about the color, though—it’s an actual chemical change. Here’s how it works and why your cakes just wouldn’t taste the same without it. » 7/07/15 6:30am Today 6:30am

So Many Casting Rumors: Green Lantern, Episode VIII, and Doctor Strange!

We’re already getting casting rumors for Star Wars Episode VIII. Chris Pine has been offered not one, but two DC roles. Henry Cavill thinks there’s a future for Superman-only Man of Steel sequels. A bizarre commercial offers us our first sound of’s Thing speaking. Plus more Ant-Man footage. So many Spoilers! » 7/07/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

Today's Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Godzilla Co-Creator Eiji Tsuburaya

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 114th birthday of Japanese special effects director Eiji Tsubaraya, who was one of the co-creators of Godzilla and the main force behind Ultraman. In his honor, Google has ten minigames you can play aping all steps required to make the practical effects Tsubaraya was a master of. » 7/07/15 12:06am Today 12:06am

People are Poor Communicators When it Comes to Pain During Sex

Sex should be fun, but for many people pain is not. Nevertheless, sex sometimes surprises us with a side of pain. It might be fleeting–from a lack of lubrication, an unexpected muscle cramp, some chafing or pinched skin, or it could be the result of a more serious medical condition. But whether it’s from shame or… » 7/07/15 12:00am Today 12:00am