We've Observed Mars for Decades, But Still Have No Big Theories

Mars geologist Phil Christensen says we're still short on understanding the red planet. "The devil continues to be in the details," he said at this week's Eighth International Conference on Mars. Astrobiologist David Des Marais said Mars research today adds up to "lots of observations but no overarching… » 7/26/14 1:00pm 11 minutes ago

Jupiter Ascending Comic-Con Footage Sealed The Deal: This Movie Rocks

The trailers for Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis' wild-and-demented space opera collision, have looked pretty fun but also somewhat goofy. But today at Comic-Con, we saw a ton of footage, and we're pretty much sold on the humor, the incredibly creative action, and yes, the "chosen one" storyline. » 7/26/14 12:35pm 36 minutes ago

Here Are The First Wolf Pups in the Cascade Mountains Since The 1940s

Remember the "wandering wolf," OR-7, who traveled from Oregon to California and back while wearing a GPS collar? The US Fish and Wildlife Service discovered that he's now a proud dad to at least three pups, thanks to some camera trap photos. » 7/26/14 3:31pm 40 minutes ago

We Saw Huge, Insane Battles in the Hobbit: Battle Of Five Armies Teaser

The illustrious Stephen Colbert moderated the Hobbit panel at Comic-Con, and not surprisingly the emphasis was on crazy zany fun. We saw the first teaser trailer from the third Hobbit movie, in which everybody is in mourning and huge melees are in the offing. Plus we saw a hilarious gag reel. » 7/26/14 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

First Mad Max Clips Are Brutal. Does Max Actually Get Broken This Time?

The original Mad Max trilogy put Max Rockatansky through the wringer, to the point where his sanity was hanging by a thread. But after seeing a whole lot of footage from Mad Max: Fury Road, we're not sure there's any way Max can actually hold it together this time. This film looks just crazy. » 7/26/14 11:21am Today 11:21am