New measurements, published today in Nature, indicate the moon is shaped "like a lemon with a small bulge in the middle." That's okay, of course; Earth isn't perfectly round, either. The Sun, on the other hand, may be the most perfect natural sphere in the known Universe. » 7/30/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

In Jeff Vandermeer's Authority, Even the Desk Jobs are Weird

Authority, the gripping second installment in Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach trilogy, has a very different vibe than its predecessor, Annihilation. Where Annihilation took an expedition deep into the mysterious Area X, Authority shows us the bureaucratic apparatus aimed at studying it. And everything we know is… » 7/30/14 4:05pm Today 4:05pm

How Soon Could Grant Ward Find Redemption On Agents Of SHIELD?

Agent Grant Ward went to some really dark places in the tail end of Agents of SHIELD's first season. Can he come back from that? We caught up with actor Brett Dalton and he told us his hopes for Grant's future. Plus J. August Richards told us what's in store for the killer cyborg Deathlok. Spoilers ahead... » 7/30/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

These Were Lovely Towns, Until The Waters Came And Covered Them Up

You can build to last, but it won't help if the waters come to cover up all of your amazing houses and town buildings. That's the harsh lesson that towns and villages around the world have learned too late. Just check out some haunting images of beautiful, scenic towns that have sunk underwater.… » 7/30/14 3:22pm Today 3:22pm

Bad News: Scientists Have Measured 16-Foot Waves In The Arctic Ocean

For the first time, waves as tall as 16 feet have been recorded in Arctic waters. If these waves are speeding the breakup of the region's remaining ice, as oceanographers suspect, they could signal the birth of a feedback mechanism that will hasten the Arctic's march toward an ice-free summer. » 7/30/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Rotating Rooms Let You Redesign This House Whenever You Feel Like It

Normally, the phrase "push-button home" evokes images of a Jetson-esque lifestyle filled with futuristic gadgets and shiny automatons just waiting to do our bidding. But this house turns that concept on its head, allowing you to transform your home into a simple, quiet retreat in the midst of a bustling city. » 7/30/14 1:06pm Today 1:06pm