A Team of Archeologists May Have Found the Body of Cervantes

Earlier this week, experts announced that they may have found the remains of Don Quixote writer Miguel de Cervantes in crypt in Madrid. The fragments of a coffin with initials "M.C." were found under the chapel of a cloistered convent, and now forensic work will determine if one of the bodies found was actually… » 1/29/15 1:30am 56 minutes ago

How to Tell if You Are in a Soft Science Fiction Novel

Previously, How to Tell if You Are in a High Fantasy Novel. Mallory Ortberg has done it again. Have you found yourself in a strange place where women and men (but mostly the women) wear revealing clothes and are up for anything? Double check to make sure which kind of "soft" story you are in: » 1/29/15 2:02am Today 2:02am

This Spider-Man Suit Is Actually A Beautiful Love Letter To Peter Parker

Part of Peter Parker's appeal is that he's an everyman - he's someone who's journey from outcast to superhero remains relatable to audiences, even decades later. Artist Hetain Patel decided to express his appreciation for the character with a gorgeous Spider-Suit, entirely covered in a sculpted thank you letter. » 1/29/15 12:00am Today 12:00am

How Did Edgar Allan Poe Manage To Describe The Big Bang In 1848?

They mocked when Edgar Allan Poe published his prose poem "Eureka" in his last year of life, describing how the universe had begun with a single "primordial particle" that exploded outwards in "one instantaneous flash." But 80 years later, cosmologists started realizing that Poe had been on to something. » 1/28/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Why Riddick Wasn't The Real Hero Of Pitch Black 

Remember Pitch Black, in which interstellar castaways battled their way off a dark planet filled with photophobic monsters? Well, while Vin Diesel's Riddick may have been the character who went on to lead the franchise, a re-watch reveals something else: The real star of the story was actually someone else entirely. » 1/28/15 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

A Day Of Remembrance For Lives Lost In the Pursuit Of Space

Today is Day of Remembrance for human spaceflight, a day selected for its proximity to horrific moments when we lost astronauts during our quest to explore our solar system. On January 28th, NASA takes the day to reflect on the lives lost during their missions when things went catastrophically, unexpectedly wrong. » 1/28/15 6:42pm Yesterday 6:42pm

Holy Crap, This Jaw-Dropping Star Destroyer Is Over Three Feet Long

This mahoosive model of the Eclipse-Class Super Star Destroyer from Dark Horse's Star Wars: Dark Empire comics more than lives up to the excessive grandeur of the Imperial Navy. Just as it was ridiculously oversized in the comic, it's ridiculously (and awesomely) oversized here. » 1/28/15 6:25pm Yesterday 6:25pm

Get a Free 2-Weeks of Crunchyroll Anime: Stream the Full Catalog Ad-Free

Crunchyroll, one of the top destinations for current and classic anime, is offering Kotaku readers a free two-week trial of their Anime Membership. In addition to streaming their entire anime catalog ad-free, you'll get access to the anime simulcasts - getting the latest anime episodes the same day they're released in… » 1/28/15 3:09pm Yesterday 3:09pm