A Closer Look At The New Fantastic Four In Action

The first teaser trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot was... kinda low-key, actually. It definitely conveyed a strong mood of sombre anticipation, tinged with hope. But there were a few glimpses of the actual Fantastic Four doing actual superpowered things. We've rounded them up so you can take a closer look. » 1/27/15 11:28am 25 minutes ago

Here's Why Small Black Holes Are More Dangerous Than Big Ones

If you were going to travel close to a black hole in order to study it, which type should you choose? Most people would probably pick a smaller black hole, because it seems easier to avoid. But that's a fatal mistake. Small black holes can be far more dangerous than big ones, due to a terrifying process called… » 1/27/15 11:00am 53 minutes ago

What Would We Really Drive If The Nazis Won World War II?

Philip K. Dick's The Man In The High Castle has been a masterpiece of alternative history for decades. So when Amazon announced they were going to make a series out of it, many were excited. And sure, it seems promising so far, but how are they doing with the cars? » 1/27/15 1:56pm 56 minutes ago

10 Valuable Life Lessons We've Learned From Disney Villains

Sure, the heroes in Disney movies are supposed to embody desirable traits: bravery, kindness, a sense of adventure. But sometimes, it's the villains who have the most to teach us about the world — in their successes and their failures, too. » 1/27/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

This “Super Saturn” Has An Enormous Ring System And Maybe Even Exomoons

Astronomers watching the repeated and drawn-out dimming of a relatively nearby Sun-like star have interpreted their observations to indicate an eclipse by a gigantic exoplanet's complex ring system, similar to Saturn's except much, much bigger. » 1/27/15 9:30am Today 9:30am

Which Religions Are Prepared to Accept Life in Space?

Assuming we don't blow ourselves up before then, colonizing other planets may be the last hope for the survival of humanity. Most of the preparation for this cosmic expansion has centered around solving the more immediate, physical problems of transporting our bodies into deep space, but what about our culture?… » 1/27/15 12:21pm Today 12:21pm

Marvel Has A Serious Problem Merchandising Its Female Characters

In between marketing winding up for its May release and Toy Fair around the corner, merchandise for Age of Ultron has been showing up everywhere. But one Avenger has been largely absent: Black Widow. It's not something new to Marvel — and that's starting to be a problem. » 1/27/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

Jim Gordon Isn't The Hero Gotham Needs, Just The Idiot It Deserves

Gotham is getting worse. I don't mean the city; even though it has increased its Noble Cop quotient by +1 with Jim Gordon's arrival, it seems to be just as messed up as it was before he arrived. No, I mean the show, and the most obvious example is the way Gordon is somehow turning dumber every episode. » 1/27/15 8:27am Today 8:27am

Freakishly Old System Of Planets Hint At Ancient Alien Civilizations

Kepler scientists have discovered the oldest known system of rocky, Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way. This suggests that terrestrial planets have appeared throughout most of the Universe's 13.8 billion year history — a potential indication of just how ancient some extraterrestrial civilizations could be. » 1/27/15 8:00am Today 8:00am

Shotaro Ishinomori's A Link To The Past Manga Is Getting A Reprint

Good news, Zelda fans - the original manga adaptation of A Link To The Past by the legendary Manga and Tokusatsu icon Shotaro Ishinomori is getting reprinted for the first time in 21 years. Prepare for some awfully nostalgic throwbacks to leafing through pages of Nintendo Power! » 1/27/15 10:32am Today 10:32am

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… » 12/13/14 3:09pm 12/13/14 3:09pm