Not to feel let down by Suicide Squad before it even comes out, but, according to Willa Holland (Thea Queen) the movie meant an end to Arrow’s big plans for Harley Quinn. »
Near the middle of this photo from the High Resolution Stereo Camera on the European Space Agency’s Mars Express is the Siloe Patera. Siloe Patera lies in the Arabia Terra region of Mars, and measures 20 km by 40 km. Recent research suggests it could be the remains of a supervolcano. »
Another great thing you can do with drones—take stunning footage of ancient royal burial chambers. This National Geographic video offers an entirely new perspective on the Nubian pyramids that have stood the test of time in the Sudanese desert for over 3,000 years. »
In “The Mountain King” by Brandon Wu, a simple fairy tale unfolds: in a land of gentle, helpful giants, one king finally goes too far. And the lack of aid from the the mountain giant teaches him a valuable lesson in humility and true leadership. »
“The newest incarnation of Superman isn’t so much a betrayal of the character’s origins as it is a perhaps unwitting return to them,” The Atlantic’s Charles Moss writes in an essay that brings some historical perspective to the backlash against the character’s “brooding” depiction in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. »
Fresh from his success making Halloween and Escape From New York, John Carpenter appeared on Late Night With David Letterman on June 9, 1982 to promote “the King of Monster Movies,” his remake of 1951’s The Thing. Or as Dave calls it, “the story of a boy and his dog.” The accompanying clip has been excised, but this… »
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Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is beautiful, elegant, and a golden standard of, “This is what complex physics looks like.” To celebrate the centennial of its publication, the Perimeter Institute put together an alphabetic primer of lessons and trivia to bring you up to speed. »
One thing robots are notoriously bad at is learning by doing. You can pack plenty of information into a robotic brain, but ask a bot to teach itself a new motor task—even one as simple as stacking blocks or unscrewing a water bottle—and you’re probably shit out of luck. »
When Grizzler the Border Collie was outfitted with a special camera that snapped a photo every time his heart rate increased, his top subjects were, well, not that surprising: cats, birds, other dogs, and food, as well as random spots that were no doubt emitting some mighty exciting smells. UPDATED: »
Tony Stark goes through Iron Man suits like they’re going out of fashion. It seems like Hot Toys have a very similar approach, because they’ve announced another two Iron Man related figures that they would really like you to add to your Iron Legion. »
For generations, humans have looked out at the night sky and wondered if they were alone in the universe. With the discovery of other planets in our Solar System, the true extent of the Milky Way galaxy, and other galaxies beyond our own, this question has only deepened and become more profound.
What exactly is Dr. Coady, scientist and surrogate mother to the Castor clones, up to? This week’s Orphan Black finally reveals Coady’s endgame, and it’s a scheme worthy of a costumed comic supervillain. »
A kangaroo with unusually large muscles has recently taken up residence in a Brisbane suburb, prompting locals to ask, “Who’s this new stud in town?” The kangaroo is like, “Bro, do you even lift?” Resident Linda Hellyar almost ran into the animal when she was out walking her dogs one day. “He’s very intimidating. He’s… »
A few weeks back, we examined why fingernails grow so much faster than toenails. Now comes the explanation for another bodily-function quirk you’ve always kinda wondered about, courtesy of the SciShow’s Hank Green: How does hair (including, like, eyebrow and armpit hair) know when to stop growing? »