New Scale Pinpoints Most Life-Friendly Alien Planets 


Researchers at the University of Washington’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory have devised a new habitability index for judging how suitable alien planets might be for life. The point of the exercise is to help scientists prioritize future targets for close-ups from NASA’s yet-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope »10/06/15 6:15pm35 minutes ago

Time lapse creates a beautiful new world by blending a scene at different times of the day

The same place can look different from day to night. The same scene can give off a completely different vibe if there’s stars above or if the sun is behind. This time lapse merges all the faces of a place together. Julian Tryba, the filmmaker behind this video, filmed multiple time lapses of the same setting at… »10/06/15 4:46pmToday 4:46pm

Sharp Is Going to Sell This Little Robot as a Smartphone

Earlier this year, we reported on Tomotaka Takahashi, the famous engineer who sent the first talking robot into space, and his plans to make robots as popular a consumer electronic as smartphones. He’d been teasing a humanoid phone to debut this year, and here it is: a cutesy, talking, limbed phone that hitches rides… »10/06/15 4:15pmToday 4:15pm

Three of Comics' Most Underdessed Heroines Are Putting on Clothes

Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, and Red Sonja have graced the pages of pulp and comics for years—but the fame of their heroics is perhaps only second to the skimpiness of their outfits. That’s all about to change, however: a new direction for three of Dynamite’s female-lead comic series from Gail Simone is coming with a… »10/06/15 4:00pmToday 4:00pm

Valiant’s Hero Bloodshot Gets Reborn in a Mad Max-esque, Monster Truck-Filled Apocalypse

The Valiant universe is never boring. With the events of The Book of Death barely over, the comics publisher has revealed that its nanotech-infused hero Bloodshot will be thrust 30 years forward into a post-apocalyptic future in Bloodshot Reborn #10 in a new arc titled “The Analog Man.” »10/06/15 1:15pmToday 1:15pm

Today's Best Deals: Fancy Pants, Rechargeable Batteries, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »10/06/15 1:15pmToday 1:15pm