A Remote Amazonian Tribe Harbors Unprecedented Microbial Diversity

The trillions of bacteria that live on us and in us—otherwise known as our microbiomes—are vital to our health in ways we’re just beginning to understand. Now scientists have discovered the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever, in a remote Amazonian tribe of southern Venezuela. » 4/18/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Astronomical Knolling Is The Prettiest Way To Organize Objects In Space

What happens when a planetary scientist has a love for order? He creates code that sorts everything from our solar system’s moons to exoplanets into graceful spirals where every object is slightly smaller than the one before. Astronomical knolling is my new favourite way to contemplate the vast scale of space. » 4/18/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

Nick and Hank Go Native To Solve A Case on Grimm: Mishipeshu

On Friday’s Grimm, Nick, Hank, and returning character Deputy Sheriff Janelle Farris investigate what appears to be yet another wesen-related murder, Monroe and Rosalee decide they’re not just going to take Henrietta’s word for it that Juliette can’t be helped, and speaking of, Juliette decides to cause some trouble… » 4/18/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Scientists Map The Dark Matter Around Millions Of Galaxies

This week, scientists with the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration released the first in a series of detailed maps charting the distribution of dark matter inferred from its gravitational effects. The new maps confirm current theories that suggest galaxies will form where large concentrations of dark matter exist.
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Mosasaurus Grabs A Shark Snack In Latest Jurassic World Poster

My, what big teeth you have! Here’s the newest Jurassic World poster, released ahead of the new trailer which drops on Monday. It depicts Mosasaurus, “the immense seagoing lizard,” swimming up to nibble on what would normally be a pretty scary-looking shark, but here kinda resembles a Goldfish cracker. » 4/18/15 12:55pm Today 12:55pm

The Universe's Largest Galaxies Rotted From the Inside Out 

Littered across the cosmos are massive, dead galaxies, containing roughly half the stars in the known Universe. Much about these cosmic graveyards remains a mystery, but a study published yesterday in Science study offers additional insight into their death: They rotted from the inside out. » 4/18/15 3:15pm Yesterday 3:15pm

The Force Is Strong With This Gallery Of Star Wars Celebration Cosplay

As the Star Wars Celebration convention parties in Anaheim, that means one thing: A whole lot of beautiful Star Wars-themed cosplay. We’ve seen some seriously impressive Star Wars deep cuts here, along with a couple clever mashups from the galaxy far, far away. Check out our favorite costumes, so far. » 4/18/15 11:41am Today 11:41am

This Is What A Forest Elephant Looked Like 200,000 Years Ago

Exhibition director Peter Luckner readies a 13-foot-tall model of a straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) for “Fossil Richness in the Geisel Valley,” on display in the Pfaennerhall Factory in Braunsbedra, central Germany. This type of forest elephant roamed the Geisel Valley some 200,000 years ago. » 4/18/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

Sailor Moon Crystal Has Relapsed Into The Same Old Awfulness

Charles Baudelaire once said that the finest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist. Sailor Moon Crystal is in essence, very similar to the Devil in this regard — except that its greatest trick is to persuade you that it could be better than it had been. But it couldn’t even keep that trick up. » 4/18/15 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm

Watch The Test Footage For Brad Bird's Never-Made Take On The Spirit

Producer Steven Paul Leiva (Space Jam) put this bit of wonderful ephemera on his YouTube channel awhile back, and it’s well worth taking three minutes to watch: the “pencil-test trailer” for an animated version of Will Eisner’s The Spirit that was almost made in 1980 by Brad Bird and Gary Kurtz. » 4/18/15 8:45am Today 8:45am

What's The Political Situation Like in The Force Awakens?

Star Wars Celebration has revealed the names of two of the major factions in The Force Awakens: the Resistance, who seem to represent the next generation of the Rebel Alliance from the original trilogy, and the First Order, who appear to be the (non-Timothy Zahn) heir to the Empire. But are these the only political… » 4/18/15 11:14am Yesterday 11:14am

Today's Best Deals: The Best Headphones, Chromecast, Swimsuits, & More

Today on Adorama, you can pick up the X version of your favorite headphones for just $109 after a $20 rebate. That's a whopping $60 less than usual, and the best price we've ever seen. If you're not familiar with the these semi-legendary cans, readers voted them in as their favorite pair of headphones on Kinja Co-Op » 4/18/15 9:45am Yesterday 9:45am

Nymphomaniac Director Lars Von Trier Is Making A Serial Killer TV Show

Danish director Lars von Trier is often referred to as “polarizing,” but if there’s one thing the man behind works like The Kingdom, Dogville, Antichrist (pictured), and Nymphomanic knows, it’s how to freak the hell out of an audience. So why not focus on a serial killer next? » 4/17/15 9:00pm Friday 9:00pm