Watch This Tennis Ball Disappear Before Your Eyes

You’re looking at high-speed footage of a tennis ball being served at 142 miles per hour. The video (below) was recorded at 6,000 frames per second. In the span of twelve frames—two thousandths of a second—the ball transmutes from a sphere into a fuzzy green patty, all but disappearing behind the rim of the racquet. » 7/01/15 2:20pm 27 minutes ago

The Complete Guide To Every Single Terminator, From T-1 To T-3000

Most of us just know a few of Skynet’s most famous killer cyborgs. The T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The T-1000, made of liquid metal. But there have been a stunning 15 models of Terminator, from Cyberdyne and Skynet, as featured in the movies, TV series and games. Here’s our complete guide to all the… » 7/01/15 1:18pm Today 1:18pm

Midnighter is The Best Portrayal of a Gay Superhero in Mainstream Comics

When Wildstorm became a DC Comics imprint, Midnighter became one of DC’s greatest gay characters. As part of DC’s recent publishing revamp he’s finally gotten a new solo series, a first in nearly a decade—and so far, Midnighter represents one of the best portrayals of an out superhero in comics right now. » 7/01/15 12:41pm Today 12:41pm

Zoo, The New TV Show About Killer Animals, Is Fun, Mindless Fluff

The first episode of the James Patterson adaptation Zoo is entitled “First Blood”—even though this action drama, which imagines what would happen if the animals on earth decided to rebel against their human overlords, is relatively bloodless (it is CBS, after all). That said, it does contain plenty of B-movie thrills! » 7/01/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Why Birth Control Dispensers Look the Way They Do

The first working model of the now-iconic birth control pill dispenser is in the Smithsonian’s history collection. It’s built out of clear plastic, paper, and double-sided tape, held together by a snap from a child’s toy, with slices of wooden dowel standing in for pills. It was created to solve a vexing problem. » 7/01/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

The 8 Star Wars Spin-Off Movies We Really Want

One of the best things about the Star Wars universe is that you can tell any kind of story in it. It’s a lesson Lucasfilm will finally bring to theaters when the first spin-off premieres in 2016. But while we’re excited for Rogue One, we can’t help but think of other possibilities—so here are our votes for the next… » 7/01/15 11:00am Today 11:00am