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 28 minutes ago

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 37 minutes ago

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 58 minutes ago

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

The Fantastic Four Trailer Is Here, And It's Not At All What We Expected

I'm not sure that this first trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot is fantastic, exactly, but it's certainly intriguing. It seems like it's trying to completely hide the fact it's a superhero movie, revealing practically nothing about the heroes, their powers, or the evil blogger they'll be facing. » 1/27/15 6:20am Today 6:20am

Hints From Terminator Genisys' Big Fight And A Key Game Of Thrones Scene

Don't hold your breath for Joss Whedon to direct Avengers 3 and 4 — or for a Star Wars spin-off starring Obi-Wan. Just how much does Lois Lane interact with Bruce Wayne in Batman v. Superman? And do we already know the team-members in Justice League Dark? Plus The Flash is attempting its biggest VFX challenge yet.… » 1/27/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

Jon Pertwee's TARDIS Is Looking Much The Worse For Wear

Apparently this is the actual TARDIS prop used by Doctor Who back in the Jon Pertwee era — which seems believable, since it was pretty battered-looking back in 1971 and the intervening decades probably haven't been kind. Makes me kind of nostalgic for the days when the TARDIS was less imposing and shiny. » 1/27/15 4:04am Today 4:04am

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