If you want to get a visual on what’s in your water, just pour it into an ice cube container and freeze it. Here’s why all the stuff that’s in your water aggregates in the middle, and how you can make it not do that. »
I guess scientific success makes for poor drama, since this week the writers of Masters of Sex have served up a mishmash of pathos that connects not at all with the science that made these people famous. »
Okay, so drought has come for our coffee, steak, whiskey, and almond supplies. That’s fine. No problem. Let’s just settle in here with an IPA and figure out what — OH GOD, IS NOTHING LEFT?
So, a comic book adaptation of a comic book movie adapting a comic book storyline of the same name is actually going to adapt two different comic book movies instead, one of which was another comic book movie adaptation of a different comic book storyline of the same name. I’m frowning so hard my head hurts. »
Dating can be a very dangerous endeavor when you’re a praying mantis, as one unlucky insect gent learns in the adorable short film Lovebites. It turns out that, after all that preparation, Cecil the mantis doesn’t know what happens at the end of a nice romp with a lady. »
The Human Zoo is a short film, produced for Sony by Stinkdigital, that straps cameras to zoo animals. According to the filmmaker, that’s even harder than it looks. See a rhino’s ears twitch in annoyance, and learn what happened after that. »
Everybody can name lots of stories aimed at kids that adults can also appreciate. But sometimes it goes further than that, and you get kids’ series that only adults can get a full appreciation of. Which TV show, comic, movie, book or other thing aimed at kids really can only be fully appreciated by adults? »
While the first Prometheus definitely opened the door to a sequel, very few walked out actually thinking it was going to happen. The 2012 film was a middling financial and critical success so though there was talk of a follow-up, it seemed likely the project would fade away and die. It has now risen from the dead. »
Galak-Z is a space shooter, which means fast reaction time and good command of controls. Galak-Z is also a roguelike, which means you’ll encounter randomized levels, enemies and loot. It’s damn important that you know that this is a game that looks like you should play it one way but is designed to be played a very… »
For nearly four decades, Mobile Suit Gundam has defined the giant robot genre, and anime in general. As much an examination of war as a simple action series, Gundam can be intimidating for new viewers... but it doesn’t have to be. »
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem covering Kool and the Gang’s “Jungle Boogie”? Fun. Sam the Eagle somewhat reluctantly joining the band on vocals? Pure gold. »
What’s on TV this week? Another sporadically programmed episode of Gravity Falls! Atlantis, True Detective and Stitchers all draw to a close. Plus whatever the hell’s happening on Zoo! All on This Week’s TV.
“And the Woman Clothed With the Sun ...” is the second Hannibal episode named for William Blake, and it continues the Red Dragon storyline delightfully. Despite misgivings, Will and Hannibal form an uneasy partnership to track down the new “shy boy” on the scene. He’s got his quirks, that one. »
These grainy radio echoes of a weirdly-shaped asteroid tumbling through a close approach of our home planet are oddly hypnotizing.
Comics are a visual medium—but most comics still rely heavily on narration and dialogue. Once in a while, though, a series, a single issue, or even one great scene in a comic will forgo text, or keep it at a minimum, to tell a gorgeous story with just images. Here are 10 pieces of comic art that don’t need words to… »
In 2013, the world’s first lab-grown burger was unveiled to the world. It carried a $330,000 price tag, and apparently, it wasn’t all that tasty. But the scientists behind the idea have been hard at work, and artificial meat that’s both cost-effective and palatable may arrive sooner than we think. »