How the US Air Force reloads the largest combat jet gun on the planet

When you got one of the biggest guns in the world, you can’t just pop in a new magazine and start firing again. Well, you can but the new ‘magazine’ is so ginormous it needs to be trucked in and requires multiple Air Force guys to get the gun reloaded. It takes time to get giant bullets on board. Here’s the… »Today 11:19am

Mattel Crowdsourced its DC Superhero Girls Doll Designs To Be Less Pretty and Way More Heroic

DC’s new kid-focused, female-led superhero line Superhero Girls is heading to toyshelves soon. A new interview with the range’s designers reveals that first, the toys had to be tweaked to be a bit more heroic: at the behest of the little girls they’re aimed at, as well as a team of “feminists, bloggers, and academics”. »Today 1:30pm

Today's Best Deals: Brother Laser Printer, Gutter Robot, Kitchen Gear, 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. »Today 10:05am

Read "Skullpocket," One of the Year's Best SF Stories—And One of the Creepiest Stories in Years

The very first volume of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series just came out, guest-edited by Joe Hill. It includes stories by Jo Walton, Kelly Link, T.C. Boyle and Karen Russell. We’re proud to present one of the stories from the book, “Skullpocket” by Nathan Ballingrud. »Today 12:00pm

Today's Best Media Deals: UK's House of Cards, Fringe, and More

The BBC drama that inspired a hit Netflix original series of the same name is just $19 on Blu-ray today. <Looks at camera> And who ever said there was too much money in politics? [House of Cards Trilogy: The Original UK Series Remastered [Blu-ray], $19] »Today 10:36am

Luke Skywalker Has a Perfectly Good Explanation for His "Flub" in A New Hope

It’s a factoid years old that when Luke emerges from his X-Wing after the Battle of Yavin in A New Hope, the over-excited Mark Hamill accidentally cries “Carrie!” rather than “Leia!” when Carrie Fisher’s Princess comes running into his arms. But did he really? Not according to Luke Skywalker himself. »Today 10:00am