Spraypainting Phalluses On Potholes Is One Way To Get Them Fixed

The roads around my house have emerged from the winter looking like the set from a WWII epic set on a war-torn Moon. Local government, as a rule, sucks at repairing car-eating potholes in a timely and effective manner — unless, that is, you surround said pothole with a brightly colored penis. » 4/28/15 12:59am 59 minutes ago

Cookie Monster Makes an Amazing Hulk In Sesame Street's Avengers Parody


In a lesson on focus — which Cookie pretty clearly lacks — Sesame Street takes on the climax of The Avengers as only they can. They also make a pretty good case for the Hulk being the most powerful of the Avengers, as Cookie destroys both Cap’s Shield and the Mighty Corn’s hammer. » 4/27/15 9:00pm Today 9:00pm

New Science Magazine Is All About The World's Coasts And Their Residents

Hakai Magazine is a newly launched science publication that will report on science, society, and the environment along the world’s coastlines, which are home not only to nearly half of the planet’s human population, but countless other species of plants and animals. » 4/27/15 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

Johnny Depp Makes For A Terrifying Dinner Guest In Black Mass Trailer  

Johnny Depp has played Dillinger and Donnie Brasco, and this fall he’ll take on another famous gangster, Whitey Bulger. The trailer for Black Mass suggests the action will take place during Bulger’s 1970s heyday, but his tale has a contemporary hook: he was captured just four years ago after 16 on the lam. » 4/27/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

A Magical War Begins In Full Trailer For Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


Susanna Clarke’s magical alternate history Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell comes to television soon, and this trailer gives us a hint of what the return of English magic will look like. Meet Gilbert Norrell, Jonathan Strange, the Gentleman with the Thistle-Down Hair, and all the people in their magical orbit. » 4/27/15 4:25pm Today 4:25pm

Why Was Carl Sagan Blackballed from the National Academy of Sciences?

If you’re ever feeling crappy about not getting recognition for your work, just remember that even Carl Sagan got negs from his scientific colleagues. In fact, he was never allowed into the National Academy of Sciences, despite all he did to popularize the scientific worldview. » 4/27/15 7:24pm Yesterday 7:24pm

Five Things That Autonomous Cars Will Change In TV And Movies

Technology has a way of screwing up entertainment from the past. How many Seinfeld episodes would have been four minutes long is everyone had cell phones? Hell, almost any plot that revolved around missing someone or a wrong bit of information would be obsolete today. So what will autonomous cars do? » 4/27/15 6:44pm Yesterday 6:44pm

The Most Adorable Hulkbuster Toy Houses An Equally Adorable Iron Man

Thanks to Age of Ultron, we’ve had plenty of wonderful Hulkbuster toys to gawk at over the last few months. But outside of the buildable Lego figure, somehow hardly any of them actually fit a full Iron Man figure inside. Step forward and be counted among the few that do, adorable little baby Hulkbuster. » 4/27/15 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

This Hybrid "Knork" Utensil Was Also An Important Medical Invention

Knife, fork, spoon: This is the holy trinity of silverware and (while the occasional spork may jostle for inclusion), in general, these are all you’re likely to see. There is, however, another hybrid utensil you may not know: The Knork. And its creation owes as much to modern medicine as to dining habits. » 4/27/15 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Which Movie Would Be Better If It Was More Kid-Friendly?

Movie buffs tend to equate an R-rating with realness — if a movie is too violent or sexed-up for kids, then that proves the film-makers are keeping it real. A “hard R” equals a real edge. But sometimes, focusing on all the splatter and nudity can just get in the way of the story. Which movie would be better if it was… » 4/27/15 3:12pm Today 3:12pm

Insanity Defense Will Be The Focus Of James Holmes' Mass Murder Trial

Opening arguments in the trial of James Holmes, accused of killing 12 and injuring dozens more during a 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises, began today in Centennial, Colorado. Holmes has pled not guilty by reason of insanity, but prosecutors say tests have shown he is sane. » 4/27/15 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm

The Complete History Of The Joker's Many, Many Incarnations

Jared Leto’s prison-tattooed version of the Joker made a big splash the other day — but a radically transformed Joker is nothing new. Batman’s most iconic foe has undergone many revamps, reimaginings, updates and interpretations over the past 75 years. Here’s the complete history of the ever-changing face of the Joker. » 4/27/15 1:14pm Today 1:14pm