The Best (Last?) Hope for a Good Alien Game

There's a reason that the first word in the next game based on 20th Century Fox's sci-fi horror franchise is singular. Alien: Isolation will be taking its cues from Ridley Scott's slower, more atmospheric 1979 original. That means no space marines and no P5000 power loader. Just you and one big, scary Xenomorph. Which… » 4/24/14 2:29pm A minute ago

DNA Evidence Debunks a Longstanding Myth About Louis XVI's Blood

When King Louis XVI was beheaded in the early days of the French Revolution, it is said that a handkerchief soaked in his blood was placed in this gourd (pictured). Now a group of Spanish geneticists have sequenced DNA in the blood, to find out whether it's truly from the king. » 4/24/14 11:28am 2 minutes ago

12 Beloved Movies That Were Originally About Something Very Different

Our favorite science fiction and fantasy films seem to have burst into existence fully formed, already perfect. So it's weird when you realize that a lot of the best movies had the biggest false starts and dead ends. Here are 12 much-loved movies that had very different storylines early on in their creation. » 4/24/14 11:00am 30 minutes ago

Earthquake on Vancouver Island

A shallow magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit offshore of Vancouver Island, British Columbia on Wednesday night. That's larger than the Christchurch earthquake and was felt hundreds of kilometers away in Vancouver, yet no damage or injuries were reported. Why? Location, location, location. » 4/24/14 1:22pm Today 1:22pm

What Happens When You Cook French Fries in Space

Space is full of mysteries, but one in particular has been weighing on our minds lately: How's the food up there? We're taking a look at how space meals get made, the best astronaut food hacks, and the experiment that showed just where the best french fries in the galaxy would really be found. » 4/24/14 10:10am Today 10:10am

The Third Hobbit Movie Will Now Be Named The Battle Of The Five Armies

As suspected, the third Hobbit movie is officially getting its subtitle changed from "There and Back Again". But instead of the rumored "Into the Fire," New Line has announced the movie shall henceforth be known as The Battle of the Five Armies. Peter Jackson explains... » 4/24/14 7:40am Today 7:40am

The Dark Side Of The Moon Is A Spacecraft Graveyard

Last week, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) ended its mission as planned, by smashing into the far side of the moon. But even though LADEE is deceased, it's not alone. Other spacecraft — including parts of some we might not know about — share the same resting place. » 4/24/14 6:03am Today 6:03am

Name Your Own Price On This Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, MySQL, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 4/22/14 12:27pm Tuesday 12:27pm