Which would come out on top in a duel, a lightsaber or the Sword of Gryffindor? This is the mindbending question posed by theRadioTimes (via Ask Science Fiction). As Harry Potter’s Sword pulls in whatever makes it stronger and Star Wars’ lightsaber is crystal-focused energy, what happens when they meet? »
Metal Gear Solid is an obsession for millions of gamers, with its totally insane science-fiction storytelling. But at its heart, the series has always been about celebrating and questioning the power of technology. The story of Solid Snake, Raiden, and Snake’s evil dad Big Boss (it’s... a long story) isn’t just… »
The human race is doomed. That’s what I take away from the final episode of Falling Skies, in which the human race is saved in such a slapdash and unconvincing manner, you sense that everyone concerned felt as though humanity actually deserves to perish. God, this show. What the hell happened? »
If you are visiting Japan, stay in a capsule hotel. At least for a night. It’s part of the experience. And here are some of the coolest-looking capsule hotels the country has to offer.
Today only, Amazon’s taking up to 90% off over 400 educational books, running the gamut from self-improvement to cookbooks to programming language tutorials to political science. [Today Only - Over 400 Educational Kindle Books are up to 90% Off]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00... »
When you get a package of dry beans examine the cooking instructions on the side. Most likely they’ll stress that after you’ve soaked your beans in water for an hour or two, you should discard the water before cooking the beans very, very well. That’s not just a culinary tip. Undercooking your beans can cause extreme,… »
Could we really get a sequel to The Iron Giant? Lucy Lawless discusses her Ash vs Evil Dead character. An unlikely character will take the lead in STAR Labs on The Flash. Plus, set footage from The Force Awakens, and more teases for Maisie William’s Doctor Who character. To me, my spoilers! »
The characters in China Miéville’s The City & The City live their lives inside a visual challenge. We can’t see what will happen when the BBC and Mammoth Screen try to include us in that challenge. »
Iconic horror director Wes Craven died today aged 76, of brain cancer. In addition to creating the character of Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street and the most famous meta-horror franchise with Scream, he also directed People Under the Stairs, Swamp Thing, and The Hills Have Eyes. »
You might not realize it, but the invention of the ballpoint pen was a major technological innovation in the industrialized world. Over on the Atlantic, Josh Giesbrecht talks about how the pen changed how we put words down to paper. »
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There’s been a few films out there about robots being taught to function, such as Chappie and Ex Machina. In Blank Bodies, a short film written and directed by Ryan Weatrowski, a pair of robots are printed up as blank slates by an art group, things go south as pair fall in love. http://io9.com/ex-machina-pro... »