Indiana Jones: A Six Decade Journey of Adventure

Most people know Professor Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. as played by Harrison Ford, star of four films, three of which take place in the late 30's and the fourth of which takes place in 1957. But how many of you remember that there was also a television series that brought us the exploits of a younger Indiana… » 1/31/15 10:35am 31 minutes ago

Check Out Crash Course Astronomy, A New YouTube Series From Phil Plait

Throughout the year, as Earth progresses through its orbit around the sun, one can witness stars in the night sky rise and set at different times. It's an example of an astronomical cycle visible to the naked eye, and the first of three subjects in Episode 3 of Crash Course Astronomy, a new series by Bad Astronomy's… » 1/30/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

The Vampire Diaries Can Still Go Straight For The Heartstrings Sometimes

The Vampire Diaries is basically doing its own version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "The Body." But thanks to some genuinely razor-sharp writing and some strong acting from Candice Accola in particular, it's still incredibly moving and effective. Just check out this crazy-intense clip from last night's episode.… » 1/30/15 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

These Dice Celebrate Every Critical Hit With Flashing Lights

A critical success role - whether it's to successfully scamper up the side of a spike pit or send the head of a kobold careening off its shoulders - is something all gamers treasure, no matter how your dice-rolling luck is. These new die go even further by treating you to a light show whenever you get a lucky hit! » 1/30/15 10:03pm Yesterday 10:03pm

"A scorpion's anus is at the end of its tail. If the tail breaks off, the scorpion can never poo again." – Ed Yong, describing a newly documented case of autotomy (i.e. self-amputation) in scorpions. If talk of collateral anus amputation doesn't make you want to read about scorpion tails, what the hell are you even… » 1/30/15 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

Crowdfund The Fight For Space, Preserving Sci-Fi Classics, And More!

It's your last chance to fund a documentary looking at the economic and cultural impact of the Space Program, but it's not all that's in this latest roundup - there's the preservation of classic science fiction novels, the expansion for R. A. Salvatore's latest RPG, and the new adventures of Jill Trent, Science Sleuth! » 1/30/15 6:49pm Yesterday 6:49pm

These Light Painting Videos Look Like Classic Video Games On Speed

We've seen some amazing light paintings that make the real world look magical and surreal. But what's even cooler than a static light painting? A whole video, where beings made of pure light burst into existence and run around. Here are the most eye-popping and dazzling light-painting videos on the internet. » 1/30/15 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Martin Starr Is Trapped In Slow-Motion In This Great Short Film

Martin Starr, of Freaks and Geeks and Party Down fame, stars as a man who is forced to live his life at half-speed in this fun short titled Leonard in Slow-Motion. It's not his ideal situation, obviously, but it does have its perks, as you'll see. In related news, Martin Starr needs way more work. He's awesome. » 1/30/15 2:13pm Yesterday 2:13pm

Hey, Get A Load Of This Evil Doctor

The Washington Post has a profile today of Dr. Jack Wolfson, an Arizona cardiologist and holistic medicine, uh, doer or whatever, who's made something of a name for himself by providing a flimsy, fraudulent rime of expertish cover to the reprehensible, morally criminal anti-vaccination crowd in the U.S. It's really… » 1/30/15 4:44pm Yesterday 4:44pm

Where Is Philae, And When Will It Wake Up?

The hunt for Rosetta's misplaced lander on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is like staring out an airplane window trying to find a washing machine in a field of boulders. These gorgeous new images from the European Space Agency highlight the incredible challenge of finding a tiny robot on a huge comet. » 1/30/15 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm