Marceline the Vampire Queen has long been one of the most fascinating characters on Adventure Time. And now, it looks like we’re going to be getting our most in-depth look at her backstory yet, with a new miniseries. We caught our first glimpse at New York Comic Con. »
Astronauts on the International Space Station have stepped up the entertainment factor of their fluid dynamics antics. They’ve added food colouring to the already-excellent combination of zero gravity, water droplet, and antacid tablet, creating a sparkly disco ball of pure joy. »
The Nobel Prizes are the “Oscars of Science,” making waves not only in the scientific community, but the lay community as well. Everyone knows there are unofficial rules to adhere to if you want to win an Oscar. Are there similar rules for the Nobels? We asked a Nobel predictor and one of the “pickers” for a prize,… »
If you think the posters Mondo releases are cool, wait until you see the ones they can’t. For every poster that makes it to print, several alternate versions are canceled, for a slew of different reasons. Once a year, Mondo pulls back the curtain on its most beautiful failures.
We’re pretty obsessed with the costumes from Star Trek, both the original series and the later iterations. After all, Trek has a long and proud record of pushing the fashion envelope, from its military pajamas to its alien lingerie. Here’s a look inside a stunning new book about Star Trek’s greatest costumes. »
It’s a day ending in ‘y,’ so Disney has another live-action, villain-focused adaptation of one of their classic animated films in the works. This one coming from the screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who wrote the 50 Shades of Grey script. Excuse me while I weep for a bit. »
The Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady is a beautiful spy plane that flies at high altitudes (70,000 feet in the air) to provide reconnaissance for the military. It’s also a pain in the ass to land too, requiring an actual chase car on the ground to tell the pilot how far the U-2 is from the ground. Here’s a Sploid video… »
One night in Berlin, a young woman from Spain meets a group of local guys while leaving a nightclub. She clicks with one of them, and so she decides to hang out with the group. Instead of being repelled when they attempt to break into a car that isn’t theirs, she’s enticed. They kick off a wild night that involves… »
Hollywood has a few failure modes when it tries to adapt classic fairytales and fantasy stories for the umpteenth time. And one of the main ones is, “Let’s tell the origin story that’s never been told before.” Pan is the latest fantasy prequel to show why this is a bad idea. »
A few days ago, a drone captured this eye-popping video of the world’s worst traffic jam on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway. Blame foggy weather if you like, but physics says it all comes down to a question of density — namely, an unusually high number of people returning to Beijing after a week-long holiday… »
Savage snipes. Clutch kills. Close calls. The Star Wars Battlefront beta has produced many awesome moments that players are capturing on video, and they are a delight to watch. »
They fought for freedom wherever there was trouble—and by god, there were a lot of them. Over 150 soldiers, from common infantry to terrifying cyborgs, made up the GI Joe: A Real American Hero team in the ‘80s (and early ‘90s), and we’ve ranked every. Single. One. »
Why aren’t we more concerned about the increasing severity and frequency of natural disasters? A study published this week suggests that all that disaster coverage can, paradoxically, increase our “appetite for risk.” Uh oh. »
I’d love to show this Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailer to my Mom. At the start, she’d probably be interested. “Oh, a nice period love story.” But as the story quickly becomes a bloody mess, who knows what she’d do? It’s such a fun, polarizing juxtaposition. »
The largest lake in California is slowly fading away, and that’s bad news for local residents. As the Salton Sea’s water sources dwindle, southern Californians are bracing themselves for toxic dust storms, noxious smells—and disease.