Starz's Spartacus was a Key Precursor to Game of Thrones

While Game of Thrones is based on novels, it needed a boost to get to a television adaptation. You can see a lot of the DNA of other HBO series in the production (especially Rome) but there’s another series that you can see pushed a lot of the stuff that Game would use a lot of as well: Starz’s Spartacus. » 5/03/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Life On The Space Station Just Got Infinitely More Civilized

A new espresso maker and unique zero-gravity cups are bringing new luxury to the International Space Station. Today at 12:44 GMT, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti enjoyed the first space-brewed espresso, and she had an awe-inspiring view while doing it. » 5/03/15 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

Damn, The Falcon 9 Rocket Looks Hot Even When It's About To Crash

SpaceX is binging on rocket launches and landing attempts this year. While the company is 2 for 2 with crashing the theoretically-reusable Falcon 9 rocket into its autonomous drone ship instead of landing gently, this photo has us admiring just how good it looks while failing. » 5/03/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Nine Directors Bring Their Unique Styles To Animated Take On The Prophet

A passion project for producer Salma Hayek, who also heads up the voice cast along with Liam Neeson, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet taps eight animators (including Bill Plympton and Nina Paley) to bring Gibran’s poetry to life. The frame story is helmed by The Lion King co-director Roger Allers. » 5/03/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Seafaring "Salty Goat" Sinks Navy Cruiser Captain's Career

It is a story about a ‘colorful’ Skipper of a Ticonderoga-Class Guided Missile Cruiser and a little Pygmy Goat that got the ride of its life across the Pacific Ocean. It has brought controversy and instability to a crew, heavy media attention to a goat, and the end of said Skipper’s career, and we have an inside… » 5/03/15 2:15pm Yesterday 2:15pm

The Empty Quarter Is The Largest Sand Sea On The Planet

This is a tiny fragment of the Empty Quarter, a sand sea larger than France. Ar Rub' al Khali is an erg that stretches across four countries, covers most of the Arabian Peninsula, holds half as much sand as the larger Sahara Desert despite being 1/15th the size, and is absolutely gorgeous. » 5/03/15 1:30pm Yesterday 1:30pm

Trailer For Absolutely Anything Shows The Downside Of Penis Enlargement

Simon Pegg stars in what more or less looks like a riff on Bruce Almighty, except with aliens instead of Morgan “God” Freeman. It also boasts the voices of Monty Python (Terry Jones directed and co-wrote) and Robin Williams (in his final role). Check out the Absolutely Anything trailer below! » 5/03/15 9:05am Today 9:05am

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys And Merchandise Will Arrive Sept. 4 

After the recent reveal that Josh Trank is no longer directing the second Star Wars Anthology film, the folks at Starwars.com dropped some cheerful intel ahead of tomorrow’s May the Fourth geekout: all your Force Awakens swag needs (“toys, collectibles, books, and apparel”) will be met on September 4. » 5/03/15 8:45am Today 8:45am

20 Years Later, Age of Apocalypse Remains a Bright Light of the '90's

The 1990’s are not a time comic book fans remember with joy, especially if you were a Marvel fan. The company went all out for the speculator boom as the decade began with every ridiculous idea you can think of: Die-cut, foil-embossed, polybagged with trading cards, multiple covers, hologram covers, the works. We got… » 5/03/15 10:58am Yesterday 10:58am

Today's Best Deals: Save $20 on Kindles, Upgrade to LEDs, and More

If you need a last minute Mother’s day gift idea (or if you just happen like reading yourself), Amazon’s knocking $20 off the Kindle and highly-rated Kindle Paperwhite today. The Kindle Voyage isn’t included this time around, but the Paperwhite probably delivers the best bang for the buck in the lineup anyway, so… » 5/03/15 10:45am Yesterday 10:45am

An Iceberg Rises Above The Frozen Water Of Greenland's North Star Bay

As a support scientist for NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission, Jeremy Harbeck spends most of his time processing data at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. But it was on a recent visit to Greenland that he snapped this striking composite image of an iceberg frozen into North Star Bay. » 5/02/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm