Cosmonauts Chuck Equipment Off The Station In Third October Spacewalk

Cosmonauts Alexander "Sasha" Samokutyaev and Max Suraev spent Wednesday's spacewalk stripping and jettisoning surplus equipment off the International Space Station, conducting a photographic survey of the exterior, and cleaning the windows. » 10/24/14 3:34am 59 minutes ago

Just How Did The Ancient Greeks And Romans Cut Marble?

Watching marble being extracted from a modern quarry is an impressive sight, one that requires a tricky combination of skill, coordination, and advanced machinery to achieve. But, without the aid of bulldozers and power tools, how did the ancient miners manage it? » 10/23/14 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

Behind the Creepy Scenes at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights is one of the the best-known horror shows in the United States. We journeyed down to Orlando, Florida to see this year's collection of nightmares, and talk to the designers who build some of the most elaborate horror attractions ever made. » 10/23/14 3:56pm Yesterday 3:56pm

The Future Is a Lonely Place, in William Gibson's The Peripheral

With his new novel The Peripheral, William Gibson returns to the genre that made him famous: near-future science fiction. But the world of The Peripheral is very different from the hyperactive cyberpunk citiscapes of Neuromancer. His canvas is much bigger — and his prophesies are far more melancholy. » 10/23/14 2:13pm Yesterday 2:13pm

What's The Best Introductory Episode Of Your Favorite TV Show?

Getting people into your favorite TV show can be a nightmare — there's often so much history there, and if they see the wrong episode, they'll be turned off for years. So what's the absolute best episode of your favorite TV show to show people and get them hooked? » 10/23/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

If You Read One Thing Today, Make It This Canticle For Leibowitz Essay

Walter M. Miller's three-part novel A Canticle for Leibowitz is one of the acknowledged classics of science fiction... that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. Over in the New Yorker, there's a fascinating, must-read essay about this book, putting it in context. » 10/23/14 1:30pm Yesterday 1:30pm