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Why Haven't These Dirty Piles of Snow Melted Already?

Over the winter, the Eastern US was blanketed in blizzard after blizzard. As a stark reminder of Mother Nature’s bitchiness, two snow-plowed piles of that record snowfall in two different cities lingered well into summer. One of them is still frozen—a mud-caked sno-cone slowly oozing in the sun. » 7/30/15 6:40pm 42 minutes ago

This Week's Star Wars Comic Gives Us A Badass Old Ben Kenobi

Back in the days of the prequels, Obi-Wan Kenobi could flip around and swing his lightsaber everywhere like any other action hero—while Ben Kenobi was a much subdued Jedi. That is, until this week’s issue of Marvel’s Star Wars, which gives us an Old Ben who can do a lot more than silly wooping noises. » 7/30/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

What's the Most Cringe-Inducing Moment in Any Comic Book Movie?

We’ve had scores and scores of comic-book movies in the past few decades—we counted 105 actual superhero films, but there are plenty more films based on comics. And not surprisingly, they’ve had some awful moments, along with great ones. But what’s the most horrendous moment in any comic-book film? » 7/30/15 2:53pm Today 2:53pm

Brazil Is Full of Shit

Brazil, which I’m sure is a perfectly lovely country, has an overload of naturally occurring resource. That resource, unfortunately, isn’t diamonds or oil—it’s human excrement, which Olympic athletes will have to swim through if they want to win a medal next summer. » 7/30/15 5:46pm Today 5:46pm

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars Is Still The Best, Silliest Marvel Tribute

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars might just be the best thing to come from Marvel’s ongoing Secret Wars event. It’s not only filled with brilliant deep cuts for the classic ‘80s comic crossover, but it’s irreverently funny—and this week, it takes on the most iconic moment from the original event.… » 7/30/15 11:40am Today 11:40am

We Actually Learned a Lot From Philae's Botched Landing on Comet 67/P

The ESA’s attempt to land a probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko didn’t go as planned, but the mission has been far from a failure. A recent analysis of Philae’s harrowing journey across the comet has revealed some fascinating clues about its surface, while providing critical insights for future comet missions. » 7/30/15 11:00am Today 11:00am