10 Tropes About Magical Weapons That We Never Want To See Again

Fantasy epics are full of weapons with mystical powers and strange destinies. It makes sense — everybody loves a weapon with some cool attributes. But as fantasy has grown, you see the same ideas over and over. And here are 10 story ideas about mystical weapons that have been done to death. » 10/31/14 10:08am 8 minutes ago

Divers Remove 57 Tons Of Junk From Hawaii's Northwestern Islands

A team of 17 divers from the NOAA has returned from a 33-day mission to remove marine debris from Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. You're not going to believe the amount of crap they had to pull out. » 10/31/14 9:20am 56 minutes ago

For A Movie About People's Dark Sides, Horns Is Curiously Lightweight

In Horns, Ig Perrish grows a pair of horns, and gains a superpower that's also a terrible curse. In Joe Hill's novel, this turns into an exploration of the darkness in human nature, including misogyny and jealousy. But the new movie version, while fun, never brings enough depth to support its misanthropic premise. » 10/31/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

You Have Chosen…Poorly: A Ranking Of Alternate Horror Film Endings

Watching a movie is like playing roulette: we have no idea which ending we'll be seeing. Will it be the original, or another version inspired by a failed test screening, or "creative differences"? Sometimes the change is for the better; sometimes not. Here, we rank 13 alternate horror film endings from worst to best. » 10/31/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

3 Hours of Tongue-Pulling Was a Real Option to Check Mortality in 1848

Courtesy of the wonderful QI Elves on Twitter, here's a graphic showing real entries in an 1848 contest for the best way to determine if someone was really dead or not. It's so good that they had the competition, how would anyone have come up with "check for heartbeat with a stethoscope" otherwise? » 10/31/14 5:00am Today 5:00am

Learn Photoshop W/ 87% Off Adobe's Complete Photography Mastery Bundle

Are you passionate about photography? With over 200 lectures & 27 hours of content, this bundle from Adobe can teach you the skills necessary to take beautiful photographs and bring them to life with Photoshop Creative Cloud. Normally $243, you can grab this bundle for 87% off – just $29.99. » 10/30/14 1:15pm Yesterday 1:15pm