Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, radiation bombardment, and even the vacuum of deep space. Now scientists have sequenced a tardigrade genome, and are very surprised by the results. »14 minutes ago11/24/15 11:32pm


The Creator of Jessica Jones Helped To Make Harley Quinn Really, Really Creepy

Melissa Rosenberg just helped redefine what we expect from superheroes on screen with the new Jessica Jones Netflix series. But let’s not forget her previous foray into superheroics: the 2002-2003 Birds of Prey TV show, which featured a ridiculously creepy Harley Quinn. »Today 9:00pm11/24/15 9:00pm

ThanksKilling Is Almost So Bad It's Good ... But Not Quite

So you’re casting about for something fun to watch on Thanksgiving. You’ve already seen the grande dame of B-movie turkeys about turkeys: Blood Freak. Your search turns up a 2009 ultra low-budget bit o’ giblet entitled ThanksKilling. Is it worth it? Well ... »Today 7:15pm11/24/15 7:15pm

The Best Black Friday Deals Available Right Now

You’ve reached our hub for all the best Black Friday deals! As you’ve probably already figured out, “Black Friday” is a bit of a misnomer; many of the best deals are available up to a week in advance. Luckily for you, we’ll be adding them all here as they go live, so you can focus on stuffing your face and trying not… »Today 6:26pm11/24/15 6:26pm

12 Things We Loved About Jessica Jones (And 4 We Didn't)


This weekend, the world met the whiskey-drinking, super-powered Hell’s Kitchen detective known as Jessica Jones. She’s the star of the second Netflix Marvel superhero show, leading into the team-up series The Defenders, and many people spent their weekends on the couch, devouring all 13 episodes.
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Joan Collins Nearly Starred in This Movie About a Killer Pike

In 1982, Cliff Twemlow, a former nightclub bouncer turned library music composer for De Wolfe Music, sought to adapt his novel, The Pike, into a feature film starring Joan Collins. “The freshwater equivalent of Jaws”, The Pike told the story of a twelve-foot killer pike mutilating the locals of Lake Windermere, and… »Today 5:00pm11/24/15 5:00pm

Disabled Fans and Creators Are Kept Out of Too Many Conventions. Now They're Not Alone.

Science fiction and fantasy conventions exist in the venn diagram between professional networking events, marketing expos and fan celebrations. Between all three of those things, they do a lot to shape fandom and the stories we love. And for years now, conventions have been failing disabled fans and professionals. So… »Today 4:41pm11/24/15 4:41pm

Why The Hunger Games Books Will Always Be Better Than the Movies

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 arrived this past weekend, and now it’s official: This outstanding series of dystopian young-adult novels have gotten an equally outstanding movie series. These films aren’t just financial successes like the Twilight series; they’re genuinely good, exciting and emotionally thrilling… »Today 2:50pm11/24/15 2:50pm