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A Private High-Speed Network Will Help Researchers Do Better Science

Scientists working with supercomputers (or machines like the Large Hadron Collider) are generating vast amounts of data. Trying to pass around terabytes of numbers using Dropbox can get a little slow, so researchers on the West Coast are getting their own private fibre-optic network, dubbed the Pacific Research… » 8/04/15 1:36am 15 minutes ago

I Want To Build All These Amazing Alternative Lighthouses

A new lighthouse would probably be a fitting memorial to the 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy. Open-idea competition platform matterbetter has been running a contest to design a new lighthouse concept to live at the spot where the ship capsized, and while the entries aren’t realistic, they’re… » 8/04/15 12:00am Today 12:00am

Marvel's Civil War Comic Tie-In Will Adapt Iron Man 3 and Winter Soldier

So, a comic book adaptation of a comic book movie adapting a comic book storyline of the same name is actually going to adapt two different comic book movies instead, one of which was another comic book movie adaptation of a different comic book storyline of the same name. I’m frowning so hard my head hurts. » 8/03/15 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Which Children's Series Do You Have to Be an Adult to Appreciate Fully?

Everybody can name lots of stories aimed at kids that adults can also appreciate. But sometimes it goes further than that, and you get kids’ series that only adults can get a full appreciation of. Which TV show, comic, movie, book or other thing aimed at kids really can only be fully appreciated by adults? » 8/03/15 1:27pm Today 1:27pm

Ridley Scott Still Says He's Making Prometheus 2, and it Shoots Soon

While the first Prometheus definitely opened the door to a sequel, very few walked out actually thinking it was going to happen. The 2012 film was a middling financial and critical success so though there was talk of a follow-up, it seemed likely the project would fade away and die. It has now risen from the dead. » 8/03/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

Ten Things You Need to Know Right Away About Galak-Z

Galak-Z is a space shooter, which means fast reaction time and good command of controls. Galak-Z is also a roguelike, which means you’ll encounter randomized levels, enemies and loot. It’s damn important that you know that this is a game that looks like you should play it one way but is designed to be played a very… » 8/03/15 3:39pm Yesterday 3:39pm

The "Murder Husbands" Reluctantly Re-Team on Hannibal, and It's Magic

“And the Woman Clothed With the Sun ...” is the second Hannibal episode named for William Blake, and it continues the Red Dragon storyline delightfully. Despite misgivings, Will and Hannibal form an uneasy partnership to track down the new “shy boy” on the scene. He’s got his quirks, that one. » 8/03/15 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm