The Real-Life Letter Of Apology Written By The Salem Witch Trial Jury

It's almost October, which means Halloween is just around the corner — the witching hour to end all witching hours is almost upon us. But about the real-life stories of witches who were burned and celebrated? A new book, The Penguin Book of Witches, provides actual documents. And we've got a doozy of an excerpt. » 9/30/14 10:50am 28 minutes ago

The Australian Scifi Movie Terminus Looks Both Confusing And Awesome

I have little idea what's actually happening in this first teaser trailer for the Australian science fiction movie Terminus. I know something crashes to Earth, someone's leg grows back in a super-creepy way, and I'm completely intrigued. Other than that, though? I'm totally boggled... in a good way. » 9/30/14 9:40am Today 9:40am

At Long Last, An Invisibility Cloak We Can Believe In

By using simple, inexpensive, and readily available materials, researchers at at the University of Rochester have developed an optical system that can actually hide objects in the visible spectrum of light. » 9/30/14 8:40am Today 8:40am

This X-Men: Days Of Future Past VFX Breakdown Is The Best I've Ever Seen

It takes a lot of computers to turn actors into a naked, blue Jennifer Lawrence, as this absolutely stunning VFX breakdown for Digital Domain, who worked on X-Men: Days of Future Past proves. Seriously, if you watch just one of these VFX reels we love posting so much, make it this one. » 9/30/14 8:31am Today 8:31am

Epidemics Are Not Natural

Now that Ebola is ravaging parts of West Africa, a nasty meme is once again rearing its ugly head — the suggestion that epidemics are "nature's way" of dealing with overpopulation. But it's an assertion that's as false as it is dangerous. Here's why. » 9/30/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Name Your Own Price On This Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, MySQL, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 4/22/14 12:27pm 4/22/14 12:27pm