This Beta Pictoris Model is Hypnotizing, Beautiful, and Full of Science

Beta Pictoris is a violently exciting extrasolar system and now we have fresh new models investigating just what is happening in the collisions and chaos. The model of debris, disk, warps, waves, and rings tracks the evolution of the system over millions of years, and is downright gorgeous. » 7/02/15 12:03am 4 minutes ago

The Biggest Kangaroos Evolved Long Arms to Fight Over Females

Male kangaroos and wallabies, like a lot of seemingly quiet grazing animals, get into knock-down drag-out fights over females. They obviously don’t have antlers or horns to spar with, but they’re perfectly willing to grapple rivals with their forelimbs and kick the crap out of each other with their big hind feet. » 7/01/15 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

We Still Don't Know Why Men Find Ovulating Women More Attractive

Are you in a public place? Look around. Can you tell whether any of the women you see are ovulating, just by looking at them? Neither can anybody else. But several small studies have suggested that men nevertheless find women’s faces more attractive when they’re most fertile. No one knows what signals the men are… » 7/01/15 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

First Look At The Batman v Superman Toys That Are Heading To Comic-Con

With Marvel skipping Comic-Con this year, Batman v Superman plans to dominate the Superhero movie talk at the convention—and the movie is bringing in the merchandising to help do so. We already got our first look at the Funko Pop! Batman and Superman, but now we’ve got a look at even more toys! » 7/01/15 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

Game of Thrones is Getting its Own "Lego For Grown-Ups"

Winter is, err, under construction? McFarlane Toys have announced that they are branching out their line of bizarre, yet totally awesome construction toys based on The Walking Dead to another humongous TV franchise: Game of Thrones. Once again, the idea is baffling, and yet also absolutely fantastic.… » 7/01/15 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Watch This Tennis Ball Disappear Before Your Eyes

You’re looking at high-speed footage of a tennis ball being served at 142 miles per hour. The video (below) was recorded at 6,000 frames per second. In the span of twelve frames—two thousandths of a second—the ball transmutes from a sphere into a fuzzy green patty, all but disappearing behind the rim of the racquet. » 7/01/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm