Astronomers Have Found the First Earth-Sized, Habitable Zone Planet

Scientists today announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a faraway planet that's perhaps the most Earthlike yet discovered. It's the same size as our home world, and at the right distance from its parent star to have liquid water. So, have we at last discovered Earth 2? » 4/17/14 12:05pm 24 minutes ago

This Stellar Fusion Game is Shockingly Addictive

Stars are colossal fusion reactors, burning hydrogen into helium. As the nuclei fuse lighter elements into heavier elements, massive amounts of energy are released. A new game sets you the task of nucleosynthesis, building hydrogen into iron, and it's surprisingly fun. » 4/17/14 2:51pm 37 minutes ago

Watch A Space Jam Live Read With Nick Kroll, Seth Green & Blake Griffin

Lately ,there have been a collection of highbrow, nostalgic live reads (The Breakfast Club with Jennifer Garner and Aaron Paul or Ghostbusters read with Seth Rogen and Mae Whitman). But now there's finally something for the people. Behold a snippet from the Space Jam live read starring Nick Kroll, Ben Schwartz, Seth… » 4/17/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

10 Futurist Phrases And Terms That Are Complete Bullshit

Last month we told you about 20 terms every self-respecting futurist should know, but now it's time to turn our attention to the opposite. Here are 10 pseudofuturist catchphrases and concepts that need to be eliminated from your vocabulary. » 4/17/14 10:20am Today 10:20am

China's Terracotta Army Will Make an Appearance in Indianapolis

Since 1974, some 8,000 life-sized terracotta warriors have been discovered guarding the tomb of the First Emperor of China. Beginning May 10th, more than 100 artifacts from the army will be displayed at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the only stateside appearance of the warriors in 2014. » 4/17/14 9:45am Today 9:45am

This Snake's Last Meal Tried To Eat Its Way Out

A Serbian biologist recently stumbled upon a rather disturbing sight, one that took her a few moments to process: A young viper snake had swallowed a centipede practically its own size — but it proved to be a meal that wasn't quite ready to give up. » 4/17/14 7:20am Today 7:20am