At last it’s online — Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Theater’s Starpocalypse is here, and your universe will never be the same again! »
A bid back in 2012 to bring Lev Grossman’s Magicians fantasy trilogy to TV fell through, but round two has proven a success: Syfy has given its new pilot a 12-episode series order, and it will begin filming this summer.
A quick tap on the top of a freshly-opened beer brings up a massive wave of fizz. This video lets you see how that happens, and tells you what’s happening inside the bottle.
There are so many things to appreciate about individual movies — the acting, the sound, the character designs. Sometimes supercuts focusing on a very specific aspect of a movie, a genre, or a director’s catalogue helps us better study and appreciate the small decisions that go into making a film great. »
Science fiction and fantasy stories borrow from great works of literature all the time. But sometimes, a classic tale will fall from favor, and we’ll stop seeing it as much. For example, the Phantom of the Opera used to be everywhere, and now he’s just vanished. Which literary trope deserves more exposure in science… »
Though SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket hasn’t quite mastered the trick of showing us just what a reusable rocket can do, it’s certainly shown us some impressive launch moves. Its latest launch attempt, though, had us looking at the rocket a little closer and wondering, “Just what is that?” »
Over the course of 13 episodes, we’ve watched The Last Man on Earth’s Phil Miller go from a man crazed by loneliness to a man crazed by other people. But the season’s final episode brings us somewhere close to full circle, giving us a Phil we can root for again — and then twists its concept one last time. »
The editor of The Medical Journal of Australia has been fired for raising concerns over the decision by the journal’s publisher to outsource production to Elsevier. In response, the journal’s advisory committee has resigned in a show of support. »
On May 27th, Chuck Palahniuk unleashes the long-awaited comic sequel to his best-selling book and its hit movie adaptation, courtesy of Dark Horse. We’re excited to bring you this collection of the first issue’s many covers — including a few exclusive reveals! — as we get the artists to break the first rule of Fight… »
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Every time someone ejaculates, it produces millions of sperm. But the average pair of testicles produces billions of sperm cells over an entire lifetime. Why don’t they create all of their sperm in one go? Answer: Because testicles have a complicated process to avoid running out of sperm and endangering future… »
A company in South China’s Guangdong province is building the city’s first zero-labor factory. It’s an effort to address worker shortages and rising labor costs, but the rise of semi-autonomous “smart factories” could be a sign of things to come, in China and elsewhere. »
For the past eight years, 21-year-old Zack Kopplin has been fighting to keep creationism out of Louisiana’s science classrooms. Despite a series of setbacks and the feeling that he’s continually losing battles, Kopplin still feels he’ll win the war. We spoke with him to learn more. »
Grodd lives in this week’s episode of The Flash, and the talking gorilla could end up putting Barry’s friends through the wringer. Plus, Person of Interest and Gotham’s seasons come to a close, and the villains of Once Upon a Time get their happy ending — but for how long? »
Directed not by Disaster Porn Lord Roland Emmerich but by Brad Peyton, action film San Andreas asks “What if all the earthquakes happened?” and then drops the mic. Yipes.
Two different groups of scary fanatics went on a rampage in the latest Game of Thrones episode, and it was pretty upsetting to watch, even by Thrones standards. The Sons of the Harpy and the Sparrows both want to restore old traditions, and they both build on the weaknesses of two very different queens.Spoilers… »