Stock Up On Spirulina For Snacks and Fresh Air On Deep Space Missions

Meet Spirulinaha, Arthrospira bacteria that scrubs carbon dioxide into oxygen, is a protein-rich meal for astronauts, and multiplies so rapidly that eating them for dinner won't leave the space station without fresh air by morning. » 9/01/14 3:15pm 9/01/14 3:15pm

Humanity's Last Hope Is Running Out Of Breath In The Movie Air

Produced by The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman, Air stars TWD's Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou as maintenance workers in a silo containing the remnants of cryogenically frozen humanity after the air turns poison. As this first trailer reveals, something goes wrong, and the two workers have to fix it... fast. » 7/27/14 9:15am 7/27/14 9:15am

Sriracha Factory Declared A Public Nuisance In California

Irwindale, California, home of the sriracha factory, has declared the factory where that particular bit of hot sauce-alchemy happens to be a public nuisance. No, not to other, lesser condiments (hi there, ketchup), but to the air. » 4/10/14 7:00am 4/10/14 7:00am

Walking Dead's Norman Reedus to star as an apocalyptic janitor in Air

Everyone's favorite Walking Dead character is getting his own personal apocalypse movie. Set in an underground facility isolated from the destroyed future Earth, Norman Reedus is the caretaker for the only survivors left on the planet, who all happen to be frozen. » 2/19/14 7:40am 2/19/14 7:40am

How Improbable Research's Marc Abrahams Finds the Humor in Science

In 2008, a team of Japanese researchers developed a way to extract vanilla flavoring from cow dung. In 2003, scientists at the Cornell Food Lab investigated the limits of human appetites, by feeding people with self-refilling, bottomless bowls of soup. And in 2010, investigators from the Zoological Society of London… » 7/18/12 4:40pm 7/18/12 4:40pm

The First Clip from Georges Méliès' Restored Masterpiece, With…

Martin Scorsese's Hugo celebrates the life and creativity of film mastermind Georges Méliès — and now Méliès' most famous film Le Voyage Dans La Lune is finally restored in its original color. Check out the first clip from the restored print — with the new soundtrack by French pop duo Air. » 1/25/12 8:30am 1/25/12 8:30am

Why astronauts can't whistle in space

Astronauts on a spacewalk cannot whistle. This was discovered on the fly by intrepid astronaut Dan Barry in 1999. Fortunately, it did not affect the mission, but should any astronaut have to call a dog in space, the results would be disastrous. » 7/14/11 8:30am 7/14/11 8:30am

Canned air: Marcel Duchamp goes CSI

In 1919, artist Marcel Duchamp purchased a 50cc glass ampoule filled with Paris air as a souvenir for a friend; the sealed glass object was later exhibited as a readymade art piece called 50 cc of Paris Air. » 6/11/11 10:00am 6/11/11 10:00am

Classic early science fiction movie "A Trip to the Moon" restored, with…

One of the world's oldest science fiction movies, Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon, is premiering at Cannes with a restored print, in color... with a soundtrack by French electro duo Air. Kelly Watch the Stars, indeed. » 5/11/11 8:30am 5/11/11 8:30am

Find out what particles are hiding in the air all around you with this…

The air is full of tiny liquid and solid particles, collectively known as aerosols. They're created by dust storms, volcanic eruptions, human activity, and even the natural passing of the seasons. This amazing map reveals where the aerosols are. » 12/26/10 3:30pm 12/26/10 3:30pm

You've probably shared the same air with Galileo

A simple calculation shows it's likely that you have breathed in the air breathed out by anyone from Marilyn Monroe to Genghis Khan. » 9/11/10 9:15am 9/11/10 9:15am

We bid adieu to Cade Skywalker and Brian K. Vaughan's super-mayor

Three neat series are coming to an end this Wednesday, and we're sad to see them go. Let's have a moment of silence for Star Wars Legacy, Air, and Ex Machina. » 8/17/10 9:26am 8/17/10 9:26am

Enter the Secret Avengers (as opposed to the Public Avengers)!

What's got us most excited about Marvel's new Heroic Age status quo? Ed Brubaker's Secret Avengers. With an oddball cast of espionage experts and military masterminds, this title looks to give Marvel's flagship superteam a pulpy twist. » 5/25/10 9:00am 5/25/10 9:00am

Your Last Chance To Discover One Of Comics' Gone-Too-Soon Masterpieces

There are so many top-notch stalwart Vertigo series that it's hard to keep track of them all, and it's always a bummer when they're canceled. G. Willow Wilson's Air falls into both of these camps: it's awesome and going under. » 5/18/10 9:00am 5/18/10 9:00am

5 Comics You're Not Reading (But Should Be)

You're not new to comics, but you've read all the big names and you're not sure where to go next. Luckily, we're here with five suggestions to make your November bookshelf that little bit heavier. » 11/07/09 12:00pm 11/07/09 12:00pm

Flight Attendants and Jedi Apprentices Blow Your Mind In This Week's…

It's a relatively light week at comic stores this week, but that's to everyone's benefit, as what is » 8/19/08 9:00am 8/19/08 9:00am coming out may just blow your mind so much that you wouldn't be able to read anything else anyway. New (non-) , new futuristic superheroes, the return of Spider-Man's favorite alien and something to deal with your…

Vertigo Launches Two New Books

Discussed during today's crime- and horror-heavy Vertigo panel were two books that should be on everyone's shopping lists: G. Willow Wilson's Air, about an air hostess with a fear of flying who discovers "the other side of flying" ("You should all buy it because it's awesome," Willow explains, before adding "If you… » 7/25/08 5:20pm 7/25/08 5:20pm