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

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

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…