Introducing Jews Vs. Zombies And Jews Vs. Aliens, Two Very Strange Books

The chosen people are going where they've never gone before. Two new anthologies, Jews Vs. Zombiesand Jews Vs. Aliens, feature an all-star group of writers, explaining just what happens when Judaism confronts the unimaginable. To celebrate, we've got an exclusive excerpt: A brand new story by Naomi Alderman! » 2/24/15 10:20am Tuesday 10:20am

NECA's Aliens Power Loader Is The Perfect Accompaniment To Ripley

It's not been long since NECA gave us the first, wonderful Alien figure using Sigourney Weaver's likeness as Ellen Ripley, but she'll soon be getting the coolest accessory to kick ass in: A properly-scaled Power Loader that, although much tinier than the massive replica we saw recently, is still a great bit of kit. » 2/18/15 11:20am 2/18/15 11:20am

Which Religions Are Prepared to Accept Life in Space?

Assuming we don't blow ourselves up before then, colonizing other planets may be the last hope for the survival of humanity. Most of the preparation for this cosmic expansion has centered around solving the more immediate, physical problems of transporting our bodies into deep space, but what about our culture?… » 1/27/15 12:21pm 1/27/15 12:21pm

Don't Sleep On The Reissue Of Kilian Eng's Stunning Art Book Object 5

Swedish illustrator Kilian Eng does the kind of mindblowing science fiction artwork that looks like concept art for the greatest movie you've ever seen. And his first book collection, the sold-out Object 5, is coming back in a bigger format, with nicer versions of his incredible illustrations. » 1/06/15 1:40pm 1/06/15 1:40pm

In Shocking Twist, Alien Abductee Artist Not Really An Alien Abductee

Though British artist Lloyd Canning got media attention for claiming to be an alien abductee — he told the Daily Mirror that he'd had six close encounters, and was receiving "visions"from extraterrestrials that inspired his paintings — he later took to his Facebook page to confess the truth: » 1/05/15 8:00pm 1/05/15 8:00pm

Bill Nye's Answer to Fermi Paradox: Be Patient

The Fermi Paradox is a question that stumps and fascinates scientists (and pretty much everyone else, let's be real.) The question, originally posed by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, wonders at why there are theoretically so many habitable planets in the universe, but humanity has yet to make contact with any form of… » 12/28/14 5:47pm 12/28/14 5:47pm

The Book Of Strange New Things Will Blow You Away

Michael Faber's new novel The Book of Strange New Things pulls a neat trick. At first, you think it's going to be about a human trying to explain our culture — and specifically Christianity — to aliens on the planet Oasis. But at some point, you realize it's about the fate of humanity, instead. And that's when it gets… » 12/25/14 12:29pm 12/25/14 12:29pm

The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About The Making Of Repo Man

Repo Man came out 30 years ago, but it remains one of the weirdest, and most beloved, cult movies of all time. But how did this genre-smashing comedy, about a punk kid who starts repossessing cars only to find one very special car, ever get made in the first place? Join us on a look inside the strange journey of Repo » 12/19/14 8:00am 12/19/14 8:00am

This Short Video Explains Why You've Never Met An Alien

Given the extreme age of the Galaxy, extraterrestrial civilizations should have occupied every corner of it by now. Yet we see no signs of this. A short new video produced by New Scientist beautifully explains why the Fermi Paradox is a very real scientific problem and why it should be taken more seriously. » 12/16/14 10:40am 12/16/14 10:40am

Great Villains Whose Schemes Aren't Just Aimed At Destroying The Hero

Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… » 12/16/14 8:00am 12/16/14 8:00am