Planet of the Apes Gets Serious and Goes Hard Science

Fox is close to nailing down its new entry in the Planet of the Apes franchise: Called Caesar, it's a flick about the super-intelligent monkey who is an ancestor of the new rulers of Earth. Scott Frank will be directing and writing, which is a good sign: He wrote the amazing reincarnation thriller Dead Again, as well… » 12/01/08 3:15pm 12/01/08 3:15pm

World's Greatest Astronomical Detective Strikes Again!

Donald Olson, an astrophysicist at Texas State University has a habit of taking well-known historical facts and turning them upsidown. Using the stars and Moon and a little bit of math, he's re-dated the original running of Marathon in 491-490 BC, precisely determined the spot in which Edvard Munch painted "The Scream,"… » 7/01/08 9:50am 7/01/08 9:50am