Why Do We Eat Spoiled Food?

Not all spoiled food is created equal. Most everyone has an aversion to rotten foods. After all, they taste awful. But what about the foods we spoil intentionally? What separates rancid meet, for example, from moldy cheese, or bacteria-laden Salami? » 12/21/14 1:00pm 12/21/14 1:00pm

What Is the Greatest Fantasy Story That Is Also Cheesy as Hell?

It's one of the pitfalls of great fantasy stories. Sometimes they just degenerate into cheesiness, no matter how epic and badass they are. What's the best example of a great fantasy story that floated on a giant river of cheese? » 11/06/14 2:21pm 11/06/14 2:21pm

Pizza Science is the Tastiest Science

Everybody knows that pizza is delicious, but did you know that there's a science to getting that perfectly browned-but-not-too-brown, moist-but-not-oily, haphazard-but-also-uniform arrangement of peaks and valleys for the blistered cheese that rests on top of a pizza? » 8/22/14 4:27pm 8/22/14 4:27pm

Industry groups fund studies to prove cheese doesn't cause nightmares

There's a common bit of folk wisdom that claims ingesting cheese before bed can cause you to have weird dreams, nightmares, and even night terrors. In an effort to combat this myth, the cheese industry has been funneling money into poorly conducted (albeit pretty entertaining) scientific studies. » 11/11/13 10:30am 11/11/13 10:30am

What does cheese made from armpit and nose bacteria smell like?

We've already established that cheese-making is a pretty disgusting process, what with the traditional process of deriving enzymes from calf bile. But one group of researchers has tried getting the bacteria necessary for the cheese-making process from an even more unusual source: the human body. They've explored the… » 12/02/12 9:00am 12/02/12 9:00am

The Amazingly Disgusting Science of Cheese

Yes, The makers of probiotic yogurts have convinced people to love eating germs, for the health benefits. But what about cheese? Most cheeses are a bacteria ranch that keeps growing and evolving, right until the moment it dissolves in your stomach. How disgusting is cheese-making? Very. » 7/03/12 1:10pm 7/03/12 1:10pm

The 10 Geekiest Google Easter Eggs

The folks at Google are no strangers to science, science fiction, fantasy, or geek culture in general. Evidence of their fandom is plentiful, most commonly in the form of easter eggs and April Fools' jokes, for which the company is famous. But you do have to know where to look. Consider this your guide to the ten… » 6/11/12 10:28am 6/11/12 10:28am

"Director's Cut" of the 1990 Captain America movie coming in May

Just in time for the release of Marvel's huge new Captain America film, you're going to get a new expanded edition of the much-reviled 1990 version, director Albert Pyun tells io9. » 3/22/11 12:00pm 3/22/11 12:00pm

In the dystopian future, the worst punishment is being impaled on a…

This is the greatest scene in cinematic history. A dystopian overlord is getting his face whacked with a flogger by his personal dominatrix, when a hapless underling interrupts him. So the dominatrix teaches him a lesson... with fists and nipples. » 1/26/11 7:24pm 1/26/11 7:24pm

Game of Thrones can't possibly live up to THIS fantasy epic

The Ator the Invincible movies hit rock-bottom with Ator IV: Quest for the Mighty Sword. Watch Ator fight conjoined robot twins and a pantomime dragon! (Those robots bash their heads against the wall repeatedly, perhaps because they've seen the rushes.) » 1/14/11 5:30pm 1/14/11 5:30pm

Someone's making a movie called Steampunk Samurai Biker Chick? We're in!

Right now, in Los Angeles, casting is taking place for a low-budget action movie called Steampunk Samurai Biker Chick. And it sounds like Mad Max crossed with Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. When can we see this movie? » 11/18/10 5:30pm 11/18/10 5:30pm

Terrarium, the worst-rated scifi movie on IMDB, is actually pretty good

Weeks ago, we took a look at the IMDB worst-rated sci-fi films. Hours later, the writer/director of one of them offered to send a DVD. Here's a look at the low budget sci-fi horror film Terrarium. » 10/15/10 2:40pm 10/15/10 2:40pm

IMDB's worst-rated scifi movies are strangely compelling

Which sci-fi titles earned a spot on the list of IMDB's worst-rated titles? Find out which movies are the worst of the worst - surprisingly, some are even worse than that. » 9/20/10 7:00am 9/20/10 7:00am

Watch Tiffany's epic pie-fight with Debbie Gibson

Syfy just released a sneak peek from next year's Mega-Python vs. Gatoroid, in which Debbie Gibson and Tiffany's catfight becomes a bizarre/obscene pie-fight. We caught up with Tiffany the other day, and she talked about the pop sirens' pastry assault. » 7/27/10 5:30pm 7/27/10 5:30pm

Why is it that, whenever there's a black hole eating St. Louis, the…

A black hole is crushing St. Louis and an energy creature's nomming people, so the army, of course, goes nuclear, in 2006's Black Hole. Note, also, that cable news is still keeping tabs on the Federal Reserve during all this. » 6/30/10 6:00pm 6/30/10 6:00pm

How the star of Troll 2 stopped worrying and learned to love being in…

Michael Stephenson believed Troll 2 would be a great movie when he starred in it, and he was crushed when he saw the final product. Now, years later, he talks about making a documentary embracing his cult-status, Best Worst Movie. » 6/29/10 4:20pm 6/29/10 4:20pm

Lady Terminator speaks at last!

We've marveled at the awesomeness of Lady Terminator, the Indonesian Terminator knock-off with the tagline, "First she mates. Then she Terminates." But check out the hilarious first-ever interview with star Barbara Anne Constable. And join the Lady Terminator Appreciation Society! » 6/23/10 9:30am 6/23/10 9:30am

Important life lessons I learned from Syfy's The Phantom

You have nothing better to do this Sunday than watch Syfy's attempt to reinvigorate The Phantom, one of the dorkiest superheroes of all time. Right? What if I tell you the villain tries to destroy the world using Flickr? Spoilers... » 6/18/10 12:30pm 6/18/10 12:30pm

Behold the most transcendently cheesy paintings of animals among the…

Could it be the new Three Wolf Moon? We've got an amazing gallery of paintings from Eugene J. Pentz' "Cosmic Series," where animals from whales to deer are living among the stars. They are gloriously cheesy, but also heartfelt. » 5/25/10 11:30am 5/25/10 11:30am

Best "human realizes he's secretly a robot" scene of all time

Creation Of The Humanoids is rumored to be Andy Warhol's favorite film, and camp-meister Susan Sontag extolled it in "The Imagination Of Disaster." It's easy to see why, from this scene where an anti-robot bigot realizes he's a robot. » 5/24/10 5:30pm 5/24/10 5:30pm