The Experiments That Tested Out Cleopatra's Magic Aphrodisiac

Cleopatra, that famous ruler and seducer of all men, is famous for having won the heart and soul of Marc Antony — by melting down a pearl and drinking it, to entrance the Roman with the pearl's aphrodisiac properties. But could this actually work? In the 1950s, scientists tested it out. » 8/23/12 12:07pm 8/23/12 12:07pm

Creepy old Cleopatra robot will wriggle into your darkest dreams

I'm not sure who built this shudder-worthy automaton of Cleopatra getting nipped by asps, but according to House of Automata, this phantasmagoric clip is from a 1976 documentary on ye olde robots. It looks like a charming conversation piece, particularly if you wish to expedite boring dinner parties. » 9/12/11 3:15pm 9/12/11 3:15pm

The Egyptian pulp adventures of "Cleopatra in Space"

The title says it all. A teenaged Cleopatra VII has been zapped to a distant future, one filled with professorial talking cats and Sphinx-shaped space bikes. She's caught in an intergalactic war — when she's not stuck in detention. » 1/29/11 10:30am 1/29/11 10:30am

Worst Science Fiction TV Shows Of The Decade

It's been a decade of ups and downs for science fiction television. On one hand we got Battlestar Galactica, on the other Firefly was canceled. But so many truly terrible shows managed to scrape by without notice — until now. » 12/18/09 4:51pm 12/18/09 4:51pm

See the Submerged Ruins of Cleopatra's Palace in Egypt's Underwater…

In a few years, you may be able to see Alexandria the way it once was — deep beneath the sea. The areas of classical Alexandria that contained the ancient world's biggest library along with Cleopatra's palace have sunk beneath the waves, but now it looks as if the United Nations may step in and help Egypt show off… » 9/18/08 10:19am 9/18/08 10:19am