The Greatest Scenes Where Epic Heroes Ask a Random Priest for Advice

Of all the random bits in Man of Steel, one of the randomest was the scene where Supes asks a man of the cloth what a man of the cape should do. In fact, the "Ask a Priest" scene is a staple of science fiction and fantasy. Here are our favorite moments where someone consults a priest, and gets some mostly nonsensical… » 6/21/13 1:00pm 6/21/13 1:00pm

Crowdfund a futuristic model city made of LEGO and documentary about an…

The cities of River Rouge, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario, have been unable to find the source of a mysterious hum emanating from Zug Island. One documentary filmmaker is picking up the reins on the investigation, if he can get a little funding help. You can also help fund a LEGO artist this week, a man on a mission… » 4/07/13 12:00pm 4/07/13 12:00pm

Read Carl Sagan's letter (politely) telling Warner Bros. their Contact

You may have recently encountered Carl Sagan's 1954 reading list out in the internet. But the Library of Congress has posted some much more interesting papers from the scientist, novelist and all around fascinating guy: a draft of the 1995 letter he sent to Warner Brothers about the adaptation of Contact. » 8/03/12 11:47am 8/03/12 11:47am

Bebo Sends Friend Request to Alien Planet

Social networking has gone interstellar. Yesterday, friend-connecting network Bebo beamed a message at Gliese 581c, a terrestrial “super-Earth” that might be capable of supporting life. But is this really a viable effort to make alien contact, or merely an instance of extrasolar spam?Bebo sponsored a competition to… » 10/10/08 12:00pm 10/10/08 12:00pm