First Look at Andrew Garfield in his Spider-Man Suit

Here it is — the first ever picture of Andrew Garfield in his Spider-Man costume, looking as though he's feeling the Great Responsibility. What do you think? » 1/13/11 12:34pm 1/13/11 12:34pm

The Rough Guide to Solar System Mountaineering

The great challenge for any climber is to conquer each continent's tallest mountain. But tomorrow's climbers can consider a far more extreme challenge: leaving Earth to climb the tallest peaks of the solar system. Here's how they'll do it. » 10/01/10 9:30am 10/01/10 9:30am

Real Life Muggle Quidditch Is Sweeping The Nation

Gather your quaffles, capes and brooms - Quidditch could be a mere wand-stroke away from joining the NCAA, if the numbers of teams keep growing. College students have taken their intramural Quidditch hobby to a whole new level this year: Droves of wizards and witches gathered at the second Intercollegiate Quidditch… » 11/28/08 7:00am 11/28/08 7:00am

Master Chief And Optimus Prime Are Saints Fanboys

When you have Optimus Prime AND Master Chief cheering from the Superdome, is there really any doubt which team is superior? I have to give it to the New Orleans Saints' fans, they've got great taste and a whole lotta free time. They look fantastic. No word yet if Opty will travel to Detroit to take on his foe Calvin… » 10/17/08 1:00pm 10/17/08 1:00pm

NASA's Smart Swimsuit Gives You Superspeed

The world's fastest swimsuit uses technology from NASA to improve athletes' times by a crucial fraction of a second. Speedo's new LZR Racer, pronounced "Laser Racer," is designed to work like a spacesuit, with the seams "ultrasonically welded" instead of sewn, to reduce drag in the water by up to 10 percent. When athletes… » 2/13/08 10:00am 2/13/08 10:00am

Animal-Cyborg Soccer Slaves Of 2178

This new ad for Puma's v1.08 soccer boot freaks me out. In the year 2178, soccer players will have their legs ripped off and replaced with weird cyber-horse legs, so they can trot around and do kangaroo jumps for the amusement of their beer-swilling orthohuman masters. Until then, the ad says, the closest you can get… » 2/04/08 12:00pm 2/04/08 12:00pm