A comet made of marshmallow bunnies and chicks destroys the Earth in…

The best thing about this time of year isn't a little extra daylight in the evening or the blossoming of spring flowers; it's the endlessly inventive dioramas people make with those sugar-coated marshmallow treats known as Peeps. In this one, posted by redditor jostler57 on behalf of a friend, we witness the… » 3/14/13 12:40pm 3/14/13 12:40pm

Stardust probe sifts through the remains of a collision between comet…

In 2005, NASA's Deep Impact probe shot an 800-pound subsidiary probe into the comet Tempel 1. Now, six years later, the new Stardust probe has returned to the comet to see our handiwork. But this isn't just about proving humanity can leave its mark anywhere in the cosmos - the artificially created crater kicked up… » 2/16/11 5:00pm 2/16/11 5:00pm

TV This Week: Two Chances To See Eliza Dushku, Plus New Scifi Monsters

Doctor Who » 8/04/08 9:00am 8/04/08 9:00am is over and is taking a little break, but luckily British time-travel show hits our screens this weekend. In , scientists discover a rift in time in space that's letting prehistoric monsters rampage throughout the English countryside. Otherwise, it looks like we're in a slow period until the big fall…

I Love It When A Plan Totally Doesn't Come Together

Click to viewIt happens to the best dashing science fiction hero: You come up with a preternaturally clever plan to stop the bad guys, involving a totally cunning bit of MacGyvering or hustle... and it totally fails. Your super-gadget blows up. Or your allies flake. The bad guys turn out not to be total idiots. Or all… » 7/15/08 6:23pm 7/15/08 6:23pm

When Did Summer Become Science Fiction Overkill Season?

This summer will be the biggest "blockbuster" movie season ever, with no fewer than 23 would-be smash hits coming out between early May and mid-August. It didn't used to be this way. Back in the mists of time — like, say, in the late 1990s — there were only one or two big science fiction movies per summer, and only a… » 4/16/08 10:09am 4/16/08 10:09am