All the faces of Ultron: The design evolution of the Avengers' archenemy

Outstanding illustration of the new Ultron on the cover of Empire this week. I remember how fascinated I was the first time I saw Ultron in Avengers. It was issue #162, published in 1977—I saw it much later because it arrived to Spain in the 80s. Here's how artists changed Ultron's appearance through the years: » 1/26/15 6:27pm Monday 6:27pm

10 Bizarre and Horrifying Sex Patents (NSFW)

Depending on who you talk to, the future of sex may be teledildonics. Or virtual reality. Or painfully hot fleshlights. But the one thing almost everyone can agree upon? The future of sex is not a pump-action dildo you strap to your chin. Nor is it any of these other bizarre, terrifying, and wonderfully weird… » 1/22/15 1:07am 1/22/15 1:07am

Behold The Remarkable Variety Of Buildings That Stand On Legs

What's particularly neat about buildings that sit atop legs rather than directly on their foundations is just how varied they can be. Some are graceful and egret-like, while others are squat and functional ducks. Some resemble caterpillars, some musical instruments, and still others evoke nature and the alien all at… » 1/21/15 3:00pm 1/21/15 3:00pm

The Hotel That Inspired The Shining Wants You to Design a Maze For It

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado has the ... honor of being the inspiration behind The Shining. And as a way to further connect the real hotel to the fictional Overlook Hotel, the management has announced that it will build a a 61,500 square foot hedge maze inspired by the one in Kubrick's film. » 1/07/15 9:07pm 1/07/15 9:07pm