This image is why everyone's so excited about a NASA mission to Europa

NASA wants to visit Jupiter's moon Europa. Why's that exciting? In a word: Water. As this visualization shows, the icy moon may look tiny next to our own planet, but it's got 2- to 3-times as much H2O as we have here on Earth. That "little" moon is packing quite the store of water — and with it, scientists think, a… » 3/08/14 8:15am 3/08/14 8:15am

The Walking Dead Creator: Women Are 'Generally Physically Weaker. That's …

If you've ever had an issue with some of the women's characters on AMC's The Walking Dead — the root of the problem might be in the source material. Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comics, definitely has some... issues... with women. » 4/04/13 10:28pm 4/04/13 10:28pm

James Cameron has donated his record-breaking submarine to science

Last year, James Cameron became the third person in history to venture to the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep. He was also the first person to ever make the trip alone – a trip he made in a badass submersible, fittingly named the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER. Now, one year after his historic dive, » 3/26/13 11:30am 3/26/13 11:30am

Massive sandcastle Minas Tirith awaits the approaching onslaught of…

Artist Joseph Alvernaz created this 10-foot-tall by 12-foot-wide replica of Gondor's capital city without adhesives, using only sand, water, and a single brace to reinforce the top tower. (Birds kept hitting it.) He says this was his first major sand sculpture, but it's impressive enough that we can almost believe it's … » 3/10/13 4:00pm 3/10/13 4:00pm

"The Trouble with Tribbles" retold to the tune of Taylor Swift's "I Knew…

Josh Millard wrote and performed this musical retelling of the classic Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles," with a little help from Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble." Let "I Knew You Were Tribbles" serve as a warning to anyone who brings furry little breeders home without getting their full backstory. » 3/10/13 3:00pm 3/10/13 3:00pm

Joss Whedon explains why he brought Agent Coulson back to life for

We're amped that Clark Gregg will be reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson on Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D.. But why, after the events of The Avengers, did Whedon decide to bring back a character who was busy being dead? It's because Whedon felt Gregg was the perfect guy to represent the Marvel Universe's… » 3/10/13 11:30am 3/10/13 11:30am

Striking paintings combine Japanese watercolor with the structures of…

After receiving his Phd in neuroscience at University of Pennsylvania, Greg Dunn decided to explore the structures of the brain and the rest of the nervous system through the medium of paint. Informed by Japanese sumi-e ink wash painting, Dunn paints meditative scenes of neurons the way many artists have painted… » 3/10/13 11:00am 3/10/13 11:00am

In this comedic short, the ultimate music fan travels back in time to…

Benjamin Hewson is a wealthy genius who wants just one thing in life: to meet his idol, rock god Jonny Murtagh. So he travels back from the year 2330 to meet Jonny before he was famous and witness his meteoric rise. But the past—and Jonny—aren't quite what Benjamin expected, and he wonders, could his presence in the… » 3/10/13 10:30am 3/10/13 10:30am

Watch the incredible evolution of Jurassic Park's spitting animatronic…

The videos that Stan Winston Studio has been releasing about their special effects work on various movies are nothing short of astounding, and show off just how detailed their practical effects are. In this video, mechanical effects designer Rick Galinson takes us through the development of that great Dilophosaurus… » 3/10/13 8:30am 3/10/13 8:30am

Too many fly bites can lead to death by bug-spit poisoning

It seems every day there are new revelations about horrible ways we can die. Today? Simuliotoxicosis. That's just toxic shock syndrome, which could be associated with anything. But lately, it has been especially associated with mass attacks of black flies. They can bite an animal - or human - so much that their saliva… » 3/10/13 8:00am 3/10/13 8:00am

Get ready for Season 3 with this 14-minute recap of Game of Thrones

Need a quick refresher on Game of Thrones in advance of the March 31st premiere of Season Three? Never fear, HBO has cut together this handy guide to the highlights of the Second Season, so you'll be up on your Starks, Greyjoys, Lannisters, Freys, and wildlings by the time we hear that glorious theme music once more. » 3/10/13 7:30am 3/10/13 7:30am

Ten Bizarre Tales of Taxidermy

Taxidermy is a skill and art form that many think is plenty weird all on its own, even though it was practiced by luminaries like Charles Darwin and Theodore Roosevelt. It stretches from the lows of PT Barnum's Feejee Mermaid to the highs of the myriad museums of natural history to the macabre artistry of rogue… » 3/10/13 7:00am 3/10/13 7:00am

Mighty mouse attacks venomous snake to free its fellow mouse

Just because you're prey, that doesn't mean that you have to take being eaten lying down. At Hangzhou Zoo in Zhejiang province, eastern China, zookeepers witnessed an unusual sight after two live mice were placed in a snake's enclosure for supper. As the snake started to eat one of the mice, the other began biting the… » 3/09/13 5:00pm 3/09/13 5:00pm

First Evil Dead reviews paint remake as a psychotic gorefest that will …

Last night, Fede Alvarez's remake of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead premiered at South by Southwest, and now that the critics have recovered from the haze of fake blood, they are furiously typing up their reviews. The verdict so far? Alvarez may not hit the glorious highs of Raimi's comedy-horror franchise, but he pays loving… » 3/09/13 2:15pm 3/09/13 2:15pm

NASA's Guide to Viewing the Comet PANSTARRS this Month

Yesterday, the comet 2011 L4 (called PANSTARRS after the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System) became visible in the Northern Hemisphere for the first time, meaning some of us north of the equator will have a chance to view a comet before ISON's passage in the fall. But you'll need the right conditions… » 3/09/13 1:00pm 3/09/13 1:00pm