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12 Aliens That Were Supposed to Be Cute But Are Actually Terrifying

Making aliens look cute is a tricky thing to get right in kids’ entertainment. Make them too weird-looking, and you could freak out your audience. Make them too adorable, and you run the risk of them looking more like plush toys than creatures from another planet. And then sometimes you make them look cute... but… »8/10/15 10:00am8/10/15 10:00am

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… »4/08/15 12:00pm4/08/15 12:00pm

Test Footage From The Early 80s Stars A Very Different Roger Rabbit

Here's a newly released video of footage and concept art from an early go at Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Created between 1981 and 1983, these characterizations of the Rabbits look quite a bit different from the ones audiences saw in 1988 – not to mention a Roger voiced by Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman). »9/07/14 11:50am9/07/14 11:50am

Have Humans Already Conquered The Threat Of Extinction?

The Great Filter theory suggests that all advanced civilizations eventually destroy themselves before acquiring the capacity to colonize space — a notion that could explain why we've never been visited by aliens. But there may be another reason for the celestial silence. Yes, the Great Filter exists, but we've… »9/01/14 11:00am9/01/14 11:00am

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 11:30am3/26/13 11:30am

Massive sandcastle Minas Tirith awaits the approaching onslaught of waves

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… »3/10/13 4:00pm3/10/13 4:00pm

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

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 3:00pm3/10/13 3:00pm

Joss Whedon explains why he brought Agent Coulson back to life for S.H.I.E.L.D.

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 11:30am3/10/13 11:30am