A young Finnish man and his dog get stuck in a fox spirit's dream

While guiding the Aurora Borealis across the sky, a mischievous young fox spirit accidentally traps an entire Finnish town in a land of slumber. Now the only hope for restoring everything to normal is Hannu, a grouchy young slacker, and his faithful dog Ville, who must convince their fellow villagers to return to the… » 9/28/13 8:30am 9/28/13 8:30am

No fandom is safe from the relentless assault of Winnie the Pooh

We all know Winnie the Pooh as a beloved children's book character, a Disney icon and, of course, a honey fetishist. But the "willy nilly silly old bear" and his friends have made three recent incursions into nerd-dom that may indicate a more concerted effort by the denizens of Hundred Acre Wood to take over every… » 11/23/12 7:30am 11/23/12 7:30am

Finland’s brilliant plan for dealing with nuclear waste: pulling a…

After decades of planning and $12 billions of investment, the United States grand plan to dispose of the nation's nuclear waste in Nevada's remote Yucca Mountain melted down in political rancor like... well, kind of like a nuclear plant melting down. The Obama Administration pulled the plug on funding the project… » 5/13/12 8:00am 5/13/12 8:00am

New research demonstrates how humans are still evolving

Since the dawn of agriculture, humans have been making technological advances that insulate us more and more from the selective pressures that once shaped our evolution — but they've also made the question of whether and how human populations are still affected by Darwinian evolution increasingly unclear. » 5/01/12 8:45am 5/01/12 8:45am

Here's a reason not to go spelunking in the Helsinki train tunnels

You might run into this 12-meter-long dragon and have to do that cartwheel-legged, Scooby Doo run off the premises. This sculpture was constructed by Valve, a Finnish LARPing group who built (and left) it there last month. Between this and the Wizard Quest in Wisconsin, we have a good case for building more dragons in… » 8/27/11 9:30am 8/27/11 9:30am