In 2000, The X-Men Movie Pranked Congress

The first X-Men movie came out in 2000, long before all of our movie trailers started showing up on YouTube and clever marketing ploys could be forwarded with a click of the mouse. So the marketing department for X-Men decided to try something a bit silly: they played a joke on the people who open Congressional mail. » 1/29/15 1:00pm 1/29/15 1:00pm

Could You Solve Enough Puzzles To Make It Out Of This Locked Room?

Real-life room escape games are point-and-click puzzle games made real. You and your team are locked in a room, and you have to solve a series of puzzles in order to get out. So how does it all work? » 8/15/14 1:10pm 8/15/14 1:10pm

How science fiction helped me through my grief

During the second to last episode of Battlestar Galactica, we learned that, before the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, Laura Roslin lost her father and her sisters in a car accident. How horrible, I remember thinking. This explains so much about her emotional armor, how slow she is to grow close to anyone. It also… » 6/16/13 7:00am 6/16/13 7:00am

My Encounter With The World's Cutest Swarm of Toxic Bugs

Ladybugs are the one kind of bug you don't mind crawling on you. They're cute. They're pretty. And they swarm. They swarm by the tens of millions. I had a personal encounter with a smaller swarm when hiking. Find out about my brush with nature's most adorable fury. » 2/09/12 11:14am 2/09/12 11:14am