Love From The Dawn Of Time And The Depths Of The Earth

Forget physics: love makes the world go 'round. This is a gallery of our favourite images of love from the natural world, from rocks to landscapes to the far reaches of space. » 2/14/15 4:14pm 2/14/15 4:14pm

My God, It's Full Of Cats! The Very Best Artwork Of Cats In Space

Space is the greatest mystery, and our ultimate challenge as a species. Cats, meanwhile, are our close allies and companions, who nevertheless remain a great cosmic mystery. Mash the two up, and you have endless fascination. Here's our favorite artwork showing cats... in space! » 12/31/14 12:28pm 12/31/14 12:28pm

Orion Spacecraft In Photos: Assembly, Flight, Splashdown, And Recovery

This December, Orion left for a 60,000 mile journey through space, to land at sea to be carried 600 miles back to shore, and finally went on a 2,500-mile road trip home. Here's the whole journey from construction through the flight and back home, in pictures. » 12/26/14 1:13pm 12/26/14 1:13pm

Martian Science Team Recruits Imperial Guard To Protect HiRISE Computers

The science performed by HiRISE, the telescopic camera on the Mars Reconnoissance Orbiter, is so important the research team recruited members of the Imperial Guard to stand sentry over their processing computers. Here's a sample of incredible images produced by this well-protected instrument: » 11/19/14 2:22pm 11/19/14 2:22pm

Exclusive Look At The Cast Of Syfy's 12 Monkeys Is Full Of Secrets

We have an exclusive gallery from Syfy's new 12 Monkeys TV series along with official character bios, glimpses at the mysterious time traveling machine and the new face of James Cole looking like a sweet Time Travel Jesus. » 11/17/14 9:25am 11/17/14 9:25am

Celebrate Day of the Dead With Some Hauntingly Beautiful Artwork

Día de los Muertos is one of my favorite times of any year. So many artists are inspired by Muertos visuals, including my own Loteria card series. Here's a gallery of Day of the Dead-themed works from artists across the contemporary science fiction, fantasy, and genre art spectrum. » 10/17/14 3:30pm 10/17/14 3:30pm

Gaze In Wonder at the Best Astronomy Photographs of the Year

After pouring over a record 1,700 entries, the Royal Observatory has announced the winners of its annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Without a doubt, these are some of the most awe-inspiring space-themed images we've ever seen. » 9/18/14 10:15am 9/18/14 10:15am

These Electrifying Photos Celebrate 50 Years Of USA's Wilderness Act

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is running a photo contest to determine which images will be featured in a special exhibition. Here are some of our favorites. » 9/05/14 9:00am 9/05/14 9:00am

Gorgeous Images Of Central Europe Reveal A Region Teeming In History

Located directly in the heart of Europe, the countries of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria have been embroiled in some of the most pivotal moments in history. From the advent of Slavic Catholicism and the rise of the Hapsburg Empire to the start of the Great War and the fall of communism, these photos show… » 9/01/14 1:00pm 9/01/14 1:00pm

The Weirdest Micronations That Have Ever Existed

Living in a regular country, with a normal government, can get annoying sometimes. Taxes, laws, political disputes... it's all kind of a bummer. So why not go live in a tiny country of your own? Some people have done it — and here are the most creative and strangest tiny nations on Earth, past and present. » 8/06/14 3:00pm 8/06/14 3:00pm

The Best Makeup Effects from Six Seasons of Face Off

A new season of SyFy's Face Off starts this week — what better way to get fired up for mind-blowing makeup skills and creature design than with a gallery filled with six seasons of top looks? Check out these great photos of zombies, werewolves, and...other things. » 7/22/14 10:49am 7/22/14 10:49am

The Astounding And Horrific World As Seen Under A Microscope

There's a stunning new photo gallery called Life: Magnified that's currently on display at Washington's Dulles International Airport's Gateway Gallery. Here's a sampling of the gallery's best images — from the hairs on a gecko's feet to the viruses that make our lives miserable. » 6/17/14 8:00am 6/17/14 8:00am

Myths Illuminated In Shadow Boxes Make Believers Of Us All

Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker, collectively known as Hari & Deepti, are an artist couple who create stunning storybook scenes with light and shadow. Check out this collection of their most stunning work! » 4/08/14 9:00am 4/08/14 9:00am

The Ultimate Collection of Science Fiction Pin-Up Art [NSFW]

We love pin-up art for the same reason we love burlesque. They're sexy flights of fancy, lifted up by playfulness. So it makes sense that there's so much great science-fiction-themed pin-up art out there. Here's our ultimate motherlode of pin-up art to be thankful for. » 11/28/13 1:00pm 11/28/13 1:00pm

The Best Science-inspired Album Covers Of All Time

LP covers are an art form all their own — and some of the coolest record covers feature fantasy and science fiction icons. But what about science itself? Some of the greatest album covers feature images lifted directly from science. Here's a gallery of the best album cover art inspired by real science. » 10/24/13 3:30pm 10/24/13 3:30pm

What's the greatest cosplay character or concept of all time?

This past weekend was Anime Expo, the ginormous celebration of all things anime, and the sheer amount of lovely cosplay will melt your brain. Check out a gallery below — but also please tell us: What character or concept makes for the best cosplay in the universe? » 7/08/13 3:28pm 7/08/13 3:28pm

Fringe, Cloverfield and Super 8 steal this J.J. Abrams art show

Yeah, there's Lost and Star Trek art as well. But the new Bad Robot art show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is mostly notable for some incredibly sweet Fringe fan art, including an Astrid art print that you'll be dying to own. Plus Super-8 and Cloverfield. Check out some of our favorites below. » 4/25/13 11:37am 4/25/13 11:37am

Food in Space: Great Photos of Astronaut Meals, from the Early Space…

Nowadays, astronauts eat food that's as good as what you can get anywhere on Earth. But back in the day, space food came in weird tubes, like toothpaste. Or was shaped into blobs of tasteless goop. Here are some fascinating, colorful photos of food items in space, from the early days of space travel to today. » 4/03/13 3:07pm 4/03/13 3:07pm