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Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Colbert Geek Out Over Pluto

Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson are rightfully excited about the successful Pluto flyby of New Horizons. They’re so excited that they made a little video where Colbert brings his trademark layman curiosity to the proceedings (while also correcting Tyson on Pluto’s size and the temperature of the 9th circle of… » 7/15/15 1:30am 7/15/15 1:30am

"How's Your Cervical Mucus?" Watch Orphan Black's Bonkers Blooper Reel

At today’s Orphan Black panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the cast and producers had a special treat for the audience: a blooper reel showing all the giggly weirdness that happens behind the scenes of the show. Plus, Donnie and Alison’s relationship reimagined as a horror movie, a sitcom, and a telenovela. » 7/10/15 7:20pm 7/10/15 7:20pm

Bring Back "Scientivity" and These Other Great Old-Timey Science Words

Scientman John Borghi was browsing a century-old dictionary when he happened upon some science-themed words—including scientman (a man of knowledge), scientificalness (the quality of being scientific), and scientize (to lay down scientific principles)— he thinks we should start using again. We’d like to second the… » 7/10/15 3:30pm 7/10/15 3:30pm

Which DC Comics Character Has The Most Ridiculous New Costume?

DC has refreshed its stable of comics once again, putting its characters in new situations— and most of them have gotten a new look to celebrate. But as usual with superhero makeovers, some are less successful than others. So we’re going to put on our fashion-hats and rate what’s hot and what’s not in the DC Universe! » 6/25/15 1:24pm 6/25/15 1:24pm

The Supreme Court Just Made a Ruling Full of Spider-Man Jokes

The Supreme Court settled a long-running patent case titled Kimble V. Marvel Entertainment. It was basically about patent holders and licensing fees, which isn’t that fun, but Justice Elena Kagan wrote the court’s opinion on the case, which was fun — mainly because she filled it with Spider-Man jokes. » 6/22/15 11:45am 6/22/15 11:45am

Are Geologists Able To Drill To The Center Of The Earth?

“Are geologists... better than engineers? ... able to drill to the center of the Earth? ... the sexiest man [sic] alive?” Geologist Miles Traer (previously here & here) typed “Are geologists...” into Google then used the rest of the alphabet and auto-complete to finish the questions. He then did his best to answer… » 6/11/15 10:30am 6/11/15 10:30am

Ackbar's 11 Is The Ocean's 11/Star Wars Mashup We Didn't Know We Needed

It’s been 18 years since Kevin Rubio combined combined Star Wars and COPS to give us the classic Internet video TROOPS. Now he’s back in the Star Wars mashup game, this time replacing the audio from the plot to destroy the Death Star with dialogue from the 2001 remake of Ocean’s Eleven — and it’s pretty perfect. » 6/10/15 1:25pm 6/10/15 1:25pm