Gorgeous Unused Gravity Posters Almost Represent The Movie TOO Well

Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity was an insane thrill ride that made us nearly hyperventilate. And these proposed poster designs, which ended up not being used, really convey the screaming terror that this film inflicted on us. Maybe too well. But they're also insanely gorgeous. » 3/20/14 2:17pm 3/20/14 2:17pm

This lost satellite could trigger a deadly Gravity-style debris field

Envisat is a dead 8,100 pound satellite that scientists now say is at high risk of triggering a catastrophic cloud of cascading space junk similar to the one portrayed in Gravity. » 2/20/14 4:00pm 2/20/14 4:00pm

Will a superhero movie ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture?

Greetings, folks. Sorry if I'm a bit snappy today in my answers; but I'm in a bad mood. I set up the first mailbox in town so people could drop off their letters (and I didn't have to personally pick them up), but someone, I don't know who, keeps pooping in it. I know civilization's been destroyed for 30 years, but… » 2/19/14 8:15am 2/19/14 8:15am

Honest Trailers reveals Gravity is an epic tale of bumping into stuff

You know you can still mock good movies, right? That's why Honest Trailers chose Gravity — a film they clearly genuinely like — for its newest installment. It's still just as funny as when they take on crap like Batman & Robin. And besides, now we know Gravity would be even better with pinball sound effects. » 2/18/14 8:00pm 2/18/14 8:00pm

Lego movie posters for Best Picture nominees are actually kind of great

Had enough of Lego-fied movies? Too bad! The Lego Movie being the unmitigated success that it is, the folks at Yahoo! Movies decided to commission Graphic designer Old Red Jalopy to create a series of LEGO-themed movie posters for the 86th Academy Awards' Best Picture nominees. Not that we're complaining – they're… » 2/15/14 8:00am 2/15/14 8:00am

What would the Earth be like if it was the shape of a donut?

According to the laws of physics, a planet the shape of a donut, or toroid, could actually exist — but it's extremely unlikely to ever form naturally. But what if an advanced alien civilization decided to build one? What properties would a toroid-Earth exhibit? And what would life be like? » 2/04/14 12:00pm 2/04/14 12:00pm

How to power a starship with an artificial black hole

According to theory, it may be possible to create an advanced propulsion system that would harness the available energy from an evaporating black hole, a so-called Schwarzschild Kugelblitz drive. Here's how it would work. » 1/16/14 4:00pm 1/16/14 4:00pm

What a Habitable Planet Twice the Size of Earth Would Be Like

To date, astronomers have catalogued over 1,000 exoplanets — some of them rocky and parked within their host star's habitable zone. But a good portion of these planets are bigger than Earth, prompting us to ask: What would it actually be like on a habitable planet twice the size of ours? » 12/04/13 8:40am 12/04/13 8:40am

Astronaut Chris Hadfield says Gravity was good but needed more diapers

The amazing Chris Hadfield saw Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity movie and he thought it was extremely well done... except for a certain lack of adult diapers, as he told Conan O'Brien on Conan last night. I'm afraid I'm with Conan on this one; I appreciate any movie's attempt at accuracy, but I also appreciate not seeing… » 11/12/13 6:30am 11/12/13 6:30am