When Keeping It Skeptical In Science Fiction Goes Wrong

A defining thread of modern scientific thought is skepticism, the tendency to question accepted ideas until evidence is found to confirm or reject them. But what do skeptics do in worlds of magic, aliens, and other matters fantastic? » 3/24/10 1:00pm 3/24/10 1:00pm

Screw Volleyball, We're Waiting For Olympic Aeroball

Yeah, yeah, I admit it; I got sucked into the Olympic Women's Beach Volleyball just like everyone else; the promise of women sweating and grunting a lot gave way to actually being completely into the whole thing. I cheered when Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh spiked and high-fived their way to victory, and it got me… » 8/23/08 8:00am 8/23/08 8:00am

Marvel's X-Men Panel Uncovers New Circle of Hell at SDCC

If you remember Inferno, the giant Marvel Comics storyline that dragged Manhattan to hell in the 1980s, then you may be excited to hear that the X-Men will suffer through a sequel, called X Infernus, in which Colossus' evil sister Magik will strut her stuff again. But will Marvel remember to include the carnivorous… » 7/25/08 9:30am 7/25/08 9:30am