Watch the first-ever footage of the giant squid in its natural habitat

For the first time ever, researchers have captured video of a live giant squid in its natural habitat. The complete footage won't air until later this month, but the video up top gives us a tentacular taste of things to come. » 1/11/13 6:40am 1/11/13 6:40am

Researchers have captured the first-ever video footage of a live giant …

It is the wellspring of such mythical monsters as the the Kraken, but the giant squid Architeuthis is the real deal. Carcasses of the massive cephalopods have been found washed ashore all over the world, but now, for the first time in history, scientists have captured footage of the beastie thousands of feet below the… » 1/08/13 8:40am 1/08/13 8:40am

Today's little lesson in how to use Occam's Razor

Over at Ars Technica, Brian Switeck has a hilarious article about the story from earlier this week about giant, prehistoric krakens creating self-portraits of themselves using the bones of their prey. I know this may come as a surprise to you, but this theory may not have been based on the most reasonable explanation… » 10/13/11 6:15pm 10/13/11 6:15pm

Giant prehistoric krakens may have sculpted self-portraits using…

For decades, paleontologists have puzzled over a fossil collection of nine Triassic icthyosaurs (Shonisaurus popularis) discovered in Nevada's Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park. Researchers initially thought that this strange grouping of 45-foot-long marine reptiles had either died en masse from a poisonous plankton bloom… » 10/10/11 8:00am 10/10/11 8:00am

China Miéville explains theology, magic, and why JJ Abrams hates you

I had a chance to sit down with China Miéville to talk about his latest novel, Kraken, as well as his thoughts on nerd pop culture. Turns out he's got some pretty strong opinions about JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon. » 8/11/10 10:53am 8/11/10 10:53am