How Breaking Bad explores the psyche of the mad scientist

Over the last four and a half seasons, we've watched Breaking Bad's Walter White transform from milquetoast chemistry teacher to drug kingpin armed with his ambition and an encyclopedic knowledge of chemistry. In that time, the show has succeeding in explaining what drives someone to so thoroughly use science for evil… » 9/03/12 3:00pm 9/03/12 3:00pm

Retro light sculptures to decorate your mad scientist's laboratory

When finding the perfect device to light your experiments on biological reanimation or building your death ray, you need a lamp that complements your tampering with the natural scientific order. These unusual light fixtures add a touch of class to any laboratory while keeping with a distinct mad science theme. » 6/09/12 5:00pm 6/09/12 5:00pm

Fake Mad Scientists Arrested Under Anti-Terrorism Law

Two hundred years ago, all a mad scientist had to worry about were villagers with pitchforks, but these days mad scientists are being profiled as possible terrorists. This week, police arrested the host of mad scientist-themed party after mistaking the partygoers’ bright lights and chemistry sets for explosives or… » 11/06/08 2:00pm 11/06/08 2:00pm

Everything You Need to Know About the Madness of Nikola Tesla

When you hear the name Nikola Tesla, chances are you think of the Tesla coil or the 80s metal hair band. Tesla was the first real mad scientist of the twentieth century: Not only did he invent that coil and alternating-current electricity (which you're probably using right now to read this), but he also researched… » 1/28/08 11:00am 1/28/08 11:00am

Guillermo Del Toro Piecing Together Frankenstein For TV

Guillermo del Toro isn't content enough to sit back on his Pan's Labyrinth earnings and let Hellboy 2: The Golden Army just ride the coattails of the original film into the box office. He's rumbling about a new television version of the mad scientist classic Frankentstein. "The only way to do the Shelley novel is to… » 1/02/08 1:40pm 1/02/08 1:40pm