Will Obama's second term free him to take bold action on climate change?

The election results indicate it's a win for Obama — but is it a win for climate science? Maybe. Will it be a more central piece of an Obama presidency than a Romney one? Most definitely. Romney's willingness to mock sea level rise (here's the soundbite, in case you somehow missed it being played on repeat in the… » 11/07/12 8:00am 11/07/12 8:00am

Joss Whedon endorses Mitt Romney for president of the zombie apocalypse

With less than two weeks until the US presidential election, director Joss Whedon decides to toss in his two cents. But what starts as a Mitt Romney anti-endorsement quickly morphs into a parody of hyperbolic political ads. Which candidate will put us on the fastest path to the zombie apocalypse? And which candidate… » 10/28/12 4:15pm 10/28/12 4:15pm

Stop calling Mitt Romney a cyborg!

Absolutely everybody in the media is calling Mitt Romney a cyborg now — and that's supposed to be an insult. An increasing number of political pundits are using the "cyborg" label to bring attention to Romney's stiff, unspontaneous style and his apparent lack of compassion. » 9/26/12 1:05pm 9/26/12 1:05pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye make the case for NASA's future in

Do you miss the days of space shuttle launches? Do you want to see humans go back to the Moon, and even explore Mars, in your lifetime? Paul Hildebrandt does too. So he's initiated a Kickstarter campaign to create Fight For Space: Exploring the Future of Manned Spaceflight, a documentary with a higher aim than just… » 7/25/12 7:30am 7/25/12 7:30am

Bane Capital tweets its corporate takeover of Gotham City

After Rush Limbaugh's bizarre question as to whether Bane, Batman's masked foe, could somehow be an anti-Mitt Romney conspiracy, one inspired Bat-fan decided Bane Capital wasn't a shabby idea. Bane Capital is now tweeting reports about the liberation of Gotham's corporate persons and how his anti-Batman mission creates … » 7/21/12 1:00pm 7/21/12 1:00pm

Most Americans would rather have Barack Obama in the White House…

American's have finally agreed on something in politics: Obama is the guy we want to fight off alien invaders. A new poll, sponsored by the National Geographic Channel, shows that 65 percent of Americans believe that Obama would be better at fighting aliens than Mitt Romney. And since 36 percent of respondents believe … » 6/28/12 12:00pm 6/28/12 12:00pm

You are biologically wired to disagree with [insert political ideology …

Evidence continues to mount that your political leanings are determined, to some extent, by aspects of your biology. The latest installment in this emerging area of research comes from the University of Nebraska, in a study that looks at peoples' responses to certain forms of visual stimuli — politically themed or… » 1/26/12 8:05am 1/26/12 8:05am

Who Would Be The Most Science Fictional President?

It's Super Tuesday! No, that doesn't mean you're going to get bathed in cosmic radiation and gain super-strength and diamond skin. (At least, not necessarily.) Rather, if you live in one of a bunch of states, you'll be choosing your party's presidential candidate. When you make that momentous choice, the most important … » 2/05/08 11:20am 2/05/08 11:20am