The 8 Weirdest Real-Life Science Fiction Political Ads

Elections tend to be a surreal time, what with motormouthed candidates perpetually promising a chicken in every underfunded classroom and gasoline pumps that shoot champagne instead of petrol. Here are eight times politicians channeled the realms of science fiction, horror, and fantasy for the express purpose of… » 10/15/12 10:50am 10/15/12 10:50am

Google launches underwater Street View, blows everyone's goddamn mind

Google has rolled out some damn impressive additions to its ouvre of street-viewable locales over the last few months, including Kennedy Space Center, the Amazon Rainforest and Antarctica, but this may be the most spectacular of them yet. Working in collaboration with The Catlin Seaview Survey, the company has… » 9/27/12 7:10am 9/27/12 7:10am

Meet the Agta, a tribe where a quarter of men have been attacked by…

When Thomas Headland first met the world's longest snake, he was on the way to the toilet. He was living in the Philippine rainforest with a group of hunter-gatherers called the Agta. On the walk to the outhouse behind his hut, he stumbled across a reticulated python curled up on the trail. "The hairs on the back of… » 12/17/11 1:30pm 12/17/11 1:30pm

World's most intense Superman cosplayer endures multiple plastic…

To paraphrase Ray Davies of The Kinks, we all wish we could fly like Superman. Sadly, our stupid, non-Kryptonian DNA prevents mere humans like you and me from righting the Leaning Tower of Pisa, extinguishing the Olympic torch, and getting blotto and fighting the physical manifestations of our super-egos in… » 10/05/11 7:00am 10/05/11 7:00am