What is this Cyberman orchestra conductor saying?

Doctor Who took over Heathrow Airport for its 50th anniversary, and there are some lovely photos of a Cyberman wandering the airport like a lost traveler. Terrorizing children, attacking author Jenny Colgan... and conducting the philharmonic orchestra (which is playing the Who theme, I'm guessing.) What's he saying… » 7/16/13 1:32pm 7/16/13 1:32pm

Taylor Swift is Rapunzel in the latest "Celebrity Disney Princess" photo …

We've enjoyed Annie Leibovitz's photos of celebrities as Disney characters before — but this latest one, featuring Taylor Swift as Rapunzel, is one of our favorites. It's almost as good as Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen. [via Us Magazine] » 1/23/13 6:05pm 1/23/13 6:05pm

In the world's most cheerful cemetery, the tombstones are brightly…

In the small village of Săpânţa in Maramureş County, Romania, sits Cimitirul Vesel, the "Merry Cemetery." Unlike cemeteries in other parts of Romania, the Merry Cemetery is filled with wooden headstones, each one carved, brightly colored, and inscribed with a sometimes irreverent poem. It's a place that looks on the… » 10/21/12 8:30am 10/21/12 8:30am

What it's like to dive under a giant oil rig in Gabon

Over at National Geographic, marine ecologist Dr. Enric Sala is posting photos and accounts from his expedition, diving off the huge oil rigs in Gabon. The oil company TOTAL is allowing him and his team to dive off "several of their oil rigs." And this first view of the massive dark shape underwater, with coral covering… » 10/10/12 10:35am 10/10/12 10:35am

Photos of an abandoned asylum shot in black and white, complete with…

Tuscany's Villa Sbertoli was a businessman's villa before it became a sanatorium, and even long abandoned, much of its rich architecture still survives. But Romina Margherita A Diaz's photographs juxtapose the building's former grandeur with its more spartan hospital functions and adds an extra layer of spooky drama by … » 10/07/12 5:00pm 10/07/12 5:00pm

Photos go behind the scenes of the world's cryonics facilities

Cryonics may be a fanciful notion to some and it's certainly an expensive undertaking, but that hasn't stopped a handful of people from having their bodies cryogenically frozen in the hope of being revived in some distant future. Photographer Murray Ballard stepped into the world of cryopreservation with his camera in… » 10/06/12 5:00pm 10/06/12 5:00pm

Eight years after the Athens Olympics, some venues have been left to…

The Greek embassy estimated that it cost Greece €8.954 billion to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2004, including the construction of the Olympic Village and several shiny new athletic venues. Since then, though, some of those venues have been abandoned, making one Olympic legacy a set of decaying structures. » 8/04/12 5:00pm 8/04/12 5:00pm

The 1950s Space Age style known as Googie lives on forever

The era of "Googie" design and architecture is half a century ago — but in many ways, it feels fresher than anything that's come along since. The optimism and brightness that comes out of these buildings and their facades still shines out like a sign of what humans are capable of when we believe. To see these Space Age… » 5/10/12 3:01pm 5/10/12 3:01pm

You can't face down Optimus Prime's honking big gun

Transformers Prime has given us some of our favorite scenes of robot-on-robot violence and comedy. And now, we've got a couple badass images from the next episode, which airs this Saturday. Behold Optimus Prime's massive gun that goes boom. » 4/05/12 3:19pm 4/05/12 3:19pm

Rare Star Trek photos show green Orion slavegirls like you've never…

The original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," included a lot more of the scenes where Vina is turned into a green Orion slavegirl who dances for Captain Pike — but they were cut because they were too saucy for prime time television. Now, some rare Trek behind-the-scenes pictures include a brand new look at the unshown parts… » 3/02/12 12:27pm 3/02/12 12:27pm