Ask a volcanologist anything you want to know about volcanoes!

Volcanoes! Whether we're talking about Pompeii, why some volcanoes in Indonesia are erupting with blue lava, or the mechanics of supervolcanoes, they're totally fascinating. Today, we have a volcanologist in to answer your questions about volcanoes, eruptions, and their aftereffects. » 2/24/14 9:10am 2/24/14 9:10am

Actually, it was not a surprise when a volcano destroyed Pompeii

With the movie Pompeii exploding into theaters, you'll be exposed to a lot of myths about the volcanic eruption at Mt. Vesuvius that buried a whole Roman town. The biggest myth of all is that the citizens of Pompeii never knew the blast was coming. They did. And many had already evacuated. » 2/21/14 2:31pm 2/21/14 2:31pm

What's next on Orphan Black and SHIELD. And Peter Dinklage talks X-Men!

Find out why Bolivar Trask is like Hitler in X-Men: Days of Future Past. See the making of LEGO Movie and 300: Rise of an Empire. Is Black Widow already spoken for in Captain America 2? Plus a Snowpiercer clip, and news about Hunger Games and Walking Dead. Spoilers now! » 2/05/14 6:00am 2/05/14 6:00am

Could the next Pacific Rim film be a prequel? Plus New RoboCop Pics!

But don't hold your breath for Clash of the Titans 3. Orla Brady talks more about her "killer nun" character in Doctor Who's Christmas special. Plus, a fresh set of photos featuring the humanity at the center of Robocop. Will we finally get to the bottom of Coulson's resurrection? Spoilers now! » 12/24/13 6:00am 12/24/13 6:00am

Pompeii trailer is historical disaster porn with greasy, greasy abs

Congratulations, Kit Harington, your old-timey Roman abs are the most ridiculous abs in the long history of greased abs — truly, you've outdone yourself, sir. Behold the six-pack majesty in the brand new trailer for Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii (also a giant volcano explodes and kills the whole town and stuff). » 12/05/13 7:40am 12/05/13 7:40am

First Pompeii Trailer Spoiler Alert: Everybody Dies

Oh man, Paul W.S. Anderson's take on the destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii looks ridiculous. What are the bets that someone accidentally spills a stash of ancient gun powder and shrapnel into Mount Vesuvius, thus turning the volcano into a GUNCANO? What sort of horrible, bomb-like noise will the EXPLODING ASH… » 8/22/13 8:30am 8/22/13 8:30am

The graffiti of Pompeii was downright raunchy, and absolutely hilarious

Before being entombed with ash by Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii was a thriving city. There was government, there was infrastructure — and yes, there was graffiti. Very vulgar, very explicit graffitti. » 7/27/12 11:40am 7/27/12 11:40am

A weird chart comparing lewd graffiti in ancient Pompeii and 1960s Los …

The 1973 study "Graffiti: Some Observations and Speculations" by Dr. Harvey Lomas included this colorful chart matching bawdy vandalism from First Century Pompeii with its thematic descendants in Sixties Los Angeles. As you can see here, we've had our mind in the gutter for approximately two millennia. » 11/06/11 12:30pm 11/06/11 12:30pm