High-Speed Video Reveals The Source Of That Incredible After-Rain Smell

That smell has a name. It's called petrichor. For decades, scientists have speculated on where this smell comes from, but the mechanism behind the phenomenon has remained elusive. Now, researchers at MIT studying high-speed video of raindrops think they've found the answer: The smell is released in tiny aerosol clouds… » 1/15/15 5:30pm 1/15/15 5:30pm

The Rainmakers: How Human Beings Control the Weather

Humans have been trying to control the weather since the day we traded in our spears for shovels. Cultures from every corner of the globe have worshipped rain-granting deities, and our sci-fi villains have been obsessed with flood and drought. But in the modern era, we no longer have use for the old water gods. We've… » 7/09/13 7:15pm 7/09/13 7:15pm

Wachowskis Go Ninja and There is Much Rejoicing

Collin Chou, who played the Seraph in the Wachowski's Matrix trilogy, has confirmed that he'll be starring in a fantastical ninja movie to be produced by the Wachowskis. He couldn't say much about it, but did admit it would have fantasy elements and that production is set to start next month. Korean pop singer Rain,… » 3/18/08 10:30am 3/18/08 10:30am