Use These Tips And Never Lose At Rock Paper Scissors Again

Your days of never getting shotgun are over, thanks to this new video from Numberphile that breaks down the best strategies for winning at Rock, Paper, Scissors. » 1/26/15 10:20am 1/26/15 10:20am

Bowie Reveals The Secret Origin Of Ziggy Stardust In This Great Cartoon

The man responsible for the greatest scifi album of all time is Ziggy Stardust. And the man responsible for that man is of course David Bowie, who explains his creation of his iconic 1970s glam rock character in this 1998 interview with Joe Smith, now animated by PBS's Blank on Blank. » 5/20/14 10:56am 5/20/14 10:56am

Motörhead-playing robots are the ultimate metal band

All-robot rockband Compressorhead pays tribute to their namesake in this video. Of course, it's a lot easier to play "Ace of Spades" when your guitarist has 78 fingers and your drummer sports four stick-wielding arms. » 1/06/13 5:00pm 1/06/13 5:00pm

Life on Earth might never have happened without some well-placed rocks

Biologically speaking, it isn't that hard to create very simple, one-celled organisms. But the leap to multicellular life requires many factors to line up just perfectly. Now a new hypothesis suggests we wouldn't even be here without some well-timed erosion. » 6/17/12 5:05pm 6/17/12 5:05pm

X-rays reveal why the Moon has no volcanoes

The Moon is an almost completely still world, its eternal peace and quiet disrupted only by the occasional meteor or Apollo astronaut. But we now know there's plenty of magma inside the Moon. So why are there no volcanoes? » 2/19/12 4:00pm 2/19/12 4:00pm

The Mysterious Rubbing Rocks of the Atacama Desert

South America's Atacama Desert gets less than a millimeter of rain a year, and some areas have probably never received rainfall. Yet there are rocks in the desert that seem to have been eroded by water. What's going on here? » 10/11/11 11:40am 10/11/11 11:40am

Floating rocks were the first cradles of life

We know that ancient organisms crawled out of the sea onto land, not the other way round. We know that the earliest life predates the existence of true continents. But life might just have began on land after all...sort of. » 9/04/11 9:00am 9/04/11 9:00am

This is the first ever photo of a fish using tools

This blackspot tuskfish, found in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, held a clam in its mouth and smashed it against a rock to reach the food inside. This photo is the first incontrovertible proof that fish are capable of tool use. » 7/10/11 7:00am 7/10/11 7:00am

A music video about a superhero family that's as cute as The Incredibles

Here's a great video about superheroes from popular Spanish indie band Vetusta Morla. The title of the song is "Lo que te hace grande." » 6/13/11 11:55am 6/13/11 11:55am

Reptoids have infiltrated the world of heavy metal

Why are these metal bands convinced that the world is secretly ruled by extraterrestrials called reptoids who are breeding with humans in their hidden caves? » 10/14/10 2:00pm 10/14/10 2:00pm

The dark side of Saturn's moon

Pink Floyd only wishes their weird excursions were as vivid and bizarre as this color-enhanced image of Saturn's moon Enceladus, with its famous plumes of spraying liquid backlit by the sun. Click the link for the high-res version. [NASA] » 5/19/10 12:20pm 5/19/10 12:20pm

Catherine Asaro Rocks Out For Her Latest Science Fiction Epic

Catharine Asaro's new book Diamond Star follows an interstellar rock star caught between three warring civilizations. In order to punch up her novel, and add a musical accompaniment, Asaro had to become a rock singer. » 5/01/09 3:30pm 5/01/09 3:30pm

Covers That Rock: The Truth Revealed!

Yesterday, we took a journey into the unknown, with fantastic images that could have been science-fiction book covers or rock album covers. Today, the unbelievable truth is revealed! » 4/28/09 2:00pm 4/28/09 2:00pm

Everybody Wants To Rock, Even The Vomiting Penis Monsters

Thor and his bitchin' hair-metal band practice their rawk anthem in a deserted country house, where something... evil lurks, in this awesome scene from Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare. I love the cup-vomiting rubber penis monster. » 3/26/09 8:44pm 3/26/09 8:44pm

Vampire Comedy Has Musicians Lining Up to Suck

Alice Cooper is about to make vampires more metal. The rocker joins Iggy Pop, Moby, and Malcolm McDowell in the upcoming horror comedy Suck. A cross-genre cast of musicians and a monster hunting, nyctophobic Malcolm McDowell star in this tale of a wannabe rock band who, after an encounter with a vampire, find that… » 12/01/08 12:26pm 12/01/08 12:26pm

You Could Play Megaman's Robot Girlfriend

Casting notices just went up for a fan-made movie about Megaman, the Japanese videogame character. Director Eddie Lebron (who's already made a Ghostbusters fan-movie) is willing to pay non-union actors to star in his Megaman epic. The storyline sounds pretty close to established lore: Dr. Light develops super-robots… » 1/03/08 9:00am 1/03/08 9:00am