15 Science Fiction and Fantasy Characters Who Found Success After…

A lot of the characters we love from science fiction and fantasy learned how to harness their powers and intellect in school: skilled wizards, mad scientists with PhDs in horribleness, carefully trained military officers, mutant superheroes who studied T.H. White. But there are plenty of heroes and villains who… » 9/01/12 1:00pm 9/01/12 1:00pm

The Ivy League of Ancient Roman Gladiator Schools

If you got sent back in time 2,000 years to ancient Rome, you probably wouldn't want to choose a career as a gladiator. After all, it was a messy existence, with a fairly low life expectancy. But if you were up to your eyeballs in debt, or wanted a chance at fortune or fame, you could break in at the top, by going to… » 6/22/12 7:00am 6/22/12 7:00am

Pokemon teacher's stamp rewards students before shoving them back in…

If you've already invested in the Gandalf stamp to gleefully mark the papers of failing students, then you might want keep this Pokemon stamp on hand for when your pupils actually study. Etsy seller Jocelyn does it again with a fresh round of self-inking stamp geekery. This one will set you back $12. [Etsy via BuzzFeed » 3/11/12 11:30am 3/11/12 11:30am

How to Get into the Most Prestigious Colleges in the Universe

If you're a high school senior beginning the college application process, you're being told that this is one of the most competitive college admissions years. You'll need top grades and great test scores. But that's nothing compared to getting into scifi's most exclusive academic institutions. If you want to study… » 9/25/08 12:00pm 9/25/08 12:00pm