Hand-drawn sketches of Mars and Jupiter animated as rotating globes

Amateur astronomer Frédéric Burgeot prefers to draw what he sees through his telescope rather than photographing the cosmos. A digital animator turned his lovely illustrations into 3D globes, capturing Burgeot's view of the planets at specific points in time. » 1/13/14 10:40am 1/13/14 10:40am

The Unexpected Artwork of Physicist Richard Feynman

In addition to being a world-renowned physicist, Richard Feynman was also an amateur artist, one who was fascinated by the power of lines and forms. He felt that his appreciation of art was deeply connected to his love of physics, representing an appreciation of the complexity and beauty of the world. » 5/19/13 10:30am 5/19/13 10:30am

Extinct birds wearing fashions from the year they went extinct

In 1844, the Great Auk went the way of the Dodo, and eventually so would mid-19th century fashions. Fortunately, artist Brian R. Williams has immortalized both, drawing extinct birds wearing clothes from the year they met their demise. » 6/23/12 9:30am 6/23/12 9:30am

Great Auk, 1844 Laughing Owl, 1914

Mutant X-Muppets defend a world that thinks they're weirdos

The Muppets have always had trouble gaining acceptance as a troupe of chicken-loving, sardine-tossing stage performers, but will they face the fear and revulsion of humanity when they prove to be powerful mutants? » 6/10/12 4:15pm 6/10/12 4:15pm

Amy Pond meets her match: First footage from Doctor Who's next charity…

Amy Pond finally meets the one person in the universe who can stand up to her — and it looks like they're getting along quite well, in the first brief clip from the skit airing during Friday's Comic Relief special. » 3/13/11 4:41pm 3/13/11 4:41pm

The 10 Funniest Comedy Sketches About Aliens

Aliens are inherently funny, even when they're drinking the marrow out of your funny bone. These are ten of the best alien-themed sketches this side of the Crab Nebula (and no, Coneheads is not #1). » 2/21/10 9:00am 2/21/10 9:00am

Lost Is Everywhere: A Collection Of The Best Parodies And Island Shout…

You can never leave the island: Lost will haunt you everywhere. So, tonight we're celebrating the world's collective obsession with Lost by rounding up the best parodies and references from sketches to Veronica Mars' cookies. » 1/21/09 4:00pm 1/21/09 4:00pm

Best SNL Scifi Sketches Of All Time

Be it pointy headed aliens, smoking astronauts, gay space invaders or cats that shoot lasers out of their mouths, Saturday Night Live » 9/13/08 4:00pm 9/13/08 4:00pm has always delivered some of the best scifi-based sketches this world has ever seen. Tonight, the SNL players take the stage again and, after a few bad years, an infusion of new writers…