Just What Are Those White Spots On Ceres?

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is edging closer and closer to the dwarf planet Ceres, producing the best ever photograph ever taken every time it sends data home. But the more we see, the more the mystery deepens. Just what are those freaking white spots?! » 2/06/15 3:04am 2/06/15 3:04am

This Is Why Manatees Need Space Suits

This manatee lives in a hollowed-out asteroid in space. Did you really expect that humans would be the only animals from Earth who would colonize the solar system? It's all part of a research project about how different space colonization might look than what you expect. » 1/12/15 2:04pm 1/12/15 2:04pm

What Age Of Ultron Secrets Can Be Found In Lego's New Marvel Sets?

Lego have released an online catalogue detailing upcoming sets in 2015 - including a first look at images of the new tie-in sets for Avengers: Age of Ultron. What can we learn about the movie among all the brick-based Lego goodness? » 12/16/14 11:15am 12/16/14 11:15am

Are Lego actually making a gigantic SHIELD Helicarrier?

Prepare your Wallets, Lego fans: there's been a flurry of rumours over the weekend that Lego might be planning on bringing SHIELD's floating HQ to their range of Marvel toys next year - and not just as a normal set, but a humongous (and pricey) display model. » 11/24/14 4:00pm 11/24/14 4:00pm

This Week's craziest Star Wars theory has nothing to do with Episode VII

There's been a lot of wild speculation about Star Wars this week - Rumours for Episode VII have been flying around like Mynocks in a Giant Space Worm and got everyone talking (or in our case, Photoshopping!). But the weirdest Star Wars tidbit floating around this week has nothing to do with Episode VII at all... » 10/03/14 4:04pm 10/03/14 4:04pm

This Aquaman-related Batman v. Superman rumour sounds totally Insane

Now this is weird. We've known for ages that Jason Momoa will be playing Aquaman in Batman v. Superman (even that's something we're not sure on still) - but this new rumour circulating might tell us how he fits into the larger picture of DC's plans. And it's honestly pretty damn ludicrous. » 9/21/14 11:30am 9/21/14 11:30am

What does this surprising new guest star mean for Agents of SHIELD?

When Coulson and his team return in a few weeks for the première of Season 2, they'll be alongside a familiar, yet unexpected face. Find out who after the cut, and what it could mean for Agents of SHIELD. » 9/09/14 11:59am 9/09/14 11:59am

What could a Greyjoy have to do with Telltale's Game of Thrones Game?

Telltale Games has teased its upcoming Game of Thrones video game with a quote from A Dance With Dragons and a hashtag. But what does it actually tell us about the game's setting in Westeros? (Warning: This post contains Spoilers for A Dance With Dragons.) » 9/03/14 2:11pm 9/03/14 2:11pm

Does Poverty Lead to Sleep Addiction?

When we've "cured" sleep with new medications, it's possible that slumber will become distasteful to many — and even illegal. What happens in a future where people are vaccinated against sleep, and it's impossible to cope with daily life if you still require eight hours of unconsciousness? » 8/18/14 11:40am 8/18/14 11:40am

Raccoon laborers and plants designed for climate change: Charles…

While science fiction writers aren't necessarily out to predict the future, every now and then, author Charles Stross sits down and speculates on what the near or far future might hold. This week, Stross has peered into the middle distance, imagining what Earth might look like in 500. He sees a world very different… » 11/10/12 9:00am 11/10/12 9:00am

Will we eventually have to shed our Earth-centric view of history?

Scientists make a lot of noise about how math and science are the true universal languages, and how, if we ever make contact with aliens we'll have to speak to them through that first. But have they thought about what that would mean? For example, will it mean that we will have to demote all Earth scientists to… » 7/21/12 10:00am 7/21/12 10:00am

Planet Zarmina is ripe for colonization from within its own system

Due to their position in the Gliese system, hypothetical creatures on planet Zarmina might not be alone in their own solar system, the way humans seem to be. And those neighbors could reach Zarmina pretty quickly. » 10/14/10 7:00am 10/14/10 7:00am

Avatar Has A Lock On Best Picture Nomination? Really?

Yeah, according to leading Oscar soothsayers and prognosticators, James Cameron's Avatar has slid into the pole position. Is it worthy? Worthier than these three other genre flicks that should get the nod instead? » 1/04/10 4:00pm 1/04/10 4:00pm

BBC Takes Another Step Closer To US Doctor Who?

Okay, so we may not have believed those rumors about Doctor Who » 8/30/08 8:00am 8/30/08 8:00am specials taking place in America with an American cast and crew when we , but that was before news came that the BBC is moving to America... with some very -friendly faces in charge.News broke yesterday that the BBC is looking to set up a new US division…

Fetish Photography for Robots

Here's the naughtiest view I've ever seen of the spot between two cylinder blocks in a 1940s airplane engine. Specifically, it's a shot Elsie took of the Daimler Benz engine, which helped power the Messerschmitt 110 that Rudolf Hess flew to the U.K. in 1941. This precisely the kind of mechanical engineering porn… » 5/13/08 4:49pm 5/13/08 4:49pm

What's Causing the "Earth Without Us" Craze in New Scifi Movies?

Following on the tail of the hit book The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, and the documentary Life After People, Hollywood seems determined to make scifi movies that explore the same theme. Certainly we've had "Earth without most of us" flicks like I Am Legend, but two movies that were on proud display at WonderCon, » 2/25/08 4:30pm 2/25/08 4:30pm

An Interdimensional Spaceport Off the Coast on Titan

Massive futuristic cubes are surrounded by waiting spaceships and transports in this concept set on a moon orbiting a ringed planet. Artist Steve Burg says he intended it to look inter-dimensional. » 1/11/08 7:00pm 1/11/08 7:00pm

As lonely as we may find it to be, it certainly looks more inviting than LAX on a holiday weekend.