Top 10 Greatest Motion-Capture Characters Of All Time

This weekend, we'll witness the evolution of Caesar, the ape revolutionary played by Andy Serkis in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And next month, we meet Vin Diesel's Groot. But motion-capture has a proud history of innovation and great performances. Here are the 10 greatest mocap characters of all time. » 7/08/14 10:09am 7/08/14 10:09am

In the Japanese version of Species, things get pretty NSFW

Check out the NSFW trailer for Tokyo Species, a Japanese version of the US franchise about (let's face it) alien mating practices. If you recall, the US version features a sexy, tenticular Natasha Henstridge fucking and murdering her way through a string of men as she searches for the perfect sperm. Her goal seems to… » 2/03/12 3:40pm 2/03/12 3:40pm

What are the very punniest scientific names?

You've gotta give it up for creative taxonomists — the scientists responsible for naming, and thereby classifying, newly discovered species. Without them, we'd never have species with names like the ant pictured above, who is named after a science fiction institution. (See if you can guess who it is — it's very » 8/24/11 2:20pm 8/24/11 2:20pm

Huge cricket-like insect hasn't evolved in over 100 million years

The splay-footed cricket is one of the biggest, most scary-looking insects, and it's been that way for a long, long time. A fossil recently uncovered in Brazil reveals these crickets have looked more or less exactly the same since the time of the dinosaurs. Clearly, these insects don't adapt - they make the world… » 2/03/11 4:00pm 2/03/11 4:00pm