A Warm Ocean "Blob" In the Pacific Is Feeding a Toxic Algae Bloom 

The Blob has been there for over a year—a cauldron of extra-warm ocean temperatures off the coast of the Pacific Northwest that just won’t budge. The Blob has already affected food availability and habitats for marine life, and now scientists are starting to see at least one dangerous side-effect of the Blob: A… » 8/08/15 8:00am 8/08/15 8:00am

R.I.P. Larry Hagman, the Kindest Master an Immortal Superbeing Ever Had

Larry Hagman, who died last night, first came to most people's attention as the male lead of I Dream of Jeannie, a weird clone of Bewitched about an astronaut who becomes the owner of a cute, somewhat overenthusiastic genie in a bottle. She calls him "Master" and tries to please him with her magical powers — but she… » 11/24/12 11:00am 11/24/12 11:00am

Scientists Pick The Greatest Books And Movies Of All Time

At last, the most important works of science fiction are being determined scientifically. New Scientist » 10/01/08 2:20pm 10/01/08 2:20pm magazine is doing a special science fiction issue on Nov. 15, and the magazine is polling its science-boffin readers as to the greatest books and movies in the genre. The magazine's own staff have already voted, and…

New Watchmen Hints, Plus Batman and Wolverine Spoilers

We were excited to see Peter at Slashfilm striking a blow against excessive spoiler sensitivity with his rant on Saturday. It's not just because we revel in spoilers and wish there could be spoilers for real life, either. It's also because we want the term "spoiler" to refer to only the juiciest and most forbidden… » 2/18/08 6:00am 2/18/08 6:00am

The Stinkiest Sewer Monsters Ever to Rise from the Depths

There's a vast world below us that most of you know nothing about. How many of you have actually ventured down into the cavernous sewer pipes below your city to have a look? Sure, it's not the most aromatherapy-friendly destination, but if you're looking for a mutated monster hell-bent on taking over humankind, it's… » 1/24/08 4:00pm 1/24/08 4:00pm