This 1965 Soviet Documentary About Lunar Colonization Is Astounding

The Space Age gave birth to some absolutely beautiful visions of space exploration and life in space — including a ton of lovely artwork from Soviet creators. And one of the most striking Soviet works of space-age futurism came in 1965, in a documentary called Luna or Moon. The whole beautiful thing is online, with… » 8/20/14 11:40am Wednesday 11:40am

This Fan-Made Doctor Who Opening Is So Awesome Stephen Moffat Stole It

The video you see above, while incredible, is not official. But, made by one Billy Hanshaw of Leeds, it became such a viral sensation that eventually Who showrunner Stephen Moffat saw it, and he's using it as the basis of the actual season 8 opening credits! (With Hanshaw's permission, of course.) » 8/15/14 6:00pm 8/15/14 6:00pm

These Cat Photos Put The Rest Of The Internet's Cat Photos To Shame

In 2011, photographer Vincent J. Musi had the opportunity to shoot several of Houston Zoo's big cats on behalf of National Geographic. This week, Musi and NatGeo have been featuring select images from the series (some of them previously unpublished) on their respective Instagram pages, and they are positively sublime. » 8/13/14 5:00pm 8/13/14 5:00pm

Star Trek Writer's Defense of Diversity in Sci-Fi Is Damn Near Perfect

When a reader wrote in to say that a recent plotline in David Mack's Star Trek books — one where a Vulcan had an affair with a Klingon spy, and they both happened to be women — meant that they wouldn't be reading his books anymore, they didn't expect a response. But they got one. Oh boy, did they get one. » 8/12/14 4:45am 8/12/14 4:45am