The Greatest Science Fiction-Themed Bars and Restaurants on Earth

You may never get to drink at the Cantina — but you can still visit some real-life watering holes that celebrate your favorite stories. We've already shown you science-fictional bars we'd like to visit and people whose homes are based on spaceships, but here are real joints that boast a TARDIS, AT-ATs or the Martian… » 6/10/13 3:28pm 6/10/13 3:28pm

Take a science fiction road trip for a weird and wonderful summer

We've already told you all about the movies you can look forward to this summer, the TV shows you can watch, and the books and comics you can read. But what if, when summer strikes, you're itching to hit to road? We have roadside attractions, unusual museums, and significant spots from science and science fiction from… » 4/29/12 9:00am 4/29/12 9:00am

Wild Vegas parties celebrated atomic bomb tests of the 1950s

Crooners, bright lights, the ringing of slot machines, and...atomic bombs? This strange combination became a reality in Las Vegas during the 1950s. Scheduled nuclear detonations at the Nevada Proving Ground gave plenty of opportunities to party and raise a glass to a mushroom cloud. How did this bizarre slice of… » 4/18/12 7:00am 4/18/12 7:00am

Welcome to Mleeta, Hezbollah's premier tourist trap

Hassan Nasrallah would like to welcome you to Mleeta, one of Lebanon's more unusual tourist destinations. The unsmiling face of Hezbollah's leader greets visitors in a slickly produced 10-minute video shown in a modern theater, telling them: "I'm honored to be with you in this tourist landmark." » 3/27/12 7:00am 3/27/12 7:00am

For 25 Euros, you can be a (mildly) tortured Soviet political prisoner…

Should you ever find yourself in the environs of Vilnius, Lithuania, you can sign up for 1984: The Survival Drama, a three-hour faux Soviet military interrogation, complete with former KGB guards looking to recapture the magic of the old days. 25€ will get you a three-hour regimen of belt-whippings, verbal abuse, and… » 1/10/12 8:30am 1/10/12 8:30am

Northern Hemisphere Gets Ready for End of UFO Season

The holidays are nearly over, and it's time to start going back to school or return to work after a summer vacation. What you probably didn't know is that it's also the end of UFO season for the Northern Hemisphere. So if you're looking for ET, it's time to hightail it down to New Zealand. Here's why, according to the… » 8/26/08 10:30am 8/26/08 10:30am