USA Killed It with Mr. Robot—They Might with Dystopian Drama Colony, Too

Mr. Robot is a dark show kinda uncharacteristic for USA. After all, it’s same network that brought us breezy comedy-mysteries like Monk and Psych. Which were great! But Colony, the decades-old channel’s upcoming series, could continue down USA’s new path of somewhat twisted genre TV. I watched the pilot and it’s… »Saturday 10:05am

Josh Holloway Betrays Humanity to Save His Son In The Colony Trailer

As you’d expect from Carlton Cuse, who created Colony with Ryan Condal, there are more questions than answers in the trailer for the new USA show. We’ve got a giant cordon surrounding Los Angeles, a former FBI agent (Holloway) and his wife (Sarah Wayne Callies) separated from their son, and a creepy suited man with a… »7/15/15 1:00am

Who has come closest to winning Civilization in real life?

Games in Sid Meier's Civilization series are loosely patterned off the rise and fall of real-life civilizations. And some of these real-life civilizations had exactly the kinds of ambitions that would win a game of Civilization. Which raises the obvious question: did any of them get close? Has anybody won? Are we… »12/22/14 10:05am

Mercuriceratops: flashy Cadillac of the late Cretaceous

One oddly-shaped dinosaur bone might not turn out to be a new species. It could simply be from a deformed individual of something already known, or a distortion caused by being buried under tons of shifting rock for millions of years. But two of the same oddly-shaped dinosaur bones? That's no coincidence . . .… »6/18/14 2:14pm

Turn the American Presidential Debates into Abstract Data Structures

You can watch the American presidential debates and allow Barack Obama and John McCain to move you emotionally, or you can convert what they say into easily-analyzed data structures. C-SPAN's awesomely wonky graphic designers have created several easy ways for you to analyze as objectively as possible which candidate… »10/09/08 10:00am