Want ultraviolet vision? You're going to need smaller eyes.

Unlike humans and most other mammals, birds can see ultraviolet light. But not all avian eyes are created equal, according to new research. Apparently, birds with smaller eyes are better able to perceive the UV spectrum. » 11/22/13 6:20am 11/22/13 6:20am

12 Underrated or Overlooked TV Shows to Marathon This Weekend

There's a long weekend ahead of us, and that means one thing: DVD box sets. You could break out the Firefly and Babylon 5, or you could venture into the wild unknown. Television is full of undiscovered worlds — here are 12 underrated or overlooked science fiction and fantasy TV shows to mainline this weekend. » 5/23/13 10:02am 5/23/13 10:02am

What's the most stylish dystopia of all time?

Everybody knows that dystopias have the best fashions and the coolest designs. Whether it's the stark paleness of THX-1138, the totalitarian chic of Nineteen Eighty Four, the orgy cool of Brave New World or the priests-on-prozac aesthetic of Equilibrium... dystopias are always fashionable. So what's the most stylish… » 5/10/13 4:10pm 5/10/13 4:10pm

12 Movies that Are Incredibly Beautiful and Utterly Vapid

Movies are getting prettier all the time. Thanks to computer animation, IMAX cameras, 3-D and a million other innovations, we can now create films that tower like candy palaces. But that just means it's easier for movies to be pretty but dumb. Here are 12 films that are lovely to look at, but totally braindead. » 4/03/13 10:02am 4/03/13 10:02am

A Total Recall remake from the director of Underworld and Live Free Or …

Nobody thinks a Total Recall remake is a good idea, but it's still happening. And now it's been announced that Underworld director Len Wiseman is in final talks to direct, from a script by Equilibrium/Ultraviolet director Kurt Wimmer. This will be a new "contemporized" adaptation. The press release quotes Wiseman: » 7/29/10 11:36am 7/29/10 11:36am

The Science Fiction Gadgets That Make You Go... Wha?!

We have a serious love affair with the cool gadgets of science fiction, but every now and then one will come along that will make you scratch your head and say "What!?" Yes, even in the world of scifi, you can sometimes go a bit too far. Check out our list of beyond-the-pale gadgets. » 4/23/08 3:18pm 4/23/08 3:18pm