Crocheted cyclops costume brings out the softer side of swordplay

Forget clunky metal and plastic armor that leave you sweating and bruise everyone you scrape by at conventions. This soft and cozy crocheted cyclops outfit is a cool and crafty alternative. » 1/14/12 3:00pm 1/14/12 3:00pm

The secret of ancient Viking navigation was transparent crystals

Before the invention of modern navigational equipment, ancient sailors crossed the seas largely through their knowledge of the positions of the Sun and stars. So how did Vikings cross from Europe to America in the often foggy, cloudy northern Atlantic? » 11/02/11 4:00pm 11/02/11 4:00pm

Did we discover signs of life on Mars...in 1976?

NASA's Viking probes were colossally disappointing for those looking for life on Mars - not only were there no signs of life, we didn't even find its essential building blocks. Or maybe we just didn't know what to look for. » 9/05/10 9:50am 9/05/10 9:50am