XKCD's Creator Explains What Would Happen If Earth Stopped Spinning


XKCD's Randall Munroe is publishing a book of science explainers! What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions is due out September 2. To celebrate its imminent arrival, here's the first chapter from the book – an explainer about global devastation. Fun! » 8/21/14 1:40pm Thursday 1:40pm

The 10 most insane alternate reality versions of popular superheroes

You would think that having the powers of a radioactive spider, or wearing a cape to a fight, would qualify as crazy enough for comic books. Not so. Comics delve into alternate worlds that show different sides of their superheroes - nutbag, wacko-smacko sides. Take a look at the looniest alternate reality versions… » 11/18/13 10:00am 11/18/13 10:00am

Wesley Snipes Was Almost Geordi La Forge, and Other Star Trek: TNG

In a strong argument for the existence of alternate realities, according to this purported 1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation casting sheet Wesley Snipes was once a front-runner to play Geordi La Forge. UPDATED: » 8/26/10 2:00pm 8/26/10 2:00pm

This is nothing against LeVar Burton. I love LeVar Burton! And I wouldn't have wanted to see anyone else… » 8/26/10 2:00pm 8/26/10 2:00pm

90s Actor + Giant Animal = Sci Fi Original

If you're addicted to the Sci Fi Channel's made-for-TV movies about large creatures and the humans who chew scenery near them, then you're in luck. Next year, Sci Fi is making 36 original movies instead of the usual 24 — including prehistoric sharks, pirates and a version of National Treasure, only worse (if that's… » 7/21/08 8:40am 7/21/08 8:40am