How NYC Would Respond to an Actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Attack

It's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man?… » 8/28/14 1:19pm 8/28/14 1:19pm

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 8/21/14 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 of… » 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… » 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