When People In The 1920s And 1930s Imagined The Future, They Dreamed Big

The Space Age gave us some beautiful, rocket-shaped visions of future cities. But before World War II, people were already imagining sleek, beautiful structures. And floating airports. And air taxis. And Futurama, circa 1939! These are the most eye-popping videos of life in the future, from the 1920s and 1930s. » 4/01/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Strong Bad Returns To Emailing After Years of Silence

Last October, the Homestar Runner gang emerged from obscurity, and now it's the moment we have all been waiting for! Strong Bad is back to answerin' emails. Sort of. Kind of. Hey, at least he hates April Fools' Day too. Bless the return of Homestar Runner! » 4/01/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Watch What Happens When You Put A Hummingbird In A Wind Tunnel

High speed footage can reveal the unusual mechanics of a hummingbird's wingbeat. Here's how this remarkable aerialist keeps a level head, even in the face of aggressive wind and rain. » 3/31/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

These Amazing Temporary Artworks Are Made Of Sand

When an artist creates a beautiful work of art, she or he usually wants it to last forever — or at least, to outlive its creator. But sometimes, an artist just wants to create a work of beauty that will last a short time, and then be gone forever. Here are the loveliest short-lived works of art... made of sand. » 3/31/15 3:23pm Yesterday 3:23pm

Someone Is Blogging Late 1950s-Early 1960s Science Fiction In Real Time

What if there was a blogger tackling the history of science fiction at the end of the Golden Age, as it happened? It would look a lot like the Galactic Journey blog, over on Dreamwidth. » 3/31/15 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

This 10 Years Of Doctor Who Tribute Video Makes Us All A Little Weepy

If ever there was an argument for Doctor Who being the most emotional, jovial, weepy, maddening television series, this video is it. » 3/31/15 8:40am Yesterday 8:40am

Stunning New Images Of Rhea Herald More Photos Of Saturn's Icy Moons

For nearly two years, the orbital path of NASA's Cassini spacecraft has limited the mission's encounters with Saturn's moons. These newly released photos of the icy moon Rhea mark the spacecraft's return to the planet's equatorial plane, realm of the ringed world's frozen satellites. » 3/30/15 3:58pm Monday 3:58pm

Watch This CD Rip Apart –  At 170,000 FPS

The Slow Mo Guys filmed a CD spinning up to 23,000 rpm at a genuinely incredible 170,000 frames per second. It's the highest frame rate they've ever employed on the channel, and it's pretty spectacular to watch. (For reference, the footage up top was shot at "only" 28,500 FPS.) » 3/30/15 1:50pm Monday 1:50pm

Absolutely Incredible Cosplay From Emerald City Comicon: Day 3!

The cosplay does not stop! Emerald City Comicon was just bursting with beautiful recreations of costumes from comics, movies, television and books. And to prove it, here's one last batch of the best ECCC cosplay! » 3/30/15 12:49pm Monday 12:49pm

The Instagram Account Dedicated to Finding Blade Runner In Reality


The Instagram account bladerunnerreality is dedicated to taking photos of the world that look like they could be straight out of Blade Runner. Is the knowledge that we are sort of living in Blade Runner comforting or distressing? » 3/30/15 2:30am Monday 2:30am

The Most Astonishing Cosplay From Emerald City Comicon... Part 2!

They sure know how to party in Seattle. Yesterday, we brought you a batch of incredible cosplay pics from Emerald City Comicon — but today's photos are way more stunning. Including some costumes we've never, ever seen done before. Check out best of ECCC's cosplay, day two! » 3/29/15 12:36pm Sunday 12:36pm

The #VeryRealisticYA Hashtag Shows The Truth About Teen Adventures

Our new favorite hashtag is #VeryRealisticYA, which in addition to pointing out all that is ridiculous about the red-hot but not always relatable YA genre, happens to be gut-bustingly hilarious. (Even better: it was created by an actual teen writer!) Here are some of our favorites. » 3/29/15 8:31am Sunday 8:31am

The Most Mind-Blowing Cosplay From Emerald City Comicon.... So Far

Cosplay is our sartorial gateway to fantastical worlds and wonderful visions. We can never actually visit the places we watch and read about in science fiction and fantasy, but really great cosplay brings us closer to them. This weekend is Emerald City Comicon, and we've been blown away by some of the costumes thus… » 3/28/15 1:00pm Saturday 1:00pm

Listen To Every Single Musical Genre, Ever

If you've ever wanted to hear the difference between traditional funk and Memphis soul, or understand where they fit in the context of more than 1300 musical genres, you might want to clear your schedule. An interactive project called Every Noise at Once is about to devour the rest of your day. » 3/27/15 1:00pm Friday 1:00pm

Could This Be The Most Radiant Collection Of Dune Art Ever Assembled?

This Insane Tribute To Classic Star Wars Toys Took 2,000 Hours To Paint

Artist Robert Burden's huge mural dedicated to the Star Wars universe celebrates the galaxy far, far away through a slightly peculiar lens — in it there are over 150 Star Wars characters and vehicles, rendered in their original toy forms from Kenner's classic toyline. » 3/26/15 11:20am 3/26/15 11:20am

This Is the Ultimate in Octopus Hair Accessories

These adorable creations are from Kirstie Williams' etsy shop CuriousCephalopods, where you can also commission ones in any color you wish. Not only are they awesome — look at those tentacle curls — I am counting on one to provide protection from nature's most intelligent sea creatures. » 3/25/15 1:30am 3/25/15 1:30am

A Mind-Melting Supercut Of Movie Dream Sequences

Dream sequences are an amazing way of breaking down the walls of reality — even in a supposedly "realistic" film. Film editor Gabriel Adelman has put together a supercut of the most beautiful and disturbing dream sequences from over a century of film, and the results are amazing. » 3/24/15 3:40pm 3/24/15 3:40pm