What's The Best Movie Or TV Show You Saw Under The Worst Circumstances?

A truly great work of art can win you over even if you're seeing it under horrible conditions. But some conditions are so horrible, they push the limits of your ability to see a work's qualities. You have a migraine. There are screaming kids. It's the in-flight movie on a crashing plane. What's the worst conditions… » 4/01/15 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

Which Movie Can You Abandon For A Pee Break Without Missing Anything?

We always feel guilty and ashamed — like bad movie-lovers! — when we have to take a pee break in the middle of a long movie. What if we miss the best bit? But certain films make it easy, with long stretches that you can safely miss. Go to the bathroom. Get a soda refill, even. Which movie can you safely miss a decent… » 3/31/15 2:17pm Yesterday 2:17pm

What Book Did You Change Your Mind About After Re-reading?

Revisiting a favorite, or even-not-so favorite, book is never an exact replication of the original read, but sometimes it changes what you think of the book entirely. Today, we want to know about the books that you re-read, and never saw the same way after. » 3/31/15 7:20am Yesterday 7:20am

What Should Happen In The X-Files Reunion?

After being decommissioned 13 years ago, FBI agents Muller and Scully are returning to TV for a six-part event miniseries. It's exciting, but given the lackluster way the TV show ended and the two so-so movies that followed it, it's also kind of disconcerting. So what do you want to see when The X-Files return? » 3/30/15 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

Tell Us Your Very Best Stories From Inside The Lab

Let's face it: Sometimes the process of doing science is a lot messier (and more fire-prone) than it seems from the outside. Today, we want to hear all your best, most harrowing stories from inside of the lab. » 3/30/15 7:00am Monday 7:00am

Which "Lovable" Villain Is Actually Terrifying When You Think About It?

Science fiction and fantasy are full of straight-up scary villains. But then there are the lovable ones, who are too quirky and goofy to seem really threatening. They start to become part of the gang, even. But they're still horrible people. Which "lovable" villain is actually horrifying if you think about him or her? » 3/27/15 2:10pm Friday 2:10pm

Concept Art Writing Prompt: Unnatural Selection

We've got some kind of evaluation happening in this week's Concept Art Writing Prompt, by artist Johannes Holm. So what's going on? And what happens to the humans who are pulled out of line? » 3/26/15 5:00pm Thursday 5:00pm

What Destination In Space Do You Most Want To See?

We're building better rockets, taking longer trips, and learning a whole lot more about the places in space we've already managed to visit. So where do you want to go next? » 3/26/15 7:20am 3/26/15 7:20am

Which Sequel Threw Out The Best Part Of The Previous Story's Ending?

The most powerful ending is often the one that closes the story with a resounding bang. An ending that lets you know that things have changed. But those are also the hardest to continue, and some people don't even try. Which sequel completely abandoned the best part of the previous installment's ending? » 3/25/15 2:09pm 3/25/15 2:09pm

What's The Most Amazing Natural Phenomenon You've Ever Seen?

Space may have the best reputation for strangely gorgeous sights, but there's plenty to dazzle us here on our planet. Today, we want to know about the weird, beautiful, and quirky natural phenomena that you've glimpsed. » 3/25/15 7:00am 3/25/15 7:00am

What Was Your Favorite Book When You Were Growing Up?

Sometimes when you read a book can be as important to what you think of it as the story itself — and one of the best times to really get into a book is when you're a kid. » 3/24/15 7:00am 3/24/15 7:00am

Where Should The X-Men Movie-Verse Go After Apocalypse?

Jennifer Lawrence has just announced that the '80s-set X-Men: Apocalypse will be her last X-movie. Given her immense popularity, it's not really a mystery why she wouldn't want to keep getting spray-painted blue. But it begs a question worth asking: What happens to the X-Men after Apocalypse? » 3/23/15 2:00pm 3/23/15 2:00pm

Which Scientific Discovery Has The Most Fascinating Story Behind It?

Science is sometimes presented as just a constant march of new discoveries, but each of them come with a complex backstory about exactly how it was discovered. Today, we want to know your favorite. » 3/23/15 7:00am 3/23/15 7:00am

Which TV Show Was Cancelled Just As It Was Getting Interesting?

Sometimes you watch the last ever episode of a TV show that's already been killed, and you can't help thinking, "Damn, they waited too long to get to the good part." Which TV show dragged its feet for an entire season (or three), only to turn into something really interesting in its final hour? » 3/20/15 2:30pm 3/20/15 2:30pm

Concept Art Writing Prompt: Waking Up To The Apocalypse

There's nothing like waking up in the morning and getting a face full of monster. This week's Concept Art Writing Prompt, by David Velásquez, would make a great illustration for a story — you just have to write it first. » 3/19/15 5:00pm 3/19/15 5:00pm

What's The Best Answer You've Ever Gotten To A Question About Science?

Science is full of questions and — when we're very, very, lucky — some of those questions also come with answers. We want to know about the most satisfying response you've ever received to a scientific question and why it worked out so well. » 3/19/15 7:20am 3/19/15 7:20am

What's The Greatest Book Cover Ever?

If you can't judge a book by its cover, some books at least have covers so perfect that they make you sorely regret it. Today, we want to know your pick for the greatest book cover of all time. » 3/18/15 7:00am 3/18/15 7:00am

What's The Best Alliance That Both Sides Already Know Will End Badly?

You know things are desperate when old enemies have to team up in a last-ditch effort to save the day. And sometimes, war makes strange bedfellows. But the best alliances of convenience are the ones where both sides can tell it'll end in horrible betrayal. What's your favorite alliance that's doomed from the start? » 3/17/15 2:32pm 3/17/15 2:32pm

Who Is The Most Fascinating Figure In Your Area's Local History?

History is filled with great stories and unique characters, but sometimes the best stories never spread much beyond their own region. Today we want to know about the fascinating characters that people don't hear enough about outside of your immediate locale. » 3/17/15 7:20am 3/17/15 7:20am