A Google Executive Just Crushed Felix Baumgartner's Free Fall Record

Move aside, Felix Baumgartner. Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, fell from the top of the stratosphere this morning, plummeting nearly 26 vertical miles in the span of about 15 minutes. In doing so, he has broken Baumgartner's 2012 record for world's highest-altitude free fall – and by a pretty sizable… » 10/24/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

This Interstellar/Spaceballs Trailer Mash-Up Is Ludicrously Perfect

Yeah, yeah, I love the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer at least as much as the rest of you. But I'm still going to have to decree the greatest trailer released in the last 24 hours to be this one, which combines the somber score for Interstellar with the few non-ridiculous moments from Mel Brooks' Spaceballs. » 10/23/14 8:30am Thursday 8:30am

MIT's Science Fiction Society Has 60,000 Books And Some Zany Traditions

Reason number 5,000,000,000 to wish you'd gone to MIT... There's a great article in MIT News Magazine about the MIT Science Fiction Society, with its incredibly awesome library. Which started with a wooden crate dragged between dorm rooms in 1949 and is now a massive storehouse of awesome. » 10/22/14 4:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm