I wouldn’t exactly say Grimm’s season 2 finale was
disappointing, but for those looking for the mythology-building of
the mid-season premiere, you’re out of luck. Still, “Goodnight,
Sweet Grimm” was action-packed and fun, and that’s all I really ask
out of Grimm.
Two days ago, as the 2013 Moore tornado struck Oklahoma, Charles
Gifford sought refuge in a storm shelter. After he was safe inside,
and with the door securely shut, Gifford poked his camera through a
small hole, allowing him to capture this insanely up-close video of
the 1.3 mile wide tornado.
Could the villain of Marvel's big space opera be the ruler of
one of its most famous alien races? Could a Man of Steel
prequel comic set the stage for one of Superman's closest allies?
Could a villain of anniversary specials past return to menace the
Doctor on his 50th anniversary? Maybe not, but prepare for
Cue the theme music; there's a brand new Man of Steel
trailer that showcases a whole pant-load of new superhero footage,
including lots of new threats and violence from General Zod and his
minions, Lois Lane and Faora footage, and HEAT VISION! Clark Kent
Now that Warehouse 13 has been consigned to the same
fate as Eureka — tying off loose ends and then going away
for good — each episode is a reminder that this show is still
seriously fun, and quite agile. Last night's episode was mostly a
standard "artifact of the week" outing, but it packed in a lot of
goodness in one hour.
From entomologist, blogger and insect photographer Alex
Wild comes this remarkable image of a trapjaw ant, torn asunder
to reveal the wriggling, 8-inch parasitic worm living inside. (The
ant, by comparison, measures about half an inch long.)
I can't bring myself to complain about Revolution any
more — about the fact that this show isn't living up to its fun,
swashbuckling pilot and also doesn't seem to be about anything,
other than "war is awful and soldiers are bad people." So here's a
tribute to the show's best character instead.
A landmark legal case may finally put a stop to almost half a
century of bizarre medical procedures in the United States, where
children's genitals have been surgically altered to fit a
standardized definition of the proper sizes for penises and
Animals are smarter than many people
realize, and they can learn to do all sorts of stuff. That's
why so many creatures have been domesticated — but it's also why
people have tried, over and over, to send animals to war. Here's a
history of animal soldiers, in pictures.
Paolo Soleri, who died last month at 93, transformed the way
people imagine cities of the future. You've probably seen some of
his concepts without realizing it. He even built an experimental
city in Arizona, called Arcosanti. We've got a gallery of his drawings and
designs, some of which have never been online before.
Back in the days of yore, TV series and movie were often forced
to imagine extra-terrestrials with low-tech special effects and
limited budgets. Nowadays, thanks to the wonders of computer VFX,
we can create anything — and sometimes aliens still look
It's been been covered with a heat-activated label that changes
from black to a picture of a pizza once it's done a few thousand
revolutions inside your DVD player. At which point it also
smells like pizza. Utterly dumb, or totally brilliant? We
report – YOU DECIDE.
Iain M. Banks has had two astoundingly great careers — with the
middle initial, he's one of the most influential and brilliant
science fiction authors of the past 25 years. Without it, he's a
great literary author. And some people believe he did the science
fiction to subsidize his literary work. If anything, it's the
Yes, after being in charge of Green Lantern for nearly
a decade, revitalizing the title, and adding more to the DC
universe mythos than anybody besides Jack Kirby, Geoff Johns has
penned his final issue. Plus Godzilla, sex, a sword-wielding Little
Red Riding Hood and more, all in this week’s comics!
Tyrannosaurus rex was a thrasher,
prone to vigorously shaking its powerful, prey-packed jaws from
side-to-side like a crocodile. But new simulations reveal
Allosaurus was equipped to dismember its prey with a
little more decorum, stripping flesh from bone not with the
head-swinging motion of a croc, but the meticulous tug-tug-tug of a