At altitudes of 15,000 feet, Tibetans live in environments that would incapacitate most humans. New research has uncovered several genetic mutations that appear to be responsible for these high-altitude superpowers—including a trait inherited from an extinct human species.
Researchers have discovered that Atlantic killifish are now 8,000 times more resilient to high levels of toxic waste than other fish, allowing them to survive extreme levels of pollution that would normally be deadly. It sounds like an evolutionary success story, but examples like this are exceptionally rare in the…
No contemporary author has seen his work made into more movies and TV shows than Stephen King (and many more, like The Dark Tower, are in the works). The fact that he’s astonishingly prolific is certainly a contributing factor—as is the fact his works, horror and otherwise, tend to feel cinematic even on the page. But…
Marvel recently released the first issue of its The Force Awakens comic adaptation, and it is weird. It is weird in 2016 to see a straight adaptation of a movie in comic form, months after the movie came out. But it’s part of tradition for the company, one that stretches all the way back to before the first Star Wars…
Look, we know everyone's been complaining about the length of the Hobbit trilogy ever since the decision to make the adaptation into 3 separate movies. And they were right to! But now we have actual statistics to show that they're some of the most gratuitous book-to-movie adaptations ever.
As you might have known, this week an officially licensed game set in the HBO version of the Game of Thrones universe was released. Naturally as a fan, I checked it out - and while I enjoyed it, I was jarred by how much it felt like it was just a retread of stories Game of Thrones had already told.
Ancient Europeans were lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after switching over to agriculture. DNA extracted from skulls dating from 5,700 BC to 800 BC shows that Europeans carried the genes for lactose intolerance. But that didn't stop them from eating dairy products like milk and cheese for 4,000 years. The study…
The disappointing changes made in the on-screen adaptations from some of our favorite books have been well catalogued. But what about the times when the on-screen adaptation diverted from its source material, for the best?
Game of Thrones' book reading fans were given a bit of a shock yesterday when set pictures from the TV show's upcoming season revealed another huge change from the source material - but amid the concern, there was some hope. Sometimes, change can do us all some good when it comes to adapting our favourite works.
Movie adaptations always require a few changes from their source material. Sometimes those changes can result in a totally new and wonderful experience—and sometimes they're just plain terrible. Which alteration is the very worst?
There are some books that we can't wait to see as movies, and then there are some that we really only want to see unspool across seasons on television. Which are the book series that you hope to see make it to the little screen, but not to the theater?
When it comes to evading hungry predators, prey animals have no shortage of tricks — things like like camouflage, prickly defenses — and a hell of a lot of speed. But they’ve also evolved some lesser known strategies as well. Here are some ingenious ways prey animals avoid becoming a delicious meal.
We haven't heard anything lately about the Wrinkle in Time movie that was announced a year ago, but at least cartoonist Hope Larson (Mercury) is adapting it into a graphic novel in time for its 50th anniversary next year.
The "Mexploitation" action flick — which sprang from one of Grindhouse's fake trailers — will get both a prequel comic and an ongoing series from IDW starting in September. Awesome. The only problem: They picked the wrong Grindhouse character.
Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black is adapting Matt Kindt's somber, moving graphic novel 3 Story — about a man who can't stop growing, told by the three women in his life — for Warner Bros.
The author of this oral history of the zombie apocalypse, Max Brooks, confirms that the film adaptation is still very much alive — or very much undead.
James A. Owen's The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica posits a world in which the fantasy authors knew each other as young men and explored imaginary worlds. About time it's gonna be a movie.
Why is Warners spending millions of dollars to adapt a Japanese novel you've never heard of? Well, because it sounds awesome.