Short film: Kirsten Dunst deals with the stupidity of selfies

Kirsten Dunst plays herself in this short film directed by Matthew Frost: Two young women approach Kirsten on the street to take a selfie with her. The girls are more interested in the impact the selfie will have on their Instagram fans than in actually meeting her face to face. A sign of the times, I guess. » 9/23/14 5:17am Today 5:17am

I really want to play Destiny after reading Kotaku's review

The Destiny review is out at Kotaku and Kirk Hamilton loves it. And hates it. But mostly loves it. But then he really hates it and he can't stop playing. I read the review and I want to put on an Oculus Rift and play it forever while being fed with Soylent Green through an IV. But perhaps I shouldn't. » 9/23/14 1:11am Today 1:11am

I can't have enough of this cover of an old Italian song

I've been listening to Mi Senti—the last EP by electronica music goddess Róisín Murphy—for the last few months. Her long-awaited new work—created with her partner Sebastiano Properzi—takes classic Italian songs from the 70s and turns them into masterful covers. Here's Ancora Tu, originally by Lucio Battisti. » 9/22/14 11:41pm Yesterday 11:41pm

New Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem poster is pretty cool

I just saw this new poster for Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem in Film School Rejects and I was quite impressed. Not only because it describes the essence of the film quite accurately—Christoph Waltz head dissolving into the Universe—but also for doing so in such a simple and beautiful way. » 9/22/14 10:55pm Yesterday 10:55pm

Today is Earth's equinox and this is how it looks from space

Right now, the Earth is at its equinox. Today, the duration of the day and the night all around the world would be the same because the sunlight is hitting the Earth at the perfect angle to align its shade with Earth's spin axis. You can see it in this video, captured by the Russian satellite Elektro-L. » 9/22/14 2:18pm Yesterday 2:18pm

iPhone 6 soaked in liquid-nitrogen shatters like a Terminator T-1000

RatedRR bought six iPhone 6 to torture them in every way imaginable. Their first test was to submerge one in liquid nitrogen and then use a hammer to smash it. Like the T-1000 in Terminator 2, the phone shatters in a billion pieces. Their drop test also shows their new glass shatters just like any glass. » 9/22/14 6:18am Yesterday 6:18am

The four more likely places to host alien life in the Solar System

NASA's astronomy picture of the day is nothing especial today. At least for more people. For me it is special because I like to look at the four moons that tantalize Earth scientists with the possibility of life—four moons that we should explore soon, shown here to scale. So beautiful, they never get old. » 9/19/14 7:17am Friday 7:17am

12 cars drifting on a racetrack at the same time looks like a lot of fun

Some of the sequences in this video featuring Ryan Tuerck and 11 other formula drift drivers—filmed at Pat's Acres Racing Complex in Canby, Oregon—reminds me of those old 8-bit top perspective racing games from the 80s. I want to grab a joystick and play Super Off-Road all day now. » 9/19/14 5:50am Friday 5:50am

The biggest comparison of sci-fi spaceships ever is complete at last

At last, it's done. The biggest spaceship size chart ever created is now complete and fully operational. 4,268 x 5,690 pixels of technological terror that includes everything from the smaller Star War ships to EVE. According to its author, Dirk Loechel, this is the last update. It's epic. » 9/17/14 10:29am 9/17/14 10:29am

Amazing photo of the MIR space station against the immensity of Earth

Surprisingly enough for a space junkie like me, I've never seen this image of the MIR—the Soviet space station that was destroyed on reentry on 2001 after 5,519 days in orbit. The photo was taken from the space shuttle Atlantis on the mission STS-71, docked in the photo below. » 9/16/14 8:53pm 9/16/14 8:53pm