Classic sci-fi spaceships make me nostalgic for a future that never was

French illustrator Manchu is one of the masters of classic sci-fi illustration. His worlds and spaceships are massive, optimistic, colorful, and sometimes even zany on his alien spaceship designs. Masterfully crafted, his work reminds me of another one of the greatest: The British Chris Foss. » 10/23/14 1:13am Today 1:13am

This is first trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and it looks amazing

Comicbook Resources got the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, apparently leaked early by Movieweb, and now it appears it has leaked everywhere. It's narrated by Ultron (James Spader), and features all the team members—plus the much anticipated Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor. [UPDATED with highlights] » 10/22/14 8:25pm Yesterday 8:25pm

Watch classic album covers come to life in this cool music video

Mayokero is the first song of the album Acowpella Beatbox by Israeli artist Roy Kafri. The music video—directed by Vania Heymann, a second year student in Bezalel School of Art and Design—is brilliant. It takes classic album covers and animates them to sing along the song in a completely seamless way. » 10/21/14 12:12am Tuesday 12:12am

The Big Lebowski painted after classic art works

I love Joe Forkan's The Lebowski Cycle, a series of oil paintings that uses frames of The Big Lebowski to reference artwork by classic painters like Caravaggio, Velázquez or David. I would like to have the one above—the last one of the series—made after The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio. » 10/20/14 11:17pm Monday 11:17pm

Holy crap, this amazing Universe simulator makes me want to buy a new PC

It's been a long time since I craved a computer program, but now I want Space Engine so much that I'm ready to buy a PC just to be able to immerse myself in it. Developed by Vladimir Romanyuk, Space Engine is a complete sandbox simulation of the Universe with mind-blowing graphics. Check this out: » 10/20/14 9:00pm Monday 9:00pm

I've never seen macroscopic images as incredibly sharp as these ones

This is a blister beetle photographed with a Macropod—"a low cost, portable, three-dimensional imaging solution" that allows scientists to break the depth of field limitations typical of macro photography by taking multiple exposures and merging them into a single ultra-sharp image using software. » 10/20/14 2:29pm Monday 2:29pm

Ambition is the new sci-fi film I didn't even know I wanted to see

It's not Interstellar but now I want to see it just the same: Ambition is the sci-fi film that nobody seems to be reporting about even while its main actor is arguably the best character in Game of Thrones—Littlefinger himself—and its director was already nominated for an Academy Award in 2002. [Updated] » 10/18/14 1:40am Saturday 1:40am

Spectacular comet will engulf Mars this Sunday in historical event

This Sunday something historical will happen: An ancient rare comet will arrive to Mars after millions of years traveling at 33 miles per second from the Oort cloud. It will look like you can see above, passing just within a third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon, engulfing the Red Planet in its large tail. » 10/17/14 1:44pm 10/17/14 1:44pm

Drag boat racing shoots up an awesome wall of water behind it

These boats racing against each other pack nearly 8,000 horsepower and can hit speeds of 260mph. Basically, they're really, really fast. But what's even cooler is what the boats leave in their wake, a perfect wall of water that shoots out and up into the sky. It's like they're tearing the water apart. » 10/16/14 11:58pm 10/16/14 11:58pm

Saturn moon looks like a wasp nest and it may freak some people out

Check out this stunningly crispy photo of Saturn moon's Hyperion—taken by the Cassini spacecraft. Apparently it is inhabited by alien wasps the size of cars or at least it looks like a wasp nest to me. So gross!* New analysis of Cassini's data reveal that, if there are giant alien wasps, they are producing electrons. » 10/16/14 10:04pm 10/16/14 10:04pm

Extraordinary video of the ISS floating in space taken from Earth

ESA's Optical Ground Station took this extraordinary video of the International Space Station on October 8 as it was being illuminated by a 3.6-Watt 532-nm green laser. The video was taken at 7 frames per second, but the final effects is amazing. It's incredible to see it moving like that. » 10/15/14 9:02pm 10/15/14 9:02pm

Fantastic book reveals Adventure Time secrets—and we're giving it away

Even if I didn't love this series so much, I would still buy the awesome Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, a beautiful 352-page large format tome that tells the series' genesis. It's fascinating. I've been reading it and it's a must have if you like the series or animation in general. And we're giving five away! » 10/15/14 6:40pm 10/15/14 6:40pm