Secret Empire—which will see Steve Rogers’ recent double life as an agent of Hydra revealed to the wider Marvel Comics world—is the company’s next big comic event, and thus, it’s already touting range after range of variant covers to go with the series. But one in particular is causing a lot of anger: because it links…
If you’re reading Marvel comics right now, then you’re probably aware that while Steve Rogers has taken up the Captain America mantle once more, something is... very off. Like, “he’s secretly a fascist agent of Hydra planning to get space aliens to invade the world” off. Confused? We’re here to get you caught up on…
If you’ve been following the long saga of Steve Rogers, you’ll know that this year he returned to superpowered heroism as the current second Captain America. You’ll also know that he came back with some... intriguing quirks, like, for example, being a secret brainwashed Hydra agent. That’d be bad enough, but now, he’s…
Hydra are small, tentacled beasties that spends their time floating around freshwater, stinging and eating small shrimp. To eat, a hydra has to rip open its own skin. This behavior is well known, but it hadn’t been captured on video—until now.
Goodnight, moons! These are the best images we’re going to see of Nix and Hydra, the largest of the little moons swooping around Pluto and Charon.
Last week, Nix and Hydra transformed before our eyes from specks of light to bonafide moons. Today, NASA released a new set of images, bringing Pluto’s oblong satellites into even better focus. The latest astonishing finds? Nix has a rosy glow and Hydra has craters.
New ideas about Pluto, Charon, and all the little moons have been flowing back from the New Horizons spacecraft fast and furious. If you’re curious but haven’t kept up, here’s everything we’ve learned so far.
Greetings, my pernicious pen partners! I actually had thought that I’d be able to have a “Postal Apocalypse” last week during Comic-Con. Comic-Con had other plans that involved me working 14-hour days and sobbing hysterically at my desk, begging for the sweet release of death. But I’m better now! So on with your…
Hydra is the outermost of Pluto’s known moons, and until now, we’d only ever seen it as a faint pixel of light. Today, planet Earth gets its first real glimpse of this tiny, enigmatic satellite.
It’s been a crazy week learning about Pluto as the New Horizons spacecraft makes the first-ever close encounter with the dwarf planet. Join us as we live-blog the very first science results as the mission team reports back after closest approach.
On the 23rd and 24th of January, 1930, a young astronomer working in Flagstaff, Arizona, scanned a small patch of the night sky. He was taking pictures of star positions, looking for anomalies that would signal movement somewhere at the edge of the solar system. He took the pictures then set them aside, not realizing…
Analysis of Hubble data shows that two — and possibly all four — of the Pluto-Charon system’s smallest moons are wobbling in a wildly unpredictable fashion. What’s more, one moon, Kerberos, appears to exhibit a dark charcoal-like surface that’s radically distinct from other Plutonian moons.
The Agents of SHIELD are back with a vengeance! The team ruthlessly demolishes its opposition while the Inhumans continue to evolve - especially the eyeless man and the Girl in the Flower Dress!
Eighty-five years ago today, Clyde Tombaugh found a small dot of light shifting position while hunting for the trans-Neptune planet predicted by Percival Lowell. Now, the New Horizons probe en route to Pluto has photographed its tiny moons, Nix and Hydra.
The revelation of Hydra infiltrating SHIELD in the MCU was a coup for Marvel - not just a big gamechanger for their 'shared universe' plans, but also the opportunity to turn all of that SHIELD related merchandise into Hydra stuff. Or in the case of this glass, both!
One of Iron Man's oldest enemies tries to whip SHIELD at their own game and a background player finally reveals himself into the story. A lot happened in this episode, so let's take it apart and examine the comic book connections!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D's primary foe, Hydra, may have gotten a lot scarier on this week's episode, but we've got one pretty good reason to doubt whether their secret schemes will pan out. And, no, it's not just because good always triumphs over evil in the end.
How do you determine whether a creature is immortal? In this animated video, Radiolab host Robert Krulwich explains why, after observing hydra for just a few years, one researcher suggested that the animals might live startlingly long lives.
Want to show off your allegiance to the nefarious forces lurking within Marvel's defense agency SHIELD? This glow-in-the-dark shirt will reveal your true colors when the lights go out.
Anyone who thinks that a certain level of scientific genius imparts dignity might want to take a look at this incident in the life of Carl Linnaeus. He was a polymath, the father of modern biology, and also a hydra inspector for hire.