Santa Claus might be a right jolly old elf, but he's a jolly old elf with a bizarre past. St. Nicholas. Sinterklaas. Odin. Santa Claus has used all of these pseudonyms at one point or another, and committed acts so bizarre that the fact Santa has an army of indentured elf servants making all his toys seem normal by…
While most of us probably suspect that the yeti is a mythical beast, the finest minds in the world beg to differ. Which is why Oxford University has just announced that it is going on a yeti hunt, to establish once and for all whether the creature has ever existed.
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James Cameron and Sam Worthington are back in the saddle together, making more huge budget productions. Their latest venture? A film called Myth.
World War Z has some awesome casting updates. Jon Favreau reveals his premiere plans for Cowboys & Aliens. Plus our first look at Captain America's USO show, and a Stan Lee cameo that has nothing to do with Marvel movies!
Do you enjoy space opera, fantastic technologies, millennia-old mysteries, and terrifically wicked villains who want their offspring to embrace their dark side? Do you like women too? Then you'll love 1981's Hugo winner, The Snow Queen, by Joan D. Vinge.
It turns out that King Arthur's legendary round table was a lot more badass than you ever thought. It most likely seated 1,000 people, and was probably built on the ruins of an old Roman settlement.
One of two Hugo-winning novels from 1966, This Immortal laid the groundwork for later divine masterpieces and turned action on an epic scale into something new and intimate, without sacrificing the sense of wonder.
In a paper published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, scientists make the case that an extinct giant predatory eagle might have been eating children. The eagle was not a scavenger, as some believed, but a deadly hunter.
In many cultures, creatures like sea serpents, griffins, and dragons were more than legends; their existence seemed a provable fact. An exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Science explains the real scientific discoveries that inspired the myths.
Eco-friendly is the a word thrown around a lot these days, and an ever-increasing number of people are going out of their way to conserve power. Combine that with a desire to increase the longevity of our hardware and you have the basis for a question that has been floating around forever: do you leave your computer…