Batman's Role in Suicide Squad is Even More Crucial Than We Thought

The recent Suicide Squad footage gave us a glimpse of Batman’s cameo in the film—but there’s even more to it than we realized. A new interview with Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder and his collaborators has revealed a lot more about how these films will connect up. » 7/29/15 4:05pm Wednesday 4:05pm

Hitch a Ride on New Horizons in Latest Flyover Animation from Pluto

That’s it. I’m packing my bags, hitching a ride on the next rocket, and finding a way to skate on the icy nitrogen glaciers of Pluto. The latest flover animation from New Horizons data takes us soaring in the skies over the aching expanses of Sputnik Planum and the jagged teeth of Hillary Montes. » 7/25/15 12:40pm 7/25/15 12:40pm

Another Way of Looking at Pluto

Data from the New Horizons mission have revised Pluto’s diameter to just 2370 kilometers across. That’s smaller than the moons Triton, Ganymede, Callisto, Io, Europa, and Titan, not to mention Earth’s own satellite. In more immediately relatable terms: Here’s what it would look like if someone plopped Pluto onto… » 7/22/15 2:26pm 7/22/15 2:26pm

Our Exclusive Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Video May Self-Destruct

In eight days, everyone will find out that IMF is in a bad way. As Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation begins, the Impossible Missions Force is struggling to survive on multiple levels. Only Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) can restore the agency In this exclusive featurette, you’ll see Hunt has his work cut out for him.
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Soar Over Pluto's Heart at 77,000 Kilometers in This New Animation

This animated flyover of the Norgay mountains and Sputnik plains on Pluto are based on the freshly-delivered close-approach images from the New Horizons flyby. See features just a single kilometre big as you experience what it would be like to hitch a ride on the spacecraft as it skimmed past the dwarf planet. » 7/17/15 2:57pm 7/17/15 2:57pm

The Magnus Effect Is Why a Ball With a Bit of Backspin Goes Like This

Drop a basketball with backspin from a great enough height, and something rather interesting happens. In the video below, Veritasium’s Derek Muller explains the Magnus effect, and why the phenomenon can cause a ball with even a little spin to swerve so dramatically from its expected path. » 7/15/15 9:31pm 7/15/15 9:31pm

Proof That Nic Cage's Superman Could Have Looked Pretty Amazing

Back in the ‘90s, Nicolas Cage was going to play Superman for Tim Burton. The film got canceled, however, and quickly became an Internet urban legend. Well now, a documentary on that film has revealed that Cage’s Superman actually would have looked shockingly great. » 7/15/15 2:51pm 7/15/15 2:51pm

This Amazing, Giant Hulkbuster Toy Has an Iron Man Figure Inside

Update: Guys, I got this totally wrong. Not about the figure being giant and awesome, but it was made by Comicave, not Hot Toys, and it is totally not for sale at this point. My apologies to Comicave for misattributing this stunning achievement (I still think black magic was somehow involved). » 7/13/15 9:08am 7/13/15 9:08am

"Mind-Melded" Animal Brains Work Better Than Individual Ones

Connecting brains together into networks, or ‘mind-melding’ as the Trekkies say, has a long and colorful history in science fiction. But it’s also something that scientists are doing—rather successfully—with animals in the lab. And in many cases, networked animal brains seem to perform better than individual brains. » 7/09/15 1:20pm 7/09/15 1:20pm