From trilobites to tyrannosaurs, most fossils are of creatures with hard shells or bones. These materials don’t easily biodegrade and sediment has time to build up around them and turn them into a record of the creature that is still with us millions of years after it has died. Soft-bodied organisms like worms, on the…
Skeleton sculptor Tim Prince took a bit of the person-eating plant from Little Shop of Horrors and added a pinch of Aliens' xenomorph queen to create this fearsome tribute to the horror comedy musical. I wouldn't put it past this critter to attempt world domination.
Photographer Marc da Cuhna Lopes imagines a desolate future in which people are gone, and somehow giant animal skeletons have taken over our world. But don't panic — that's not really a person-sized animal that somehow died while perched on a bed. It's an illusion of scale.
Kelly Link's latest short story sneaks up on you — at first you think it's just a concentrated dose of weirdness, a jarring head-trip like being suspended by your ankles over the ocean. But then her strange world-building starts to make sense, and you think the whole thing is becoming a demented thought experiment.
Want to write something that's both weird and gorgeous? That pushes the boundaries of storytelling and includes moving, relatable characters? Then you should read the masters of this odd not-quite-genre.
Want to revisit The Outer Limits, the classic 1960s anthology series? A new blog reviews one Outer Limits episode per day, with supplemental essays by an army of smart critics. Dip into the early-sixties zeitgeist and rediscover the weirdness! [WeAreControllingTransmission]
Want to know what's coming next on Fringe? You might need to go to your local independent record store and delve into mad scientist Walter Bishop's groovy musical tastes.
Iron Man director Jon Favreau stars in The Big Empty, in which he gets hired to make a delivery — and winds up out in the middle of the desert, where 27 people in blue tracksuits have a strange mission.
Not only was Scientology founded by a scifi writer, but its greatest enemy - the Anonymous group - models itself after a comic book character. Now members of the alien-loving religion are on trial in Australia for torture and baby-killing.
The Guardian did a little research on this Psystar, the company that vows to continue selling their generic Mac OS X clones even if Apple decides to sue them. Turns out that not only has the Miami Chamber of Commerce and BBB never heard of them, there's essentially no trace of them on the internet at all. As if that…
The editors over at Techeblog have compiled a list of 10 of the strangest MP3 players. Topping the list is a Pez MP3 player and a Teddy Bear MP3 player brings around the rear. Some of the other highlighted MP3 players include a brain-wave emitting, scratch-n-sniff and toilet based MP3 players. Unfortunately and…
Leave it to the brainiac graduate students at the MIT Media Lab to come up with fashions that blend techno-geekiness with other-planet surrealism. Putting together an event called Seamless: Computational Couture, the wigged-out designistas took the meaning of the term wtf to an entirely new level. The curators…