Humans hoping to launch themselves to another planet or even into the Sun are sadly out of luck—for now. But in a few billion years, when the Sun becomes a red giant and destroys our terrestrial oceans, future folk will hypothetically be able to make their homes elsewhere. Saturn and Jupiter’s icy moons—Enceladus and…
Astronomers at the Arecibo Observatory have picked up some strange signals coming from Ross 128, a red dwarf star located 11 light-years from Earth. Naturally, the inability of scientists to immediately explain the anomalous signals has led to rampant speculation that aliens must somehow be involved.
In Andy Weir’s novel-turned-Matt-Damon-movie The Martian, the protagonist endures the harsh terrain of Mars by using his own shit to grow potatoes. The idea isn’t that outlandish—over the last few years, a NASA-backed project has been attempting to simulate Martian potato farming by growing taters in the Peruvian…
It seems like everything on this trash planet is doomed to go extinct before humans do, much to my chagrin. The woeful tale of New Zealand’s yellow-eyed penguin is no different: the adorable bird—which even makes an appearance on the country’s currency—is dangerously close to extinction, at least at one well-monitored…
Just a few weeks back, Showtime denied rumors that the Twin Peaks revival might not happen. But now, it turns out the truth may hurt fans even more: David Lynch just announced via Twitter that he's exiting the project, and he made no bones about why.
Sorry to bum you out on a Friday, but the SkyMall Catalog has filed for bankruptcy. This news suggests that despite the catalog's airline seat-pocket ubiquity, there simply wasn't a robust market for its odd array of gadgets, replica suits of armor, and truly bizarre garden statuary.
Though Ray Bradbury's literary legacy lives on after the author's 2012 passing, the Los Angeles home where he lived for over 50 years is currently getting the teardown treatment.
Shadow of Mordor is one of the best games I played this year. I had high hopes for Lord of the Hunt, its first major expansion, as a result. "New monsters!" I thought. "More nemesis orcs to fight, some of whom ride on top of the new monsters! What could possibly go wrong?" So many things, apparently.
Pro tip: When you post a Craigslist ad proposing an iPad-for-"blue dream straight outta Cali" marijuana trade and also post a picture of said illegal substance for all to see, the local police will find and arrest you.