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First Glimpse Of Fantastic Four Costumes Reveals A "Cronenberg-ian" Look

Just how different will the new Fantastic Four movie be from the versions we've seen before? _Very_ different, it seems. Collider has a new interview with director Josh Trank. And this first look at this version of the Fantastic Four's outfits. And, well... it's bluer when you expand it to full-size and look closely?Read more...

Best Iain M.

Best Iain M. Banks tribute ever. Elon Musk tweeted thathe's naming two SpaceX droneships after Culture ships in Banks' _The Player of Games_. One drone ship will be called Just Read The Instructions, and the other will be Of Course I Still Love You. [via Tor.com]Read more...

They Most Definitely Did Not Come In Peace

In artist Sung Choi's concept art series _ARK_, an alien invasion drives humanity from Earth. Fortunately, we find a habitable planet to make our home after the horrors of war.Read more...

Christina Ricci's Lizzie Borden Is Back (And So Is Her Axe)

Lifetime's Christina Ricci-starring _Lizzie Borden Took An Axe_ was a hit last January, and the network is cashing in with April's eight-episode _The Lizzie Borden Chronicles_, a fictionalized exploration of Lizzie's post-acquittal life. Read more...

This Is Why The X-Files Never Became A Franchise

In addition to science fiction, _The X-Files_ also fit neatly into another genre: the crime procedural. But, unlike other wildly successful crime dramas like Law & Order or CSI, it never managed to truly became a franchise. So what was it that prevented us from seeing _The_ _X-Files: Miami? _There was a simple reason.Read more...

Tiny Moon Dive-Bombs Asteroid During Near-Earth Flyby

Early this morning, a big (but not _too_ big) asteroid made a close (but not _too_ close!) pass by our planet. While totally unthreatening as a doomsday scenario, this particular asteroid makes for beautiful viewing: it has a tiny, orbiting moon.Read more...

This Is Probably The Most Beautiful Doctor Who Artwork Ever Created

_Doctor Who _has given rise to tons of incredible artwork, from Chris Achilleos' book covers to Dave Gibbons' comics to Bill Mudron's art nouveau painting . But for my money, the best Who art of all time is probably the Dalek comic strip that was published in the mid-1960s in Century 21 magazine. And it's all on Flickr.Read more...

The Dead Come Back, But Not As Zombies In A&E's The Returned Trailer

Get a first look at the supernatural series _The Returned_ from _Lost's _Carlton Cuse and Raelle Tucker from _True Blood._ Watch as the dead come back to life, and try and wiggle their way back into their past lives. Read more...

Tween Girl Suspected In Heist Of 117-Carat Diamond Necklace

So you thought your reckless youth shoplifting Cover Girl from the mall made you a badass? Think again: a jeans-and-hoodie-clad girl, estimated to be around 12 years old, helped three adults snake a $4.6 million diamond necklace from a Hong Kong jewelry store. Read more...

Here's Why Alfred Calls Bruce Wayne "Master Bruce"

We know that Alfred calling his employer, surrogate son, and the recipient of his wisdom, "Master Bruce," is incredibly old-fashioned. But what did the term "Master" mean, before it became obsolete? Read more...

Even In 19th Century Japan, People Loved To See Cats Doing Human Things

These artworks were made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), one of the last great Japanese masters of the ukiyo-e style were really a novelty of its age. Kuniyoshi started to use cats instead of humans in satirical kabuki prints in the early 1840s.Read more...

Did Gotham Just Invent The Worst Supervillain Name In History? (Yes!)

Because _Gotham_ really has no idea what to do as a show other than keep adding "early" versions of Batman's rogues gallery, they've cast Colm Feore as the villainous Dollmaker. But it's the Dollmaker's "real" name — not from the comics, but one the show has thought up itself — that will drive you as mad as the Joker.Read more...

Good News: DC Is Trying To Fix Their Batman: The Animated Series Figures

Finally getting action figures emulating the gorgeous style of _Batman: The Animated Series_ has been like a dream come true for fans of the cartoon - or it should have been, if they weren't riddled by quality issues. But hooray! DC have finally addressed the problems, and have announced plans to hopefully fix them.Read more...

Constantine's Second Fiddle Finally Gets A Turn In The Limelight

Sometimes, Chas, Constantine's remarkably hard to kill pal, can be a bit of a nonentity, someone who goes along with John's plans with far less angst than most. But when the soul of Chas' daughter is stolen, we finally get to see what the cab-driving sidekick is capable of.Read more...

Gawker Send Us Your Mom's Texts and Emails About the Blizzard | Jalopnik The Ten Best Cars No One Is

Gawker Send Us Your Mom's Texts and Emails About the Blizzard | Jalopnik The Ten Best Cars No One Is Buying | Kotaku The Biggest First-Person Shooter Battle Ever Had Over A Thousand Players | Lifehacker Ask an Expert: All About Better Communication in the Bedroom | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Guillotined Head Of "Butcher Of Hannover" Cremated After 89 Years

Better late than never? The head of German serial killer Fritz Haarmann — known as "The Butcher of Hannover" and "The Vampire of Hannover" — was cremated after spending 89 years bobbing in formaldehyde.Read more...

Lo, The Incredible Artwork of Exodus, Revealed In Before And After Pics

What _Exodus_ may have lacked in script and casting, it made up for in spectacle. The plagues and ancient temples were insane. Behold the magic in these before and after wipes. Read more...

Neuroscientists have captured the first-ever video of neural activity in the brains of freely moving

Neuroscientists have captured the first-ever video of neural activity in the brains of freely moving nematode worms. Using an elaborate camera setup and software, researchers were able to observe 78 individual neurons—an advance that will help them better understand how the nervous system controls animal behavior.Read more...

Islamophobic Bus Ads In San Francisco Are Being Defaced With Kamala Khan

Well, this is just brilliant. Racist adverts promoting hatred against Muslims are currently being run on buses in San Francisco - but someone has started covering them up with anti-hatred messages from Marvel's première Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel.Read more...

This Is The Strangest Way We've Ever Seen The Moon Move

Everything seems normal, as the Moon drifts below the horizon. Then it suddenly flattens out into a disc and turns bright red. What's going on? It's not editing or animation. What you're seeing is an actual view of the Moon.Read more...

All the faces of Ultron: The design evolution of the Avengers' archenemy

Outstanding illustration of the new Ultron on the cover of Empire this week.I remember how fascinated I was the first time I saw Ultron in Avengers. It was issue #162, published in 1977—I saw it much later because it arrived to Spain in 1980s. Here's how artists changed Ultron's appearance through the years:Read more...

A Cold Shock Can Protect Neurons In A Mouse Model Of Alzheimer's Disease

The brain's adaptation to hibernation has given scientists a promising lead on a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease.Read more...

Vault of Glass vs. Crota's End: The Destiny Comparison We Had To Make

If you're still playing _Destiny _these days, if you're in deep enough to obsess over tiny details and require advanced tips , you're probably no stranger to the game's two raids.Read more...

This Natural Spermicide Turns Your Tongue Green

Vanadium is the 23rd element. It's a simple gray metal that has a remarkable property — it acts as a natural and effective spermicide. In some ways, it's a better spermicide than any of those regularly on the market. Read more...

How To Create A Virtual "Body" For Your Uploaded Mind

The prospect of uploading your brain into a supercomputer is an exciting one — your mind can live on forever, and expand its capacity in ways that are hard to imagine. But it leaves out one crucial detail: Your mind still needs a body to function properly, even in a virtual world. Here's what we'll have to do to emulate a body in cyberspace.Read more...

Having Superpowers Probably Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be

Most of the time in comics and movies, when someone gains superpowers, they go off more or less without a hitch. But as this short comic points out, superpowers may not be as great as we think they are — especially if they're incomplete.Read more...

We May Finally Be Getting A Live-Action X-Men TV Show

The X-Men have been battling across our movie screens for a decade and a half, but it's been a while since we've heard talk of a live-action TV series. However, the mutants may finally be coming to the small screen in a new show.Read more...

Holy Crap, David Tennant Cast As Purple Man In Jessica Jones Series

Although it seemed like Marvel's _Jessica Jones_ Netflix series couldn't get any better, it just did. David Tennant has just been cast as the villainous Purple Man. That's right, the beloved Tenth Doctor is about to turn into a total nightmare. Read more...

Read An Exclusive Chapter Of Catherynne M. Valente's New Fairyland Book!

Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland series has captured the imaginations of kids and perspicacious adults alike — and now, the fourth volume in the series, _The Boy Who Lost Fairyland_, is coming out in March. But no need to wait — we've got an exclusive excerpt, in which a troll becomes a boy.Read more...

Use These Tips And Never Lose At Rock Paper Scissors Again

Your days of never getting shotgun are over, thanks to this new video from Numberphile that breaks down the best strategies for winning at Rock, Paper, Scissors. Read more...


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