Karl Anderson

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The Roman Empire as a modern subway transit map

Sasha Trubetskoy always makes great maps, like this cool imagining of the Roman Empire road system in the style of a public transit system.<p>Sasha …

Urban Design

Over 20 New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hi-Res Images

Sure, the movie's been out for a few weeks, but since you can't actually see the movie at home yet, the next best <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> …

Star Wars

Play Darth Vader with Siri and get some hilarious responses

The whole tech world is losing its mind with <i>Star Wars</i> mania, and Apple’s no exception. Hidden within Siri is a neat reference to George Lucas’ epic space opera — accessible when you use the iconic “I am your father” line from the end of <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>.<p>Check out some of Siri’s best responses …

'Star Wars' Strikes Back: Behind the Scenes of the Biggest Movie of the Year

In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' Han Solo and Princess Leia join with a new generation to bring the epic saga to 2015<p>It is a bleak time for the …

Video: Every vehicle in the original Star Wars trilogy to scale

One of our favorite artists, Scott Park, illustrated the spaceships and vehicles in the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy to scale and it’s just so good. You …

The Moon's Two Sides Look So Different Thanks To 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Physics

If you’ve ever looked up at the brightest and closest celestial object in the night sky, our Moon, you’ve probably noticed how <i>different</i> some parts of it appear to be from others. And if you’ve ever taken a look at it through a telescope, especially if it’s not in its full phase, you’ve very likely …

Astronomy

Disney Parks start construction on flyable Millennium Falcon, Star Wars cantinas in 2016

Construction on Star Wars-themed attractions at Disneyland and Disney World will start in 2016 with the opening date still being negotiated, Disney chief operating office Tom Staggs said in a recent presentation.<p>"Yes, people will be able to fly the Millennium Falcon," Staggs said during a …

Star Wars: new videos detail changes to Original Trilogy

It's news to nobody that the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy is impossible to (legally) get hold of right now. Whilst there have been rumours that Disney …

Must watch: Star Wars - TIE Fighter animated fan film

Imagine for a moment that, in the late 80s, a Japanese animation studio had gained the rights to <i>Star Wars,</i> and made a TV series dedicated solely to …

Secret stash of Moon artifacts found hidden in Neil Armstrong's closet

These are the contents of a mysterious white bag found hidden in Neil Armstrong's closet: Weird looking lamps, wrenches, utility brackets, sights, …

Someone recreated the new 'Star Wars' trailer in Lego and it's fantastic

Let's talk about that Lego lightsaber<p>Maybe you've seen the <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> trailer 500 times already. Maybe you haven't — that'd be just over 12 hours, which is ridiculous. But have you seen it <i>in Lego?</i><p>That is to say, have you seen the new droid ball... in <i>Lego?</i><p>What about that new …

Incomplete episodes from canceled 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' animation released online

<i>Star Wars</i> fans were none-too-pleased when animated cable TV show <i>The Clone Wars</i> was unceremoniously cancelled last year following Disney's purchase of LucasFilm. The show was in the middle of production on its sixth season when Disney pulled the plug, and fans were left with lots of open storylines. …

Man And Amazon Customer Service Rep Pretend They're Thor And Odin During Online Help Chat

Note: Larger version HERE so you don't have to strain those beady little eyeballs of yours (one of your friends told me you look like a rat).<p>This is …

How big is the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet?

With a nucleus size of 3.5×4 km, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko seems like a mere speck. But Michel (@quark1972 on Twitter) shows what the comet would …

Man Builds The Simpsons' Springfield Out Of LEGO

This is the modular plastic Springfield built by LEGO pro Matt De Lanoy. Now that -- that looks like a fun playset. I would give my left nut to stomp …

Some 'Game of Thrones' fans have already worked out its biggest secrets

Author George R. R. Martin says one or two internet theories are correct<p>George R. R. Martin says some fans of his <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> books and <i>Game of Thrones</i> TV show have already worked out the epic saga's biggest secrets. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Martin said that …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

Wife gives husband best geeky anniversary gift ever

Take note, ladies. In this ad from visual-effects whiz Bruce Branit, a woman gives her "Star Wars"-loving hubby the most incredible gift imaginable.<p>Anyone with a significant other knows it can be difficult to find the perfect gift for that person for holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. Not so …

Speed Of Light

Juan Solo

Game Of Thrones "LEGO" Is As Awesome As It Is Expensive

These figures are called the "Dragon Sword Fighter Force", but that's just to get around the copyright police. These are Game of Thrones LEGO …

Lego

LEGO Big Bang Theory Cast And Apartment Build

This is the LEGO Big Bang theory cast and apartment designed by LEGOManiacs Alatariel and GlenBricker (of LEGO X-Men Mansion fame). It's up for …

Star

Latest<p>Get Nintendo, Overwatch, and Minecraft 2018 Gaming Calendars for Only $4<p>sales 18 hours ago<p>sales<p>Build a Retro Gaming System Cheaply With These …

I Would've Puked: Kate Upton's Zero Gravity Bikini Shoot

These are some pictures and a video from Sports Illustrated of Kate Upton modeling two $20 Target bikinis in nearly zero gravity aboard a vomit …

The Lego Simpsons house is coming! Don't have a cow, man

Get ready, Simpsons fans. Next month, Lego will release a $200 Simpsons house kit, and a bit later it will put out a set of minifigures of the show's major characters.<p>Lego is coming to Springfield.<p>The toy giant confirmed Wednesday that it will soon release a Simpsons house set. Reports had been …

Lego

Official 'Star Wars' canon can now include Expanded Universe stories

The <i>Star Wars</i> franchise is changing. Yesterday, Leland Chee, the curator of the <i>Star Wars</i> canon, started tweeting that the existing canon hierarchy would be leveled off, giving the Expanded Universe of novels, video games, comic books, and characters the same standing as the original movies going …

Parents, and baby, remake 'Star Wars,' 'Alien' with cardboard

For Cardboard Box Office, a couple brings the magical world of film home for their son using cardboard boxes, household items, imagination, and a lot of love.<p>When your home is overrun with cardboard boxes thanks to a move, you can store them in the basement, recycle them, or better yet, transform …

Box Office

A Beautiful GIF of Earth Rising Over the Moon's Horizon

With a little Photoshop trick, a shaky video is transformed into a mesmerizing view of Earth.<p>Yesterday, Reddit user Jeckee posted this short GIF of the Earth as it appears to rise over the moon's horizon:<p>The animation, which comes from this Apollo 10 footage, was just a bit too shaky for another …

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Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

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