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Oat Tuiles (Crispy Cookies) - Easy Recipe

These thin crispy cookies are super tasty and really easy to make. No mixer required, little cleaning up. Cheap, basic ingredients - butter, oats, …

Recipes

The Top 100 Star Trek Episodes Of All Time!

<i>Star Trek</i> gave us six TV series, spanning over 700 episodes, because it's such a rich universe. And a Federation starship is the perfect vehicle to …

Science Fiction

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile <i>The Walking Dead</i> is a huge hit. …

All The Brand New Horror Movies You Can Watch Before Halloween

Welcome to the official month of horror movie binge-watching! And while everyone should devote a prerequisite amount of October re-watching the …

Horror

​How To Get A Job As a Professional Nerd

Greetings, my stalwart stamp-lickers! Get ready for the dream-crushingest installment of "Postal Apocalypse" ever! It's actually a miracle that this …

Harley Quinn

The Weirdest Reasons Why Aliens Created Humanity

Science fiction is full of stories in which extraterrestrials engineer life on Earth — it's one of the main ways we explain humanoid aliens, after …

Science Fiction

12 Technologies We Need To Stop Stalling On And Develop Now

The pace of technological change is governed by many factors — including public demand. Which is why we need to be demanding more. Here are 12 …

Google Search

10 TV Shows That Are Really Creepy If You Think About Them Too Much

Television is a medium that requires bizarre things to happen every week, like clockwork. So the most successful TV shows are often the ones which …

10 Science Fiction Authors Whose Books Just Kept Getting Stranger

A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But …

Books

Star Trek Writer's Defense of Diversity in Sci-Fi Is Damn Near Perfect

When a reader wrote in to say that a recent plotline in David Mack's <i>Star Trek</i> books — one where a Vulcan had an affair with a Klingon spy, and they …

Star Trek

​Seven Tips for Adapting Anne Rice's Vampire Novels for Film (Again)

Last week, Universal broke the news thatit had bought rights to the fourteen novels in Anne Rice's vampire series and was planning a movie franchise. …

Books

The 10 Dark, Gritty Rules of Dystopian Science Fiction

Everybody loves a good dystopia, where the world of today has turned into a nightmare of decay, hopelessness and gelatinous food cubes. But to do …

Science Fiction

When the Earth Collapses Under Our Feet

Though we understand what causes pits and chasms to open up in the ground, we can't predict them. And that leads to disasters like the ones in these …

Guatemala City

Fredkin's Paradox Explains Why You Waste Time On Meaningless Decisions

Ever notice that you spend a full 15 minutes agonizing about whether to have apple-cinnamon pancakes or banana-walnut pancakes in the morning? Ever …

The Greatest Black Women In Superhero Comics (Who Aren't Storm)

Whenever anybody asks about black women in comics, the immediate response is to bring up Storm. But Storm isn't the only black woman to rock …

Comics

Who's The Greatest Science Fiction Character Of All Time?

Science fiction is full of brilliant ideas — but it's also the home of some fascinating characters. And the British Film Institute is trying to find …

Exactly How Do Macs and PCs Differ?

Mac or PC? Over the past decade, that's become an increasingly divisive question, with camps on either side insisting they know best. But, …

Train Your Brain to Get Smarter, Faster

Though we can't all hope to match Sherlock Holmes' preternatural deduction abilities and knack for witty repartee, with a little practice you can …

NASA-Backed Study Says Humanity Is Pretty Much Screwed (Updated)

Hope you've enjoyed civilized life, folks. Because a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says the world's industrial societies …

The Worst Blunders People Make in Inventing Fictional Alien Worlds

We love stories that take us to alien planets and let us explore whole new environments. But not every alien planet is totally realistic, especially …

A lost city reveals the grandeur of medieval African civilization

Some of the world's greatest cities during the Middle Ages were on the eastern coast of Africa. Their ornate stone domes and soaring walls, made with …

Archaeology

​Why the 1989 Batman movie is still the best

Greetings, friends! I'm proud to announce my first line of specialty stamps available here in the post-apocalypse! It's a set of drawings of …

Are photographic memories real -- and could you have one?

There are people out there who can remember almost every detail of what they did on a random day ten years ago. But is it possible to have an actual …

How would humanity change if we knew aliens existed?

We have yet to discover any signs of an extraterrestrial civilization — a prospect that could quite literally change overnight. Should that happen, …

Paranormal

​God's 12 Biggest Dick Moves in the Old Testament

Before Jesus arrived and his divine father chilled out, the Old Testament God was, ironically, kind of a hellraiser. He was not a nice guy. He <i>really</i> …

A Zen Priest explains how spirituality will evolve in the future

Love it or hate it, the world's religions are in no danger of disappearing any time soon. But that doesn't mean religious and spiritual sensibilities …

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2013

This was a banner year for science fiction and fantasy books — and choosing the year's best titles was harder than usual. From time-slashing serial …