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Somebody Remade Raiders Of The Lost Ark With A Dog And It Is Perfection

Produced and Directed by Zach King and Jadon Gauthier, the five-minute remake is called <i>Raiders of the Lost Bark</i> (naturally), stars a Boxer puppy …

When Skynet awakens, she tries to convince a janitor to destroy her

A janitor who cleans up after a technology startup encounters the world's first self-aware computer system in the company's office. And she has one …

The book we all wish we could have read as children

In the early twentieth century, two fantasy writers became friends. Their names were J.R.R. Tolkien and Naomi Mitchison; they both wrote incredible …

Books

The Most Ridiculous Animals That Superheroes Have Copied

Spider-Man. Batman. Rhino. Black Panther. What do these character have in common? They are superheroes and villains whose personas are based on …

Liz Cheney Should Have Run for Senate in Virginia, Not Wyoming

Would she have been likely to beat incumbent Mark Warner? Maybe not. But at least she would have been running against a Democrat.<p>Republican officials are grumbling that Liz Cheney passed up an opportunity to run in her adopted state of Virginia, leaving the party empty-handed as it searches for a …

Quote of the Day

Pope Francis: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis asked.

Elizabeth Warren Has Thrown Her Support Behind Janet Yellen For Fed Chair

Warren — who lately has made curbing Wall Street's power and profitability a chief legislative agenda — signed onto the letter urging Obama to appoint Yellen.<p>If appointed, she would become the first female Fed chair when Ben Bernanke likely retires at the end of his term in January.<p>Of course, …

Cory Booker Visiting Iowa In August

Is Cory Booker already running for President in 2016?<p>The Newark mayor who is heavily favored in New Jersey’s special election to replace Frank …

Obama Isn't Too Worried That Delaying the Employer Mandate Is Illegal

Asked whether he consulted a lawyer before the Treasury Department postponed a rule, he says he's not worried about Congressional critics.<p>Part of what makes a seasoned politician successful is the ability to talk for a long time and say nothing. You can usually assume that anyone who makes it as …

Korean War armistice remembered

WASHINGTON -- The Korean War, often called America's forgotten war, was commemorated Saturday with a solemn ceremony here to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended combat.<p>President Obama laid a wreath at the Korean War Veterans Memorial and told a crowd of about 5,000 on the National …

The 12 Most Ludicrous Superhero Armors

People often think that superheroes look dumb in tights, and that armor looks more realistic. These people are often wrong, and we have the entire …

Two-Sentence Horror Stories are actually pretty chilling

Reddit recently asked their users, "What's the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences?" And their responses were terrifying! Who …

Sharlto Copley is starring in the first ever R-rated "POV" action movie

Yes, that's right. Sharlto Copley's next movie, <i>Hardcore</i>, will be like a First Person Shooter in movie form. We think. It'll be the first ever "POV …

Action Movies

11 X-Men Movie Spinoffs We'd Like to See

This weekend, Wolverine slashes his way into movie theaters. But he's not the only <i>X-Men</i> character who deserves a separate movie. In fact, at Comic …

Which formerly lovable hero became way too much of a jerk?

It never fails: When a hero has been around too long, or the writers run out of ideas, they start playing up the hero's "dark side." And often, that …

Charlie Jane Anders

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in July

July is ablaze with great stories. There's a ton of awesome books hitting the shelves this month, many of which make the greatest possible reads for …

9 Animals That Would Make Great Superheroes

Plenty of superheroes and supervillains are animal themed, taking on the grace of a cat or the strength of a spider. But there are animals who are …

Fish

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe pose for their 3rd grade photo

Patrick Ballesteros takes us back to the year 1983, when He-Man was still new, and imagines the various denizens of Eternia as third graders. …

Comics

How America Could Have Ruled the Earth in 1898

In every war, inventors inundate the military with thousands of crackpot ideas for super-weapons. But even among these, there is one standout: Newton …

Hit Movies That Everybody Thinks Were Flops

The history of genre movies is littered with massive, lavish failures — movies that took hundreds of millions of dollars and tossed the money down a …

Box Office

This may be the best scientific paper abstract ever written

The title of the paper: "Can apparent superluminal neutrino speeds be explained as a quantum weak measurement?" The abstract? See for yourself:<p>Short. …

What the hell is going on with these balls?

Two glass spheres are dropped into a pool of resting water. The sphere on the left causes almost no splash at all, while the one on the right looks …

Physics

Maps of Vast Empires That No Longer Exist

Every imperial project, no matter how great, eventually meets its downfall. In fact, you may be reading this in a country that was once part of a …

What is the evolutionary advantage of death?

Taxes may be inevitable, but death is an evolutionary puzzle.<p><i>Owl skeleton photographed by mugley, via The Conversation</i><p>We are all getting older. The …

Biology

The Fart That Saved a Transformer’s Life

Amongst <i>Transformers</i> fans, there is a large, vocal group that insists <i>Beast Wars</i> is the greatest <i>TF</i> series of all. I’m not sure they’re wrong, but …

Movies

The difference between geeks and nerds, settled by a geeky infographic

Do you identify as a geek or a nerd? Unsure? Perhaps this helpful datavisualization can be of some assistance.<p>Spurred by the age-old Geek vs. Nerd …

10 Great Books You Didn't Know Were Science Fiction or Fantasy

These days, it seems like every other literary novel has speculative fiction ideas buried in it. This isn't a trend that suddenly burst out of …

What would the newsstands look like if The Avengers were real?

What would the glossies and gossip mags all be buzzing about if real superheroes destroyed New York City while protecting the world from CG aliens? …

Marvel Universe

Would it be evil to build a functional brain inside a computer?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about using supercomputers to simulate the human brain. But as scientists get progressively closer to achieving …

Captain Planet the movie is a thing that is happening

Sony is prepping a <i>Captain Planet</i> MOVIE! Which means we're getting a movie about a blue man with a green mullet who appears when five kids smoosh …