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Quirky's Black Friday Sale is Full of Great Gift Ideas


You might not have had any items from Quirky on your Black Friday wish list, but if you need some cool gift ideas for your discerning friends and family members, they have some seriously great stuff on sale right now.

Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Book Collector


A rider enters the woods in this week's Concept Art Writing Prompt with a book on the brain. What story will you write about this questing figure and the book-lugging creature they encounter?

How To "Save" The Spider-Man Movies


Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a pretty successful movie — but it wasn't the blockbuster Sony was hoping for, and Amazing Spider-Man 3 got delayed.

Why House Cats Generally Don't Care (About You)


House cats often appear aloof and indifferent toward their human companions. But it's not just an act — they actually don't care.

Comet Siding Spring Could Alter The Atmosphere Of Mars Forever


Feeling lucky? Events such as Comet Siding Spring's encounter with Mars in October only happen about once every eight million years, according to NASA.

Canadian Feds Don't Like How Medical Marijuana Is Being Promoted


Health Canada has issued a stern warning to licensed commercial growers across Canada, telling them to revamp their advertising — or else, they might receive a suspension or revocation of their licenses.

Watch One Man Climb Up A 919-Foot Chimney -- Just Don't Look Down

Watch one climber ascend the 919-foot chimney in Pitesti, Romania — from his point of view. Just watching this makes my arms tired.

A paper doll Jayne Cobb to dress up of your very own


Okay, so it's magnets and not paper like the dress-up-dolls of your childhood, but now you can stick your very own Hero of Canton on the fridge - and dress him as you see fit!

We Want To Hug This Short About Two Kids With Competing Imaginations

If you need a good happy-cry, take a few minutes to watch Playground, the sweetly animated short film by Ryosuke Oshiro.

An "Impenetrable Barrier" Protects The Earth From Killer Electrons


It appears that our planet's built-in force field is much stronger than we thought. Scientists studying the Van Allen belts have discovered the presence of a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents some of the fastest and most powerful "ultrarelativistic" electrons from reaching the surface.

The Western World's First Gene Therapy Drug Has Set A New Price Record


At a cost of $1.4 million per patient, Glybera will be used to treat a rare genetic disorder that clogs the blood with fat.

Spend A Year Inside The Loneliest (And Coldest) Place On Earth


New Zealand filmmaker Anthony Powell spent 10 years working on Antarctica: A Year on Ice, a striking documentary that makes use of special cameras designed to withstand extreme temperatures.

Looking Back At The History Of Star Wars Teaser Trailers


The Internet is gearing itself up for the hype-explosion that is the very first trailer for The Force Awakens coming tomorrow .

Madeline Ashby's Warped Singularity Novel Company Town Is Coming Soon!


We've been excited about Madeline Ashby's futuristic thriller Company Town since she wrote an essay for us about it last April .

The Most Accidentally Hilarious Lines From Science Fiction And Fantasy


Sometimes our favorite movies and TV shows feature some hideously ridiculous dialogue. And this nonsensical and melodramatic speech is part of why some movies are such a guilty pleasure.

We've Got Good News And Bad News About Independence Day 2


Finally some news to be thankful for! Independence Day 2 is officially greenlit. And now we can catch up with all our favorite characters.

The Best Black Friday Gaming Deals


Retailers took their time, but this is an amazing set of Black Friday gaming deals. Deals will be hyperlinked as they go live.

The 20 Most Revolting Special Effects Ever Created [NSFW]


Ever since Star Wars, the special effects industry has taken us to amazing new worlds and recharged our sense of wonder.

DNA Can Survive Sub-Orbital Spaceflight And Atmospheric Reentry


The discovery is a boost for the Panspermia Hypothesis — but it's a potential nightmare for scientists concerned about interplanetary contamination.

This Paradox Shows Why Irrational Choices Are Sometimes Better


Psychologists and sociologists point out all the ways that human beings are far less rational than we like to consider ourselves.


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