Grab Your Grandfather's Bootstraps, it's Time for Some Paradoxes

I was having a discussion elsewhere on io9 about the inherent problems between the way time travel was presented in the first two Terminator films. This fantastic Vsauce video details some of the different kind of paradoxes that can arise in time travel stories. » 2/27/15 7:50am Today 7:50am

Here is the most frightening thing about the dress debate

The Buzzfeed poll, which I believe at this point is sampling a fuck-ton of humanity, shows that nearly 3/4ths of the people polled see the image in question as white and gold. I am in the minority who see the dress as blue and black and the thing is, the dress IS blue and black. That is the objective reality of the… » 2/27/15 2:57am Today 2:57am

Bear Chews Finch's Shoe and Gets Walked on Person of Interest: Blunt

Other stuff happened too, of course, but everyone's favorite canine of interest had been out of sight the last few episodes, so it was good to see him back . A lot of the episode felt like things were being setup for payoffs in future episodes this season, but that doesn't mean it wasn't fun to watch. The number… » 2/27/15 1:31am Today 1:31am

A third DC CW show?

I'm not sure what to make of this, it sounds exciting, but maddeningly vague. The masochist in me is hoping that this turns out to be a Justice Society or Justice League show, but Time Warner/DC is too cruel to allow that to happen. Having Caity Lotz back would be awesome, and I would be interested in seeing any… » 2/26/15 9:25pm Yesterday 9:25pm

A Global Warming-Denying Loon Just Threw a Snowball on the Senate Floor

Republican Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe is the chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment Committee. He once wrote a book called The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future. Today, he threw a snowball at a senate page to illustrate that tome's idiotic central thesis. » 2/26/15 5:57pm Yesterday 5:57pm

How Would You Make Agent Carter Even Better?

Marvel's Agent Carter has been a hit for the critics and the fans alike. While the ratings aren't anything to write home about (especially against the NCIS juggernaut), there's a fairly good chance that Peggy Carter will return to us in some form. The question is, how should the show return? » 2/26/15 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Thursidae - Ursus americanus Editon

New series, everyone! Pitchblende deserves credit both for the idea of doing a series about bear species as well as the name of the series. I confess I was reluctant to start writing about bears, because honestly they scare the shit out of me, more than any of the other predators I've written about. However, maybe… » 2/26/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm