Climate change implicated in dragon reemergence

A new study released in Nature today synthesizes a several centuries worth of historical data relating to textual evidence of dragon presence. Alarmingly, there appears to be a direct association with increasing mean global temperatures. While I am not entirely convinced by the authors' conclusions (a quantitative… » 4/01/15 12:33am 28 minutes ago

What Are Some Good YA SF/Fantasy Novels?

Generally, I'm leery of YA fiction, because I am what is known colloquially as "a grown-ass man." But Charles N. Brown, the late Editor-In-Chief of Locus, a publication I hold in the highest esteem, apparently preferred YA novels over most other types of fiction during the last years of his life. And I just read a… » 3/31/15 11:57pm Yesterday 11:57pm

A History of Marvel Crossovers: The Golden Age

Pretty soon, Marvel will be putting out the crossover-to-end-all-crossovers, Secret Wars. And with it, the current Marvel Universe will come to an end. But this isn't the first Secret Wars (heck, it isn't even the second). In fact, Marvel has been having crossovers since the Golden Age of Comics. » 3/31/15 10:42pm Yesterday 10:42pm

Avenged (aka Savaged) - Must See Revenge Horror

At it's heart Avenged (aka Savaged) is a revenge film. In reality it's a supernatural horror film with a considerable amount of action. Had it been a war movie no one would say it's a horror film just because of the violence, but because it involves spirit possession, a reanimated corpse and a lot of internal… » 3/31/15 7:27pm Yesterday 7:27pm

Film This Book: Best Served Cold

Hollywood is hot for fantasy and such now and it's great seeing some YA titles get adaptations. But there's still slews of great books out there, not just full series but stand-alones that can be perfect for a movie adaptation so every now and then, I thought I'd spotlight one. And kicking it off with a tale that… » 3/31/15 3:59pm Yesterday 3:59pm

Get your Google Maps/Pac-Man on!

So Google has inserted Pac-Man into Google Maps as a nice genuine treat for April Fool's Day. Which defeats the purpose of doing it around now since it's not a joke or prank and you can actually play Pac-Man in Google Maps. » 3/31/15 3:57pm Yesterday 3:57pm

Final Four: The Worst Spider-Man story EVER

I hate a missed opportunity but that's what I got when I was doing that "best Avengers story" thing a couple days ago. I only listed two but other people suggested more and I realized I could have taken advantage of the current sports season to do a "Final Four" type thing on the best. But, that works out better here… » 3/31/15 2:04pm Yesterday 2:04pm

Watch a spin test of NASA's "flying saucer"

In about an hour NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will conduct a spin table test of its LDSD test vehicle. Starting at 11:30 a.m. PDT you can watch it here. » 3/31/15 1:29pm Yesterday 1:29pm

Amazing medical news - anyone willing to crosspost?

I don't have posting privs at io9/ODeck, but this was absolutely fascinating and I wish they'd pick it up: » 3/31/15 1:13pm Yesterday 1:13pm

Happy Geek Star Birthday

Born in 1940. He's only got 4 acting credits but EVERY ONE OF THEM is genre. He's 100% pure genre! And, judging from that picture, he may also be capable of killing you with his brain. » 3/31/15 10:18am Yesterday 10:18am

The Morning Open Thread: End Of The World Edition

Good morning everybody. Today's suggested topic is for the end times. Like in Ghostbusters, you now have the option of choosing your world's demise. Choose your preferred end-of-the-world format and share below. Or discuss something else. It's your choice. » 3/31/15 9:38am Yesterday 9:38am