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 10 minutes ago

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 25 minutes ago

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 Today 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 Today 9:38am

The Heavy Metal Airship That's About To Fly The Friendly Skies

The Guardian reports on a venture involving Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson to finance a new generation of dirigibles that are being planned by a British startup. » 3/31/15 6:36am Today 6:36am

Bloodborne - The Story

From Software's latest tough-as-nails action RPG is out, complete with, of course, the same vague and bizarre storytelling the Souls series was famous for. I've completed the game, read item descriptions, looked at some fan theories, and while it might take a while for the community to discern what's really going on… » 3/31/15 3:05am Today 3:05am

The Seven Wonders Of The Universe that were cut from Doctor Who

It's been up on Jamie Mathieson's blog for a month now, but I thought I'd share it anyways. In early drafts for Mummy on the Orient Express, the opulent space train was supposed to be making a round trip of the Seven Wonders of the Universe*, stopping off at various scenic locations while the passengers and crew… » 3/30/15 11:35pm Yesterday 11:35pm

Rory Williams Time Travels Again!

Have you heard about that potential spin-off they are making from Arrow/The Flash? The one where they just cast a relative unknown as Hawkgirl? You have? Good, because Arthur Darvill, aka Rory Williams, the Boy Who Waited, husband to Amy Pond and former companion to the Doctor, has been cast as Rip Hunter. » 3/30/15 10:05pm Yesterday 10:05pm

The Canon: Alien Vs. Aliens

The Canon podcast hosted by Devin Faraci and Amy Nicholson is always a must-listen, but this week's episode is even more essential than usual. They're discussing the relative merits of Alien versus Aliens, live at the UCB Theater, with special guest star Kumail Nanjiani, of Silicon Valley and the great Indoor Kids… » 3/30/15 8:32pm Yesterday 8:32pm

Kieron Gillen is making a spiritual sequel to his S.W.O.R.D. run.

"Basically - the Night's Watch from Game of Thrones, but recruited from the whole Marvel Multiverse, and an even harder task." » 3/30/15 6:12pm Yesterday 6:12pm

Character Neglect: The Human Torch

As a writer, I love reading or watching various media and pondering what I would do with this character or that one. It's my favorite creative past time and one of the big reasons I enjoy writing fanfiction. I think that's even half the reason I've written most of my fic. So I thought it'd be fun to write some… » 3/30/15 5:55pm Yesterday 5:55pm

Please tell me this is not real.

I mean, I dont even know where to start with this... i'm shuddering just thinking of something like that being in the same room, let alone flapping near my ear. » 3/30/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Mortal Instruments coming to TV

Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments didn't exactly light up the box office with City of Bones. Now, it's hoping TV can change the tune. ABC Family has ordered to series Shadowhunters, a full series based on the popular books. » 3/30/15 4:29pm Yesterday 4:29pm