"New Horizons may be millions of miles beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt right now, but that hasn’t stopped the spacecraft from continuing to beam back glorious imagery of its encounter with our solar system’s weirdest little ice world. A new NASA video reveals the most detailed images of Pluto’s surface yet—and they’re spellbinding.'
"The world of Westeros in Game of Thrones is so impressively detailed, and the history of its characters is so well crafted, that it’s amazing George R.R. Martin could even come up with something so imaginative on his own. Of course, as we know, that’s not the case. Game of Thrones is heavily influenced by real life historical events, many of which come from the medieval history of Great Britain."
"For friends and family, fewer things are more agonizing than not knowing if or when a loved one in a coma will regain consciousness following a severe head injury or drug overdose. Researchers have shown that a common test can measure awareness in comatose patients—and even predict when they might wake up."
"If you’ve been looking to dress up as a Stormtrooper for any of the Star Wars films coming to theaters in the next couple of years, you’re in luck: Costuming company ANOVOS has opened up pre-orders for their First Order Stormtrooper, with orders expected to ship later this year."
"We all know about the four fundamental forces of nature: gravity, electromagnetism, and the weak and strong forces between atoms. But could there be a fifth force still waiting to be discovered? A new experiment performed in Hungary suggests this may very well be the case.'
"Or, as it was known then, Revenge of the Jedi. Either way, according to the Academy Film Archive, this brief teaser trailer released in the U.K. in 1982 was probably the first ever look at the third chapter in the Star Wars saga, and now you can see it for yourself."
"WELL, THEY TRIED. Early this morning, NASA was supposed to deploy the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module—BEAM, a giant inflatable tent affixed to the International SpaceStation. However, the agency aborted the attempt after the module failed to properly expand. NASA deferred for one day, to troubleshoot what might be going wrong."
"Outcast is the spooky new show from Robert Kirkman, best-known for creating The Walking Dead. It airs on Cinemax starting June 3, but the first episode is now available for viewing on a variety of platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and HBO and Cinemax’s On Demand services."
"Over the past 53 years, Doctor Who has had a rollercoaster relationship with the representation of women, both in front of and behind the camera. But a new examination of the show’s portrayal of women in scientific fields shows that from the very beginning, the series has valued female scientists—and continued to give them more and more prominence."
"Wait, there was a Wolverine on screen before Hugh Jackman? No one is really sure. Hugh Jackman’s dominance of the character in the movies makes this evolution of Wolverine video from Burger Fiction seem like a look into how well he’s aged and how buff he’s gotten. But we also get to see the cartoon character we all loved as a kid in his original suit plus parodies of Jackman’s Wolverine'
"Mars once featured a vast ocean that covered its northern hemisphere. New evidence suggests this Martian sea experienced at least two “mega-tsunamis” that were triggered by meteor impacts. Traces of these cataclysmic events can still be seen on the Martian surface, and they could still contain traces of ancient life."
"As anybody who's ever tried to get by in a foreign country without much grasp of the local language can tell you, oversized hand gestures and speaking English loudly and slowly will only get you so far."
"Thanks to the big network upfronts, there’s been a barrage of TV updates this week. How to keep track of which shows were canceled? Which got another season? Which pilots got a pass? And, most excitingly, which new entries got the green light? We’ve got you covered with all the important TV announcements in one convenient location."
"Coming on the heels of a great pre-summer movie season and taking a cue from the upcoming summer blockbuster season, Optimus Prime announces Transformers 5: The Last Knight... Kind of... He mostly grunts and groans..."