By Kendra James & Arturo R. García You know why we picked the poster for the 3D showings of Star Trek Into Darkness? Because that’s about two more dimensions than the story ended up having. Set phasers to spoilers under the cut, as we talk about Khan, Sulu, Uhura and where the franchise might go after this — assuming the …
What do Melinda Gates, Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg and Beyonce all have in common? They’re featured on Forbes’ 2013 ranking of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women –our 10th annual look at the heads of state, CEOs, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, celebrities and billionaires who truly matter most.
New York City has been getting a lot of attention for biking lately. Citi Bike Share is set to launch on May 27, the Five Boro Bike Tour took over the city streets earlier this month, and we just learned that bike lanes are a boon to small businesses. Show More Summary
Daniel Loxton shares an excerpt from his “Why Is There a Skeptical Movement?” on the topic of scientific skepticism’s long-standing focus on testable claims (particularly those related to the paranormal or fringe science).
Grief Vampire Sylvia Browne has once again proven herself to be the worst possible psychic medium in known history. Skeptics should be happy she is back in the news this time for her ”incorrectly predicting”(?) the outcome of the Amanda Berry disappearance. Chalk up another totally reprehensible miss to her worthless career. Words cannot be used here at Skepticblog that [...]
You were determined to express yourself in your last months through music, writing and recording, the song "Clouds," in order to say goodbye to your family, your friends, your girlfriend and to inspire others to not fear death.
(NSFW: Language) A hilarious look at the idiosyncracies of Swedish culture. Bottom line, Swedes are awesome… when they’re in their country. Otherwise all bets are off. And yes, that’s him. (Thanks Victor!) Hat Tip Link
Leap Motion demonstrates how its much-awaited gesture controller can be used to interact with Windows 8. The tiny sensor lets you use multi-touch gestures in mid-air. We want to control our TVs this way. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $...
(NSFW) Like its predecessor, V/H/S 2 is a gory horror flick that contains multiple horror flicks. Made by the filmmakers behind The Raid, You’re Next, Hobo with a Shotgun, The Blair Witch Project and others. Hat Tip Link
Desktop Diaries is an ongoing series by Science Friday. Each episode, scientists and other noted academics talk about the items in their office. The linked video is about Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s office. Hat Tip Link
Beloved as half of the fantastic comedy duo "Gabe and Jenny" with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman co-created the amazing New York standup show Big Terrific with Slate and standup Max Silvestri. Though he now lives in LA, I caught up with him...Show More Summary
Memphitz and Toya are taking on TV together! What are they gonna say about those K.Michelle abuse allegations? We did a lil sneaky sleuthing and found a rough trailer for a new reality show about Memphitz and Toya —
DeSmogBlog partnered with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore to produce this spoof video in the vein of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now." Making its debut today in honor of Gasland 2, which features the details of the...Show More Summary
Remember that moment in the third presidential debate of 2012 where President Obama was all like, "Please proceed, Governor," since he knew his opponent had unwittingly painted himself into trap? Yeah, well—that's kind of how I feel when orgs that...
Engineer Amanda Ghassaei has come up with a method to use a laser cutter to create playable records using wood instead of vinyl. While the sound fidelity isn’t great, we’re still impressed that they play at all. Learn how at Instructables. Hat Tip Link
"Gasland 2" screened yesterday in Normal, IL and DeSmogBlog was there to gain a sneak peak of the documentary set for a July 8 HBO national premiere. Josh Fox's documentary played at the Normal Theater, the second-ever screening since...Show More Summary
The slapstick comedy setup is a classic. A woman buys a bag of live crabs with the plan of boiling them, when she realizes exactly what “live crabs” means. Six years later and she’s probably still searching her house for them. Hat Tip Link
Have we reached Peak Hunk? USA Today examines the trend of “sexy guys—not gals—featured in racy TV spots” since a shirtless Isaiah Mustafa first mounted a horse to promote Old Spice in 2010. In a recent ad for Kraft salad dressing, a...Show More Summary
Tony Swatton and his crew create a replica of the Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII. The sword is made from steel, bronze and aluminum. It’s 6ft long, 12? wide and weighs between 75-80lbs. Good luck wielding that. Hat Tip Link
I got an email from my friend Matt last night that said, "Well, you won't have Ray Manzarek to kick around anymore." This was a reference to an argument we had, Matt and I and another friend, Dave, very late at night this past New Year's Eve. Show More Summary