- The BBC and toy company Character Options will be putting a new Doctor Who themed series of construction toys on shelves in the next few months.
- Edouard Martinet makes beautiful mechanical fish sculptures.
- Ghostbuster Cake featuring the film’s climactic Stay Puffed scene
- Here’s a stomach turning look at some concept art from Dead Space 2.
- I absolutely love this t-shirt: “Contrary to popular opinion, these do not make me a killer.” Get yours now.
- The Fox is Black offers the Space Suit of the Week
- Titan Publications just released The Art of Hammer, a book of vintage horror movie posters. Modern marketing pales by comparison.
- Interviews: IGN interview Dark Horse’s Scott Allie about Buffy.
- Interviews: Kirkman talks about The Walking Dead comic book series, and how it took off from it’s original launch and became the monthly success it is today.
- Interviews: Marjorie Liu talks about her work on Daken and X-23 Collide
- News: Black Swan Director Working On Batman Comic
- DC gets more into multimedia with A “Fables” eBook.
- Blastr taunts us with Seven Joss Whedon projects we’ll never see.
- A Love Letter To the Endless Hallways of the Sci-Fi Mind
- Lies, all lies: Ten Reasons Why Monkeys Are Better than Robots.
- When Duct Tape Saves the Day: A Film and TV History
- Interview: Kevin Smith on Bruce Willis: ‘I had no help from this dude whatsoever’
- Interview: Marti Noxon talks with io9 about I Am Number Four.
- News: Cuba shoots its first zombie movie Juan Of The Dead
- News: Dark Knight Rises: Anne Hathaway will be Catwoman, Tom Hardy is Bane… why does this franchise insist on pairing up villains?
- News: Deathly Hallows Part 2 will feature major J.K. Rowling-approved revision.
- News: Redbox Revenue Down, Netflix Up
- 9 Famous Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along
- Action Movie Villains From The 80s To Today: An Analysis.
- Are these really The Worst Actors Of All Time?
- Empire Online picks 10 Superhero Vehicles As Cool As The Green Hornet’s.
- Listverse looks back at Hollywood’s 10 Most Creative Kills.
- New Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Photos
- 5 Scientific Reasons The Dark Side Will Always Win
- Jesus of Wikipedia: Christ’s page as a guide to the encyclopedia’s 10-year history.
- Law and the Multiverse considers Supervillains and the Insanity Defense
- Return of the Jedi on a College Exam
- SplitSider offers this Seriously Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts.
- Why is online piracy considered socially acceptable?
- Interview: 40KBooks interviews The Astral Disruptor author Rhys Hughes.
- Interview: Cory Doctorow talks about Moving beyond “mountains of dead and mulched trees with interesting things inked on them”.
- Interview: Lavie Tidhar of The Tel Aviv Dossier speaks with The Functional Nerds.
- Interview: LightSpeed Magazine profiles and interviews Paolo Bacigalupi.
- Interview: Locus Magazine interviews Gary K. Wolfe. His most recent book is Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature.
- Interview: Patricia Briggs on Writing.
- Interview: Salon Futura talks to Paul Cornell in the bar at BristolCon 2010 where Paul was one of the Guests of Honour.
- Interview: Total Sci-Fi speaks with Dan Abnett of Extinction Event.
- News: Publishing industry may be headed for another e-jolt: A device coming from a Rhode Island company this spring promises to shake the publishing industry in the same way CD burners shook the music industry and forever changed copyright laws in the early 1990s.
- News: New Sherlock Holmes novel approved by Conan Doyle estate.
- 15 Little-Known Facts About the Brothers Grimm
- 25 Works of Fiction Every Philosophy Student Should Read
- Bliss Pix has posted a list of Songs about libraries and librarians.
- Damien Walter at The Guardian to ponder the question of cover art.
- The Portal offers a rough guide to modern Malaysian science fiction and fantasy.
- Six e-Book Trends to Watch in 2011
- Why messy handwriting make it easier to remember what you’ve read.
- Scientists Discover Time Teleportation
- Self-driving car tech trialled in Sweden – Volvo has been trialling the latest ‘road train’ tech in Sweden, which effectively allows cars to drive themselves.
- An U.S. biotech company, Joule Unlimited, received a patent for a genetically adapted E. coli bacterium that feeds solely on carbon dioxide and excretes liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline.
- 15 Gadgets Inspired by Sci-fi Fiction
- AIRprint is a new technology that will be able to fingerprint passersby from two meters away. The technology has already been seen in Watchmen.
- Aliens can’t hear us, says astronomer. Fainter broadcasting signals and digital switchover mean Earth will soon be undetectable to extraterrestrials
- Has Google Invented A Universal Translator?
- Popular Science wonders the possibility of military robots going rogue.
- Scientists may have unlocked the secret to forcefield technology. They expect a working prototype within five years.
- Sherry Turkle of MIT once fell in love with a robot… and was promptly repulsed by her own reaction. Which is the more reasonable reaction?
- Technology that links vehicles into “road trains” that can travel as a semi-autonomous convoy has undergone its first real world tests. Is this the beginning of Judge Dread-style cars?
- Timothy B Lee explains why uploading your brain probably won’t happen soon.
- 5 things TV writers apparently believe about smart people
- 11 Reasons Dark Skies Is Better Than The X-Files… should’ve been twenty.
- The 13 Best Episodes Of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, chosen by Badass Nerd.
- 30 Great Jon Stewart Quotes (With Bonus)
- Can Stargate Universe come back from the dead? Probably not.
- 14-year-old’s iPhone game ends Angry Birds reign of terror. [More]
- The 2010 AI and Interactive Digital Entertainment conference hosted a Starcraft AI Tournament last October, pitting AI algorithms against each other. The winner was the Berkeley Overmind agent, and one member has written a fascinating article describing how their AI evolved, how it went up against one of the top SC players in Europe, and eventually won the competition. There are videos available to view of the matches, along with SC replays.
- Gizmodo on one MMO’s attempt at crowdsourced justice
- Minecraft summarized in comic form.
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