The Worst Blunders People Make in Inventing Fictional Alien Worlds

We love stories that take us to alien planets and let us explore whole new environments. But not every alien planet is totally realistic, especially given how much we've learned about exoplanets lately. So we asked six experts to tell us the biggest mistakes they see in fictional habitable worlds — and here's what they … » 2/20/14 8:32pm 2/20/14 8:32pm

This physics grad student made a mind-blowing Bohemian Rhapsody cover

Question: What do you get when you mix a cappella, sock puppets, string theory and Queen? Answer: The geekiest (and astonishingly good, musically speaking) cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" EVAR. Easily the greatest physics-themed cover of the classic we've ever heard. Seriously. The thing's a masterpiece. » 9/18/13 5:21pm 9/18/13 5:21pm

Oh Good, The 3DS Ninja Breast Physics Sim Is Coming To North America

The original Senran Kagura was created because designer Kenichiro Takaki thought it would be a good idea to use the 3DS to look at breasts in 3D. Thrilled with the results, he made a sequel, and now that sequel is coming to North America this fall. Oh boy. » 8/06/13 2:30pm 8/06/13 2:30pm

Here's Why The New Evangelion Movie Is Surprisingly Realistic

For those of you who saw the first 6 minutes and 38 seconds of the new Evangelion movie » 11/29/12 7:30am 11/29/12 7:30am, you were treated to scenes of a space battle involving giant biological humanoid… (the creators at Gainax have emphatically stated that Evas are NOT robots or mechs and should not be called as such). The whole spectacle was…

Angry Birds, Happy Physicists

Galileo discovered the language of nature. Einstein questioned the color of rainbows. Today's physicists ponder the vertical acceleration and horizontal velocity of an angry bird in flight.

Cell phone owners from all walks of life have flocked to popular, affordable mobile game Angry Birds for its bite-sized… » 7/04/11 2:00pm 7/04/11 2:00pm

Has Fermilab really discovered an entirely new subatomic particle? And …

Yesterday, physicists announced the discovery of a strange anomaly, one that cannot easily be explained by our current understanding of particle physics. We examine what's really going on here, and why we all may have missed the really exciting discovery. » 4/07/11 3:40pm 4/07/11 3:40pm