What Would Happen if Humans Were Gone, Illustrated by The Last of Us

"Say a Homo sapiens-specific virus – natural or diabolically nano-engineered – picks us off but leaves everything else intact. How would the rest of nature respond if it were suddenly relieved of the relentless pressures we heap on it and our fellow organisms?" The World Without Us, Alan Weisman. » 12/02/14 7:20am 12/02/14 7:20am

The Deep Sea Is Terrifying, And This Game Proves It

My hands are sweating. As I walk inside narrow metal hallways, I notice that I'm hearing things that, frankly, I'm not even sure are actually there. Hollow screeches. Faraway wails. It reminds me of seeing a shadow in the corner of your eyes, a darkness your sight never catches up with but that you're still convinced… » 4/04/14 1:30pm 4/04/14 1:30pm

It's a Bird, It's a Plane... It's Giant Lego Mothra!

Olive Seon built this terrifying Lego Mothra (モスラ), showcased in all her lepidopteran glory. She's featured using her signature ability, entrapping her enemies with silken spray. Mothra is likely laying waste to New Kirk City here (in revenge for the kidnapping of secret fairies by evil, greedy American businessmen). » 7/16/13 6:15am 7/16/13 6:15am

At Least Doctor Who Still Appreciates the Nintendo Wii

While the people from this particular planet are packing up their Wii consoles and preparing to trade them in for the next big thing, the last survivor of the planet Gallifrey is having a wonderful time flailing about in front of the television. In yesterday's episode of Doctor Who, Matt Smith shows Wii Sports Tennis… » 9/23/12 2:00am 9/23/12 2:00am

Fantasy Author China Miéville Discusses Random Superpowers, DC Comics' …

China Mieville's been trying to break into comics a long time. The native Londoner has busied himself with becoming an award-winning fantasy and science-fiction author in the meantime, turning out acclaimed work like Perdido Street Station » 4/17/12 3:30pm 4/17/12 3:30pm and the upcoming . A few years ago, it looked like Mieville's big break was…

I'm Falling in Love With WildStar, and I Don't Care Who Knows It

It's not the stunning CGI movie quality trailer for NCsoft and Carbine's WildStar that has my heart beating so hard. Nor is it these forty-four screenshots, covering the races, combat, and environments of this gorgeous space born adventure. It's not even the bunny girls (though they certainly help). So what is it? » 8/17/11 5:20pm 8/17/11 5:20pm