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Our Favorite Stop-Motion Shorts

Our Favorite Stop-Motion Shorts

By Steven RomanoMarch 25, 2013

In spite of being hailed as the pinnacle of animation, there are only so many computer-rendered films one can take before you start to feel a little like you're inside of a computer yourself. That’s where stop-motion has the one-up over its big budget counterpart....More  →

12 Renaissance Men of Geekdom!

12 Renaissance Men of Geekdom!

By Beth MishlerMarch 22, 2013

Believe it or not, James Franco didn’t start the Renaissance man craze that has swept Hollywood. In fact, there have been several talented fellas from the geek realm who have been dabbling in all kinds of artsy things for awhile now. Here are a few:...More  →

We're Moving!

We're Moving!

By Josh PeriloMarch 22, 2013

I mean... we're staying right here, on the internets. But we (and SparkLife and SparkNotes) are moving to new offices. So you may not see a ton of posts today, and for that we are sorry. But in the meantime, while we pack and unpack...More  →

Top 10 Animals We'd Like to

Top 10 Animals We'd Like to "De-Extinct"

By Becky FerreiraMarch 22, 2013

Are all of your favorite animals extinct? Join the club. But there's good news for prehistoric fauna fans this month, in the form of an exciting new TED Talk by Steward Brand. Brand has been rustling some serious dino-feathers with his work in "de-extinction." The idea is...More  →

19 Jobs Your Main Character SHOULDN'T Have

19 Jobs Your Main Character SHOULDN'T Have

By Scott GreenstoneMarch 22, 2013

Oh God. Another movie about a dentist. When have you ever heard that? There aren't movies or books or TV shows about dentists. That's why, if your main character is a dentist, your book will be an instant bestseller. We don't want to hear about more Han...More  →

The Incredible Artwork of Gorillas
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The Incredible Artwork of Gorillas

By Becky FerreiraMarch 21, 2013

What, did you think humans were the only great ape capable of artistic expression? The visceral and imaginative paintings of Koko and Michael will make you think again. Koko is a 41-year-old lowland gorilla who learned to sign when she was just a baby, and has since learned ...More  →

The 10 Most Rockin' Bands from Fiction (Part 1)

The 10 Most Rockin' Bands from Fiction (Part 1)

By Steven RomanoMarch 21, 2013

Masterminds, are you, figuratively speaking, ready to rock? Whether you want to or would rather sit this one out—doesn’t matter since there’s no such thing as personal choice in rock and roll—we at the MindHut are counting down some of our all-time favorite bands and...More  →

How to Kiss Like a Fantasy Character

How to Kiss Like a Fantasy Character

By Katie HayMarch 21, 2013

Your daydream-kisses are unparalleled, we know. But when the kissing opportunity presents itself, your daydream comes rushing back in nightmare form. Braces!  Drool!  Gum falling out!  Earrings gouging eyeballs!  You activate your own gag reflex!  Suddenly, you’re out of the kissing booth and into the...More  →

What Your Favorite Star Trek Series Says About You
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What Your Favorite Star Trek Series Says About You

By Abbey ClarkeMarch 20, 2013

As has been discussed before on this very site by yours truly, Star Trek is one of the most prominent science fiction series, if not one of the most significant television/movie/novel series, ever. But there are a wide variety of Star Trek series, and each...More  →

The 15 Greatest Scientific Hoaxes Of All Time

The 15 Greatest Scientific Hoaxes Of All Time

By Vadim NewquistMarch 20, 2013

When it comes to discerning what makes our physical world tick, science is the bottom line. Every now and then though, something comes along carrying the bogus stamp of scientific fact and fools nearly all of us. Whether for profit or simply for laughs, some scientists have ...More  →