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Some Crazypants Guy is Skydiving From Space!

Some Crazypants Guy is Skydiving From Space!

By Robert IsenbergOctober 9, 2012

When you hear the phrase "skydive from space," you pretty much have to stop whatever you're doing and say, "Wait, what? Is that even possible?" Actually, Joseph William Kittinger II basically did just that, way back in 1960. And now, someone's about to do it AGAIN....More  →

So Much Doctor Who Jewelry!
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So Much Doctor Who Jewelry!

By ChauntonOctober 8, 2012

Doctor Who is on its mid-season break right now, which means we all have to be on the lookout for new ways to satisfy our Timelord fix. We have collected 15 offerings from various Etsy artists to help you keep the Doctor in your heart the whole year through. Allons-y!...More  →

The Most Astounding Rube Goldberg Devices Ever Created
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The Most Astounding Rube Goldberg Devices Ever Created

By Vadim NewquistOctober 8, 2012

Even if you don't recognize the term Rube Goldberg machine, chances are you still know what it is. Named after a popular engineer turned cartoonist (and sometimes nicknamed "mousetrap machines"), a Rube Goldberg device is a complicated series of gadgets that function together to perform...More  →

The Most Unintentionally Hilarious Horror Movie Scenes of All Time!

The Most Unintentionally Hilarious Horror Movie Scenes of All Time!

By Vadim NewquistOctober 8, 2012

Halloween is upon us, and we we're back with another collection of videos of comedically inspired so-bad-it's good madness. So grab your popcorn and brace yourself for the most unintentionally hilarious horror movie scenes of all time!...More  →

Which American Literature Hero Are You?

Which American Literature Hero Are You?

By Celina DurginOctober 8, 2012

The best American authors created some of the most realistic, relatable, and memorable characters of all time. Which of these great American literature heroes are you? Take the quiz to find out!...More  →

Moby Dick in Space: Modern Movies Based on Literary Classics

Moby Dick in Space: Modern Movies Based on Literary Classics

By Vadim NewquistOctober 8, 2012

Herman Melville's classic tale of revenge and whale blubber is about to get the old Hollywood reboot treatment in a big way. Moby's going to space! That's right, sophomore director Kynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin) is set to direct a psychological thriller...More  →

The MindHut SCIFI SMACKDOWN 5: Gandalf versus Professor X!

The MindHut SCIFI SMACKDOWN 5: Gandalf versus Professor X!

By Becky FerreiraOctober 5, 2012

As expected, the fourth MindHut Smackdown between River Tam and Buffy Summer—Whedon's warrior women!—was seriously close. In fact, it was won by only a single point. Dearest Masterminds, River defeated Buffy, with a vote count of 10 to 9....More  →

New Porcupine-Esque Dinosaur Discovered

New Porcupine-Esque Dinosaur Discovered

By Steven RomanoOctober 5, 2012

Just when paleontologists were getting a little too complacent thinking they had discovered every dinosaur known to man, it turns out they actually missed one right under their collective noses—the long unclassified fossil remains of a bristle-backed little critter so awesomely bizarre, that it would...More  →

Top 10 Nerdiest Women in History
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Top 10 Nerdiest Women in History

By Becky FerreiraOctober 5, 2012

The 21st Century is truly the Age of the Geek Girl. From Tina Fey to Hilary Clinton to outer-space-marathoner Sunita Williams to all you brilliant lady Masterminds reading this now, female nerds are breaking glass ceilings all over the place. While there have always been bri...More  →