The Curious Case of a Lawsuit Against "Mr. Holmes"

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Conan Doyle Estate has filed a suit against Miramax claiming that the upcoming movie starring Sir Ian McKellen references Sherlock Holmes stories that are not yet in the public domain. » 5/23/15 3:25am Today 3:25am

Neal Stephenson on Science Friday

Neal Stephenson was interviewed by Ira Flatow on today’s episode of the “Science Friday” radio program and podcast from PRI, discussing his new novel SEVENEVES. The audio hasn’t been posted yet, but when it is, it’ll be at the link below. » 5/22/15 4:10pm Yesterday 4:10pm

I've been to an exhibition that came to us from a galaxy far, far away

...aka Canada, where it comes from and apparently toured for a while before coming to Europe and Germany in particular, so I wonder if some of our Canadians have heard of it... (Sorry about the sub par quality of some of the pictures, had to turn off the flash.)
» 5/22/15 3:03pm Yesterday 3:03pm

What To Do When Your Coworker Is A Conspiracy Theorist

Every work place, group or organization has them. Some are more vocal than others, while some are just odd in interpreting and disseminating their non-traditional opinion. Most of the time this isn’t a problem since they don’t generally force their viewpoints on others... until they do. » 5/22/15 11:41am Yesterday 11:41am

O-Deck Fact of the day - 5/22/15

Good morning O-Deck. It’s a Friday and that means more rain for the weekend down here! Yay for us! But I’m not here to complain about the weather, I’m here to drop some hard rain pellets of knowledge on the Deck. » 5/22/15 11:37am Yesterday 11:37am

Did you know that Bill Mumy and June Lockhart, who worked together on Lost In Space when Bill was a kid,… » 5/22/15 11:37am Yesterday 11:37am

Thor, The Unmasked Thunder Goddess, Is A Bloody Hypocrite

As the various Marvel Comics wind down in advent of Secret Wars, one of the driving mysteries left has been the secret identity of Thor, Goddess of Thunder. Issue #8 dropped in our laps, along with the Thunder Goddess’ true identity— and a big whopping case of hypocrisy. Spoilers below. » 5/22/15 5:21am Yesterday 5:21am

Revisiting Buffy: "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest"

So with all the current discussion going on about Supergirl and Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road, I was feeling nostalgic about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Here was a character who was strong and yet girly at times, who worried about boys and being liked and also about vampires and saving the world from the… » 5/22/15 12:20am Yesterday 12:20am