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The 15 Best Portrayals of Satan in Books, Movies, and Television

By Becky FerreiraNovember 13, 2014
You have to hand it to Satan: he's got some serious staying power. For thousands of years, writers have been inspired to cast the world's most epic antagonist as a shapeshifting trickster, a heroic rebel, a terrifying monster, an accomplished charmer...the list goes on. H More  →
The 15 Best Portrayals of Satan in Books, Movies, and Television

Ancient Texts That Are Probably Packed With Crazy Secrets

By Becky FerreiraNovember 12, 2014
Recently, an interdisciplinary team of researchers used ultraviolet light to decode hidden text on a Medieval map of the world—the same map, in fact, that Christopher Columbus' used to navigate. The text reveals fanciful tales about sirens, cyclops sea serpents, and a tri More  →
Ancient Texts That Are Probably Packed With Crazy Secrets

We Rank the Geekiest Cities in the World!

By Becky FerreiraNovember 10, 2014
Few things are more satisfying to a bonafide geek than to be in a community that supports his/her interests. That's why we've put together a list of the cities around the world that are totally unabashed in their love of all things brainy, be it regarding history, science, o More  →
We Rank the Geekiest Cities in the World!

The Top 10 Saddest Scifi Short Stories

By Becky FerreiraNovember 3, 2014
Science fiction is the perfect genre to discuss philosophical quandaries, speculative futures, and...bummers of epic proportions. We collected our favorite short stories that are bittersweet—or even downright depressing—but are poignant enough to make up for it. From sup More  →
The Top 10 Saddest Scifi Short Stories

Your Favorite Disney Characters Get Dressed Up for Halloween!

By Becky FerreiraOctober 23, 2014
What with the New York Comic Con fresh in our minds and Halloween coming up fast, it has never been a better time to dress up as your favorite pop culture characters. In fact, even Disney characters are doing it! With his hilarious "Disney Halloween" series, artist Isaiah More  →
Your Favorite Disney Characters Get Dressed Up for Halloween!

Crazy Futuristic Space Missions That Will Happen In Our Lifetimes

By Becky FerreiraOctober 7, 2014
In November, the geniuses behind the Rosetta space mission will land a probe on a comet for the very first time. No biggie, just going to chase a space rock down, and set up camp on it—all in a day's work. Rosetta's success is a great reminder that we are entering a new re More  →
Crazy Futuristic Space Missions That Will Happen In Our Lifetimes

The Ten Most Devastating Battles in History

By Becky FerreiraOctober 2, 2014
If you've ever read Sun Tzu's influential treatise The Art of War, you already know that all battles are inherently devastating, no matter what the result. As Tzu, Thucydides, and many other military experts have warned, war is always costly, brutal, and inherently unpred More  →
The Ten Most Devastating Battles in History
About the Author
Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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