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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  →
Some Crazypants Guy is Skydiving From Space!

5 "Futuristic" Technologies That Are Almost Here

By Robert IsenbergOctober 1, 2012
When it comes to futuristic technology like hover-boards and android butlers, they always say, "Don't hold your breath." Well, hold your breath: NASA is apparently working on warp drive. No dilithium crystals required. ... More  →
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Fantasy Vs Science Fiction: Fantasy Wins!

By Robert IsenbergSeptember 26, 2012
Dragons or spacecraft? Blasters or enchanted swords? Ancient spells or telekinesis? The nerd's dreamscape is roughly divided between two genres: Fantasy and Science Fiction. Sometimes they mix (as in Star Wars or Dune), but usually they don't. And fans tend to lean one way or another. ... More  →
Fantasy Vs Science Fiction: Fantasy Wins!

These 7 Rebooted Heroes Got Updated Costumes

By Robert IsenbergSeptember 20, 2012
The RoboCop reboot is shooting now, and like any much-anticipated movie with a ravenous fan-base, RoboCop is starting to leak images. The movie won't hit theaters until August 2013, but we already know what the cyborg version of Alex Murphy looks like. And it's... well... ... More  →
These 7 Rebooted Heroes Got Updated Costumes

6 Sequels That We Hope NEVER Get Made

By Robert IsenbergSeptember 20, 2012
Okay, picture the 1996 movie Space Jam. You know the one: Michael Jordan, as himself, ends up playing basketball in outer space with Bugs Bunny. That Space Jam. Now imagine a sequel, starring LeBron James. Wouldn't that be insane? Who could possibly take the idea ... More  →
6 Sequels That We Hope NEVER Get Made

Five Awesome NASA Inventions

By Robert IsenbergSeptember 6, 2012
When it comes to rockets and moon landers, NASA pretty much rules the galaxy. But it's important to remember that they're not only Skylab superstars, but ultra-genius engineers with a penchant for inventing amazing technology. Long before there was Steve Jobs, there was space pioneer ... More  →
Five Awesome NASA Inventions

Neil Armstrong, We'll Miss You!

By Robert IsenbergAugust 27, 2012
This past weekend, Neil Armstrong passed away. Like firefighters and saints, NASA astronauts are some of the most uncontroversially awesome people to walk the Earth—or any cosmic body, for that matter—and his passing is felt by all. But heroes are heroic for different reasons to ... More  →
Neil Armstrong, We'll Miss You!

VIDEOS: "Dark Knight" From Around the World

By Robert IsenbergJuly 18, 2012
How to get a sneak peak at Batman? Try foreign trailers. Spoiler alert: Nothing is really spoiled. ... More  →
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TRAILERS: Great Lit Hits the Big Screen

By Robert IsenbergJuly 9, 2012
See if this sounds familiar: You're reading a book, you're loving it, and you think, Man, this would make the most fantastic movie. The actual printed words get fuzzy as you start to daydream about this imaginary film... the actors you'd cast, the locations you'd ... More  →
TRAILERS: Great Lit Hits the Big Screen

It's Time for an "Infinite Summer"

By Robert IsenbergJuly 2, 2012
If you've never heard of "Infinite Summer," it may not be exactly what you're expecting. "Infinite Summer" does not refer to endless warm months followed by an absence of school. Infinite Summer is a season-long attempt to read Infinite Jest, the 1,000-page super-novel by David Foster Wallace. ... More  →
It's Time for an