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Secrets of the Southpaw

If you’ve ever wondered why some people are left-handed, the answers may lie in the rest of the animal kingdom. Nora Schultz has explored the issue in a fascinating article in the latest edition of NewScientist. The starting point of Schultz’s piece is the idea that having a dominant side is a feature of most […]

The Danger of Science Denial

Vaccine-autism claims, “Frankenfood” bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public’s growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. In the following video, he warns that the trend may spell disaster for human progress.

Girls are REALLY bad at sound effects [Videos]

In fact, they’re so bad, that they can turn any average movie into an hilariously awesome experience. Part I Part II

OMG this is Awesome: Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch

This clip is raw from Camera E-8 on the launch umbilical tower/mobile launch program of Apollo 11, July 16, 1969. This is an HD transfer from the 16mm original. The camera is running at 500 fps, making the total clip of over 8 minutes represent just 30 seconds of actual time. Narration is provided by […]

Boy Scouts earn video game honor

You might think the Boy Scouts was a way to encourage children to spend more time on healthy outdoor pursuits and less time slumped in front of a screen. But now the movement is offering an award for video gaming. The awards, from the Boy Scouts of America, are not for in-game achievements but rather […]

Slave Leia Splashdown – The Best Car Wash of All Time

Last week, to support the Make-A-Wish foundation, a fleet of Slave Leias from the 501st Legion washed cars in Los Angeles, CA, under the careful supervision of Lord Vader and a few of his stormtroopers. Needless to say, for male geeks, this is probably the most awesome car wash of all time. Sorry girls, no […]

Tim Gunn Critiques Superhero Costumes

You might remember our recent discussion of catsuits in comic book films, but what about the wide array of superhero costumes over the decades to grace the pages of comic books? In this episode of Crazy Sexy Geeks, Project Runway fashion guru Tim Gunn gives his expert opinion on comics style. For example, Black Canary? […]

My Top Five Video Game Crushes of the 80s and 90s

By Natania Barron Contributing Writer, [GAS] The day I opened up my first Nintendo gaming system was the point of no return in my geek journey; it was was a life-changing event in every sense of the word. I swear, cradling that little gray brick controller in my hands did something to alter my DNA. […]

Earth as Viewed From Mars

What you see above is the first picture of Earth as taken from the surface of Mars by one of NASA’s rovers back in March 2004.

Schwarzennegger to get Judgment Day over video games

The Californian state government will go to the Supreme Court in a bid to ban the sales of violent video games to children. The case involves a law passed in the state in 2005 but barred by local courts before it could take effect. That sparked a legal process which will be settled by the […]