The History of Nikola Tesla – a Short Story

The History of Nikola Tesla – a Short Story was created in honor of Tesla’s 154th birthday. The whole thing was written, voiced, animated, drawn, and completed by vimeo user Jeremiah Warren in under 36 hours. Enjoy!

No Underwear in Outerspace: Star Wars Fans and Sex Appeal

By Mark Edlitz, Jedi Junkies Guest Blogger George Lucas once famously told Carrie Fisher “there is no underwear in outer space.” The implication is that there is no need for underwear because men, women, aliens, Wookies and Womp Rats alike presumably don’t have genitalia that needs covering. As we all know from our biology classes […]

TED Talk: When ideas have sex

At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.

Facts can make misconceptions stronger

Among the wit and wisdom of Homer Simpson is the dismissive comment that “You can prove anything with facts.” But now it appears that for once, Homer was wrong. A paper from academics at the University of Michigan and Georgia State University argues that not only can facts sometimes fail to correct misconceptions, but in […]

French Fries Decision Tree [Chart]

Well folks, it looks like yesterday was National French Fries Day. How could we miss such a thing? So to celebrate the event, even if we’re a bit late, here’s a french fries decision tree. Now the next time you feel the urge to eat fries, get the chart out, and it’ll help you pick […]

19 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Star Wars

Since being released in 1977, Star Wars has remained one of the most influential sci-fi films of all time. It has spawned three prequels, two sequels, TV and Internet-based fan films, books, and countless toys. Despite the vast amount of information available online about the famous franchise, there still might be some things about Star […]

Typewriters Are Still Awesome and Musical

While some have suggested that the typewriter should be extinct, these antique pieces of technology still have amazing potential. Take for example this 2008 performance of Leroy Anderson’s “The Typewriter,” an orchestral piece that centers around the key clacking and bell ringing sounds of antiquity. Of course, when this was written originally in 1950, it […]

The Gamer’s Alphabet [Pictures]

So, being the loyal readers that all of you are, you’ve seen our awesome Geek Alphabet, right? But what about the Gamer’s Alphabet? Made by Artist/Project Manager/Penny Arcade user ElJeffe as a book for his daughter Madilyn, the Gamer’s Alphabet illustrates each of the letters of the alphabet and pairs them with something related to […]

80’s Makeover of Firefly’s Intro Credits

Me and my wife have had a love-hate relationship with the intro to Firefly. While we both felt that it kinda grows on you over time, we both felt that it didn’t do the series justice. So that’s why this version grabbed my interest so much… What do you think? How does it compare to […]

Jedi Junkies Documentary: A Flattering Look at Fandom

The recently released Jedi Junkies documentary is a tour through Star Wars fandom, from the sexy to the slightly scary. But unlike some other documentaries I’ve seen that touch on serious fans, this one doesn’t seem to have the mocking undertones. Even interspersed with interviews with a psychologist talking about the nature of obsession, it’s […]

MGM Revokes Bond’s License to Kill

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Be you British or American (or anything else for that matter), odds are good that you’re a  fan of Bond.  James Bond’s global appeal as an international man of mystery spans decades of film history.  Recent news out of Bond producer MGM, though, will definitely put a cramp in […]

The Empathic Civilisation [Video]

In the following 10-minute video, bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.