Monster of the Week: Husbands From Outer Space

If you’ve ever looked at your beloved partner as an inhuman entity from another world, then 1958′s “I Married a Monster From Outer Space” is required viewing. Marge (played by scream queen Gloria Talbott) marries her sweetheart Bill only to

Retrofuturist Flashback: Afternoon on the Lake

Let’s once more look to the future via the past. This time it’s a 1950 vision of a futuristic family’s lake outing — and it comes to us from noted American illustrator (and Olympic fencer!) Ed Vebell (born 1921). It’s

Top 10 Mind-Blowers: Antimatter

Explore 10 astounding facts about antimatter… Read more ›

Artatomical: Tibetan Thangka Medical Illustrations

In this installment of Artatomical, we turn to the pages of “Mirror of Beryl,” a 17th-century commentary on “The Four Tantras,” the foundational text of Tibetan medicine. The commentary was prepared by Sangye Gyamtso (1653 1705), regent of Tibet, as

What ecological factors determine a god’s wrath?

Ecology plays a crucial role in any religious world view and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences takes an analytical look at the link between environmental factors and the relative vengefulness of a

Cosmic Canvas: Hand of God

Above you’ll see an 1846 representation of the Christian final judgement by Georg Nikolaus. There’s a lot going on here and I’ll be the first to admit that the Hell worm vomiting up blood and sinners is difficult to ignore,

Space Music: John Carpenter, Aphex Twin, Tycho

I’m excited about this one, ladies and gents. Like a lot of you out there, I’m a big John Carpenter fan. The man’s iconic movies helped shape my imagination and I still dip back into the vault for regular re-viewings.

Biosphere 2: The Encapsulated Earth

Take a second look at Biosphere 2 in this gallery… Read more ›

Higher Human Forms: Skull Elongation

Humans are born hackers. From digital constructs of our own creation to something as natural as the carbon cycle, our highly-evolved brains are perfectly suited to manipulate intricate systems. The human body was among the first systems we hacked, and

Monster of the Week: Thunder of the Three Storms

Venture into the domain of Lo Pan and you’ll encounter a netherworld of the darkest magic. Here the Ultimate Evil Spirit plots his reconquest of the physical universe — and he has more than a few minions at his command.

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