science
Watch Wild Fish Chase a Laser Pointer

Laser pointers: they’re not just for taunting cats anymore. Marine researchers claim that at least some species of wild fish will dutifully chase a laser point on the seabed. And what’s more, this quirk might help scientists better understand how these fish protect their homes. Read More >>

animals
It’s Eagle Cam Time

While many of us spent the weekend unpacking winter coats of various thicknesses and draping our windows in that insulation film that never seems to work, the US state of Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources engaged in its own altogether better seasonal tradition: setting up its eagle cam. Read More >>

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Sonic the Hedgehog Makes His Second Debut in Ridiculously Fun Trailer

Sonic the Hedgehog is back – and this time, he’s adorable. The latest trailer for Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog has arrived, trading “badass” one-liners for silly gags and showing off the redesign that was worth the wait. Read More >>

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The First Crisis on Infinite Earths Teaser Is a Short, Sweet Glimpse of Everyone Coming Together

We’ve got Supermen, Batwomen, Arrows, Black Lightning, everyone’s all here! Read More >>

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Oh, So That’s What M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant Is Really About

So we knew that the creepy baby in M. Night Shyamalan’s new Apple TV+ show was gonna be, well, creepy. Somehow – somehow – we were not adequately prepared for just how goddamn creepy it is. Read More >>

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A New His Dark Materials Trailer Teases the Rest of Season One, Including (Hell Yeah) a Bear Fight

His Dark Materials has finally debuted on BBC and HBO, introducing folks to Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen) and the weird and wonderful world she inhabits. But there’s still plenty more story to tell in the first season...including that thing you all know we’re here for. That’s right: The bear fight. Read More >>

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Your Reality May Not Be That Real in The Mandela Effect

The Mandela Effect is a strange phenomenon where a lot of people remember something incorrectly. In film, a good example is “Luke, I am your father.” That’s not what Darth Vader said. And yet, we all remember it that way. (The line is “No, I am your father,” of course.) Read More >>

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This Video Essay Uses Joker To Discuss How We Think About Art

Some questions don’t ever get settled. That’s what’s exciting, and frustrating, about art and philosophy: you ponder the same sorts of things over and over again. Here’s a tough one: what social responsibility, if any, does art have? What sort of art can you appropriately make about reprehensible things? Read More >>

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The Opening Title Sequence for His Dark Materials Is Stunningly Good

A stratified magical world. A cloistered academy and a frontier. An epic journey. Read More >>

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And Now for Some Very Good Bears

You ever look around and notice that bears are notably absent from your newsfeed? That there are neither fat bears nor bears doing crimes anywhere to be found? Reader, there is a clear scarcity of bear blogs, and for that reason, I think it only fair we point you in the right direction. Read More >>

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Can A Battery Made From 1000 Lemons Start A Car?

It's the question that nobody ever asked, and yet it has now been answered. Read More >>

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The Final Jumanji: The Next Level Trailer Is a Body-Swapping, Simian-Kicking Smörgåsbord

Come for a valley girl horse, stay for Karen Gillan kicking ass... and also primates? Read More >>