Monsterland Serves Up Bleak Fairy Tales for Our Dystopian Reality

Monsterland Serves Up Bleak Fairy Tales for Our Dystopian Reality

As advertised, each episode in Hulu’s new horror anthology Monsterland contains a supernatural creature. But Monsterland’s real interest lies with its human characters: lonely, desperate, anguished people who perceive the monster they encounter as yet another spot of trouble in their unhappy lives.

This New Quantum Processor Is Made of Light

This New Quantum Processor Is Made of Light

Experts are still unclear on what material will make the best quantum computer, but one obscure candidate is gaining traction: infrared light. Earlier this month, quantum computing startup Xanadu, based in Toronto, Canada, put two of its so-called photonic quantum computers on the cloud — the first commercially available devices…

Black Widow, Eternals, and More Have Been Delayed (Again)

Black Widow, Eternals, and More Have Been Delayed (Again)

The return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to take a little longer than expected. Disney has just delayed the release of Marvel’s Black Widow again. Originally slated for May, it was first moved to November — and now, it’ll be released May 7, 2021.

Big Oil’s Climate Plans Fail at Every Metric

Big Oil’s Climate Plans Fail at Every Metric

Fossil fuel companies are talking a big game about climate policy. This year, BP pledged to cut its fossil fuel investments by 40%, Shell pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and other oil giants have made similar promises, too. Right now, executives from these firms are bragging about their plans…

Who Is the Lord of the Rings, Exactly?

Who Is the Lord of the Rings, Exactly?

It’s been a little while so it’s possible my memory isn’t as fresh on the subject of Middle-earth as it once was. But a thought occurred to me this weekend that I cannot shake: Did J.R.R. Tolkien name the Lord of the Rings trilogy after the bad guy?

The Haunting of Bly Manor’s New Trailer Is Drowning in Creepiness

The Haunting of Bly Manor’s New Trailer Is Drowning in Creepiness

The Haunting of Bly Manor’s title alone tells you all of the important basic details you need to know about Netflix’s impending follow up to The Haunting of Hill House’s story about an unsuspecting family that ends up being torn apart by the malevolent energies radiating from their home. As…

New Research Shows Funnel Webs Don’t Set Out to Kill Humans

New Research Shows Funnel Webs Don’t Set Out to Kill Humans

Funnel webs are considered one of Australia’s most fearsome spiders, but their ability to kill humans is by accident rather than design, our new research shows. In findings published today, we reveal how the highly toxic and quick-acting venom of male funnel-web spiders is likely to have developed as a…

So Long, Supergirl

So Long, Supergirl

The Arrowverse is about to get a bit smaller. The CW has announced that Supergirl will be coming to an end after its upcoming sixth season, bringing the story of Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) to a close.

The One Good Scene in: Beneath the Planet of the Apes

The One Good Scene in: Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes is a classic. Of course, I’m talking about the original (the Tim Burton remake is another “one good scene” post in the making). There was huge demand for a sequel, one that would expand the story’s world and mythos following that dynamic ending. That didn’t quite…