You're Not Going to Become Weightless on January 4th

Jay Hathaway · 12/26/14 02:20PM

You may have a seen a story going around Facebook that promises you'll be able to float in the air on January 4th as a result of a planetary alignment that will "decrease gravity" for 5 minutes. Unfortunately, it is total bullshit.

Lacey Donohue · 10/20/13 05:47PM

Gravity topped the box office for the third straight weekend as it gained traction with three separate audiences: "adults," "women," and "fanboys." Not as many people saw Carrie because it’s way lame compared to a movie filmed in space.

Reporter Asks Gravity Director If It Was Difficult Filming In Space

Neetzan Zimmerman · 10/17/13 12:05PM

During a recent press conference to promote his sci-fi thriller-drama Gravity, director Alfonso Cuarón was finally asked the one question reporters have bizarrely neglected to put forward: What was it like filming a movie in space?

Lacey Donohue · 10/13/13 05:45PM

Scientific inaccuracies didn’t stop Gravity from topping the box office for the second week in a row, raising its overall gross to $123.4 million. Captain Phillips, the Tom Hanks drama based on the hijacking of a cargo ship by Somali pirates, came in second with $26 million.

Lacey Donohue · 10/09/13 08:33PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson has turned to Facebook—not Twitter—to express his regret for not first tweeting about “the hundred things” Gravity got right. In his almost-apology, he writes that the “right to be criticized on a scientific level is a high compliment indeed.”

Jose Canseco Just Explained Gravity to the Internet

Taylor Berman · 02/18/13 09:55PM

Do you have questions about gravity? Have you thought about why nothing REALLY big exists today in nature? Have you ever wondered how 30-foot leather birds were once able to fly? If so, today is your lucky day because Jose Canseco, the world's best Twitter user, has taken to the internet to explain his fascinating theories about gravity, dinosaurs and giant birds.

You're Nobody Without a Rocket Ship

Hamilton Nolan · 10/18/11 03:44PM

Rocket starships! Robot wings! Radar X-ray! Huge amoebas! Gravity detector! Solar Himalaya! Nanoparticle assembly! Leader faces! And a solo-visaged octo-tentacled beast that will haunt your very nightmares! It's your Tuesday Science Watch, where we watch science—and beyond!

If You Don't Want a Personal Jet Pack Then You're Dumb

Hamilton Nolan · 06/20/11 04:41PM

Gravity existence! Personal jetpacks! Squirrel love! Treadmill shrimp! Lion theories! Worm brains! Dwarf stars! Futuristic pots! And x-ray food from the very near future! It's your Monday Science Watch, where we watch science—without any fancy science degrees!

Gravity Is Fake But Cake Is All Too Real

Hamilton Nolan · 07/13/10 04:11PM

Gravity controversy! Fecal news! Fatty cake brain! Shady brainy babies! Lottery science magic! Shirts, singing! Who knows what secrets the universe holds? The Tuesday Science Watch does! Because we watch your science—clad in pop tune follicles!