Now's Your Chance To Talk to James Cameron and Jane Goodall About Science

Mallory Ortberg · 01/13/13 01:29PM

Everyone could do with a little extra science today, if only to distract themselves from the blank and empty yawn that is a Sunday afternoon. To celebrate their 125th anniversary, National Geographic is hosting a free-for-all interview with James Cameron, Robert Ballard, Jane Goodall and "explorers in the field on every continent." You can join the conversation here; explorers will be taking questions for the next hour.

Possible Human Remains Found in Titanic Shipwreck

Louis Peitzman · 04/15/12 09:55AM

Relax — it sounds more exciting than it is. But hey, it's still pretty cool. A 2004 photograph released to the public this week shows a coat and boots sunken in the mud near the Titanic's stern. Based on the way the clothing items are "laid out," there is good evidence this was once a person, says James Delgado, director of maritime heritage at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration.

Titanic Fans Are No Match for Hunger Games Devotees

Louis Peitzman · 04/08/12 12:32PM

A $17.4 million weekend gross for Titanic isn't exactly sad — but it's a little disappointing, given that at one point, Titanic was the highest grossing film of all time. James Cameron's 3D conversion could not compete with The Hunger Games, which once again took the top box-office spot, this time with $33.5 million. The film's current domestic gross is now more than $300 million.

'I'm the King of the World' Titanic References Throughout Pop Culture History: A Video

Rich Juzwiak · 04/04/12 10:23AM

Today, Titanic 3D docks in theaters. Here's a supercut of almost 50 instances of Leonardo DiCaprio's (unfortunately?) immortal line, "I'm the king of the world," popping up throughout pop culture since the movie's original 1997 release. The phrase might be the most obnoxious thing you can say on a boat and otherwise. Sometimes the people making the reference note this. Sometimes, tragically, they do not.

James Cameron Ventures Way Under the Sea (UPDATED)

Louis Peitzman · 03/25/12 03:56PM

Director and science nerd James Cameron is making an attempt to travel to the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The last time someone tried this was in 1960, when Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and Navy Lt. Don Walsh spent a weak 20 minutes at the bottom. Cameron plans on filming and exploring for six hours down in the trench, which is a staggering seven miles below sea level.

James Cameron Goes to Bottom of Ocean, Just Like the Titanic

Maureen O'Connor · 03/08/12 02:44PM

Titanic director and Explorer-in-Residence of the National Geographic Society James Cameron recently constructed a 43-inch-wide "capsule" that he climbed into, then had dropped to the bottom of a five-mile-deep trench off the coast of Papua New Guinea. His next goal is to get dropped into a seven-mile-deep trench, so he can look at the creepy deep sea animals that live down there. So, now we know James Cameron isn't claustrophobic, aquaphobic, ichthyophobic, or nyctophobic.

Ellie Kemper: Your Next Movie Star

Richard Lawson · 06/14/11 05:00PM

The little lady's got some heat on her, fresh off of one hit and onto a potential second one. Also today: Tom Cruise likes 'em big, two actors join the fight against the zombies, and J.Lo might J.Go.

Britney Spears Walks Down the Aisle, and Other Rituals

Maureen O'Connor · 01/31/11 10:31AM

Britney Spears overshadows the bride at a wedding. Claire Danes flies coach, and won't stop bragging about it. Charlie Sheen's rehab will take three months. David Arquette is done with rehab. Monday gossip is momentous.

Sanctum: Nothing Good Ever Happened in a Cave

Richard Lawson · 10/27/10 01:30PM

Here's a trailer for the James Cameron-produced Australian thriller Sanctum, about a group of daredevil cave explorers who get stuck way under ground after a flood (or something). It looks like your typical cheesy disaster movie.

Two Avatar Sequels to Hit In 2014, 2015

Richard Lawson · 10/27/10 09:42AM

Remember Avatar, the giant space adventure about how to hair-rape wild animals? Well, hopefully you want more of it, because that's what James Cameron has just agreed to direct, Avatars 2 & 3. Sadly, this means no Cameron-directed Cleopatra.

James Cameron Gets Ready to Make His Next Big Whatever

Richard Lawson · 10/15/10 03:38PM

And it's gonna be a big one. Also today: Some TV show announcements that will please both nerds and gays, and nerdy gays. The Muppets meet some friends. And the world's sexiest director lands another sexy project.

Coming This Fall: Avatar, the Porno

Jeff Neumann · 06/19/10 09:21AM

Avatar… biggest movie EVER. That 3D stuff sure was impressive! And now the franchise is moving into a new genre, with the fall 2010 release of Hustler's This Ain't Avatar XXX, a sexxxy adaptation of the James Cameron hit. [Slashfilm]