Is There Any Environment On Earth That Spiders Can't Live In?

They can cartwheel their way through the desert, snag themselves a live fish twice their size, and trick prey by carefully constructed giant spider effigies (made out of leaves, dead bugs, and nightmares). Is there anywhere spiders can't thrive? » 12/15/14 4:20pm Monday 4:20pm

The Secret To Keeping A Universe Fresh? Don't Worry So Much About Canon

A long-running franchise can accumulate a pretty complex and labyrinthine world after it's been around for decades. And that world will include plenty of stuff that's great, plenty that's not-so-great, and a few things that contradict each other. So, what's a sprawling fictional universe to do? » 12/12/14 4:20pm Friday 4:20pm

See Every Possible Kind Of Snowflake Shape In One Chart

Every snowflake is different. But while each snowflake itself may be different from the one that came before it, the crystalline shapes that make up all these special little snowflakes are actually remarkably uniform. » 12/11/14 9:40am 12/11/14 9:40am

These Short Science Fiction Stories Will Make You Fear The Holidays

There's a nip in the air, presents are being stockpiled and wrapped, and frosted cookies in the shapes of various plants and animals are making their way onto shelves across the nation. Who doesn't love this time of year? Well, you — as soon as you finish reading these festively terrifying science fiction shorts. » 12/10/14 4:20pm 12/10/14 4:20pm