What We Love (And Hate) About Shared Cinematic Universes

In Marvel and DC's two pantheons of superhero movies and TV series, we've seen two very different approaches to putting together a shared universe. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each version? And what's so great about a shared universe, anyway? » 9/18/14 4:30pm Thursday 4:30pm

Lauren Beukes Explains How to Tell Great Stories About The Internet

We live much of our lives online — and even the parts we don't are still touched in hundreds of ways by our digital presences. And yet TV, movies, and books struggle to portray the crossover between our digital and physical worlds in a way that feels real. Here, author Lauren Beukes gives us her take on it. » 9/16/14 4:20pm 9/16/14 4:20pm

Is This WWII-Era Cipher The Most Unbreakable Code Ever Written?

Many cryptographers throughout history have claimed that a particular code is the most-unbreakable ever written. But does a rarely-used code, invented in 1917 and briefly employed during World War II, have a potential claim to the throne? » 9/15/14 4:20pm 9/15/14 4:20pm