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Step aside, pumpkin spice latte. Your cooler, older brother is here to steal your autumnal spotlight. Starbucks is experimenting with a beer-flavored coffee called a dark barrel latte in a “handful” of stores in Ohio and Florida, a Starbucks representative confirms to Mashable. The coffee tastes like a dark, stout beer — think Guinness — […]

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Most movies are works of fiction, but the plots are based on real-world ideas. Including, apparently, the nightmarish future put forth in Terminator 2. A team of researchers from North Carolina State University decided the world would be a better place with terrifying shape-shifting T-1000s, and so have developed a way to control and manipulate […]

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which is the company’s answer to the iPhone in terms of both looks and specs, is officially launching in the United States later this month, exclusively at AT&T. First announced in August, the metal-framed phone (a departure from Samsung’s plastic offerings) will be available online and from AT&T retailers beginning on […]

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While quantum mechanics is tough to get your head round, you probably know about Schrödinger’s poor old cat: left in a box, both alive and dead at the same time. Well, now there’s a picture of the ill-fated feline. Well, kind of. What you’re actually looking at is an image created by quantum weirdness. The […]

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A team of robotic beings land on a desolate planet to use its scant resources, but not before leaving a wonderful gift. Richard Mans’ Abiogenesis is a unique and beautiful short film. Check it out here! * Text and image from http://vimeo.com/103389185

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BLACK ROCK CITY, NEVADA — Night is approaching. You can see it in the purpling sky and blood-red mountains, sense it in the now cooling air, smell it in the combined cooking smell of a dozen camp dinners, a smell dominated, as usual, by bacon. (Which, trust me on this, tastes a thousand times better […]