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Cthulhu, Skywalker, Vulcans finally on the map...of Pluto and Charon

The first draft of maps naming spots on Pluto and Charon are out, and they'll make you want to be a space cartographer.

By August 3, 2015


Cthulhu coin bank: Save your money, lose your marbles

Put your spare change into the maddeningly protective embrace of a Great Old One.

By July 30, 2015


Internet gets to name a real baby, 'Cthulhu' is top contender

An adventurous couple has signed on to let the Internet suggest and vote on baby names for their soon-to-arrive daughter.

By January 14, 2014


Legends of Cthulhu action figures add terror to your toy box

These toys, worthy of the Elder Gods, were inspired by tales from the horror legend H.P. Lovecraft and are available through Kickstarter until Wednesday morning.

By July 7, 2014


Scary monsters in literature ranked according to 'scream score'

Dementors, White Walkers, Cthulhu, Dracula and more menacing monsters get lined up and ranked by costume vendor Morphsuits.

By October 7, 2015


Surface of Pluto is totally bonkers in new NASA images

Bewildered scientists are thoroughly enjoying the crazy surface details seen in fresh New Horizons spacecraft images of Pluto.

By September 11, 2015


Dollars and centuries: Watching money morph is enriching

A new series of GIFs shows how US paper money has changed its look over 150 years. It's way more engrossing than it sounds.

By September 11, 2015


Sometimes a crab-shaped rock on Mars is just a crab-shaped rock

Eagle-eyed alien fans spotted a crab-like formation in a Mars photo. It joins an illustrious lineage of weird objects photographed on the Red Planet.

By August 4, 2015


NASA's Ceres maps show color-coded features and new official, mythical names

The geological features on dwarf planet Ceres are now named after agricultural gods and goddesses, while we're still waiting to hear about the sci-fi names chosen for features of Pluto's moon.

By July 29, 2015


Pluto's features could have names like Mt. Tardis and Vader Crater

The folks behind NASA's New Horizons released a list of the most popular suggested names for places on Pluto that shows sci-fi and fantasy fans are getting plenty of representation.

By July 10, 2015