SCIENCE

Oculus Rift: 5 things to know if Facebook’s virtual reality deal has you saying, WTF?

Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of the tech startup has prompted questions about the company's origins, technology and potential impact on users

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos encompasses everything – except creationism, apparently

By Todd Gilchrist The astrophysicist faced off against faith-based critics after his miniseries failed to offer equal time to spiritual theories about the universe’s origins

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington’s Pompeii opens – but how much does its science blow?

By Todd Gilchrist As the disaster movie opens nationwide in theaters, experts weigh in on its historical accuracy

DARPA’s Transformers turn from Michael Bay fantasy into military reality

by Philip Pirrello The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to build robots capable of reconfiguring themselves into multiple shapes

Bill Gates’ Reddit subjects: safe sex, Samuel L. Jackson and oh yeah, Microsoft

By Phil Pirrello The tech impresario fielded questions about condom technology, his biggest guilty pleasure and what actor should play him in a biopic

Vanity Fair Scientology expose gets Tony Ortega fact check

By TV Mix Staff Renown blogger vets a new report about Shelly Miscavige, the missing ‘First Lady’ of the church

Kit Harington’s ‘Pompeii’ gets free publicity from eruption study

By Todd Gilchrist Scientists link a volcanic, extinction-level event to a region famous for well-preserved fossils