While Superman, Wonder Woman, and Spiderman are fictional, their superpowers may soon be very real, thanks to scientists who believe there are no limits to innovation. Keep your eye on these five real-world technologies that can give ordinary humans extraordinary abilities.
As everyone knows -- but few give the slightest thought to these days -- the Soviet Union, that "evil empire," that other "superpower," gave up the ghost in 1991. In that moment, history as humanity had long known it ended.
I carry an extra 20 pounds, which I prefer to the extra 40 that I used to have. I've come to think them as individuals, these 20 hangers-on, but when considered together they constitute my powerful Corps de Chub.
Where are the gay superheroes? Surely we have more to be heroic about than the average crusader. In this edition of Weeklings!, I discuss "gay superpowers" that I'd love a gay superhero to have. And get this: Some of them pertain to all of us -- and to you too, Gwyneth Paltrow.
As America is bracing itself for elections and the release of the new film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I thought of some other presidents who were probably fighting fantasy monsters on our behalf.
You can't just wave your hand and be the top dog (unless you can, and we'll get to that in a minute). You've got to hit all the right (wrong) notes with your name, your costume, the location of your hideout, and maybe most importantly of all, your superpowers, if you choose to have them.