I would guess that it's a survival mechanism. Sensing imminent freezing to death, the brain makes the person feel warm, even hot, to give the body even a few more minutes of functionality, and drives it find find shelter, any shelter, no matter how little. (As I believe soldiers quickly learn in battle: when you're… » 2/26/15 9:15am Thursday 9:15am

Oh, I know it's going to have a conventional — albeit highly interesting — geological cause, but I just SO want it to be a twelve-million year old, three-kilometer diameter spacecraft. Maybe from Wolf 359 or Epsilon Eridani or some other star with a cool name. :) » 2/25/15 4:58pm Wednesday 4:58pm

I've been pretty loyal to Gotham, but the whole "spoon thing" makes me question why I've been watching, whether I'll be watching again. When a show starts doings stunts, ramping things up for no reason except a one-time dramatic effect — yes, Arthur Fonzarelli, I'm talking to you — it serves to remind that I do have… » 2/24/15 8:09am 2/24/15 8:09am

Goldfinger. Changing Operation Grand Slam from stealing the gold from Fort Knox, transferring it to a stolen train, then transferring it again to a fast Russian cruiser waiting at a dock in Baltimore (???) Harbor to irradiating the US gold supply with a particularly dirty atomic weapon was inspired, made the entire… » 2/23/15 4:40pm 2/23/15 4:40pm