Top Gun Sequel In The Works

Though Tom Cruise recently denied he's revisiting the danger zone, Paramount Pictures is negotiating with Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott about making Top Gun 2. Cruise would reportedly have a small role as a flight instructor. » 10/15/10 12:27pm 10/15/10 12:27pm

Tom Cruise Recreates Risky Business

For a MTV Movie Awards promo, Cruise is reprising perhaps his most famous scene — pantslessness included. It's disturbingly not disturbing! Pretty good, in fact. As a bonus, his Les Grossman character from Tropic Thunder also makes an appearance. » 6/02/10 5:40pm 6/02/10 5:40pm

Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Love A Good Kegger

A new study found that mosquitoes are really into beer. The malaria-carriers seek out victims who have been drinking, which lead the authors of the study to conclude that "beer consumption is a risk factor for malaria." [BoingBoing] » 4/23/10 10:40am 4/23/10 10:40am

Pretty Girls Break Arms

Today in laughably obvious "scientific" findings: young male skateboarders are more likely to take physical risks when they know they're being watched by a pretty girl. And researchers warn this could be dangerous. [DailyMail] » 3/04/10 11:20am 3/04/10 11:20am

CNBC's "Business Models" Serves Up Eye Candy Masquerading As News

Last night, CNBC aired its heavily-promoted special "Business Model," which was, of course, a thinly veiled excuse to feature scantily-clad Sports Illustrated swimsuit models on the financial news channel for an entire hour. » 2/10/10 12:00pm 2/10/10 12:00pm

Are Women Naturally Risk-Averse?

Mountain biker Shauna Stephenson asks, "Are women pre-disposed to be more risk averse than male adventurers?" The answer: maybe, but we think there are a lot of other factors at play. » 6/08/09 3:20pm 6/08/09 3:20pm

Man Vs. Nature

In the recent floods across the U.S. this month 12 people were killed, and 9 of them were men. Apparently, men are more likely than women to die in floods, partly because they are often outside for their jobs and because they are more likely to take stupid risks in bad weather. Lightning is also another "very common"… » 6/25/08 9:45am 6/25/08 9:45am