articles tagged: entertainment
sci-fi saturday: 06.27.2787
# longform

sci-fi saturday: 06.27.2787

Sci-fi Saturday returns with what will be part one of a short story...

what interstellar’s black hole can teach us about science in entertainment
# science

what interstellar’s black hole can teach us about science in entertainment

After Interstellar, more and more representations of black holes are leaning towards scientific correctness. It may not sound like much, but it’s actually kind of a big deal.

the shadow over lovecraft and his alien creations
# astrobiology

the shadow over lovecraft and his alien creations

H.P. Lovecraft was a remarkable, creative mind. He was also a fiery xenophobe and racist. And that unsavory combination made his iconic stories what they are.

did smartphones kill the celebrity sex tape?
# tech

did smartphones kill the celebrity sex tape?

Celebrity tapes and nudes used to be shocking scandals on which tabloids pounced. Today they're frequently glossed over and that may be thanks to the technology that now lives in our pockets.

why most of what you’re told is still wrong
# tech

why most of what you’re told is still wrong

Even in the age of on-demand knowledge downloaded to a device in the palm of your hand, common misconceptions and urban legends persist.

when extreme surgery and video games collide
# oddities

when extreme surgery and video games collide

An online conspiracy theory says that the much covered idea for a head transplant is just a guerilla marketing stunt for Konami.

how would you fight pacific rim’s giant monsters in the real world?
# tech

how would you fight pacific rim’s giant monsters in the real world?

Giant bipedal robots look cool in anime and movies. In real life, you probably wouldn't want to use them to fight giant eldritch creatures made of teeth, fangs, and acid.

why we can’t follow project kronos’ blueprint
# astrobiology

why we can’t follow project kronos’ blueprint

The implications of the exploration strategy in Project Kronos may look fascinating, but imply some very scary and disturbing things...

why the new star trek was doomed to trekkie hatred
# space

why the new star trek was doomed to trekkie hatred

When you remake a fan favorite, you're doomed to get a bad reaction from a lot of die hards, and Star Trek was no exception.

yes, sometimes it’s good to write for free
# tech

yes, sometimes it’s good to write for free

Sometimes, when all you can get for your writing is exposure, the market is trying to tell you something you'd be foolish to ignore.

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