Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Code storage and sharing platform GitHub wants to archive open source software for up to 10,000 years. But is that a good idea, and could we use its momentum to rethink how and why we code?
As we learn more about how we evolved and accelerate our technical know-how, some are wondering if we can use science and technology to overcome our limitations.
Futurists once dreamed of an automated, leisurely utopia. Our failure to live up to their visions is taking a massive toll on our health and politics.
Like warp drives, suspended animation, and teleportation, antimatter is a frequent staple of science fiction. But what exactly is it, and could we ever use it to do amazing things?
Humans have been thinking about modifying themselves to survive the rigors of space flight for a long time now. Thankfully, out ideas for how to do it have vastly improved.
Elon Musk's startup is raising money to protect humanity from runaway adoption of artificial intelligence by merging our minds with machines. Here's how it could succeed.
Of all the worlds to which humanity may travel, the most typical one would require our colonists to live under a sky in which the sun never rises or sets because it physically can’t.
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Each installment of Sci-Fi Saturday and attempt at introducing science fiction at Weird Things was given a very positive reception, so the experiment is expanding. Here’s how and why.
Humans have spent millenia looking for a fountain of youth or a recipe for immortality. Why have we been failing? And is there anything we can do to make death optional?
As official approval of lab-grown meat looms on the horizon, it’s a good time to rethink how we feed ourselves and why we need to make a change sooner rather than later.