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.
One of the most destructive and hardest to defend against weapons we could build would be an inert slug of exotic alloys that does its damage using nothing but speed. A lot of speed.
As vast empires on Earth once learned, claiming an immense territory doesn't mean controlling it.
Internet pedants fact checking space battles like to pick on the idea of deploying fighters in space. That seems like a big mistake.
Science bloggers are trying to wedge scientific accuracy into Tron Legacy, a movie which doesn't have any scientific content to speak of.
Some things will always be a mystery, no matter how much you try to solve them.
Science fiction writers who really research AI can come away with some great insights.
A closer, more scientific-ish look at the dreaded primordial graboid...
For some inexplicable reason, Nature decided to publish a paranoid parable about tyrannical New Atheists lobotomizing Christians into depression and loneliness.
The third, and for now, final installment of a sci-fi experiment focused on this blog's favorite themes.
Science fiction has been a vehicle for humanity exploring its deepest fears and highest aspirations. But to gatekeepers of the film world, sci-fi is always nothing more than pulpy shlock.