Science Of Sci-Fi

Marvel's Physics Consultant Explains the Science of the Ant-Man Suit

In the upcoming Ant-Man movie, Paul Rudd plays a "superhero" who isn't exactly super on his own. Like Iron Man and Batman, his...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 10:20AM

Neuroscientists Diagnose the Brain Condition of Pop Culture Zombies

Following the success of works like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, and World War Z, zombies have seen something of a renaissance in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 12:34PM

Scientists Study Heart Disease in the 24th Century by Watching Star Trek

If only Jordan Hoffman had known when he re-watched and ranked all 700 episodes of Star Trek that he could have gotten a legitimate...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 2:43PM

The Science of Interstellar: Read an Excerpt from Kip Thorne's Companion Book

Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne's scientific contributions to Christopher Nolan's Interstellar are well-documented, but that didn't...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 December 2014 - 2:59PM

#RealJurassicParkProblems: The Real Obstacles Towards Building a Jurassic World

The first trailer for Jurassic World came out today, but before we've seen enough of the new movie to complain about inconsistencies...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 1:33PM

How Iron Man's Stark Arc Reactor Would Work in Real Life

Could Tony Stark's arc reactor exist in real life? Probably not, but Gizmodo's Ryan Carlyle made a valiant attempt to explain an...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 1:55PM

Watch: Discovery Channel Explains the Science of Interstellar, Narrated by Matthew McConaughey

Still don't know what the hell happened in Interstellar? Watch this Discovery Channel special on the hard science behind Christopher...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 9:58AM

Physicist Provides Scientific Explanation for Why No One Can Lift Thor's Hammer

In the recently released Avengers: Age of Ultron footage that premiered during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers step up one by one...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 2:13PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Twitter Critiques the Science of Interstellar

Neil deGrasse Tyson took to his Twitter last night (in what looked like a live-tweeting session) to tell the world his thoughts on...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 10 November 2014 - 10:08AM

Why Getting Rescued By The Flash Would Probably Kill You

Physics is a pesky thing in comics. Superheroes are usually breaking the laws of physics by definition, but we still demand some kind...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 06 November 2014 - 10:44AM

The Cause of the Interstellar Famine, and Why It Could Happen in Real Life

In the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Interstellar, astronauts travel through a wormhole in order to find another habitable planet,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 5:38PM

Christopher Nolan on the Science Behind Interstellar: Human Wormhole Travel Could Really Happen

Could Christopher Nolan's Interstellar really happen? Hopefully humanity won't need to face a ravaging famine, but it's possible that...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 12:51PM

This Decades-Old TV Show Predicted Current Military Technologies

Star Trek predicted the cell phone, Brave New World predicted in vitro fertilization, and Fahrenheit 451 predicted earbuds. There are...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 3:03PM

Doctor Who and the Brain: Regeneration as a Path Less Taken

We know that when the Doctor undergoes his regeneration, every cell of his body changes, including his brain. He experiences gaps in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:08PM

Stanford Researcher Explains Science Behind Captain America and the Hulk

Could turning genes on and off explain the Hulk and Captain America? Scientists have already attempted to explain Hulk's super anger...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 10:41AM

The Science of Star Wars: Light Sabers Already Exist and R2D2 is Coming Soon?

Could Star Wars really happen? Science writers Mark Brake and Jon Chase gave a presentation in May and physicist Andy Howell wrote up...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 August 2014 - 3:09PM

The Science Behind Frozen: Queen Elsa is More Powerful Than an A-Bomb

How powerful would Queen Elsa have to be to freeze the kingdom of Arendelle? McMaster University student Aaron Goldberg asks this...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 August 2014 - 1:40PM

Science Has Some Issues With Superman's Superpowers

Superman may be the most famous superhero of all time, but science has a few bones to pick with him. Students at the University of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 9:58AM

Virtual Reality Allows You to Hunt Mutants Like Professor X At Comic Con

Attendees of San Diego Comic Con will have the opportunity to use Cerebro technology to detect and hunt mutants.    Using the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 10:20AM

The Science Behind Psychic Phenomena According to a Dean at Princeton

Are psychic phenomena similar to electromagnetic processes or entropy? Former Dean of Engineering at Princeton University Robert G....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 4:56PM